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April 2017

Relocation, Relocation. Attraction and retention in the regions.

57% of legal professionals would up sticks and take a job in another region according to our survey which attracted 3,000 legal sector respondents. It was a similar story last year but represents an increase of 7.5% on the 53% lawyers who declared their itchy feet in 2015.

Of course there is a bit of a swing across the age groups with the tipping point being around the age of 35. Approximately two thirds of lawyers under the age of 35 would take a role outside of the region they are currently residing in compared to just a third over the age of 35.

If you are considering relocating then check out our really insightful interview with David Varnham, a Banking Partner who we placed in to the Birmingham based office of Mills and Reeve, following his decision to relocate and leave his London based Allen and Overy role.     

We have also crunched some of our legal sector specific big data to find out which regions are successfully attracting talent from outside of their locality and which ones are most at risk of the dreaded brain drain.           

Enjoy the bank holiday. Have a great May. Don't leave it so long the next time you get in touch.        

Which region has the x factor for Solicitors and other legal professionals considering a relocate?

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  David Varnham Mills and Reeve  

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David Varnham heads up Mills and Reeve Banking and Finance team in Birmingham. In the summer of 2015 David and his family made the decision to relocate from London to Birmingham and having spent 10 years working in the banking team of Allen & Overy LLP in the City of London, he contacted us to help him find the best home for his talents.

6 weeks later David was delighted to accept a role with Mills and Reeve with a start date pencilled in for December. 

Find out more about David's successful relocation.

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1000th interview of 2017

Douglas Scott's 1000th interview of the year took place on April 12th, 4 days later than in 2016.

Our first 1000 interviews of 2017 generated 196 job offers compared to 181 in 2016.

In 2016 the multi-award winning Douglas team acted on 5,001 job instructions, arranged 4,073 interviews which resulted in 1002 job offers from regional, national and international law firms and the in-house legal departments of commerce and industry.

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5 TV shows to catch up on this bank holiday weekend

There's some variable weather forecast this bank holiday weekend so at some stage there may be that opportunity to catch up on that TV series you have been promising to do so for ages.

At the same time you may have exhausted your pipeline of shows and are in desperate need of some inspiration.

Here's 5 shows that come highly recommended by the Douglas Scott team. 


What's trending in our offices...

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


🏆 Clare nets trophy

Clare Smith's team Reds win Bury netball league Premier Division.


When in Rome ⛲

Cheeky short break for Managing Consultant Craig Heywood 


🎂 40 up for JP 🎂

Associate Director Jon Paul Hanrahan celebrates his 40th


Champ Managers ⚽

Lee Traylor and Steve Wade guide Saturday football team to cup win   


6 job search hacks


Medical and Clinical Negligence opportunities


Big Boppers, roles paying £100k+ salaries


Birmingham  based qualified Solicitor opportunities


Greater London based legal jobs and opportunities 


Residential Conveyancing jobs
qualified and non-qualified 


In-House legal opportunities in the UK 

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