Year: 2012

CapeClarke is 1 today!

CapeClarke today celebrates its first birthday! We started trading on Thursday 3 November 2011 and we have had a great first year.  We have been working with some excellent law firms and solicitors over the past 12 months and we are pleased to have further developed relationships with our key clients, new (and old) candidates […]

Why choose CapeClarke?

There are plenty of legal recruitment consultants out there, particularly in the Leeds and Manchester legal markets, and choosing one you like and trust is a difficult process.  However, it is a really important decision as you want a legal recruiter who is going to give you the service you require.  Speaking to friends who […]

CapeClarke sponsored the Yorkshire Lawyer Awards 2012

CapeClarke was delighted to sponsor the Corporate Recovery award at this year’s Yorkshire Lawyer Awards, which was held at Saviles Hall in Leeds on Wednesday 3 October. The awards, as usual, were an outstanding success and a great night was had by all who attended.  It was great to catch up with a few people […]

Modest growth in the Legal Sector continues to defy double-dip recession

Deloitte’s most recent quarterly legal sector survey has provided some encouraging news. It has shown an average increase in fee income of 3.8% across the top 100 UK law firms in the quarter ending 31 July 2012, when compared to the same quarter of 2011.  Whilst one national legal periodical would prefer to view these […]

When two heads are not better than one…

An unfortunate common theme in recruitment is the duplicate application.  Law firms hate it, legal recruitment consultants hate it, HR and Recruitment Managers hate it. If you are looking for a new role and have registered with more than one legal recruitment consultant, the likelihood is that you will be contacted by each consultant when […]

The unofficial financial performance indicator – “the Trainee Retention Rate”

It’s that time of year again when the larger UK law firms report their trainee retention figures for the year. As ever, these figures are greeted with a great deal of interest, as many tend to associate these figures with the current financial performance of the firm (whether rightly or wrongly).  We have listed a […]

A Proactive Summer

American philosopher Sam Keen once wrote that “Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability”. A timeless quote that resonates through cultures, populations and industries.  Indeed, for many, it is true – it is the time to take a long(ish) holiday, spend time with the families, enjoy the sun (overseas obviously!) and recharge the batteries before […]

Vast improvement in number of Newly Qualified Solicitor positions

Good news on the Newly Qualified Solicitor front! Here at CapeClarke, we are pleased to report that all of the vital statistics relating to trainee solicitors qualifying into Leeds and Manchester law firms make much better reading than in the last few years. In particular, the: Number of trainee solicitors retained by commercial law firms […]

Getting the best out of your legal recruitment consultant

Perhaps a peculiar title for a blog by a legal recruiter, but hopefully you will be able to benefit from the message contained within it. Your legal recruitment consultant is an invaluable tool in your search for a new legal role.  That person is acting as your agent from locating the right types of available […]

Partner moves back to pre-recession levels!

We are technically back in recession, however it seems law firms in the City are looking past this, and are gearing back up to 2008 levels, according to a recent article on The Lawyer. Statistics show that partner moves have increased by 12 per cent on last year, and indeed are back to a level […]

Headline Sponsor for The College of Law Sports Day, York

  CapeClarke were the headline sponsor for The College of Law Sports Day 2012. In what turned out to be an excellent day, the weather held off (kind of!), and everyone involved had a great time. Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks once again to everyone at The College of Law whose efforts were […]

The Cyclical Nature of a Recession and the [Aftermath]

Firstly, the square brackets in the title are not a drafting error or a statement waiting to be confirmed by other parties like terms in a draft contract. We simply await confirmation that the GDP has not shrunk in the first quarter of 2012, before we start confidently labelling this period as the “Aftermath” of […]

CapeClarke Offer Bespoke London Service

Here at CapeClarke, the niche legal recruitment consultancy based in Leeds and Manchester, we place great value on identifying exactly what solicitors want in their career and, particularly, their next move.  An obvious statement it may seem, but we do not try to shoehorn solicitors into roles which are live, but rather listen to what they […]

The Qualification Season: FAQs

To conclude The Qualification Season – the series of blogs produced by CapeClarke to advise trainee solicitors looking to qualify in September 2012 – we have put together a list of questions we have been asked time and again.  Of course, if you have any further queries, please do contact us for a more detailed conversation. […]

The Qualification Season: Construction

As part of The Qualification Season – a series of blogs by CapeClarke aimed at trainee solicitors looking to qualify in September 2012 – we will give a brief overview of the market conditions affecting many of the core legal disciplines that trainee solicitors look to qualify into. The next area of law for discussion […]

The Qualification Season: Commercial Contracts

As part of The Qualification Season – a series of blogs by CapeClarke aimed at trainee solicitors looking to qualify in September 2012 – we will give a brief overview of the market conditions affecting many of the core legal disciplines that trainee solicitors look to qualify into. The next area of law for discussion […]

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