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New LAA Contract Awards for Family, Mental Health etc. – how not to recruit Supervisors for new contract awards

Today is the day when the LAA have issued a whole new load of contract awards after recent tenders by law firms across the UK. So far we have had telephone calls from law firms asking about Family Law Supervisors and Mental Health Law Supervisors. Any more? I can’t remember if Housing or Immigration are…

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IR35 and Local Authority Contractors – are we heading towards the same regime for Private Practice?

Minutes from HMRC’s latest IR35 forum indicate that similar reform could hit the private sector soon. This could be a worry to a good number of law firms who regularly use locums. Our own thoughts on it are that provided the contractual position is clear and the locum is a senior lawyer who is able…

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

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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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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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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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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