UK Legal Recruitment Consultants

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Paralegals are more likely not to turn up for Job Interviews than any other staff. Why?

Out of 5 job interviews arranged for paralegals and junior fee earners, we estimate that 1 candidate will not turn up. For solicitors and legal executives we think the figure is closer to 1 in 20. Why? Here are our top reasons. 1. It is much easier to apply for a job than it is…

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in Careers Advice, Changing Jobs, Employers, Job Applications

Restrictive Covenants – do they put employees off?

We have recently introduced a candidate to an employer where a restrictive covenant was used which must surely fall foul of rather a lot of employment regulations! The role is a fairly junior fee earner position and not senior management or director level. The restrictive covenant was actually called a “non-compete clause” and included the…

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Sole Practitioners - how much do they earn?
in Careers Advice, Employers, Legal Profession, Salary Reviews

How much do Sole Practitioners Earn?

A recent law graduate has asked an extremely pertinent question regarding future career plans: “In your professional opinion, how much do sole practitioners (on the high street working in family/conveyancing) tend to make annually? Also more generally, would you say, despite the over supply of law graduates and the SRA’s soon to be new route…

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Should I take my A Levels again to get better grades after finishing my degree?

Ask a Recruitment Consultant – questions this month on our chat bot Questions sent to us via our Chat service online, together with general career questions emailed across. We do our best to answer all queries, sometimes after a fairly lengthy delay if we are busy! Q: I graduated from university with a 1st class…

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Hourly Rates for Locum Solicitors for October 2017 from Interim Lawyers and TP Legal Recruitment

Hourly Rates of Pay for Locum Solicitors and Legal Executives Rates have now decreased slightly as we get closer to Christmas – we expect them to go down further still. Up to £35 per hour in Conveyancing is still the norm for most locums, although a good proportion are dropping to £30-32 per hour to…

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Ask a Recruitment Consultant – questions to our Chatbot

Ask a Recruitment Consultant – questions this month on our chat bot Questions sent to us via our new Chat service online, together with general career questions emailed across. We do our best to answer all queries, sometimes after a fairly lengthy delay if we are busy! Our New Chatbot Hi. My Australian degree has…

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in Careers Advice, Legal Profession, Relocation, Training Contracts, Pupillage and Work Experience

Ask a Recruitment Consultant – questions to our Chatbot

Ask a Recruitment Consultant – questions this month on our chat bot Questions sent to us via our new Chat service online, together with general career questions emailed across. We do our best to answer all queries, sometimes after a fairly lengthy delay if we are busy! Do you think it is still worth becoming…

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in Careers Advice, Changing Jobs, Employers, Legal Profession, Salary Reviews, Staying in Your Job

Fake News – is there a Shortage of Conveyancing Locums vs Wills & Probate Locum Solicitors?

Candidate Shortages in Wills & Probate and Conveyancing – myths and legends As I write this brief article, I can reflect that I could probably have written the same article in any year between 2011 and 2017. In fact if you are reading this in 20 years’ time, and Donald Trump hasn’t ended the world…

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in Careers Advice, Legal Job Market Reports

Legal Job Market Report dated 7th June 2017

The demand for staff generally has stayed the same. Permanent recruitment has decreased. Locum recruitment has decreased. Hourly rates are starting to increase in line with seasonal variations. Commercial and In House roles are picking up slightly. Wills and Probate is quieter but locum and permanent candidates remain very much in demand. Conveyancing is quieter…

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Questions to our Recruitment Consultants via our Chat Service

Ask a Recruitment Consultant – questions this month on our chat bot Questions sent to us via our new Chat service online, together with general career questions emailed across. We do our best to answer all queries, sometimes after a fairly lengthy delay if we are busy! Why is there a shortage of private client…

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