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    1 week ago

    Ambition driving legal moves as confidence in the sector holds firm

    Job security and redundancy driven decisions have hit a 3-year low, falling from 15% in 2015 to just 10% in 2017. Money is still on the table but it is not a primary motivator.

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    1 month ago

    Trainee Solicitor Salaries Slipping

    35% of all Trainee Solicitors are being paid below Law Society recommended levels according to research carried out by leading legal recruiter Douglas Scott. 12 months ago 31% were being paid under the threshold.

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    3 months ago

    £20m letting agent fee bonus

    76,000 lawyers will be financially better off next year, when the government finally gets around to banning letting agent’s fees. They stand to benefit from savings totalling over £20.3m.

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    3 months ago

    Our 5th Big Data Salary Survey is live

    This year marks the 5th year of our big legal data survey and to celebrate this we are loading up two gift cards with £500 of credit in time for a festive spend. Read on to be in with a chance of bagging one.

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    Blog All blogs

    5 days ago

    Essential house move crib sheet for NQ Solicitors.

    January, February and March is a time when many Trainee Solicitors start to browse legal jobs but it's also a peak period for rented accommodation searches and availability.

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    1 week ago

    10 magic iPhone tools and apps for busy legal professionals

    Douglas Scott's resident iSheep Jon Paul Hanrahan looks at 10 iPhone tools and apps that will make your home and work life that little bit easier.

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    1 month ago

    Find your A game this February

    Been under a cloud in January? Recruitment Consultant Rachel Marshall offers five tips to help ambitious legal professionals finally ditch the winter blues and find their A game this February.

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    1 month ago

    Tech for lawyers: time to ditch the 6?

    Beyond vanity are there any other reasons legal professionals should be ditching the 6 in favour of a mobile phone that can cost up to £1,000 of your hard earned cash?

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    Interviews All stories

    17 hours ago

    Modern Family. An interview with JLD Chair Bryan Scant.

    College of Law graduate and Family Solicitor Bryan is Chair of the Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society of England Wales which represents the views of  75,000+ members

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    1 month ago

    Best foot forward for 2017's Happiest Person in Legal

    Meet Zara Okereafor, a Senior Paralegal working in the Commercial Litigation department of Stewart's Law and 2017's Happiest Person in Legal.

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    5 months ago

    Leanne Makinson - the full Monty

    Leanne Makinson is the Recruitment Manager for Beaumont Legal. She is also one of the most enthusiastic brand advocates we have ever encountered in legal. Every business needs one, or two...

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    6 months ago

    More accident than design

    From a family of lawyers there was always a chance Barrister Margaret McDonald would make it in legal but if law hadn't have got her then she would have quite fancied becoming the next Sarah Beeny.

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    Feedback

    “Katie Plant, really lovely and approachable, such a pleasure speaking with her & helping me prepare for my interview. She is a credit to Douglas Scott. Really pleased, even though I might not get the job but the service I've received from Katie was fantastic, here is her email address…

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