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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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Good Work Life Balance and the Legal Profession

Good Work/Life Balances and the Legal Profession – are they compatible? I recently noticed an article online by one of our competitors (Douglas Scott) about work/life balances in the legal profession and how average hours worked have dropped dramatically since 2014. There is talk of agile working conditions, hot desks, plus Magic Circle firm Clifford…

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in Candidates, Employers, London and South, Regions

New Candidate Update dated 6th September 2016

New candidates registered in the past 7 days – September 6th 2016 CAN-26073 August 2016 qualified solicitor looking for a suitable wills & probate, residential conveyancing or civil litigation role in Greater London. CAN-26069 1988 qualified litigation solicitor with experience in commercial litigation, civil litigation, personal injury, industrial disease, insurance and employment law. Looking for…

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Bad Locums – avoiding them and bad law firms

Locums – avoiding bad firms and bad locums Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment handles both permanent and locum vacancies. We assist with locum assignments via our website www.interimlawyers.co.uk. Every locum we arrange work for is checked out and we get proof of ID, proof of residence, copies of practising certificates and attempt to get two references on…

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New Candidate Registrations dated 24th August 2016 for Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment

New Permanent Fee Earner Candidates 24080824 Wills & Probate Solicitor relocating to North Devon. 5 years PQE. Permanent. 22081053 Immigration Solicitor NQ looking for corporate immigration posts in central London zone 1. Permanent. £30k salary. 18081317 General Practice Solicitor with extensive experience in Litigation – property, employment and PI, contentious probate, looking around Central and…

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New Candidate Update 6th July 2016

Candidates New Candidates Registered in the last 14 days. CAN-25847 Legal secretary with experience in both residential conveyancing and commercial property, looking for a suitable role in the Greater London region. CAN-25874 NQ qualified solicitor with experience in crime and immigration. Looking for a post in London or other major cities in the UK. CAN-25849…

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Locum Rates of Pay – June 2016

Hourly Rates of Pay for Locum Solicitors and Legal Executives Locum hourly rate payment varies widely according to the demand, length of assignment, level of experience and advance notice available. NB: These rates are intended as a guide only. Hourly rates can vary according to the location, duration and level of expertise. June 2016 Private…

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Improve your chances of success of recruiting Conveyancing Solicitors

There remains a national shortage of conveyancing and commercial property lawyers at all levels. We are finding it harder than usual to recruit locums this year, although we still get CVs in to over 95% of assignments, but the permanent side is very difficult. What is interesting is the trend of firms recruiting new conveyancers…

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Legal Recruitment Firm fakes its own staff

Agency accused of inventing staff A legal recruitment agency, Dawn Ellmore Employment (never heard of them) has been caught by RollonFriday.com inventing staff – full report at http://www.rollonfriday.com/TheNews/EuropeNews/tabid/58/Id/4434/fromTab/36/currentIndex/0/Default.aspx This has attracted lots of comments from disgruntled lawyers about agencies faking their identities, making up staff and qualifications and pretending that they are much bigger than…

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What do Umbrella Companies do and is there any point a solicitor using one to do locum work?

What do umbrella companies do and is there any point using one to do locum work? We have been working with locums in the legal profession for over 10 years now and it seems to be a fairly recent phenomenon that a very small minority of our locums and other locums we’ve come across employ…

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