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The legal market in Newcastle continues to go from strength to strength. The city is home to national and regional heavy weights and whilst salaries have always been marginally lower than those in Leeds and Manchester there has been an increase of late to enable the larger firms to attract the best lawyers nationally. For more information on regional salaries please visit click here
Established firms including DWF and Hempsons are choosing Newcastle as a viable option and a number of niche firms including Neon Legal, Silk Family Law and Collingwood Legal are adding to the city’s reputation as a major legal centre. Whilst in previous years some of the more complex work would have been farmed out to the commercial firms in larger cities they is now a wealth of top tier firms in Newcastle which are retaining work within the city enabling them to offer their lawyers an excellent quality of work.
Recruitment throughout the UK has been slow over last few years however as confidence improves, 2011 has seen a surge in new positions open up in Newcastle particularly on the NQ side and within commercial disciplines. Newcastle also has an abundance of other attractions and is a great place to live. The people are some of the friendliest you’ll find in the UK and the city itself has some great architecture coupled with beautiful scenery which can be found a short distance from the city centre.
Newcastle is also very accessible; it’s a 3 hour train journey to London and its airport is the fastest growing in the UK offering flights to over 90 destinations worldwide, it is also just 6 miles out of the city centre and accessible via the city’s Metro Light Rail making it very convenient.
In terms of nightlife, the Rough Guide to Britain placed Newcastle’s nightlife as the UK’s No.1 tourist attraction. It has a wide and varied selection of restaurants, bars and clubs and there are annual Comedy/Beer and Music Festivals. For the culture vultures among you there is The Theatre Royal showing the best West End Musicals as well as ballet, Royal Shakespeare Productions and opera and there are numerous museums and galleries.
For more information on opportunities in Newcastle please call us now on 0845 241 0933 or visit www.bcllegal.com