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    3 weeks ago

    Work life balance remains the main obstacle to partnership

    43% of lawyers turned off by the prospect of partnership cite work life balance as the main reason they are turning their back on the prospect. There is little disparity across genders.

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    1 month ago

    Legal sector needs to work harder to retain talent

    The number of lawyers who believe they could achieve partnership with their current firm has fallen 10% in 12 months according to insight produced by Douglas Scott.

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    2 months ago

    Heat map - hottest and coldest interview slots

    Didn't secure that dream legal job? New insight reveals it might just have been down to the luck of the draw. Check out our heat map for the hottest days and times for legal job interviews.

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    3 months ago

    1000th interview up

    Douglas Scott's 1000th interview of the year took place on April 12th, 4 days later than in 2016. Our first 1000 interviews of 2017 generated 196 job offers compared to 181 in 2016. In 2016 the Douglas team acted on 5,001 job...

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    4 months ago

    Female lawyers, you're having a laugh!

    Three quarters of all female legal professionals are happy in their jobs compared to 60% of their male counterparts. That’s according to a survey of 3,000 legal sector respondents carried out by Douglas Scott.

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    5 months ago

    Pro-Brexit lawyers stick to their principles

    9 out of 10 lawyers who voted for Brexit would do the same given the opportunity. 22% of 1,300 legal professionals surveyed voted in favour of leaving the European Union in June 2016.

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    5 months 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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    6 months 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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    8 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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    9 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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    10 months ago

    Solicitors, should you pimp your profiles?

    Until recently Solicitor profiles on the Law Society Find a Solicitor site contained very basic details. The Law Society is now encouraging firms and Solicitors to provide further information...

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    11 months ago

    Work life balance a challenge for young lawyers

    Only 18% of those between 18-24 years 20% of 25-34 year olds think the sector would provide a positive work/life balance the study by ComRes has found.

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