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Summer 2016
  Highest paid legal jobs  

Lawyers finally come clean about why they got into law.

Go on, admit it, you got into law for the cash. A bit of the high life. The cars, designer accessories, pugs, G5. That's how you wanna roll.

So, where’s the action? Which jobs are paying enough to get you into the top 10% of the UK’s earners? What do these people look like and what are they thinking?

We looked at Corporate and Commercial, In House legal, Insurance and Personal Injury, Litigation, Private Client and Property to see which legal vertical is going to appeal to the competitive and gregarious amongst you.  


Then read on. Player. Player.


Top 5 UK law firms worth £29bn

Shares in Top 50 UK commercial law firm Gateley are trading at an all-time high. The top 50 law firm recently posted pre-tax profits of £11m and is now valued at £125.5m compared to £100m in June 2015 when it floated.

Based on that calculation, 4 out of the top 5 UK firms would sit comfortably in the FTSE100.

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Fraud warning for Conveyancers

It's stressful enough waiting for completion monies to make their way up a long chain of sales and purchases but imagine if somewhere on route funds went missing.

“Friday afternoon fraud” is on the increase and Solicitors and Property Lawyers should be diligent with the August bank holiday coming up.

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UK lawyers Brexit proofing?

You have got to hand it to the legal profession; they are a resilient and resourceful lot.

Nobody is sticking their head in the sand about the EU referendum result; Brexit dominated Law Society President Robert Bourns’ inaugural presidential speech at the president's inauguration event. 

But lawyers have been around for about 800 years, so you shouldn’t be surprised to hear that the UK’s law firms and Solicitors are taking steps to Brexit proof their futures.

Brexit proofing legal careers 

  UK Solicitors on Brexit  
  Solicitor to Barrister  

More accident than design

Initially qualifying as a Solicitor, Margaret McDonald is now a Barrister specialising in Personal Injury and Costs and also sits as a Deputy District Judge once a week.

From a family of lawyers there was always a chance Margaret would make it in legal but if law hadn't have got her then she would have quite fancied becoming the next Sarah Beeny.  

We discovered this and more when we interviewed Margaret for Touchpoint. 

Margaret McDonald interview 


What's trending in our offices...

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


Volunteer day

Management team's shift at Wood St Mission


Back to school

Accounts Manager Rosie Braye to study Masters


Do's dog

Franco, Dave Doherty's English Bulldog pup


David De Gea

Kath and Rachel bagged selfie in Neighbourhood


6 job search hacks


International legal jobs paying salaries of £100k


Personal Injury and Industrial Disease opportunities


Private Client opportunities at all levels and to £100k+


The Big Boppers - opportunities paying upwards of £100k 


Residential Conveyancing jobs
qualified and non-qualified 


Manchester based legal jobs that will put you in the 10% bracket

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