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ID growth

  • Sharan Kokri

Industrial Disease is predicted to continue to grow as a specialism in the personal injury and insurance market in the next 10 years. As a recruiter specialising in personal injury and insurance in Liverpool and Merseyside, I have seen first hand the demand for lawyers within this practice area. Based on the number of industrial disease vacancies we were instructed on this time last year in the North...

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Seeking…commercial property lawyers looking for a move in-house

  • Victoria Moore

As a specialist recruiter focusing on placing lawyers in-house in the Midlands, the majority of the assignments I am instructed on are for organisations seeking mid or senior level commercial or transactional lawyers to undertake a varied role. As the in-house market has grown over the last 10 years or so, so has the demand for specialists making the move in-house and in 2014, 25% of the appointments...

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To be or not to be part of the CLC

  • Nicola O'Hanlon

With residential property once again booming, there are some strong arguments for converting to CLC (Council of Licensed Conveyancers). The profession, which was created by Act of Parliament over 25 years ago is increasing in recognition all the time. Many of the major players in the market are regulated by the CLC to ensure licence holders qualify through better practice skills and knowledge. This is a...

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Strong First Six Months for BCL Legal’s In-house Team

  • Mark Levine

BCL Legal’s in-house team has reported a surge in activity for the first six months of 2014 and is citing an upturn in the economy as the primary driver. The company is seeing a strong performance across all regions and is working with clients from the North East (Newcastle Building Society) all the way to the South Coast (Marlin Financial Services). Clients that the in-house team at BCL Legal has...

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What you assume to be easier, ends up being harder – why is that?

  • James Brewster

I have recently returned from annual leave. A vision of endless hours on the beach, reading a good book, recharging the batteries, quality time with my wife all springs to mind - ready to hit the legal recruitment market with renewed gusto and vigour. I have 2 kids under 7 so relaxation was far from my mind! Nonetheless, a break is a break and it’s good to be back at work feeling mildly...

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Property Lawyers take advantage of market conditions

  • Annette Hinchcliffe

Commercial Property lawyers are now in short supply following a recession which rendered thousands of commercial property lawyers redundant or redeployed into other areas of law. Law firms are forced to be creative in order to get the appropriate talent on board. We are seeing firms re-employ staff (boomerang recruitment), introduce remote and flexible working, increase salaries and benefits and...

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Defendant PI/Insurance market – Thriving or Defunct?

  • Bhavisha Duggal

It is that time of year again where the dark, cold nights are creeping in and with that comes the looming threat of economic downturn. I specialise in defendant personal injury and insurance recruitment which includes clinical negligence, professional indemnity and property damage recruitment across the Midlands/South West and Hampshire. There has been wide spread speculation that personal injury...

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Video technology and the Candidate Interview – Business wasting time and money on face-to-face interviews

  • Craig Wilson

A recent Recruitment Grapevine article highlighted that there is a general lack of awareness and use of video technology for interviews. The article highlighted that more than half (55%) of the companies surveyed had never used video interviewing, despite 30% of those surveyed using similar technology – Skype, FaceTime and video conferencing – for other personal and business use. The main thrust of...

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The growing demand for language skills

  • Raj Sidhu

In recent years we have seen the demand for qualified lawyers and paralegals with foreign language skills increase, especially in relation to document review roles. The ability to read and analyse complex legal documents in foreign languages is important in projects involving multi-national documents and documents that require translation from other languages, therefore bilingual and trilingual...