Month: June 2016

Summer: The Perfect Time for a Career Evaluation

The Summer tends to offer some respite from the business of life since the Christmas holidays more people are on holiday, Parliament closes down, transactions slow down it would be very easy to take your foot off the gas and enjoy the sunshine. Alternatively, you could use the downtime to think about your career!  If you […]

2016: Highest NQ retention rates since the Recession

With all of the economic uncertainty surrounding the upcoming referendum on EU membership, it is very pleasing to report that it has been very evident this year that law firms of all sizes have posted higher retention figures for NQ solicitors than we have seen since the recession, with only a small handful of notable exceptions. Equally […]

Brexit legal recruitment friend or foe?

Those of you within the legal jobs market may have noticed a slight slowdown in the number of transactional legal vacancies at present. Believe it or not, this is not your imagination. A number of large national and international law firms have actually put transactional legal recruitment on hold until the referendum on the 23rd […]

The Qualification Season 2016: Frequently Asked Questions

After years of working with trainees qualifying as solicitors, we have seen various questions asked and certain issues raised time and again.  In an attempt to pre-empt the same questions this year, we composed responses to the following: My firm has offered me a position but it is in the wrong discipline. Should I take […]

The Qualification Season 2016: Private Client

As part of The Qualification Season a series of blogs by CapeClarke aimed at trainee solicitors looking to qualify in September 2016 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 is Private Client. The […]

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