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Category Archives: Interim

Should I leave my permanent role to give contracting a go?

Whether you want the stability and security of a permanent role or the attractive pay and freedom of a contract/temp role, weighing up the two options can be tough. What might be right for one individual varies to the next, meaning that permanent employment might

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Should you take an interim role, which might entail compromise around salary or level of responsibility, or should you stay on the golf course / gym whilst waiting for that perfect permanent job to arise

I’m occasionally asked by lawyers about the merits of interim roles over permanent jobs.  The question most frequently arises when an individual is not currently working (perhaps through redundancy), and is ideally looking for another permanent job.  Essentially the question goes: “should I take an

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Working as a locum post maternity

Returning to work following maternity leave can be a difficult decision to make. Weighing up the pros and cons and dealing with feelings of guilt about leaving your baby and throwing yourself back into your career is a tough decision for any new mum. Traditionally

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Agile Working on a Global Scale…

Twelve years ago when I first started recruiting temporary and interim lawyers it was often a battle to convince hiring managers and Partners that an interim hire could offer a solution to bridge a gap, provide an extra pair of capable hands during busy times

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You know you’re a law student when…

For many working in the legal sector, we will all be noticing an influx of fresh new faces this month, either in batches of future trainees or starting their first roles after graduating their studies. Many of our clients have reported that recruitment hits its

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Stressed at work? Become a locum

The Law Society recently published a report entitled the “Health and wellbeing report 2014”. In July and October of last year, 1517 telephone interviews were conducted with solicitors who held Practising Certificates in England & Wales about different aspects of their working lives. The main

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Languages, Languages, Languages

We have recently seen an increasing demand from top city and international firms for candidates at both qualified and paralegal level with specific language skills to assist with document review work. Most recent requests have been for native, Arabic, Hungarian, Dutch, Japanese, Mandarin, French, Russian

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Growth in the number of interim assignments

According to its latest Ipsos Mori survey, the Interim Management Association (IMA) has found that the number of inquiries for interim management positions, and new assignments available for interim workers, are both on the increase. Specifically, polling data suggests that the number of enquiries per

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A View of the Midlands In House Interim Scene

In the in house market in the Midlands, there has been a significant increase in companies looking for lawyers to work on an interim basis. Whereas historically companies relied more on law firms and outsourced the work to them or requested a secondee during peaks

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Going round in circles

I have recruited lawyers for 10 years now and I hope that I understand law firm terminology pretty well. We work with a plethora of candidates from all different backgrounds and with different circumstances; some may be relocating to London from overseas, others moving within

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The benefits of taking a holiday from work

As a recruiter of interim lawyers I am often shocked to see that some of our temps can easily clock up in excess of 80 hours worked in a week, often more if they are working a seven day week. Whilst I understand that as

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Happy Birthday to Us!

The London office of BCL Legal celebrated its second birthday in February. What a two years it has been! I started my legal recruitment career at BCL Legal in Manchester which is where we are headquartered. After five successful years in Manchester I decided to

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