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Category Archives: Legal Executive

Is not taking risks, the biggest risk of all?

Last year, Netflix boldly decided to refocus the business and instead of being the place where you watch movies and shows you have seen before, it wanted to be the place where people discover new and exclusive shows. It took hundreds of old movies away

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Preparing for your new job!

Congratulations – you’ve got the job! Just like completing your degree or qualifying as a solicitor, this is a huge hurdle and one that needs to be celebrated. But once the initial excitement has passed, there is still so much more to do, including: •

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To do or not to do…?

I’m a list-maker. I love them. It may be partly down to my love of stationery (the excitement of getting a new pen or starting a fresh notebook can make me a bit giddy) but there’s an added satisfaction in seeing everything I need to

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Personal Injury – Never the bottom rung of the ladder!

Having specialised in personal injury recruitment, there seems to be an inference that is always made of this market. More often than not, I hear candidates mention that they’ll look at personal injury work but only after all other options and avenues have been exhausted.

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Personal injury market

The North West has traditionally boasted a rich and diverse array of law firms specialising in personal injury law well placed to offer advice and representation to both claimants and insurers. The personal injury market has long been a crucial part of our regions legal

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A New Job to Beat the Post Holiday Blues?

As the weather is supposedly hotting up over the next few weeks and we might feel that Summer is finally here, many people will be planning to make the most of the heatwave and, with children off school on holiday, a few days away of

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The Job search: what do lawyers really care about?

The recruitment market is more competitive each and every day. Lack of investment in commercial/ corporate lawyers between 2009 and 2014 by the law firms means that the knock on effect is the ‘product’ is in short supply. This is the biggest issue affecting recruiting

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Personable Yet Professional

As a specialist insurance recruitment consultant, I work for leading insurance and personal injury firms across the Midlands and the South West. A notable trend I have noticed with top tier firms, that dominate their respective markets, is that each has a very formulaic and

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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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Bore out – the new burn out…..

I read a news article the other day covering a story which at first I thought had to be a hoax but as I read on I realised was legitimate for a number of reasons. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/02/frenchman-demands-280000-after-being-bored-out-of-his-job/ The story related to a Frenchman who is suing

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The Only Way is Birmingham

Now don’t get me wrong, I am a real country girl at heart. From as long back as I can remember, I was horse mad, bonkers infact, a horsey bore my Dad used to call me, I was seldom seen without a pair of wellies

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Ramadan and Recruitment

I, along with 22% of the world’s population, have spent this last month engaged in a 20 hour fast from first light till last. During this month, we abstain from food and drink (yes even water!) and try to spend as much as we can

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