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The legal and recruitment sectors are constantly evolving, we want to make sure you are kept up to date on the latest news and updates that could impact your career and how you manage it.

Check out our blog regularly for the latest updates on what's happening in the sector.

Fee Earner Burnout
The majority of working sectors acknowledge that their employees are their most valuable asset. However, for a law firm this claim is probably even more significant. Law firms are of course selling legal expertise in exchange for fee earner time. As a result, there is constant pressure to maximise fee earning time. A fee earner with a billable target of 1,400 hours per year is considered modest by the profession’s normal standards, but it equates to keeping up around 6 hours of chargeable time every working day. A tall order for the employees behind on their numbers.
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Written by Alex-Jay Blackledge-Murphy
13th June 2022
Principal Sponsors of The Manchester Legal Awards
As a Manchester headquartered firm, we are also very proud to be the Principal Sponsor for the Legal Awards once again this year, which will be held in Manchester City Centre. It is great to have the event back in The Midland Hotel and be able to attend in person, it is sure to be a great night!
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Written by Rhian Thompson
6th June 2022
An Exodus of Top-Tier Australian Talent Overseas
Global talent shortages for Corporate, Banking & Finance, TMT, Project Finance and Construction Lawyers have led firms, both in the UK and the US, to start headhunting their good friends Down Under as they become increasingly appealing and in demand in the current unprecedented legal circumstances.
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Written by William Whiteside Lopez
16th May 2022
How to Achieve Sustainable Growth
In an extremely competitive marketplace, it remains a priority for national and mid-sized law firms to continue to grow sustainably. While many US firms have the luxury of deep pockets to invest in expensive Partner moves and High Street firms are content to maintain a local client base, it is mid-sized law firms that need to prioritise sustainable long-term growth to establish themselves within the market.
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Written by George Langford
3rd May 2022
Recruitment Marketing for Law Firms
Medium to large-sized law firms are likely to have a stand-alone recruitment strategy as well as one for marketing. These strategies will fall in line with budgets as well as spend and growth targets. In some cases, especially at larger firms, the addition of recruitment marketing will feature as a fundamental tool for hiring the best talent, with a dedicated team assigned to its fulfilment.
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Written by Lucy Hollox
25th April 2022
The Legal Market in West Yorkshire
All legal markets are different and offer different challenges. The West Yorkshire legal market is very positive right now, with a great mix of clients including local, national and international law firms.
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Written by Tom Crea
19th April 2022
The Legal Market in New York
New York is home to over 175,000 Attorneys and the legal market generates over $430B on an annual basis. However, over the past 2 years the legal market in New York has seen a dramatic shift. The extensive working hours, intense office culture and lack of flexibility had Associates and Partners alike working their fingers to the bone to hit deadlines and achieve bonus targets, with what appeared to be no end in sight. While the pandemic brought uncertainty in both professional and personal aspects of day-to-day life, it seems to have sown the seeds of the future landscape of a legal office. While many law firms were forced to close offices, cancel client meetings and transition to remote working during the pandemic, a shift in the power that Associates hold was seen across legal markets all around the world.
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Written by Matthew Dixon
11th April 2022