Legal Industry Insights

 

Stay up to date with the latest legal news and brush up on your commercial awareness with our weekly business update.
We cover the top stories to make it easy for you to stay on top of developments in the legal industry.

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In the news this week: FTSE 100, East Coast Main Line, and Ocado

In the news this week: FTSE 100, East Coast Main Line, and Ocado

Here’s your latest commercial news update. In summary, the FTSE 100 closed on a record high yesterday, due to oil prices and interest rates. The maximum stake on betting machines has been cut to just £2 and the East Coast Main Line is being handed back...

In the news this week: Oil prices, interest rates, and BT

In the news this week: Oil prices, interest rates, and BT

It’s time to catch up on the top business news from the last week. Hitting the headlines this week, Trump’s decision regarding the Iran nuclear deal has hit oil prices. Mark Carney has announced that there will be a delay in increasing interest...

In the news this week: Next, Uber, and Amazon

The top business news of the week includes further difficulties for high street brands such as Next and House of Fraser. Uber has sold off its south-east Asia operations and Amazon has snapped up the headline sponsor spot for the next series of the Great...

The gender pay gap in the legal industry

As part of the UK government’s commitment to closing the gender pay gap, all companies which employ more than 250 people will have to disclose their pay gap. They have until April 2018 to do this but several law firms have already submitted their figures....

Allen & Overy launches legaltech graduate scheme

Allen & Overy has launched a new graduate scheme which ‘mirrors the structure of a training contract’ but focuses on legal technology and project management. A&O says that candidates applying for the scheme will ‘ideally’ have STEM (science, technology,...

In the news this week: Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and Carillion

The news surrounding Facebook and Cambridge Analytica has been the top story of the week. The social network took a huge hit after misuse of its users' data by Cambridge Analytica was revealed. A French firm is to produce the new British passports and more...

Win with the Simply Law Jobs Industry Survey

We’re conducting a nation-wide survey to gather valuable insights about working in the legal industry in 2017. Enter for the chance to win £250 Amazon vouchers and to find out how your salary compares to the earnings of other legal professionals.

In the news this week: Toys R Us, HSBC, and the Spring Statement

The news that Toys R Us is to close all UK stores hit the headlines this week, resulting in the loss of 3,000 jobs. HSBC revealed that its gender pay gap is a huge 60% and Unilever is moving its HQ to Rotterdam over London. Also in the news, Chancellor...

In the news this week: Toys R Us, Maplin, and Spotify

While the headlines have been dominated by the ‘Beast from the East’ this week, there have still been some big stories from the business world. Top stories included big retailers Toys R Us and Maplin going into administration and MPs warning to the...

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