What things can you do to make that new candidate feel like this has been the right move for them? Article by Jonathan Fagan MD of Ten Percent Legal Recruitment.
One of the key issues in relation to offering flexible hours and remote working is the attitude of well established law firm owners, particularly in the smaller sized SME sector, where the recruiting partner or manager is very often the owner of the practice.
How to negotiate a pay rise and how to deal with a request for a pay rise – article by Ten Percent Legal Recruitment for solicitors and employers.
Ten top tips for interviewing techniques – a guide for employers from Jonathan Fagan, MD of Ten Percent Legal Recruitment and Interim Lawyers.
This is our guide on finding yourself a suitable solicitor for a vacant legal job. Of course we are always happy to assist as recruiters, but just in case you were thinking of doing it yourself and are currently surfing the internet looking for how to get recruitment for free this article might assist..
Our experiences (as business owners and legal recruiters) of providing rewards and benefits to our employees and those we see in the legal profession.
How to frame a commercial contracts manager job title when the work is as in-house legal counsel dealing with commercial contracts.
How to Make an Offer to Buy a Law Firm that is going to get accepted. An article by Jonathan Fagan, MD Ten Percent Legal Recruitment.
There have been a flurry of interested partners of law firms looking to sell up and we get a lot of calls into our offices asking what the practice is worth. Article by Jonathan Fagan
We often get partners of law firms contacting us to request details of locums who are able to do conveyancing and wills and probate, residential and commercial conveyancing and many more besides. Is it feasible?
Podcasts – how to use them to market your business and get extra visitors to your website. Article from Ten Percent Legal Recruitment.
Video CVs – are they the future? Article by Ten Percent Legal Recruitment. Bored of CVs? What about producing a list of questions for each applicant and asking them to video their response.
Difference between Employment Agency and Employment Business. Article by Jonathan Fagan, Ten Percent Legal Recruitment.
Job Interview Technique – using a fake receptionist to root out bad employees attending for interview. Article by Jonathan Fagan of Ten Percent Legal Recruitment.
Law Firm Valuations and unrealistic expectations of sellers. An article by Ten Percent Legal, specialist legal recruiters and law firm business brokers for over 20 years.
locums are now very reluctant to take assignments that involve any or all of the time being based in an office rather than working remotely. An article by Interim Lawyers Legal Recruitment.
This article from Ten Percent Legal looks at alternatives to simply closing down law firms including converting to ABS, CLC and merging.
My Firm Wants to Grow – ideas for growing your law firm from Ten Percent Legal Recruitment.
How easy is it to find a solicitor with their own clients and get them to join your firm?
Business meetings – a waste of time in the post-coronavirus world? And is it normal for someone to work on their laptop throughout a meeting? Is Zoom the future?
We took a call a few weeks ago from a sole practitioner specialising in employment law and some other forms of litigation. He explained that his caseload was such that although he had enough work for two or three days per week he was looking for a way of increasing his working week and his…
Companies often call us up with their specifications for in-house legal posts, and this invariably involves a little bit of negotiation on what is essential and what is desirable. Quite often companies start with the idea that certain particulars are essential, but after reviewing CVs for a little while, realise that actually a lot of…
I have found myself today emailing the same information across to at least three different law firms in relation to potential acquisitions and meeting the sellers for the first time. Buyers seem to want to go straight into the sellers’ offices and meet them, as well as expecting the seller to want to arrange this…
Today we had an email from a law firm who owe us a reasonable amount of money and following a letter before action we received a detailed response from one of the directors at the solicitors firm explaining his understanding of the fee and how it should be paid. Part of this explanation and discussion…
We get a number of smaller firms and indeed some larger ones looking for new solicitors at a fairly experienced level. Quite often they will indicate an opinion that they wouldn’t expect a solicitor with more than 5 years’ experience not to have their own following of clients. Sometimes they give figures as to what…
I recently took a call from a solicitors firm in the Leicestershire area looking for a new residential conveyancer to join their firm. They are a small high street practice and we have had dealings with them on numerous occasions over the years to assist with recruitment into their property team. We had the usual…
One of the key things to bear in mind when coming to sell your solicitors practice is to ensure that your company accounts are impeccably maintained for the last 5 years. So many law firms, it seems, do not have good quality accounts to produce to any prospective buyers, which means that when buyers come…
Negotiating for the sake of negotiating – the risks of haggling on salary during the job offer process
A couple of job offers recently have ended up in a stalemate situation between the employers and the employees. The employees have asked for a higher salary and the employers have taken umbrage at the fact the employees have asked the question. Here are our top 10 pieces of advice when considering negotiating on salary…
For years we have very patiently advised clients contacting us to request solicitors with a following, ie the ability to bring their own work and files to a new firm, that there is the small matter of a Restrictive Covenant ever present in most contracts of employment. As anyone knows, you cannot simply walk out…