Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment has been in the press on various occasions over the years. Extracts from some of these are below. Our list excludes an article in the Daily Telegraph from 2012 – we have been unable to find it online or in print – in fact the journalist who wrote the article was also unaware it had been printed! If anyone has a copy or knows where we can find one, please let us know.
February 2014 – CILEX Journal – comment from Jonathan Fagan (MD of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment) on the state of the legal job market:
….Recruiters are right to have some optimism, however, says Jonathan Fagan who is managing director of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment and a blogger on the legal market: “In my experience, the legal job market follows the housing market quite closely. If we are in a buoyant market for housing then many law firms are lifted by this and will start recruiting, and that is what has happened in 2013 and is likely to continue into 2014.” …. With a patchy, competitive legal job market, unless you are in residential conveyancing, how does a candidate get taken on, particularly at the junior end, or find that new challenge (or better pay)? Juniors need to get experience because “that is what law firms want” – and that is also a reason why many lawyers are offering to do short term placements and locum work, to get a foot in the door and get that experience. Mr Fagan agrees. He says that he has just placed a CLE in-house with a German company which was interested in “experience over qualifications”…..
2008 – Jonathan Fagan, MD of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment, participated in the Legal Talk Network discussion regarding the economy’s effect on UK law firms. Podcast link below:
Sunday Times Article, October 2008. Jonathan Fagan, MD of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment, comments on flexible working conditions in the legal profession. http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/career_and_jobs/recruiter_forum/article4967965.ece and comment in the Recruiter Forum: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/career_and_jobs/recruiter_forum/article4967964.ece