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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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in Careers Advice, Changing Jobs, Legal Profession

Practice Managers in Solicitors Firms – who are they and how do you get a job as one?

Practice Managers in a solicitor’s firm – who are they and how do you get a job as one? Practice Managers are usually the most senior administrative member of staff in a solicitors’ firm or company. In a lot of firms they are expected to have a considerable and varied amount of experience with tasks…

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in Careers Advice, Employers, Job Applications, Legal Profession

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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in Careers Advice, Changing Jobs, CV Writing, Job Applications, Legal Profession, Relocation

Returning to work after a break – steps to improve your CV, prospects and chances of success

Very recently, a candidate got in touch about a vacancy, explaining quite apologetically that she was returning to work after a break and could she be considered for the post. As a recruiter, I have to be honest and say that whenever anybody tells me they are returning to work I almost involuntarily sigh because…

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in Careers Advice, Employers, Legal Profession, Newly Qualified Solicitors, Salary Reviews

Salary Myths and the Legal Profession

Salary Myths and the Legal Profession The legal profession is plagued by salary myths. How many times have high street solicitors been speaking to acquaintances and informed that as they are a solicitor they must be earning loads of money, at least 6 figures? How many law students still start their degree course thinking that…

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in Careers Advice, Employers, Job Applications, Legal Profession

Mothers Returning to Work in the Legal Profession – A Missed Opportunity?

Mothers returning to work – a missed opportunity? The legal profession very often lags behind other sectors for recruitment practices and HR trends. Firms have tended to be inflexible about hours, reluctant to recruit part time staff and hesitant to offer alternatives to salary increases. It is not surprising therefore that parents returning to work…

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in Employers, Job Applications, Legal Profession, Training Contracts, Pupillage and Work Experience

What is the difference between a Paralegal and a Fee Earner in a Solicitors firm?

This week an LPC graduate applied for a Conveyancing Fee Earner role in Central London through us (Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment). Before every other LPC graduate sends us their CV I should add that this candidate has over 12 months residential conveyancing experience in a solicitors firm already, which is why she is an extremely suitable…

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in Employers, Job Applications, Legal Profession

Rogue Recruitment Agencies and Phantom Jobs

Phantom Jobs and Rogue Recruitment Agencies Very recently the Law Society Gazette published an article online about phantom recruitment agents and jobs. The complaint appeared to be that candidates were attending interviews and then not hearing anything back afterwards. Another complaint appeared to be that recruitment agents were not responding to job applications with feedback.…

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in Changing Jobs, Legal Job Market Reports, Legal Profession, Staying in Your Job

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Updated Advice to Criminal Duty Solicitors

Should I stay or should I go? Crime Job Market Report I hope this article assists crime solicitors and does not depress anyone too much. It is a reflection of the harsh reality of crime regardless of the latest government interference in funding. Each time we get close to new contract deadlines or the next…

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in Changing Jobs, Employers, Legal Profession

How much money can you earn as a freelancer, locum or consultant in law?

How much money can you earn as a consultant, freelancer or locum solicitor? We regularly get contacted by solicitors wanting to know how much can be made from working as a freelancer (if in crime), a consultant (if family or litigation) or a locum (if non-contentious). These include sole practitioners, senior solicitors looking to enjoy…

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in Legal Profession

Rogue Law Firms – a personal experience

The Law Society have recently released an article based on a Freedom of Information request by Ed Austin. http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/5039197.article?utm_source=dispatch&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GAZ161213. This indicates that every practising solicitor has contributed just under £100 to pay compensation to former Wolstenholmes clients who have suffered loss as a result of the firm’s dodgy dealings. Just after the recession kicked in…

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in Job Applications, Legal Profession, Newly Qualified Solicitors, Training Contracts, Pupillage and Work Experience

Elocution – essential for Northern England graduates looking to work in the South?

Elocution Lessons – a vital part of a move from the North to London? There has recently been a flurry of articles and comments in the media about the legal profession being traditional, conservative and middle class with a bias against anyone not conforming with the norm. This includes those with strong regional accents applying…

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in Legal Profession, Training Contracts, Pupillage and Work Experience

Which University is the best for studying for a law degree?

What University should I go to in order to study Law? This is a question we are often, or “What is the best university to study law at” or “which Universities do commercial law firms consider to be the best?” or “Are there any universities that law firms will not take applications from”. The answer…

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in Legal Profession, Relocation

How to Convert Australian degrees into UK degrees and vice versa

Converting Australian degree grades into UK degree grades and vice versa. Converting UK degree classifications into Australian degrees and vice versa is not straightforward. Firstly Australian degrees are not split into 2.1 or upper second class degrees and 2.2 or lower second class degree levels. Australian students and graduates tend to be quite surprised when…

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