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Issue 4 / July 2015

Just the ticket - lawyers getting careers back on track with bumper pay rises

The war for talent is helping to rip up the traditional barriers to progression to careers with the Top 200 UK law firms, and lawyers who make the move are securing some bumper pay rises in the process.

Solicitors are getting a second chance to move up the ladder so forget about poor exam results or where you schooled - if you are tearing it up in your current firm then the top UK firms want to hear from you.

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Legal IT - are you using the latest technologies?

As the digital market grows, so too does the Legal IT market. With legal specific technologies, the need for IT professional who have experience working in the legal industry is ever growing.

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How to nail that telephone interview

So you've been offered a telephone interview, and you think 'Great - an interview from the comfort of my home. I can just lie back on the sofa and relax, it will be easy!' It's not though....

To sound as professional as possible, you need to act the same as if you were in a face to face interview.

These top tips will give you the best chance to really succeed in that telephone interview.

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Interview with Luigi Salzano Legal IT professional

This month we spoke to Luigi Salzano who is IT Project Director at Myhomemove.

Luigi discusses with us the growth of the Legal IT market, and how he see's this developing further, and the challenges of IT within the Legal Industry.

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Breakfast is Servered - Legal IT Leadership Forum 7th August

Legal IT professionals....come and join us for the first of our bi-monthly Legal IT Leadership Forums.

This new series of fast-paced breakfast meetings gives those responsible for technology within law firms the opportunity to kick start their day by sharing opinions, discovering emerging trends and discussing best practice with legal sector peers - plus a free breakfast!

This month the discussion will be based around Case Management Systems.

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C&I NW Summer Social

Last night we were lucky enough to have one of the very few sunny days that Manchester sees each year for the annual C&I NW Summer Social.

Douglas Scott were pleased to sponsor the event for the second year running and are thrilled to be able to continue supporting the C&I Group and the In-house community.

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Here's what's trending in our offices

Is that the pitter patter of tiny feet?

We're thrilled to hear that Managing Consultant Amy Turner is pregnant - huge congratulations!!

Love is in the air for Senior Consultant Claire

Wedding bells went off again last week as Claire got married. Best of luck for the future!

Andy pedalled for the medal

He rode from Manchester to Blackpool to raise money for The Christie - well done! Good to hear you didn't fall off...

The team has grown...again

We're really excited about welcoming 4 new team members this month - welcome on board!


July's Hot Jobs

Family Law Solicitor - Halesowen - £28,000-£38,000 | Commercial NQ - Manchester - £10,000-£100,000 | Senior Employment Solicitor - Cheshire - £40,000-£50,000 | Social Housing Paralegal - London - £26,000-£33,000 | Trademark Attorney - Birmingham - £45,000-£60,000 | Real Estate NQ - Manchester - £36,000-£40,000 | Residential Conveyancer - Newcastle - £23,000-£35,000 | Construction Solicitor - Bristol - £42,000-£48,000 | Litigation Lawyer - Dubai - £70,000-£80,00 | Corporate Lawyer - Riyadh - £80,000-£90,000

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