Europe

LEGAL EDUCATION

Academia and practice in new LLB combo

Innovative degree to combine 'top-100 education' with firm partnership to help future lawyers prepare for new technology and online courts.

CRIMINAL BAR

Anger erupts again at the criminal bar

CBA threaten strike action a year after it narrowly voted against action, when the then CBA chair said “The criminal bar is not going to be quiet.”

BIG 4

UK regulator wants big 4 audit separation

CMA says legislation needed to address vulnerability of the industry to a big 4 loss, inadequate choice and competition, but no structural split…yet.

LEGAL TRAINING

Law Society gets in on the act

Law Society of Ireland offers free global online course in arts entertainment and media law, forging mutual understanding.

EXPANSION

DAC Beachcroft in Belfast deal

Firm announces second new location launch this year with July deal in Belfast, Northern Ireland, following recent Paris opening.

SOCIAL MOBILITY

Law firm extends social reach

Slaughter and May and upReach partner to launch legal sector access programme as firm builds on pioneering work in social mobility.

PRO BONO

Crowell & Moring's pro bono weekend

Law firm's Brussels office joins forces with Young Bar to offer free legal services to show willingness to tackle societal issues.

MARKET PLACINGS

Bird & Bird takes AIM

International law firm Bird & Bird celebrates closing four Aim market placings in one week.