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Recruitment bio

Nick focuses on the recruitment of qualified solicitors for the leading private practice law firms in the South West and Thames Valley.  Not afraid to have frank and honest conversations in order to set realistic and achievable objectives, he prides himself on his highly consultative approach, which is appreciated by both candidates and clients. 

Over the last ten years’ Nick has developed a proven track record of placing solicitors at all levels into corporate, commercial, IT/IP, litigation, employment, pensions, tax and finance positions. As an experienced recruiter he is able to advise not only on recruitment but also on recruitment strategy, market conditions, salaries and benefits.

My recent blog posts

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How to answer: ‘Where do you see yourself in 5 years?’

One of the fundamental purposes (of an interview) for an interviewer is getting to know the lawyer candidate better: to understand what makes them tick as an individual, learn their career ambitions and gauge how committed they're going to be to in the role. This can be challenging when the lawyer is nervous or guarded – usually in an attempt to uphold a professional barrier. As a result, it’s not...

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The most common interview question and how to answer it!

Regardless of your level of seniority or industry sector, and regardless of the role you're interviewing for (or the style of interview) one question comes up again and again. It’s a seemingly straightforward question that can have a massive impact on the outcome of the interview. Unfortunately, a majority of people answer it badly. Why are you interested in working for us? One of the most common...

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What is the one key mistake most Solicitors make at interview?

Imagine that you are a law firm Partner interviewing someone with a view to employing them in your team. What is the one key attribute that you would value above all others? Imagine you are a manager in almost any type of business setting and you are interviewing someone with a view to employing them in your team. What is the one key attribute that you would value above all others? For solicitors...

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