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NQ season is seriously hotting up in the South West!

The newly qualified (NQ) market is hotting up! With many law firms having interviewed and offered to their own trainees, they are now looking externally for NQ solicitors to join their teams. The South West and South Wales markets seem particularly busy, with NQ vacancies in commercial litigation, professional negligence, construction, financial services regulatory & banking litigation, corporate, projects, private client, real estate, conveyancing…..and I’ll whisper, even the ever elusive NQ employment roles! Continue reading…

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What’s stopping you living in the “best place” in the UK’?

And the winner is BRISTOL! Last week in The Sunday Times, Bristol was voted the best place to live in the UK. “No surprise there” said our Bristol team! Continue reading…

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Reasons to be cheerful, Part One

The sun is out, the surf is up, and salaries and opportunities are on the rise. It’s a cliché but true, as the South West and South Wales offer unique lifestyle opportunities with sea, surf and mountains all within one hour of the main legal centres. And with an impressive range of law firms based in Bristol, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Exeter and Bournemouth there should be a firm to suit you. Be it international, national, regional, boutique or niche firms, all are recruiting from NQ to Partners in key areas of Real Estate, Corporate, Commercial, Projects, Private Client and Construction. Continue reading…

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The right (and wrong!) way to qualify as a Solicitor

The first week of May and it is the end of year for many. Partners are chasing fee earners to bill all of their WIP and smash target, the Spring sunshine has been (and then gone again?!), and it is the start of Bank Holiday season. Additionally, it’s the end of the NQ Qualification Seminars for the South West and South Wales area, so time to draw breath before we embark on further career development seminars later in the year! Continue reading…