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‘Slip! Slop! Slap!’: a barometer of London’s summer recruitment activity

The UK summer of 2018 has been the fourth hottest on record with temperatures reaching 33 degrees Celsius in the Met Office’s Stephenson Screen; my back garden thermometer nearly exploded with the mercury rising to 40 degrees Celsius in the direct sunshine! ‘Slip! Slop! Slap!’ comes

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Are you a City lawyer considering a move to the regions?

In May, The Guardian featured an article: ‘How the north of England got its groove back.’ It drew on a study by the Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, who spent 12 months travelling across the North interviewing young people about their hopes and fears.

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Assessing your options

Moving to London for work: should I become a ‘London lawyer?’

The London market’s always garnered interest from candidates – it’s a vibrant and diverse city with a large range of legal opportunities. I love London – I’m lucky enough to have a relatively easy commute into the city and I get to walk past some

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Being the new guy

Authority in silence – last GDPR thoughts before R-Day (Regulation)

The great dawn of personal information security is coming upon us, no longer will companies be able to unnecessarily store or process data without explicit consent from individuals. In my opinion this is one foot onto the path of users ending up getting paid for

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Shocking behaviour in the recruitment process, you might be surprised by who!

Is the legal profession lagging behind others when it comes to focusing so heavily on school and university grades?

Two articles caught my attention in the past couple of weeks. The first was on www.thelawyer.com and was titled “My career story: I left school at 16 – now I’m a partner” and tells the story of Donna McCarthy, a partner at Devonshires. From a

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

Creative Clusters in the UK and the demand for in-house lawyers

An article by Insider Media recently highlighted a study compiled by Nesta and Creative England. The Geography of Creative study, found that in addition to more-established creative clusters, like London, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh and Liverpool, other areas are starting to have a significant impact.

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Are you afraid to read this blog?

What do you do at the weekend?

Do you remember when you were back in school and there was that one lesson, usually around the time you were applying for work experience, when the teacher sat the whole class down and talked you through writing a CV? Back then when you’re 15

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Shocking behaviour in the recruitment process, you might be surprised by who!

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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Been there…. Done that….

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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How to prepare for an interview

Living the Paralegal Dream

The Paralegal is one of the most indistinct jobs within the legal sector, with no set rules and regulations about what they do! Some paralegals are highly experienced professionals who focus solely on one practice area and who work to the level of trainees. 60

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Difficult Conversations

Dreaming of holidays and cocktails on the beach……

I am, are you?? It’s that time of year when I can’t help but imagine myself laid elegantly on the beach, sipping a cool and refreshing cocktail with a gentle breeze, a good book, a beautiful view and the melodic sound of the waves lapping

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Assessing your options

Work anniversaries – how do they make you feel?

I have just had my 1 year work anniversary at BCL Legal. It’s a great time for me to reflect upon the good times that I have had – including my successes and achievements, the excellent Christmas party and the working relationships that I have

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