BPP students to reverse mentor law firms on diversity and inclusion

Lawyers to be schooled by aspiring lawyers in four-month partnership BPP University Law School has launched a reverse mentoring scheme that sees its law students review the diversity and inclusion policies of law firms across the North of England. The Reverse Mentoring Scheme sees 60 law students from a diverse range of backgrounds partnered with… Continue reading BPP students to reverse mentor law firms on diversity and inclusion

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One is six young barristers want to quit, new report finds

Workloads and mental health among reasons for ditching the wig and gown One is six young barristers say they want to quit, new research has found, with concerns over lengthy and unpredictable hours among the top concerns. Respondents to the Bar Council commissioned report also cited the potential mental health consequences of long hours coupled… Continue reading One is six young barristers want to quit, new report finds

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London NQ lawyer pay hits record £161,500

US outfit Goodwin ups junior rates to unprecedented levels — also unveils new perk which sees it pay for their holidays The salaries of newly qualified (NQ) solicitors have reached unprecedented levels in London, with US law firm Goodwin Procter confirming its fresh faced associates will now earn over £160,000 a year. The Boston-headquartered outfit… Continue reading London NQ lawyer pay hits record £161,500

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£150k junior lawyer salaries are ‘out of control’, top general counsel warns

Network Rail’s leading lawyer Dan Kayne urges profession to find new ways of retaining talent before young associates ‘get hurt’ One of the country’s leading in-house lawyers has criticised the “eye watering” sums of cash being dished out to some newly qualified (NQ) associates. Dan Kayne, general counsel at Network Rail, said the salaries which… Continue reading £150k junior lawyer salaries are ‘out of control’, top general counsel warns

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Barrister fails to overturn six-month suspension for sexual comments to mini-pupil

Robert Michael Kearney challenged delay in reporting vulgar remarks An experienced criminal barrister has failed in a High Court bid to overturn a six-month suspension for making sexual comments to a mini-pupil. Manchester-based Robert Michael Kearney, who was called to the bar in 1996, had challenged the delay of several years in reporting comments such… Continue reading Barrister fails to overturn six-month suspension for sexual comments to mini-pupil

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