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Effective job hunting tips for your search

Are you searching for a new job? We wouldn’t be surprised, since 79% of professionals in the legal industry told us they would be in 2019.  We all know that a job search can be frustrating - but we do it for the end goal. To land the dream job we've always...

The highest paying jobs in the legal industry

Simply Law Jobs has revealed the top 10 highest paying jobs in the UK law industry in 2018. The niche legal job board released the figures recently in its 2017-18 annual report, alongside data surrounding jobseekers in the industry. The report includes job...

Essential legal skills: why the written word matters

The importance of writing and drafting skills for lawyers should not be underestimated - mastered correctly, writing is a skill that will help you succeed in your legal career. A strong written ability is an essential skill for all lawyers, including legal...

Spotlight: the law firms who are hiring in Manchester

Considering a career move to Manchester? We’re not surprised, since the city continues to be known as the “main hub of commercial activity” in the North West, as well as an “attractive place to do business”, according to the authors of the Legal 500 report...

Partner job description

A partner is a lawyer who is promoted within a firm to partnership level. This person will have ideally clocked up at least 6 years’ experience and will either become equity or non-equity partners. Equity partners have an ownership stake in the firm and...

Why you should think about moving to London if you are a solicitor

Many of us choose to relocate at some point in our lives for a new job. Others might have somewhere specific in mind that they would 100% like to live - all you have to do is find the right job there.We wanted to hone in on one of the most popular places...

Day in the life of an Employment Solicitor

Today, we're joined by Marie Walsh, who is a specialist employment solicitor currently working at her own practice based in central Leeds, called Consilia Legal. The practice specialises exclusively in Employment Law, Workplace Mediation, Family Law and...

5 essential skills for your Solicitor’s CV

In the legal industry, competition for jobs is fierce. In order to land your ideal role, your solicitor CV needs to stand out with strong and relevant skills. As well as sharing your experience, achievements and job history, your CV should highlight your...

Day in the life of a Managing Partner

Liz Ward is the Managing Partner of specialist law firm, Virtuoso Legal. She has joined us to talk about her career and how it all came together for success. She also has some great advice for younger, aspiring legal minds: Hi Liz, how did you get into...

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