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White & Case announces strong spring retention

White & Case is keeping 13 out of 15 of its London trainees qualifying this spring, equating to 87 per cent. Places were offered to 13 qualifiers, with all accepting. The result ends White & Case’s 100 per cent retention run. The firm kept all 13 of its qualifying trainees this time last year. In autumn 2015, the US firm also kept 100

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Where is the diversity in law recruitment?

Despite recent initiatives, the legal profession remains a bastion of white, middle-class, privately educated males. So what can be done to make it more inclusive? Harriet Swain reports on a roundtable debate. At the beginning of his career, Dele Ogun, founding partner of the City law firm Akin Palmer, failed to get an interview as

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Pupil barristers’ social background revealed

A Bar Standards Board report has revealed a limited amount of information about diversity at the bar. The report showed that “gender underrepresentation in the profession still remains an issue.” Women make up for 35.9 per cent of the practising bar (an increase of 0.9% since 2014) but only 13 per cent of QCs. Meanwhile, only 6 per

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