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2021: New Year’s Resolutions and Goals for Lawyers?

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We know that people tend to roll their eyes when new year’s resolutions are mentioned. People often set unrealistic targets in January and forget about them a few months down the line. This type of goal setting isn’t productive, but the new year does provide us with a good point at which to do some […]

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Are There Any Positives To Be Taken From 2020?

In recent articles, we’ve discussed lockdown, furlough, redundancy and the extremely competitive job market. Well, how about we end the year on a high and look at some of the positives to come from 2020? While it’s undoubtedly been a tough year for most, there are some beneficial things that have come out of all […]

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Coronavirus: Job searching following the pandemic

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Google searches relating to changing jobs have more than doubled during lockdown and this is a trend we expect to continue in the legal sector.  With many lawyers working from home for the last four months and others lawyer’s being furloughed or facing potential redundancy, career paths have been on a lot of people’s minds […]

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Coronavirus: What has been the direct impact on the legal sector?

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With the covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns that have been put in place across the globe, there has been an effect on most, if not all job sectors.  A lot of data has been released around how different sectors have been hit, but how has the legal sector fared? Going Remote Many law firms […]

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Will Working From Home Be More Popular in the Legal World Post-Lockdown?

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2020 – the year that the world of work changed forever? With the majority of the working world being told to work from home where possible from March onwards, many have adapted quickly and successfully to this new way of working.  Could flexible working continue to be offered after lockdown ends, now that we see […]

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How To Become A Legal Expert

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In our recent blog post, we gave you tips on how to make your next telephone interview a success, and today, we will tell you about the necessary qualities in order to become a respected legal expert. Hone Your People Skills   While to be a good lawyer you need to be very knowledgeable and skilled, […]

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Advice For Legal Careers Interviews

  We have recently shared our tips to make your CV stand out and maximise your chances of securing an interview, and today we will be giving you more legal career advice to help ensure your interview goes as smoothly as possible.   Many of our candidates ask us for advice on how to give […]

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Telephone Interview Tips

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A phone interview is often the first stage in the recruiting process, where an employer will go over your skills and experience to try and get a feel for your both your relevant experience and personality to then decide if they will give you a face to face interview. A phone interview can be a […]

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Steps to Finding an International Legal Role

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If you are considering an overseas legal role as the next move in your legal career, then preparing ahead of time is key for a stress-free and efficient job hunt. Our points below, we will help you prepare for your search for an international legal job with a few simple steps to get you started. […]

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The Perks of Working in a Large Law Firm

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There is no question that the legal sector is becoming increasingly dominated by large, national and international law firms. Working in a small or medium-sized office and working in a large firm are very different experiences, and they both have advantages and disadvantages. In order to make an informed decision about the next step in […]

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