Partner & Team

Partner and Team moves in the SW legal market

Here at Chadwick Nott we have always been heavily involved in the senior level legal moves everyone gets to see in the market every year. Of course, the sudden blaze of publicity on the new firm’s website or the article that appears when the move is picked up by the legal media is always the very end of the story. We have often been involved for months by then, helping ‘make’ the move for everyone concerned. I guess our work is normally over and done with by the time everyone else hears about what is happening! Continue reading…

wales

An overview of the South Wales legal market and why YOU should consider the land of the dragon for your next career move!

I am a member of the Chadwick Nott South West & Wales team and we specialise in the recruitment of permanent qualified solicitors of all levels across the South West and South Wales regions. Continue reading…

professional-meeting

We are here to help. My advice on how to have the most successful recruitment relationship!

My background, before my move in to the world of legal recruitment, was the life of being a solicitor in private practice. I was a Litigation lawyer at a large, well-known regional law firm, and I had become used to the adversarial world I lived in, where it was me against them and ultimately there was going to be a winner and a loser, or so the theory goes. Looking back, the peculiar challenges of what was a very argumentative day to day working experience coloured every aspect of my approach to my work. It became the norm to see things in black and white, to be adamant about my view and completely dismissive of theirs. After all I was always right, so they were always wrong. 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…

Everyone wants the South West life!

You may have seen an interesting report that came out a couple of weeks ago by CBRE, a major real estate consultancy, looking at the significant trends within the legal profession and specifically where law firms are looking to set up and invest in offices long-term. Continue reading…

Our recent NQ seminar in conjunction with the Devon & Somerset Junior Lawyers Division

On Thursday 5th March, myself and Alice Hume from the SW Team, ably supported and encouraged on the night by Penny Heighway, the latest new member of our team, travelled down to Exeter to run the first of the 2015 vintage of our annual NQ seminars which we run in conjunction with a number of the various JLD groups across our region. Continue reading…

Walk to work

One year, sitting at home and watching Sport Relief, my conscience was pierced.

The particular segment that struck a chord with me focused on a Dad living in Africa who walked for hours every day to get to work, just to make a few pounds to feed his children. This really made me think how much I take for granted – the way that I just jump in my car and go wherever I want, whenever I want. I remember feeling that there must be something better and more challenging I could do than sending in a donation. Continue reading…