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Category Archives: Solicitor

Make your own mind up

So you’re looking for a change of scene, you heard someone say once that “a change is as good as a rest” and you’ve decided they were right – but what sort of firm do you want to move to? Money is definitely going to

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NQ Careers Roadshow Hits Leeds

The NQ season is ready to go….

We’re rapidly approaching that time of year when second year trainee solicitors turn their attentions in earnest to their post-qualified careers, thinking about which practice area/s they want to qualify into, whether they want to stay in the same city or move, what kind of

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Qualification quandaries?

Specialist legal recruiters in Birmingham

Unique selling points (“USPs”) are something that every business/brand/company is keen to promote. As lawyers I am sure that the firm you work for has its own USPs. Perhaps it’s the type of work you do, the sectors you work in, the awards you have

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Do I stay or do I go?

It’s always a tricky situation, if only we all had a crystal ball and could predict how things will turn out. Do I take the gamble and hope this solves all the problems that led to this decision or do I battle it out and

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South East vacancy trends, a summary of a recent Vacancysoft and APSCo report

Pay rises and the commercial legal sector. Is it time you asked for a raise?

The Telegraph featured an article recently which touched on comments by the new Bank of England rate-setter Sir Dave Ramsden. Sir Dave is a member of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee and one of only two MPC members (from nine) who voted to keep interest

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Solicitors Journal

So what does 2018 look like for employment lawyers?

One of the big changes of 2017 was the ruling made by the Supreme Court to scrap employment tribunal claims following UNISONs landmark victory against the government earlier this year. The Supreme Court overturned decisions by the High Court in 2013 and the Court of

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Is it time for a new challenge?

Whatever job you do and wherever you work in the world, you will have transferable skills. Your role, on the face of it, might be niche, not offering any obvious benefits when starting your job search. However, the fact is, experience is experience – connections

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Why changing your job isn’t as daunting as you might think

When should you start exploring the market leading up to qualification?

If you’re now in the second year of your training contract then you may have already started thinking about exploring the market. As always timing is important with these things and you may not be too sure about when to commence your job search. Hopefully

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

Can you compare The Football Transfer Market to the NQ Market?

As September is nearly over, it marks the end of the football transfer market which as usual gets more bizarre each year. However, September also marks the beginning of the end for the NQ season with most newly qualified solicitors starting in September. My colleague

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NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

Real Estate Solicitor Jobs in Birmingham!

Real estate solicitors… don’t assume you won’t be of interest to the leading national/international firms because you’re training or experience is from a smaller firm, we can help! As a legal recruitment consultant at BCL Legal, I work in a very specific market; my primary

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Being the new guy

Where is the solicitors’ profession today – where will it be tomorrow?

I love numbers and statistics; the argument goes that they can be manipulated, misinterpreted and are very dangerous to the unwary who are unwilling to apply their own critical thinking. However, what I do find is if you put all your internal biases to one

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NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

Is it the right time to change jobs? Book in a legal career review with us

As a solicitor (as with most professions), you will spend more time working than you do on any other activity. It is therefore vitally important that you enjoy what you do. We can get stuck into a comfortable trap when we know our jobs inside

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