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KWM sank: who survived, who thrived?

The demise of KWM provided a powerful reminder that the so called ‘elite circle’ of law firms is not infallible: financial mismanagement can bring even the biggest giant to their knees. The KWM saga, which dominated the headlines for 10 months, shuck the industry. Suddenly a whole host of top lawyers were plunged onto the…

Relocation: To Move or Not to Move?

With more and more opportunities arising in the legal jobs market at the moment, QC Legal is perfectly positioned to ensure your next career step is the right one for you. But what if your new role sees you move more than just your firm? You know you want a change but nothing in the…

The end of the training contract?

Continuing its reforms for the profession, the SRA recently proposed a new career pathway for paralegals, meaning that those who have completed the Legal Practice Course no longer need to undertake a formal training contract to qualify as a solicitor. From articled clerks to trainee solicitors, the transition to qualification is one of the oldest…

All change: solicitors’ mandatory CPD training requirement set to be abolished

The Legal Services Board (LSB) is set to vote on a proposal introduced by the SRA as part of its ‘Training for Tomorrow’ programme to remove the mandatory requirement for all practitioners to complete 16 hours’ worth of CPD training per annum. It is an accepted part of the role as a qualified solicitor that…

A new year: will 2014 see financial rewards for solicitors?

Firms across the UK recently closed the books on 2013-14; a new financial year brings revised strategies and fresh targets but will it also see increased remuneration for legal advisers? Whilst each firm is individual in its salary structure, it is still commonplace for businesses throughout the industry to band pay according to experience. As…

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