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What ALL lawyers need to know about the infamous ‘Counter offer’.

“Counter offer” or “buy back” – these are the dreaded words that any Recruiter will say sends a chill down their spine. You’ve worked with a candidate for probably half a year, managed to find them their ‘dream’ job, and their current employer offers them a £5,000 pay increase and all of a sudden, the candidate is staying put. Not great for the reputation of the recruiter, not great for the new firm who thought they were getting a great candidate starting in three months, but surprisingly you may think, not great for the candidate’s current firm and really not good for the candidate who has decided to stay. Continue reading…