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September 2017

Time is ticking for young lawyers to get on the property ladder

A recent report published by the Resolution Foundation contains some tough reading for millennials.

Today’s 30-year olds are only half as likely to own their home as their parents at the same age.

Four out of every ten 30-year olds now live in private rented accommodation in contrast to one in ten 50 years ago.

The report also suggests there may be a window of opportunity to get a foot on the property ladder and that closes when people hit their early 40’s.

The good news is that young lawyers are bucking the trend when it comes to home ownership, with rates rising sharply as legal experience is acquired.
Are you keeping up with your colleagues in the legal sector?

Find out when young lawyers are taking the plunge and opting to buy

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Female Representation


The Manchester branch of the Association of Women Solicitors has been in existence since the early 1980’s, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2008 and fast approaching another milestone.

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How to write a killer CV

Did you know that hirers spend on average 6 seconds before they make an initial 'fit' or 'no fit' decision...better make that time count then.

So if you are experiencing the 3 year itch, or just want to benchmark your old CV that has been gathering dust on file somewhere, then why not check out our latest infographic. 

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Interview with Imran Kali, General Counsel at SmartFocus

Imran Kali is the General Counsel for SmartFocus, a multinational technology company providing a variety of products and services to businesses to generate revenue and growth.

Imran is responsible for the management of all legal and compliance matters globally and is supported by a team of 2 lawyers who report to him. 

Read more about Imran here



Tick tock

We made our first 2018 placement in June and now have a number of January, February and March start dates lined up for candidates.

It is worth remembering that Partners, Associates, Solicitors and Legal Executives will generally be looking at 3 to 6-month notice periods before they can start their new legal job. It is also often the case with qualified or non-qualified Residential Conveyancers.

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What's trending in our offices...

What's all the chatter been about at Douglas Scott this month?


Dante meets Shaun

Senior Recruitment Consultant, Dante had a drink with City legend Shaun Goater


Legal Walk

Just some of our lovely ladies taking part in the Manchester Legal walk today!


Good luck Daisy!

Customer Relationship Executive Daisy off to University to study a Masters in History!



The cakes are flying out of the door at our Macmillan Coffee Morning


6 job search hacks


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