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Category Archives: Lawyer

Why using more than one recruitment agency is the worst move you can make

The Yorkshire Real Estate Market

The Yorkshire Real Estate market has always been one of the strongest transactional markets in the region and this has never been more evident than in past few months. Since March, I have been instructed on over 21 Real Estate opportunities across Yorkshire at firms

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A Change is as Good as a Rest

Why did you leave your last job?

We all have a past. Sometimes, those skeletons in the closet can haunt us. What do you say when you are asked where you have come from and why you are moving on? How you frame your past experiences can dictate your future. This sort

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Interview preparation

When is the right time to hire your first in-house lawyer?

The Federation of Small Businesses estimate that 99% of private sector businesses are SMEs, which in turn means there is probably a number of businesses out there that are probably considering hiring their first in-house lawyer. But how do you know it is the right

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Being the new guy

What is the future of the legal profession? Does Artificial Intelligence (AI) signal the end of the lawyer?

Somewhere in a dark, hot and humming office a lawyer fiendishly beavers away on their latest project. The coffee machine is covered in dust because there is no reason to drink, the productive-less chatter and gossip of yesteryear is gone. In here there is only

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Birmingham Property Hype… speeds up!

Do employers look at my Linked In?

So you have started your journey to find your new dream role you have spent lengthy periods of time articulating and piecing together a very detailed CV to ensure you are showcasing your skills, achievements, experience and attributes in the brightest light possible. You have

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BCL Legal held it’s first national careers roadshow in Sheffield

Private Client Lawyers – the unsung heroes of the legal world?

Providing advice which will help to preserve, build, and maintain wealth and establish trusts is no mean feat. 
The range of advice that private client lawyers provide is often complex. Acting for high net worth individuals, the work can range from wills and testamentary issues

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Recent developments in Personal Injury law and the effect on Claimant PI

As you’ll be aware, the announcement of the upcoming election in June has been a major talking point this month. How the result plays out and what it means for the country remains to be seen. The question that many personal injury lawyers will concern

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Female lawyers –focus on what you can do, not what you can’t!

If your move meant accepting a lower basic salary but higher overall potential would you accept it?

A lawyer that we are dealing with is currently in a private practice role that pays £80,000 with no bonus. An organisation that we are assisting has offered £75,000 but with a bonus system that based on the last 5 years would add an additional

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The Perfect Match!

Bank Holidays

Long weekends are always great because we all get to do those jobs we put to one side because we are just too busy in the week and exhausted at the weekend. Things like, cleaning out the kitchen cupboards, painting one of the bedrooms, sorting

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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

Work-life balance – can lawyers now ‘have it all’?

The legal profession has never had much of a reputation for being progressive when it comes to flexible working. When you signed up to being a solicitor, you pretty much knew you were staring down the barrel of long hours and 25 days holidays a

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A Route to Success

Thinking of moving away from Personal Injury? Think again!

According to the latest economic forecast, up to 35,000 jobs may be at risk as a result of the impending PI reforms. If the government proposals do come in law 4 out of 5 people directly employed in personal injury claims may be at risk

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