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  • How to recruit, retain and incentivise your legal staff in the “new normal”

    • 29 Oct 2021

    As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the legal landscape has undergone significant changes. Chadwick Nott discusses how many changes are positive, and why it is important to respond to these developments, especially when recruiting.

  • How Hill Dickinson became a flexible working trendsetter long before the COVID-19 pandemic

    • 14 Oct 2021
    • Hill Dicksinson

    After the pandemic, over half of employers expect staff to continue working from home. The efficiency with which many professionals transitioned to home working has created a dilemma for more traditional firms. Hill Dickinson discuss how they successfully took on flexible working long before Covid-19.

  • Why is the property industry booming right now, and how is it affecting property lawyers and their firms?

    • 20 Jul 2021
    • Clare Harman Clark

    The property industry is currently seeing exponential growth and property lawyers are witnessing this first hand. Clare Harman Clark explains why the property industry is booming and how this is affecting property lawyers and their firms.

  • Hot Property: why are property law vacancies so in demand right now?

    • 26 May 2021
    • Rita Bange

    Whether it’s residential conveyancing or commercial property law, the number of property law vacancies has risen exponentially over the last year. Principal Property & Regeneration Solicitor Rita Bange explains the reasons for the rise and how to make the switch into the industry.

  • 4 tips to advance your legal career this year

    • 14 Jan 2021
    • Rachael Gordon

    Whether you want to progress in a job you love or you’re considering a completely different path, it can often be difficult to take charge of your own career progression. It’s very unlikely that you can simply leave university, secure a training contract and be guided onto a partnership track by supervisors who recognise your talent – nowadays, career progression is firmly in the hands of individuals.

  • How to leave work at the door during the pandemic

    • 5 Jan 2021
    • Rachael Gordon

    We’ve all heard the advice to leave work at the office. But what happens when the office is your front room?

  • New year, new career: career planning for 2021

    • 4 Jan 2021
    • Jason Connolly

    Jason Connolly, CEO of JMC Legal, discusses how to build your career plan, get organised and stay ahead of the game to achieve your career goals in 2021.

  • Looking for a remote legal job? These firms are hiring

    • 9 Nov 2020
    • Rachael Gordon

    Before Covid-19, working from home was the exception to the rule and decidedly not the norm - especially for law firms. If you’ve found that you prefer working from home or want to be a digital nomad, we pulled together a list of firms that are hiring for you to browse or apply for today.

  • Companies are still recruiting during COVID-19 — here are 5 legal recruiters who want to hear from you

    • 30 Sep 2020
    • Rachael Gordon

    From commercial property to employment law, there are hundreds of roles available right now. Browse through these companies and their open positions—now’s the time to apply.

  • How can I change specialism within the law?

    • 7 Sep 2020
    • Laura Uberoi

    Laura Uberoi, Council Member at the Law Society discusses the considerations to take into account when changing specialisms within the law.

  • The pros and cons of taking contract roles

    • 7 Sep 2020
    • Jason Connolly

    Jason Connolly from JMC Legal discusses the pros and cons of taking contract legal roles.

  • Flexible working is now the most important consideration for lawyers looking to move

    • 23 Nov 2021
    • Realm Recruit

    83% of lawyers say flexibility would be important to them if they were to look for a new job. Majority of lawyers expect to enjoy a hybrid working model, with three days a week working from home. Realm Recruit discusses its annual market research conducted in the summer, telling us more about the significant changes in the makeup of the market.

  • How to Excel at Remote Interviews

    • 22 Nov 2021
    • Jameson Legal

    Remote interviews are no longer just for face-to-face interviews, they are now the route to securing that dream job. More people are actively seeking work than ever before, but have to jump through more hoops in order to secure it. Jameson Legal discusses how to make sure you give yourself the best possible chance of impressing your potential employer and winning the competition.

  • Rising demand for contract lawyers and ad hoc consultants

    • 19 Nov 2021
    • Jameson Legal

    The notion of working as a contractor or flexible consultant is gaining traction with clients and candidates. Lawyers are being sought on an interim, contract or ad hoc consultancy basis to scale up a team on a large deal or matter. Jameson Legal discusses the constant rising demand.

  • What are the key soft skills required for a successful legal career?

    • 4 Nov 2021
    • Faith Kelly, Sellick Partnership Limited - Legal Division

    Many of the key skills that legal sector employers are looking for, can be easily quantified. However, some essential soft skills must be demonstrated in order to progress in your career. Sellick Partnership examines some of the most important soft skills that will form the basis of a successful legal career.

  • The end of furlough comes amid record UK vacancy figures

    • 20 Oct 2021
    • Cristina Mancuso

    The furlough scheme ended on 30 September 2021. As businesses continue to prepare for what may follow, September 2021 saw the highest number of job vacancy openings since 2015. While the rate of vacancy growth has slowed recently, the number of vacancies is still escalating across most industries.

  • How can smaller legal firms stand out in their recruitment efforts?

    • 14 Oct 2021
    • Faith Kelly, Sellick Partnership

    For smaller legal firms, the current landscape exacerbates the challenges they are used to facing when competing for talent against the largest market players and biggest brands. However, there are a number of ways in which small firms can make an impression and cut through to candidates who may be a perfect fit for your firm.

  • Succeeding at an Interview

    • 11 Oct 2021
    • Chris Jenkinson, legal recruiter at Chadwick Nott

    Chris Jenkinson, an experienced legal recruiter at Chadwick Nott, provides his best tips how to ‘ace’ your next interview.

  • How has the recruitment market changed since 2020?

    • 27 Sep 2021
    • Faith Kelly, Sellick Partnership Limited - Legal Division

    The affect of the pandemic on hiring trends in 2020 was impossible to ignore, resulting in numerous candidates having to make major changes to their career plans. Those looking for a job are now experiencing a different recruitment marketplace compared to 2020. Sellick Partnership examines some of the key trends that are driving legal recruitment towards a more candidate-centric marketplace.

  • Office sweet office?

    • 20 Sep 2021
    • Eleanor McCloskey, Austen Lloyd

    The pandemic has had a monumental impact on our relationship with work and our workplaces. Austen Lloyd highlight the positive and negatives of home-working.