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…

Working mum

Two kids and seven weeks: the interim solution

Here I am again, school summer holidays looming and seven weeks of childcare to arrange for my two children. Like a military operation I organise clubs, holidays, grandparents and beg the occasional favour from friends. I certainly don’t envy my full time friends, as I am fortunate to benefit from working reduced hours, which certainly helps! Recruitment is very similar to the law, as it is an industry that has up until recently fought against the flexible working model, but finally times are changing. Continue reading…

Choice

Twinkle-toed Lawyers

When deciding on a subject for my blog, I considered writing about the topical Brexit, however from a recruitment perspective we just have to sit tight, carry on as normal and watch this space. Our clients (in the main) are so far sending us the clear message that it is ‘business as usual’ but, in practical terms, we are already seeing some cautiousness emerging, in particular with the PSL roles and the junior corporate & finance transactional roles in London. Continue reading…

Networking event

Keeping you up to date with Trends in Legal Knowledge Management

On the 15th June Chadwick Nott partnered with well-known KM consultancy 3Kites to run a lunch seminar for the legal Knowledge Management/PSL community. A very well attended event, the feedback has so positive (“I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it very useful. The right number of people and perfect for networking”, commented a global firm PSL), with many topics identified for the future. Continue reading…

Lightbulbs

NQ’s: Succeeding at Interview!

Whilst the last few years have been tough for junior lawyers, we are definitely starting to see more optimism in the market and a significant increase in the number of NQ positions. Make sure you shine at interview by following our below top tips: Continue reading…

Brexit

A leaky defence or leaky borders? What are the implications of a European exit?

I write this blog in the knowledge that in a week’s time there is every possibility we will no longer be at the same table as the elite of Europe and I talk in respect of both the European Football Championships and the European Referendum. Continue reading…