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Issue 3 / June 2015

Summers Coming - with law firms eyeing the North, the future's looking bright for Manchester

What would Jon Snow make of it all? In Game of Thrones 'The North' is a vast area, ravaged by tough winters and home to hardy and tough 'northmen' and tribes of savage warriors who hold the comforts of the warm, "soft" south in disdain. In the harsh realities of the business world The North is a fertile and resourceful region; home to a capable talent pool; a pipeline of hungry apprentices and graduates; high quality office stock at half London prices and the room and appetite to build more.

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How diverse is the legal industry?

Diversity within employment is a subject that has been prevalent for quite some time, but often the question arises – are we really doing anything to combat this?

An insightful article in the Washington Post by Deborah L. Rhode, Professor of Law, tells us that Law is the least diverse profession in the US, and whilst figures do differ slightly here in the UK, it is still an issue that needs to be addressed across the globe.

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Interview with Nina Barakzai of Sky UK

This month we spoke to Nina Barakzai, Group Head of Data Protection and Privacy at Sky.

Nina tells us about her career, and the continued work she does with various legal committees both to support legal professionals in growing their knowledge and to continuously learn and further her own career.

Having started her career in accounting, Nina re-trained as a lawyer and has worked in In-house roles since qualifying.

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Cycle to work? On your bike!

According to the data collected in our 2015 Salary & Benefits Benchmarker, only 2% of legal professionals use their bikes to get to work, with the majority of these working in London.

With an average commute of 43 minutes each way it’s perhaps not surprising that lawyers are opting for cars or public transport, although a handful of die-hard enthusiasts did concede that they cycle for an hour each way before hitting the office.

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How to optimise your LinkedIn profile for your job search

Whether you’re actively searching for a new role or not, you need to make sure that you present yourself in the best possible light across all channels, including LinkedIn. As a constantly growing social platform, recruiters consider your LinkedIn profile to be your digital CV, so to boost your career prospects you need to make your profile the best it can be. Here are some pointers direct from our recruiters based on what they think can make you stand out on LinkedIn.

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Gateley IPO values top 10 law firms at over £17bn

On Monday law firm Gateley placed 31,589.937 shares on the AIM,  which gave it a market capitalisation or value of £100m.

Applying the same principles, the top 10 UK law firms are valued at over £17bn.

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The most asked interview questions for NQs (and how to answer them)

Thinking through and planning (then ideally practicing) answers to these questions is a good starting point. Obvious questions you might say...

But not necessarily easy to answer on the spot. Our infographic explains how best to answer these questions and plan efficiently.

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It's an exciting time to be an NQ

You’re entering the final stretch of your Training Contract and qualification in August or September is within sight. It’s an exciting time isn’t it?

Hopefully, so. For most, it’s also an uncertain one – principally because they’re not sure which firm will be their home as an NQ.  

So, it’s June. Where are we now? Make it your mission to prepare for this next exciting stage in your legal career.

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Here's what's trending in our offices

Global Recruiter Awards

We're shortlisted for Best Small Recruitment Business and Best Specialist Recruitment Business.

Pretty Muddy Run

On Saturday, 13 team members are taking part to raise money for Cancer Research. Sponsor us here.

Amy's a model

Well, not exactly. But she modelled in a fashion shoot for a University project. Look out for her on the catwalk!

Kate turned 21

Kate turned 21 on Tuesday, so naturally we made a big fuss and let everyone know - Happy Birthday Kate!

June's Hot Jobs

C# .NET Developer - Manchester - £25,000-£30,000 | Construction Litigation Lawyer - Dubai - £85,000-£95,000 | Costs Administrator - London - £20,000 | Legal PA - City of London - £30,000-£35,000 | RTA Litigation Team Leader - Leeds - £32,000-£40,000 | Residential Conveyancer - Warwichshire - £30,000-£40,000 | NQ Intellectual Property Solicitor - Birmingham - £33,000-£42,000 | Industrial Disease Solicitor - Liverpool - £25,000-£40,000 | Corporate Lawyer - Riyadh - £80,000-£90,000

Check out more Hot Jobs here

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