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South African lawyers relocating to the UK
in Careers Advice, Job Applications, Legal Profession, Relocation

What do my South African qualifications count for in the UK? I am a South African qualified lawyer.

If you are a South African qualified lawyer who has decided to come to the UK to experience our high quality weather, our stable political system and our well functioning courts, congratulations! You may have spent 20 years practising in a good quality South African law firm undertaking high quality legal cases and you may…

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in Candidates, London and South, Regions

New Candidate Update 29th May 2019 – Solicitors – Locum and Permanent

New Permanent Candidates CAN-29245 20 year PQE property solicitor dealing with a mix of residential and commercial property work including new builds and high net worth matters. Looking for permanent roles in central London. CAN-27615 2 year PQE residential conveyancing solicitor looking for locum assignments or permanent role in the Surrey region and surrounds. CAN-29287…

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in Candidates, London and South, Regions

Candidate Update 23rd May 2019 – New Solicitors and Legal Executives registering

Good morning. Please find below a list of solicitors registered with Ten Percent Legal in the past 7 days. New Permanent Candidates CAN-29260 South East London 5 year PQE Solicitor specialising in family law, civil litigation and immigration looking for a suitable role in South East London or Kent. CAN-29261 Southall 2 year PQE Solicitor…

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in Candidates, London and South, Regions

New Solicitor update 15th May 2019

Please find below a list of solicitors registered with Ten Percent Legal in the past 14 days. Planning to recruit in 2019? Visit www.tenpercentunlimited.co.uk for our money-saving recruitment service. New Permanent Candidates CAN-29236 Kingston 25 year PQE Clinical Negligence and Catastrophic Injury Solicitor looking for a suitable role in Kent and London. CAN-29239 Bromley 1…

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in Careers Advice, Interviews

Legal Job Interview Question and Answer – describe a situation in which you were a member of a team – what did you do to positively contribute to it?

Advice This is the classic competency based interview question that gets asked time and time again in some form or another. It does not matter who you are and what your circumstances, there must have always been a time when you were a member of a team and you are able to give this information…

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in Careers Advice, Interviews

Legal Job Interview Question and Answer – describe a situation in which you influenced or motivated people.

Advice This is another relatively easy question because if you have prepared your approach to interview effectively you should have a number of examples that will cover this question already stored in your mind. It is a good time to get over the point that you are a team player who contributes effectively to a…

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Child Care Lawyers
in Careers Advice, Legal Profession, Training Contracts, Pupillage and Work Experience

Childcare Solicitors – what do they do and how do I become one?

There are a lot of different terms used for the work of a childcare solicitor. You will often see them described as solicitors with care proceedings experience, solicitors who do publicly funded family law work (just about the only thing left now that is publicly funded is care work), social services family lawyer, local authority…

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in Candidates, London and South, Regions

Solicitors looking for work – new candidate update 1st May 2019

Greater London CAN-29233 Company Commercial Paralegal with experience in commercial contracts, litigation and banking law, GDPR and data protection. Looking for a post in London. CAN-29234 Senior In House Lawyer with 10 years experience. Experience in litigation, company commercial law and IP with specific experience in the media & entertainment sector. Looking for posts in…

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New Solicitors looking for work 24th April 2019

Please find below a list of solicitors registered with Ten Percent Legal in the past 14 days. Planning to recruit in 2019? Visit www.tenpercentunlimited.co.uk for our money-saving recruitment service. New Permanent Candidates CAN-29202 South East London 8 year PQE litigation solicitor dealing with civil and commercial litigation. Looking for posts in London. CAN-29198 West-Central London…

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in Careers Advice, Interviews

Legal Job Interview Question and Answer – Describe a Situation in which you dealt with confrontation, for example a difficult customer?

Advice This is an answer that most people can probably conjure up from somewhere as most of the workforce will have dealt with difficult customers. Everyone has had to deal with some sort of confrontation in their lives, whether in a sporting, academic or work environment. Try to think of a work-based example as these…

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in Candidates, London and South, Regions

Solicitors and Legal Executives – new candidates 27th March 2019

New Permanent Candidates CAN-29107 Harrow NQ Solicitor with experience in corporate commercial law, commercial litigation, property litigation and commercial and residential property. Looking for a post in Middlesex or London. CAN-29103 Croydon 4 year PQE Family Law Solicitor looking for posts in and around South London. CAN-29100 Cardiff 10 year PQE Property Solicitor looking for…

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New Candidate Update 20th March 2019 Solicitors and Legal Executives

Good morning. Please find below a list of solicitors registered with Ten Percent Legal in the past 14 days. click here to register vacancies online, email jobs@ten-percent.co.uk or call 0800 246 5001. New Permanent Candidates CAN-29085 Guildford 15 year PQE Commercial Property Solicitor with experience working for Legal 500 firms. Looking for posts in Surrey…

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New Candidate Update 13th March 2019 from Ten Percent Legal Recruitment

New Permanent Candidates CAN-29074 Ipswich Residential Conveyancer with over 5 years’ practical experience. Can manage all aspects of conveyancing from inception to registration without supervision. Solicitor. CAN-29073 Experienced Immigration Caseworker/Solicitor with Level 2 accreditation. Looking for a suitable role in Essex, North London or Central London. CAN-29065 6 month PQE Family Law Solicitor with exposure…

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in Careers Advice, CV Writing, Job Applications

Why do I never get offered job interviews – Top Tips for getting a job application noticed

Every week we get lots of permanent vacancies and locum assignments from solicitors’ firms and in house legal departments. They’re often looking for a specific type of solicitor, with sufficient experience to do a specific job. Lets take a recent example. A firm in the South East of England are looking as follows: Permanent, Full…

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in Careers Advice, Interviews

Legal Job Interview Question and Answer – Describe a project where you needed to involve input from other departments – how did you identify that need and how did you ensure buy-in from the appropriate leaders and managers?

Advice This is a STAR competency based interview question. STAR stands for “Situation, Task, Action and Result” and this particular question is a strong example of where using this technique is so effective. Firstly it is probably almost impossible to answer this type of question without having thought about it before attending the interview. It…

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Legal Job Interview Question and Answer – describe a project or situation where you took a project to completion despite important opposition.

Advice This type of question is competency based and involves using the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action, Result). Manna from heaven for any Six Sigma practitioners or business change managers. For everyone else it is a very difficult question indeed as the majority of professionals do not spend their working lives dealing with conflict in…

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Barristers - riddled with nepotism?
in Careers Advice, Legal Profession, Training Contracts, Pupillage and Work Experience

How to Work as a Lawyer in the UK – top tips

Here are the Ten Percent Legal Recruitment top tips for becoming a lawyer in the UK. Firstly, bear in mind that there are quite a few different types of lawyer working in the UK, including barristers, solicitors, “non-qualified fee earners”, legal executive, licensed conveyancer, will writers and paralegals. In case it assists, a “non-qualified fee…

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