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…

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…

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…