The Qualification Season 2014: Seminars and a Series of Blogs about NQ Options

February 5, 2014

How quickly it comes around – the time which trainee solicitors anticipate and dread in equal measure.  The time when they fight it out for their desired qualification role.  Unfortunately, even in a legal market which has recovered significantly in recent years, not all law firms can guarantee their trainee solicitors a role upon qualification, although this is improving year-on-year.  CapeClarke Legal Recruitment can help, however, in those instances where retention is not an option.

We usually produce a series of blogs every year to offer advice to trainee solicitors.  This year, we have gone one better and have secured the first NQ Careers Evenings in association with the Leeds Junior Lawyers Division and these will take place on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 20 February.  Aimed at trainee solicitors qualifying into private practice law firms in September 2014, the seminars will provide a discipline-by-discipline guide as to market conditions and how they will affect you this year, together with expert opinion and advice from two prominent figures in the Leeds legal market.

Following these seminars, we will produce our annual series of blogs setting out in black-and-white our advice to trainee solicitors looking at their options this year.  There will also be a blog dealing with responses to some questions frequently asked by trainee solicitors year after year.

We hope that you find the seminars and blogs useful, informative and reassuring.  Of course, should you wish to discuss your qualification options in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact one of our Directors:

Terry Cape – m: 07979494938  e:

Chris Clarke – m: 07753688794  e:

This is the first year we are hosting the careers evenings and the third year we are publishing our series of blogs about NQ opportunities in the North.  We received some great feedback last year and we hope this year’s trainee solicitors find them similarly useful.

In the meantime, as many of you will not have a CV, please click here to view and download our Trainee Solicitor CV template.  We will also offer tailored advice in relation to your individual CV.

If you would like to discuss this blog, have been thinking about a move or would just like some general advice about options in the market, please feel free to contact Terry Cape or Chris Clarke on 0113 2385965.

CapeClarke is a leading niche legal recruitment consultancy operating across Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Newcastle, Liverpool and London. Please feel free to check out our priority legal vacancies by clicking here.  Please note these legal vacancies are only a small selection of those we have been instructed on, so please get in touch if you do not see a role which looks suitable.


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