Lucy Harley-McKeown

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I am a news reporter at The Lawyer working on both breaking news and features. I have excellent copy writing and editing skills, enjoy working to a deadline and am creative.

I have recently had articles published with i News, Hostelworld, Noctis Magazine, Giglist and the Daily Express.

You can contact me on [email protected] or @LHM1 on twitter.

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The Lawyer

The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs
11/22/2018
Switzerland's law firms catch the crypto bug and flourish

From cryptocurrencies and blockchain, to regulation and litigation, tech and digital knowhow are changing the face of Switzerland's financial and legal markets This article is only available to Premium subscribers of The Lawyer. Premium subscribers benefit from accessing all of our award-winning online content including interviews, commentary, analysis and in-depth research.

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12/17/2018
European firms in London: Brexit doesn't mean exit for us

New rules for European lawyers in the UK might add some red tape. Nevertheless, firms see Brexit as an opportunity, not a hurdle This article is only available to Premium subscribers of The Lawyer. Premium subscribers benefit from accessing all of our award-winning online content including interviews, commentary, analysis and in-depth research.

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08/07/2018
White & Case keeps 84 per cent of autumn qualifiers

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11/13/2018
Squire Patton Boggs' "Apple-style" tool for employment advice

In-house lawyers and other clients face a significant challenge in obtaining accurate information about local employment laws across the world. Enter one law firm's tech solution...

The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs
08/22/2018
Sidley Austin appoints new management for London office

Freshfields has retained 83 per cent of its qualifying trainees this autumn. The magic circle firm will keep on 34 of its 41 final-seat trainees, having offered newly-qualified (NQ) positions to 37 of them. Trainee development partner Farah Ispahani said: "This strong retention rate for September 2018 is in line with our medium-term average, which [...]

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08/14/2018
Slaughters and Weil lead on £1.2bn bid for Sheilas' Wheels owner

Slaughter and May has revealed its retention rate for autumn 2018. In total, 35 of the firm's 37 trainee qualifiers put themselves forward for NQ roles, with 33 made offers and 32 accepting. That equates to a retention rate of 86 per cent. A spokesperson from the firm said: "We would like to congratulate all [...]

The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs
08/10/2018
City firms on call in last ditch attempt to save House of Fraser

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has arrived in London. The US firm revealed in June that it was to launch a office in the City to provide US access and support to UK-based technology and life sciences companies. It officially opened yesterday, based on Old Street in the heart of London's technology community.

The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs
11/19/2018
Within an uncertain IPO market, four firms are riding a good wave

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The Outline
Climate change is eating England's coast

The village of Happisburgh, on the east coast of the UK, is falling into the sea. Year-on-year the waves take meters more of the crumbly Norfolk cliffs; residents of the village have been watching this happen for decades. Those that grew up in the surrounding area are used to watching the changing of the landscape.

noctismag
12/10/2018
GROOVE ARMADA LIVE AT ELECTRIC BRIXTON - noctismag

by Lucy Harley-Mckeown SHARE For a band that has been on a live-show hiatus for the last five years, Groove Armada has not lost its touch. A mini-tour to celebrate 21 years of entertainment took place in a select set of venues - Glasgow, Bristol, Manchester and London.

iNews
02/04/2018
'I had a stroke at the age of 24'

As a 24-year-old, a tingly hand didn't seem like something that I should dwell on. A week later, collapsed on Hampstead Heath in London, I realised I was wrong. It was a blur. I was running on the heath when my left hand went numb.

iNews
05/05/2018
Through wind, rain and snow: What it's like to be a London tour guide

Not even London's most impressive tourist attractions can lure many people to trudge through snow, wind or horizontal rain day in, day out. But seven years ago, Matt Gedge, a tour guide, left a well-paid office job in charity fundraising to do just that. Creating a tour is one of the job's biggest challenges.

GigList
Primavera 2018 - Thursday | Primavera Sound Festival | GigList

There are a few things to consider when you're planning your weekend at Primavera 2018. The first is who from the stellar line up you want to see, the second is how badly you're willing to alter your body clock to do so and the other is how far you're prepared to walk.

The Panoptic
05/12/2018
What's next for the campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment?

The campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment in Ireland has been a long and divisive one - Lucy Harley-Mckeown looks at what's been happening in the lead up to polling day. On a drizzly, grey day in Wapping, London, Hannah Little, 28, of the London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign stands in a yellow mac, hood up, with a megaphone, leading the chant: "Get your rosaries off our ovaries!"

Hostelworld Blog
06/28/2018
Malawi Backpacking Guide: everything you need to know - Hostelworld

Malawi, nestled in the heart of East Africa, is a land locked country with mountains, tea plantations, an expansive lake and a multitude of excellent activities and hostels to offer any adventurous backpacker. Here's our backpackers guide to Malawi.

GigList
Saturday, 2nd June @ Primavera Sound 2018 | Giglist

Saturday, 2nd June @ Primavera Sound 2018 Big acts on day three, we saw Arctic Monkeys, Lykke Li, Beach House and more. The third day of a festival is always a bit of an endurance test but the hotly anticipated acts on Primavera Sound's Saturday bill meant people rallied

Not another blog
04/30/2018
Lord Adonis reacts to Trump's 'working' visit to UK

Unlucky for some - Friday the thirteenth is the much talked about date of Donald Trump's visit to the UK in July. Donald Trump will go to Chequers, the Prime Minister's country house, and meet the Queen, reportedly largely avoiding London due to fears of protests.

GigList
Live Review: Car Seat Headrest at The Roundhouse, May 23rd | Giglist

There's nothing quite like seeing a crowd of grown adults go absolutely nuts for a band, and that was the reaction Car Seat Headrest triggered at the Roundhouse in London last night. Car Seat Headrest crashed onto the stage with their unique brand of American alt-indie rock, performing as a six-piece with accompaniment from their support band Naked Giants adding to the chaos.

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