Five Legal Market Predictions For 2013

1. More firms to stop paying students’ law school fees Clarke Willmott’s November decision to ditch its two-years-in-advance graduate recruitment policy – in favour of hiring trainees exclusively from its paralegal pool – could prove to be a watershed moment. Already this is how Co-op Legal and top civil liberties firm Bindmans operate, with trainee… Read more »

Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race Protester Trenton Oldfield And His, Er, Oxford-Educated Lawyers…

While the decision to jail Trenton Oldfield has been greeted with shock – the New Statesman went as far as to describe the case as “our Pussy Riot” – there has also been amusement at the anti-elitism protester’s rather elite background. Oldfield attended one of Australia’s most highly-regarded fee-paying schools, before obtaining a masters degree at… Read more »