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Quote of the Day:

“What is the argument on the other side? Only this,
that no case has been found in which it has been done before.
That argument does not appeal to me in the least.”

Lord Denning in Packer v Packer

News

 

Knowledge is power. The more you know, the more prepared you are. That’s a time tested principle. It’s very easy to tell who’s a clueless second year who doesn’t know what they’re saying. Here’s how you can differentiate yourself from the crowd.

Lex 100

 

Aside from putting up firm rankings, Lex 100 also maintains a weekly news section. This covers everything from recent deals to initiatives like legal apprentice schemes and key personnel movement across law firms. Here’s a tip. If you know what you’re looking for, you can use the custom search on Lex 100 to narrow down the entries. This saves you the trouble of going through the entire search list manually.

Legal Week

 

Impress your recruiters. Show that you’re clued in to events involving their law firm. Legal Week comes in handy because it tells you about the recent deals that law firms handled (sometimes firms take ages to update their corporate page so you can’t find any fresh news there). In addition, law firms expand into other jurisdictions from time to time. Legal Week picks up on these developments in their weekly reports. These often come with a commentary by the managing partner of the relevant firm. This gives you some insight into the business strategy for that particular firm which you can feed into your application.

Roll on Friday

 

Glorious gossip, matched only by the offerings from the other side. And er, news, if you want to work for a UK firm. Roll on Friday is the place to get a unique perspective. For US firms though, you might need to look up an alternative grapevine.

Google News

 

Sometimes you’ll exhaust the news sites above without finding what you want. That’s where Google News can help out. Suppose you’re looking for a new deal which Allen & Overy has been working on. You heard it from a partner at a recruitment session but there’s no coverage at all on the firm’s website. If you have a rough idea of the dates, trasaction sum or just the parties involved, Google’s search engine might be able to turn up something. Remember to use the advanced search functions to narrow down the results.

Lex 100

Lex 100

 

Aside from putting up firm rankings, Lex 100 also maintains a weekly news section. This covers everything from recent deals to initiatives like legal apprentice schemes and key personnel movement across law firms. Here’s a tip. If you know what you’re looking for, you can use the custom search on Lex 100 to narrow down the entries. This saves you the trouble of going through the entire search list manually.

Legal Week

Legal Week

 

Impress your recruiters. Show that you’re clued in to events involving their law firm. Legal Week comes in handy because it tells you about the recent deals that law firms handled (sometimes firms take ages to update their corporate page so you can’t find any fresh news there). In addition, law firms expand into other jurisdictions from time to time. Legal Week picks up on these developments in their weekly reports. These often come with a commentary by the managing partner of the relevant firm. This gives you some insight into the business strategy for that particular firm which you can feed into your application.

Roll on Friday

Roll on Friday

 

Glorious gossip, matched only by the offerings from the other side. And er, news, if you want to work for a UK firm. Roll on Friday is the place to get a unique perspective. For US firms though, you might need to look up an alternative grapevine.

Google News

Google News

 

Sometimes you’ll exhaust the news sites above without finding what you want. That’s where Google News can help out. Suppose you’re looking for a new deal which Allen & Overy has been working on. You heard it from a partner at a recruitment session but there’s no coverage at all on the firm’s website. If you have a rough idea of the dates, trasaction sum or just the parties involved, Google’s search engine might be able to turn up something. Remember to use the advanced search functions to narrow down the results.