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February 2017
  2017 legal talent pool career motivator  

Ambition driving legal moves as confidence in the sector grows

29% of the legal talent pool are actively seeking new opportunities according to research we have undertaken when compiling the legal sector's 2017 Salary and Benefits Benchmarker.

Fluidity in the legal talent pool has remained steady over there past 12 months in the face of political and economic uncertainty. In 2016 32% of Solicitors, Legal Executives, Paralegals and other legal professionals were on the move and in 2015 42% were considering their futures.

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 for most legal professionals it is not a primary motivator when it comes to making career decisions.

More on career motivators and regional talent pools 

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Tech for lawyers: 10 magic iPhone tools and apps for busy legal professionals

The iPhone is effectively a pocket computer, but most people don’t take full advantage of how useful it can be.

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment’s resident iSheep Jon Paul Hanrahan looks at 10 built-in iPhone tools and downloadable apps that will make your working and personal life that little bit easier.

Everything from auto-dialling phone extensions to notifying you to pack a brolly when rain is forecast.

10 magic iPhone apps + functions

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  10 iphone apps for busy lawyers  
  NQ Solicitor house move crib list  

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.

Recruitment Consultant Katie Maloney advises Midlands based Lawyers and Solicitors on In-House legal moves in the region. She has also moved house 3 times in the last 5 years and knows first hand there are steps you can take to make it easier. Here's Katie's crib sheet for NQ Solicitors and any legal professionals thinking of moving house this spring.

NQ's house move crib sheet

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Modern Family. An interview with JLD Chair Bryan Scant.

Bryan Scant is a 3 year PQE Family Solicitor and Chair of the Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society of England Wales which represents the views of  75,000+ members who include LPC students, LPC graduates, trainee solicitors and solicitors up to 5 years PQE.

After graduating from Bournemouth University in 2010 Bryan studied the LPC at the College of Law in London. Bryan is a Solicitor at Lester Aldridge based in their Bournemouth office where he specialises in disputes involving children and matrimonial finances.​

Full interview with the JLD Chair

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What's trending in our offices...

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


Doug off to Hawaii

Doug Henderson making 14,000 mile round trip to attend friend's wedding. 


3 new hires in Feb

Including recruiters Craig Heywood (pictured) and Tom Bagley


Rambling recruiters

Iona and Clare networking in the Peak District


Great legal bake

A fantastic effort from all the team with Dave Doc crowned master baker


6 job search hacks


Medical and Clinical Negligence opportunities


Big Boppers, roles paying £100k+ salaries


Leeds based qualified Solicitor opportunities


Leicester and East Midlands based legal jobs and opportunities 


Residential Conveyancing jobs
qualified and non-qualified 


In-House legal opportunities in the UK 

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