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Zoe Adlam

What do the Salary Increases of London Based US Firms Tell us About the Legal Market?

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The Times have reported that various US law firms have ‘fired the latest salvo in a pay war.’ Vinson & Elkins raised its starting salary for newly qualified solicitors (NQs) to £153,400, a 4% increase on last year. Similarly, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan increased their NQs’ salaries by £11,000 in just one year. Whilst …

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Should Museums be Places for Political Dialogue?

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Museums are social hubs. Often, they are filled with people hoping to gain an insight into centuries worth of history and scientific development. To see what they can discover by gawping at the eclectic mix of stuffed animals snuggled next to local archaeological finds. However, despite the quaint perceptions of museums, museums have the potential …

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A slight of hand – Has Macron simply replaced one institution for another?

As of April 2021, the Ecole nationale d’administration (ENA) dubbed ‘the Strasbourg-based finishing school for top civil servants’  will close and instead be replaced by the new Institute of Public Service (IPS). This change comes from President Emmanuel Macron, who attended ENA himself. Along with the two prime ministers he appointed. So, on the surface …

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‘Golden City of Luxor’ – An Exciting new Egyptian Find has been Unearthed

Historians and archaeologists alike are excited. The finds near the Valley of Kings in Luxor including the remains of various homes, streets, and bakeries are so extensive that it could take a full decade to excavate. Besty Byran, a professor of Egyptian art and archelogy at John Hopkins University, said that the find was the …

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Musings from Museums in a time of COVID-19: Home and Away

Wandering around galleries, getting lost in centuries worth of art and culture, stumbling upon a breath-taking piece of art. All these moments seem a world away from the tumultuous present. However, the treatment of museums and galleries during the pandemic has varied significantly across the globe and as such, comparisons between what UK museums have …

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Snapshot update: What digging a little deeper can reveal

The chariot unearthed from the Civita Giuliana Excavation has not only challenged what is known about the ancient world but digging a little deeper, a more interesting picture emerges. The dig has always had two purposes. The first reveals the constant threat faced by any archaeological site – theft. The dig was organised in cooperation …

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