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WHY DO I DO WHAT I DO

I’ve been working in legal recruitment now for over 20 years, much longer than my career as a Solicitor, so I’ve started to think about what it is I love about what I do. Recruitment is challenging, especially in the current climate but, basically, I thrive on making a positive impact. Passion for Helping Others Recruitment is more than just…

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Retaining Top Talent: Creating a Positive Candidate Experience in the Legal Market

In today's highly competitive legal market, attracting and retaining top talent requires more than just a competitive salary and benefits package. Law firms must prioritise creating a positive candidate experience spanning from the initial application stage to the final decision. Why? Because in a market where skilled legal professionals have plentiful options, a positive experience can serve as the decisive…

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Navigating Imposter Syndrome: Understanding the Challenges Among Lawyers

We picture Lawyers as titans in the courtroom, paragons of legal knowledge, wielding the gavel of justice with unwavering confidence. However, the reality for many lawyers, especially those in the early stages of their careers, is far from this image. Instead, they grapple with a pervasive feeling commonly known as imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome is that nagging voice that whispers,…

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Salary Negotiation Strategies: Securing What You Deserve in Your Legal Career

Negotiating a salary increase might seem daunting, but understanding key strategies and tactics can empower you to achieve your desired outcome. In this blog, we explore several helpful approaches to confidently navigate the negotiation process and achieve the salary you deserve. Know Your Worth Before negotiations, research typical salaries for your role and experience level. Consider factors like location, company…

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Navigating the Legal Landscape: Millennials in the Legal Profession

The legal profession has undergone significant transformations over the years, and one of the driving forces behind these changes is the influx of Millennials, also known as Generation Y.  Millennials are now a prominent demographic within the legal field, bringing with them unique perspectives, values and approaches. In this blog, we will explore the impact of Millennials in the legal…

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Making a Positive First Impression: Your Guide to a Successful First Day at a New Job

Starting a new job is both thrilling and nerve-wracking, and it's crucial to leave a lasting positive impression on your first day. In this blog, we'll provide you with valuable tips and strategies to help you navigate your first day with confidence and make a stellar impression on your new colleagues. Dress appropriately This means dressing in a way that…

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Celebrating 15 years in business

Fifteen years ago, I took a leap of faith and launched my own legal recruitment business. Back then, it was a pivotal decision, but looking back, it stands as one of the most rewarding choices I've ever made. I started my career over 20 years ago as a recruiter in the legal profession having qualified and practised as a Solicitor…

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The Legal Recruitment Market in the UK: Current Trends and Outlook

The legal recruitment market in the UK is currently very competitive driven by various factors that have shaped its dynamics.  In this blog, we will explore the key contributors to this competitiveness and highlight the crucial factors law firms need to consider in order to attract and retain top legal talent. Factors Driving Competitiveness Increasing demand for legal services: The…

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