March 1, 2016
This is the first blog in this year’s series “The Qualification Season”, dealing with issues faced by trainees looking to qualify as solicitors in Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and surrounding areas in September 2016. Hopefully, over the next few months you will find our assessment of the market and the advice we provide trainee solicitors useful and informative.
How CapeClarke will help you
It is worth noting at this stage that we work on the basis that 95% of trainee solicitors want to remain with their training firms. There are a very small number who actively want to move, usually because they want to make the jump into a much larger firm or, indeed, because they have trained in the top tier and fancy a smaller firm environment. We will happily assist those trainees in that position.
For the 95% we offer a contingency plan in case, for whatever reason, you cannot remain with your training firm. As will be reiterated later, get in touch early so we can help you get into a position where you are ready to apply for external roles should you need to.
The advice produced in this guidance is of a generic nature, but we appreciate that each solicitor, each recruiting law firm and, indeed, each specific role have to be handled on an individual, subjective basis. That is why we offer a five-step consultation process, so you feel comfortable and confident allowing us to handle this important stage of your legal career.
The Five-Step Consultation Process
Initial Consultation and Market Appraisal
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.