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Lateral partner hiring: the new Gold Rush

This week started with a mega-feature in The Lawyer on one of my favourite topics, partner lateral hiring, in this case talking about how US firms’ stronger financials will mean they can pick off the UK high-flyers with ease (http://www.thelawyer.com/us-firms’-stellar-city-financials-put-uk-high-fliers-in-hiring-line/1007673.article)

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Savage savages undergrad courses

Savage savages undergrad courses

The topic of legal education gets, in my view, too little attention, so I’m always pleased when leading figures in the field stimulate the debate. This week, Nigel Savage, chief executive of the UK’s largest legal education provider, the College of Law, takes a sideswipe at undergraduate law degrees – www.college-of-law.co.uk – questioning whether they’re fit for purpose.

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