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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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Big brother is watching you…

I’m an overworked lawyer…get me out of here!

The transactional legal market has remained consistently busy over recent years.  Transactional lawyers, including corporate, banking and real estate lawyers working at all sizes of firms, from top tier/national to small boutique practices have been busy with quality work across the board, but why is

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Are you afraid to read this blog?

Don’t Stop Believing

Wouldn’t life be more fun if it was like a musical?! Honestly, can you imagine just breaking out into song and dance in the middle of the street and everyone around just joining in? It would be amazing! Well that’s just my opinion of course,

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Corporate Law is back.

Corporate Law is back.

As we roll through the first quarter of 2016 it is clear the market for corporate solicitors is improving dramatically. Reports from our clients indicate that activity is mostly due to mergers and acquisitions although some teams also report an increase in buy outs and

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Don’t believe the hype

If you are considering a move, now’s the time to take the plunge!

The Yorkshire legal market is booming. As we leave Easter well and truly behind and accelerate into summer there’s a renewed optimism evident in the number of instructions we’ve had. This year to date opportunities are up 25% since 2014 across many practice areas.For a

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Lawyers are amazing… here's why!

Preparing for an In-house interview: some subtle differences you should consider

Interviewing for an in-house role requires a different approach to that which one would employ for a private practice interview. The interviewers are not simply assessing technical legal skills, they are looking for lawyers who understand the company and industry sector, who are commercially focussed

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The bigger picture...don't be swayed by the numbers!

The eve of a new era? Has your legal career suffered under the coalition government…

As I write this, we are on the eve of the next general election. Legislative changes made by our government directly impact the legal profession and with unprecedented cuts in government expenditure for civil and criminal justice, particularly over the last couple of years, we

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Paul Warbuton

What’s the deal with Europe?

As with domestic deals, the past few years have represented tough times for those involved in European Mergers and Acquisitions. The Lawyer recently published a very interesting article on the very subject matter taking a broad overview over 2014 and contrasting that against recent years.

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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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