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April 2018

Revealed - the hidden danger in job security

Last month we revealed that nearly 1 in 4 legal professionals will be actively looking to change jobs in 2018, down 4 percentage points since 2017 and 17 points from its 5 year peak in January 2015. A further 28% are on the fence, passive job seekers as we recruiters like to refer to them; not actively looking but when presented with a golden opportunity then there is a reasonable chance they will take it. Job security is also at a high and lawyers are staying in their roles longer. 

A golden time maybe but one that also presents the risk of complacency; where the opportunity to get on the front foot and make a proactive career choice might be missed and trumped a year or so down the line by an environmental factor that could put you on the defensive in the legal job market.

Proactive>reactive and here’s why


Steven Baylis: No agencies please

You must have seen the job adverts, looking for someone specific -  a certain set of skills. It’s a difficult position but the hirer is extremely confident of filling it because at the bottom of the page they have expressly requested “No Agencies Please”.
Locum Recruitment Consultant Steven Baylis delves into why “No Agencies Please” has the potential to do more harm than good.

Click to read the blog


Interview with Siri Siriwardene

This month we've interviewed Siri Siriwardene, Head of Commercial Advisory & Private Wealth at BLM.

Siri moved to the UK when he was 10 years old to attend boarding school - he later went on to study a Biochemistry degree and a Management Masters at Oxford University.

Learn more about Siri Siriwardene


Going the extra mile

Now, we’re not the first ones to use the analogy that your career is a marathon, not a sprint but with 40,000 competitors taking part in the London Marathon last weekend we thought we would offer some practical ‘extra mile’ advice to help you stand out in a crowded market place

Go the extra mile achieve stand out


What's trending in our offices...

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


New Hire

Welcome to Stephen Hunt who has joined our National Insurance desk


Lotties Little Legs

Consultant Lilly taking on 3 peaks fundraising for a brilliant cause



Our MD was one of 4 inspirational panellists at AWS Manchester 'Career Conversations'


Welcome back

Operations Manager Aimee is back from mat leave next week


6 job search hacks


Temporary/Contract positions now open 


Partner roles paying £60k and above


Family opportunities based in the UK


In-house legal opportunities in the UK   


Quick link to all legal job search 


Latest Conveyancing jobs 

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