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February 2018

Top tips for negotiating a pay rise

Salary negotiation is a notoriously challenging process for many professionals, but it can be one of the most rewarding things you do for your career. And, whilst remuneration isn’t solely linked to employee satisfaction according to our research, it’s vital that staff feel valued and fairly compensated. Our research also found that 54% of legal professionals received a pay rise last year.

Here are our top tips to put you in the best position to discuss salary and enter into negotiations…

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North South divide highlighted by further slip in Trainee Solicitor Salaries

38% of all Trainee Solicitors are being paid below Law Society recommended levels, according to research conducted by leading legal recruiter, Douglas Scott.

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Interview with Pauline O'Rourke

This month we interviewed Pauline O'Rourke, Senior Associate Family Solicitor at Thursfields Solicitors in the West Midlands.

Pauline has recently relocated back to the UK from the Falkland Islands where she worked on contract for 2 years for Pinsent Masons LLP.

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Salary Survey 2018: at a glance

Every year we survey the legal community to produce our acclaimed Salary & Benefits Benchmarker - the biggest of its kind in the UK.  With unique insight into salaries, employer benefits and bonuses as well as general career motivators, it is designed to inform both Hiring Managers and those looking for their next move. We're just dotting the i's and crossing the t's before we publish in the next week or so. However in the meantime, here are some key takeouts:

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What's trending in our offices...

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


5th AGM

Great weekend at Rookery Hall celebrating another successful year


Two new hires

Alexandra Spencer-Brown and Joel Dixon join the DS team


Welcome back Liz

We're ecstatic that Elizabeth is back with us now on the admin team!


Good Luck Olivia

...nominated as 'Talent & Recruitment Professional of the Year' at the Made in Manchester Awards


6 job search hacks


Medical and Clinical Negligence opportunities


The Associates, roles paying £60k and above


Private Client opportunities based in the UK


Manchester based conveyancing opportunities 


Quick link to all legal job search 


Latest business support roles 

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