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Libra Update: The biggest hurdles to-date

Vincent Guereca-Adair reports on the latest news from Facebook’s new currency Libra, and discusses all you need to know about the biggest challenges it has faced to-date.

WHSmith’s $400m deal to buy Marshall Retail Group

WHSmith has made yet another progressive move into the US economy with the purchase of American Travel company – Marshall Retail Group (MRG). MRG is seen […]

Linklaters – increasing accessibility by changing the application process for training contracts?

Linklaters is a highly regarded, magic circle firm, with twenty-nine offices in over nineteen countries. With over five thousand staff worldwide, is there any wonder it […]

The Most Diverse Law Firms in 2019

When researching firms as potential employers, you may have noticed some buzzwords that are commonly being by law firms to describe their culture. This article takes […]

The highest paying law firms for trainees in 2019

With September now upon us, many students and graduates are likely to be thinking about which law firms they want to apply to for vacation schemes […]

The Art of the Deal – Corporate Update Summer 2019

As we approach training contract interview season, commercial firms will want to see that applicants know what is going on in the city. Here is an […]

Legal and Commercial Consequences of the Boeing 737 Max Groundings

The Boeing 737 Max is an American manufactured airliner. Some airlines have lost seats due to the groundings of the 737 Max following two separate fatal […]

Ocado and Waitrose to split after 19 year partnership

The long-standing commercial arrangement between Waitrose and Ocado will come to an end in September 2020, after 19 years of partnership. What’s next for Waitrose? Waitrose’s […]

Jaguar Land Rover losses take its toll

JLR is the biggest car maker in the UK, employing 40,000 people in Britain as part of its supply chain. In January 2019 they reported cutting […]

UK Signs Free Trade Agreement with South Korea

The Department for International Trade announced on 10 June that the UK had signed a joint statement for trade continuity with South Korea, allowing the UK […]

Is the Internet killing traditional advertising?

Advancement in technology and the internet has brought us countless wonders. From the creation of a new, low-cost platform for publication (which you are probably reading […]

UK Manufacturing Recovery: Highest Output in 10 Years

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reported that manufacturing in the UK is at its highest since 2008 which is aided by The Financial Times […]

Lights, Camera, Action: M&A to form the world’s second-biggest cinema operator.

Britain’s renowned cinema operator, Cineworld, has agreed to a buy-out of America’s Regal Entertainment for a sum of $5.8 billion. As it stands currently, Regal Entertainment […]

Government Policy Paper on Benefit and Pension Rates: Will We See Any Improvement in the Workplace?

On the 27th November, the government released a new policy paper named “Proposed benefit and pension rates 2018 to 2019”. It includes new statutory rates for […]

Thousands Stranded as Monarch Airlines Enter into Administration

Monarch Airlines, the UK’s fifth largest airline, has gone into administration, leaving 110,000 customers stranded overseas.

Fieldfisher Continues To Expand with Italian Merger

Fieldfisher opens fifth office in Italy as the firm merges with Bologna firm Lucchini Gattamorta & Associates (LGA), continuing its global expansion spree for 2016-17. The […]

Insurers Warn Brexit No Deal Is Unacceptable

The head of the UK’s insurance trade body warned that a Brexit with no deal would be “unacceptable” for the industry. Huw Evans, the director general […]

Clifford Chance advises Imagination Technologies as the Apple supplier puts itself up for sale

Clifford Chance advises Imagination Technologies, as the UK chip designer puts itself up for sale in the midst of a dispute with Apple.

Southern Rail Overloaded with Unreliable Infrastructure

A report, commissioned by the Government and delayed for six months, has indicated that Southern Rail has been trying to run too many trains on infrastructure […]

Investment in UK Car Industry Falls Due to Brexit Uncertainty

Investment in the UK car industry has fallen to £322 million in the first half of 2017, signalling that companies are either delaying or cancelling investment […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner Launches Manchester Training Contracts

Earlier this month, international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) announced its decision to commence training contracts in its Manchester office. BLP is an award-winning, leading […]

Slaughter and May’s First Ever London Lateral Hire

Slaughter and May has made its first ever London lateral hire in its 125 year history, recruiting Herbert Smith Freehill’s (HSF) head of pensions, Daniel Schaffer. […]

Clifford Chance and Dechert Advise on $3 Billion Shell Deal

Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance, along with Dechert, White & Case, and Watson Farley & Williams have each won roles on Shell’s $3 billion disposal of […]

Ashurst Relocate London Home After 30 Years

Silver circle firm Ashurst is moving its London office after 30 years of work under its Appold Street roof. Ashurst currently occupies a little over 200,000 […]

Current and Future Issues City Firms Face

This question, or versions of it, are notoriously popular on vacation scheme and training contract applications. A full answer requires an in depth understanding of the […]

An overview of Apple’s acquisition of Beats

Outline One recent commercial deal to be aware of is Apple’s acquisition of Beats. The acquisition has cost Apple around $3 billion which makes it Apple’s […]

Blind CVs Open the Eyes of the UK’s Top Firms

Natalie Williams takes a look at the new trend of recruiting through a ‘blind CV’ process, discussing the impact so far.

Interview: Associate Head of the School of Law, Accounting and Finance

Gemma Smith interviews Karen Jones, the associate head of the School of Law, Accounting and Finance at the University of South Wales, for an insight into her role which includes the steps she took to get to her current position as well as providing some tips in relation to securing work experience.

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