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  • There is one common complaint with solicitors - a lack of Wi-Fi facilities within courtrooms
  • National legal recruitment business eNL has recently promoted two directors, Rebecca Barry and Rebecca Lawrence
  • Over the past five years, the legal market has been through a considerable amount of change: the current instability of the global economic climate has meant that law firms and in-house legal departments continue to be affected by cost pressures and recruitment freezes
  • There has been an increase in recent years of the importance of the regulatory practice within leading financial institutions and we are now seeing news levels of investment from some of the leading banks
  • The legal profession has been presented with many challenges over the course of its history, but the biggest threat has been the introduction of the alternative business structure (ABS) three years ago
  • Gender diversity has long been an issue within business and the legal sector is no exception. At entry level, women are more than adequately represented, making up almost 60% of admissions between July 2012 and July 2013, yet this is not translating into partner promotions as women continue to be...
  • Accountancy giant EY have recently been granted a licence by the SRA to provide legal services in the UK
  • A week on from the sweeping changes to stamp duty that were announced in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement on 3 December 2014, estate agents are reporting renewed interest from buyers as the traditional pre Christmas lull has come to an abrupt end since the announcement.
  • The recovery is here, all the economic indicators are pointing in the right direction. The vast majority of firms we surveyed reported a significant jump in utilisation, recoverability is looking much healthier too. There is a drive to staff up the likes of which we haven’t seen since 2007.
  • When looking for a new role, one of the top two reasons for leaving is financially motivated, which is understandable given the high cost of living and the long hours often required in the legal sector.
  • Although law school may provide students with many useful skills and the foundations of legal knowledge, there is rarely much focus on what life as a practising lawyer is like or how varied a legal career can be.
  • With the legal market showing further signs of improvement and a big shift in the property market firms across the country are, once again, turning to locums to provide interim support in all areas of law, particularly residential property
  • An interview is an opportunity not only for the company to ascertain whether you’re the right candidate for them, but also your opportunity to gather as much information as possible about the role and firm’s fit for your immediate and long term career goals.
  • Shamim is a Solicitor / Partner at Ansham White Solicitors. She qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales in 2001 and has since worked in various areas of law including Business Immigration, Human Rights, Family and now Private Client. In 2011 she set up her own law practice with her co-found...
  • Average legal department grows headcount by a third in past year, with 65% expecting further expansion by 2016...
  • Natalie qualified at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, specialising in employment law and share incentives. Following this, she founded Pharos Legal, which was shortlisted in the niche firm of the year category at the 2013 Yorkshire Lawyer Awards.
  • When you’re looking for a job, even if your own natural inclination is to be modest, there’s no place for it in the jobs market.
  • Jessica Higham, from leading Legal and Finance recruiter Sellick Partnership illustrates the impact of the housing and property market on conveyance law and the legal job market.
  • Corinne Mills, Managing Director of Personal Career Management, provides an insight into writing a convincing personal statement on your Legal CV