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October 24, 2017

This is a common question being asked by candidates at present and in simple terms, absolutely.

We are all aware that the Christmas break is fast approaching (even though it is still October!). However, the suggestion that law firms are becoming reluctant to take on new...

October 15, 2017

If you’re looking to get ahead at work, but feeling a little stifled at present, ask yourself what you can do to advance your career. If you know where you want to end up, then you’re already a step ahead.

Show initiative

Know what your future goal is, and be proactive i...

October 11, 2017

I was recently interviewed for a podcast exploring the effects that a person’s social media presence can have on their career. It got me thinking:

  • Is it a requirement for lawyers to have a social media presence in today’s market?

  • What form(s) should this take?


August 29, 2017

Employers consider a broad range of factors when recruiting for a particular position. First and foremost, a candidate must have the desired skills and experience. Thereafter, personality and cultural fit are extremely important. This arises, as there will often be mul...

August 22, 2017

Given the broad range of law firms, there are a number of qualities that may render a lawyer attractive to prospective employers in the current market. However, whilst each firm and role offers different requirements, there are two key qualities that firms consistently...

August 15, 2017

Money is always a great motivator for candidates seeking to change jobs. However, it is increasingly evident that a high salary is not sufficient. Rather, the key to attracting and retaining talent in this market is finding additional ways to incentivise existing emplo...

August 8, 2017

The consistent trend amongst lawyers is that although a quality remuneration package is essential, this is not the only requirement. Candidates also emphasise the importance of the opportunity on offer. Key considerations include, but are not limited to:

  • The calibre...

August 1, 2017

The hiring process doesn’t simply stop once a candidate has been placed. Rather, significant emphasis must be placed upon ensuring that new employees succeed. This not only boosts productivity but also increases the likelihood of the employee staying for a significant...

July 25, 2017

The last financial year was a busy year in the legal support space. In particular, the start of 2017 heralded a significant increase in the number of legal support roles on offer, with high demand for quality candidates. This trend was evident in firms at all levels ra...

July 18, 2017

In the past year, there has been significant hiring activity across all firm tiers. The top-tier continues to seek candidates in the banking & finance and corporate space, particularly in public M&A. This demand for high-end corporate/M&A lawyers has been consistent fo...