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    2 weeks 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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    3 weeks 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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    1 month 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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    2 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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    4 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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    4 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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    6 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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    6 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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    7 months ago

    Top 5 UK law firms worth £29bn

    Shares in Top 50 UK commercial law firm Gateley are trading at an all-time high. Based on the calculation of that valuation, 4 of the top 5 UK law firms by revenue would sit comfortably in the FTSE 100.

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    7 months ago

    UK Lawyers take step to Brexit Proof careers

    Nobody is sticking their heads in the sand but Lawyers have been around for about 800 years, no surprise then to hear that the UK’s law firms and Solicitors are taking steps to Brexit proof their futures.

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    9 months ago

    Big test for legal sector as UK stocks ride the big dipper

    A few months ago we reminded our readers that the health of the legal sector was pretty much determined by the fortunes of the UK and global economies.

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    9 months ago

    Monthly newsletter Touchpoint now read in over 100 countries

    Touchpoint is now read in over 100 countries and across each of the seven continents by a network of nearly 30,000 subscribers working in or orbiting the legal profession.

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    Feedback

    “Douglas Scott are the type of recruitment consultancy that you actually regard as useful and interested in your business rather than a business just chasing a commission. My consultant is diligent, she hasn't offered us duff candidates and she never over promises and under delivers. Mary Monson Solicitors will use her again.…

    Joseph Kotrie, Director at Mary Monson Solicitors

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