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

In House Legal – is the grass greener on the other side?

For our full advice on in house legal jobs and moving in house from private practice (and vice versa) please visit our In House page by clicking https://www.ten-percent.co.uk/in-house-lawyers/ The advice sheet includes the following: How easy is it to move from a solicitors’ firm to an in house legal department? Can anyone do it? Is…

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in Careers Advice, Legal Profession

Crime Solicitor Contract 2017 – extracts relevant to Duty Solicitors and Supervisors

The LAA have very kindly published the 2017 Standard Crime Contract on the internet, which means it is possible to see exactly what the specifications are for the employed status of duty solicitors and also any restrictions on crime supervisors. Please see the extract in bold regarding ghost duty solicitors and also the new requirements…

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in Careers Advice, Employers, Legal Profession

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 Careers Advice, Employers, Legal Profession

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

I’ve had a Training Contract offer from a small High Street Law Firm – should I take it?

We had a request in for legal careers advice from an LPC graduate who has been offered a training contract in a smaller sized law firm somewhere in the UK who do a lot of family law (plus other areas). His questions are as follows: I am unsure whether to take the training contract or…

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in Careers Advice, Employers, Legal Job Market Reports, Salary Reviews

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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in Candidates, Careers Advice, London and South, Regions

New Candidate Update 26th May 2016

New Permanent Fee Earner Candidates 23051346 Residential Conveyancing Solicitor with 10 years PQE looking in Ipswich and surrounds for work. 25723 Sept 2016 qualified solicitor looking for a wills & probate posts in Bucks, Oxon and Bedfordshire. 25050833 Wills & Probate Solicitor available for locum and permanent work around London. 25741 Legal consultant specialising in…

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in Careers Advice, Employers, Job Applications

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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