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THERE WAS a time when a job in a City law firm was for life. Now the typical lawyer's career path will often involve several successively better paid lateral moves. If the position is not yet quite as fluid as that in investment banking or mainstream corporates, where even chief executives are showing themselves sus-ceptible to rival offers, it appears that old-style loyalty to the firm is being replaced by greater emphasis on indiv-iduals and the pay packets they can attract.

Friday Law Report: Insurance policy was an original document

7 May 1999 Kredietbank Antwerp v Midland Bank plc: Karaganda Ltd v Midland Bank plc and another Court of Appeal (Lord Justice Evans, Lord Justice Mummery and Lord Justice Sedley) 28 April 1999

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Wednesday Law Report: Grant of wide injunction was not automatic

3 February 1999 Coflexip SA and another v Stolt Comex Seaway MS Ltd and others Chancery Division, Patents Court (Mr Justice Laddie) 29 January 1999

Case Summaries: 9 November 1998

THE FOLLOWING notes of judgments were prepared by the reporters of the All England Law Reports.

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She may be idiosyncratic, but she's one of the best family lawyers there is

`We are champions of liberty, not parasites'

THE LEGAL profession yesterday began a campaign to restore its public image after being stung by criticisms of lawyers as "fat cats" and "parasites". The president of the Law Society called for a counter- offensive to portray lawyers as fighters for freedom and citizen's rights.

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With more legal publications producing profit league tables we risk forgetting what lawyers are for. By Linda Tsang

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Robert Palache, the lawyer with the wacky reputation, is changing jobs.

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Making small talk may seem like a dull pastime, but to potential bosses it is a sign of professionalism.

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Burn-out is a serious problem for today's lawyers.

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The trend is for the creation of new legal giants, but is it one that firms will be wise to follow?

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Many lawyers do valuable unpaid community work, but the system needs regulation.

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