All Careers Advice

  • Why the legal sector isn’t just focused on London
    London has been the traditional hotspot for legal jobs for as long as this country has had a developed industry. However, in recent years activity has spread outside of the capital and meant that this isn’t necessarily the case anymore.
  • Living and Working abroad is an increasingly popular choice for Legal professionals. We share the most popular locations from our Audience Insight survey, what difference age makes and give an overview of the benefits and downfalls of making the move.
  • It’s a commonly held idea that the introduction of artificial intelligence (‘AI’) within the legal sector may lead to job losses. But is this actually the case, and just how are firms using AI, if at all, in their day to day business?
  • The lexicon of legal practitioners can be confusing. So where do solicitor jobs stop and barrister roles begin? And how do lawyer positions link in? Find out...
  • Practice Managers are the operational backbone of any law firm, providing a demanding skill-set ranging from people management and marketing to finance. Read more...
  • Today’s job marketplace is incredibly competitive and law firms face two very distinct challenges: how to find the best legal professionals people to come and work for them and how to keep the talent they already have.
  • We’ve discussed the evolving role of the paralegal a number of times, and with law firms’ growing reliance on transactional services teams to deal with increasingly complex and time-consuming administrative and process work it is somewhat unsurprising to see a number of internationally renowned f...
  • Licensed conveyancers are the vital legal link between people and the property ladder, bringing ambitions of buying and selling homes, business premises and land to life. They’re specialist lawyers who make sense of the administration and finances needed to transfer ownership of all types of real...
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  • We have recently seen a steady stream of news from law firms regarding their views on flexible or ‘agile’ working. DMJ were interested to see whether this was likely to become the norm, or just the pattern amongst a certain type of firm.
  • Reports have suggested that by 2020 as much as 50 percent of the global workforce will be made up of ‘millennials’ or generation Y workers.
  • There’s little doubt that the nature of work is shifting at an unprecedented rate, and as professionals’ responsibilities change, so do the qualities that hiring managers are looking for. The legal profession is no exception.
  • Given law firms’ ever growing reliance on paralegals it’s somewhat unsurprising that the role is becoming ever more closely aligned to that of a trainee and that a growing number of graduates are opting to gain experience in the area before applying for or undertaking training contracts. 
  • Michael Bailey, specialist legal recruiter at Sellick Partnership, gives his views on artificial intelligence, and its place within the legal sector.
  • The Economist General Counsel conference, taking place on Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 in London, is a top-level event that sets out to find compelling solutions to meeting the changing expectations experienced by the in-house legal function.
  • Marsden Group gives advice on preparing for what could be one of the most important hours of your professional life
  • Though there has been a lot of chatter in legal circles about the potential long term impact of artificial intelligence on the profession, one thing is certain, the programmes currently on the market are a long way from the level of sophistication that would be required for lawyers to be replaced...
  • Key pieces of advice for locums when participating in a telephone interview
  • We are once again searching for talented Legal PAs to enter their Legal PA of the Year Award 2016.
  • With over three years’ experience recruiting into the public sector with Sellick Partnership, I have to say that 2015 has by far been our busiest and most successful year!