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in Legal Profession

What are Magic Circle law firms?

What and Who are Magic Circle Law Firms? The Magic Circle law firms are all based in London, all massive global operations, and employ well over 5,000 solicitors between them. The firms are:  Allen & Overy  Clifford Chance  Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer  Linklaters  Slaughter and May These firms have a combined turnover of well over £4…

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in Careers Advice, Job Applications, Training Contracts, Pupillage and Work Experience

Tips for getting the most out of Vacation Placements in Law Firms

5 top tips for getting the most out of your vacation scheme with a solicitors’ firm If you have any additional suggestions, please email them across! 1. Make notes every day on everything you do – very useful for future application forms and also for remembering at interview. 2. Speak to as many people as…

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in Legal Profession, Training Contracts, Pupillage and Work Experience

What is the difference between contentious and non-contentious legal work?

Q: What is the difference between contentious and non-contentious legal work? A: Contentious legal work relates to legal matters that take place between two or more parties, such as a court hearing or a tribunal hearing to resolve a dispute. Non-contentious legal work relates to transactions occuring between one or more parties, such as the…

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in Legal Job Market Reports

Legal Job Market Report September 5th 2012

Good morning and welcome to the September edition of the Legal Job Market Report from the Ten-Percent Recruitment Group. Our websites include Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment, Crime Solicitor Recruitment, Interim Lawyers, Legal-Recruitment and many more. Our September edition of Legal Recruitment News can be found at The market report for August is brief. We have…

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in CV Writing

How we prepare CVs

We have been preparing professional CVs for lawyers since April 2000 and the process is fairly simple. Firstly we ask our clients to send us over a completed form on the internet with lots of detail in.  Alternatively our clients can send over their existing CV and we will work from that. Very often clients…

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in CV Writing

How long should a CV be?

How long is a piece of string?  I get asked this question almost on a daily basis and hear a lot of different answers once I have given my response. CV – never longer than 2 pages? The usual or fairly common response is someone who has been told by a careers adviser when they…

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in Employers

Training your Secretaries to sell

We are all bad at this. I have to confess to having not really trained some of my colleagues in the various packages that Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment sells. For example we offer £60 per month recruitment to law firms with less than 100 employees, but recruitment via for law firms with more than 100…

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