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Holidays – and why we should all have one!

The summer is almost over… kids are back in school, your favourite shops have brought out the Autumn range and sadly the flip flops have been resigned to the back of the wardrobe once again. BUT what I would like to know is – did you make the most of it? Continue reading…

London

Post Brexit – Is London still a good career destination for Australian and New Zealand qualified lawyers?

Our international team has been working with Australian and New Zealand solicitors looking to relocate to London since 2001. Over that time there have been monumental changes in the levels of demand for legal talent from down under, from the glory days of 2005 to the complete freeze on international recruitment in September 2008. Continue reading…

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Escaping Paralegal Purgatory!

So you’ve worked hard at school, got the grades, the place at University and finally the Law Degree. So what comes next?

The majority of candidates, like myself 10 years ago, have faced this question. Looking back on it now, perhaps I should have pondered the question and researched the graduate to pupillage ratios etc. a little longer, before diving straight into the Bar Vocational Course (BVC). However, like an increasing number of undergraduates each year, I decided to carry on to post graduate training. Continue reading…

Desk

Let’s Litigate! Or that’s what our clients seem to be saying!

After many years of tough competition for any litigation role at a law firm, the market seems to be changing. Litigation is in!

With the effect of the Jackson reforms on Personal Injury positions, economic downturn influencing the debt recovery and civil litigation markets and the general increase in commercial disputes between businesses, contentious lawyers have seen their world evolving and changing. Since Brexit we have seen one obvious change – litigation specialists are now on the recruitment lists of many law firms right across the UK. Continue reading…

Shaking Hands

Thinking about a move? 5 reasons to use a recruitment consultant.

When considering a move, you can go about it in a number of ways. You can search law firm websites and careers pages for your next step and fire out applications. You can look within your own existing network, checking out who you know at what firms and who might be able to put in a good word for you. Alternatively you can build a relationship with a specialist recruitment consultant and leverage the benefit of using an expert in the market, paid (by the law firm not you!) to find you the right next step in your career. Continue reading…

Property

Rise of the Residential

From the news to job boards, everyone is talking about Residential Conveyancing, but why is this?

The property market is forever changing and keeping us on our toes, in the last year we have seen new stamp duty rules and the unexpected brexit. These factors will have a huge impact on the property market within the UK which may benefit locum Solicitors. With higher demands and a quicker turn around needed more and more Law firms and high street practices require experienced specialist Solicitors on a locum basis to assist with their influx of cases from purchase to completion. Continue reading…

CV

“I need to move on… but I’m too busy to do my CV”

Sound familiar?

Let’s face it – sitting on a computer in your spare-time after spending the day on your computer at work is never going to be appealing, unless it’s Netflix or YouTube. Continue reading…

US and UK

US firms in the City – a prospect worth considering?

The competition between law firms in the City, in a market in which the best candidates are highly sought after, has dramatically increased the quality of opportunities. Ambitious solicitors who may once have baulked at the downsides associated with working for US firms in the City, could now find that these same firms offer a comparable working environment to top City firms, with the additional financial benefits and global opportunities. Continue reading…

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The summer of sport

With Andy Murray’s triumphant Wimbledon win now a distant memory and the (sorry to remind you) disappointing show from England in the Euros, one would have thought the summer sporting excitement is in the home stretch. However, we are now eagerly awaiting the kick off of the Premier League (let’s see if Leicester can repeat last season), the Italian Grand Prix and the big one – the Rio 2016 Olympics. Continue reading…

Road

Relocation, Relocation, Relocation: Making that move out of London

Are you a London based lawyer hearing the call of home and thinking about a move away from the capital?

Throughout 2016 we have continued to see very high demand from law firms across the UK regions for talented lawyers with City quality experience in all fields of law – from corporate finance, commercial contracts and conveyancing to pensions, private client and planning. Continue reading…