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Category Archives: Commercial Litigation

Big brother is watching you…

Litigation roles in a thriving market

Commercial litigation has always been a highly sought after practice area when qualifying. It offers the ability for a breadth of work and pick of a huge range of firms, with those from the top tier to large nationals, regional and boutique practices generally having

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NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

Interview tips for solicitors

As a legal recruiter, I talk candidates through their interview preparation every day. I often find myself saying ‘it goes without saying…’ in the hope of not appearing patronising when giving advice but it is surprising how many people lack basic interview skills so here

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A bike commuter’s thoughts on the next generation of lawyers

Signs of a strong Yorkshire NQ market in 2017

Well, the UK government may have just triggered Article 50 but there are already signs of a strong NQ market in Yorkshire this year. Last summer I spoke to so many trainees who were infuriated and anxious about the impact of the Brexit vote on

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Don’t believe everything you hear

10,000 Hours

There’s no such thing as talent  I don’t know about you but I am feeling a little void in my life following the end of the Olympics in Rio. For the last few weeks I have marvelled and watched in awe at the sporting brilliance,

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Litigate litigate litigate…..

Litigate litigate litigate…..

So finally the commercial litigation market is officially getting busy again, after a long period in the doldrums and a few false starts. The last crash was a very deep one. Usually what happens when the economy tanks is that the bottom drops out of

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Calling all Commercial Litigators!!

Calling all Commercial Litigators!!

Demand is currently high for commercial litigation lawyers across firms in Yorkshire. The recruitment market has been relatively slow across the first half of the 2015 in commercial litigation, but Q3 saw a pick up in demand and the last quarter of this year has

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Is it time to Reconsider Your Future as a Sole Practitioner?

Is it time to Reconsider Your Future as a Sole Practitioner?

With professional indemnity insurance costs rising and changes within the legal industry making it ever harder to survive as a sole practitioner, we are seeing an increasing number of sole practitioners joining larger practices to be able to continue to exist and to continue offering

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