How To Hand Your Notice In

Most people dread resigning. Whatever the reason for leaving, giving notice is not easy. But even if you hate your job so much you can’t bear to stay, it pays to think before you act. Never resign until you have written confirmation of a new post, no matter how eager you are. Once you have an offer in writing and

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Legal recruitment is a funny old thing with countless twists and turns and plots and sub plots. There are sometimes clashes of egos, stand offs and completely unexpected outcomes. As professional recruiters we simply want the best for our candidates and we want our clients to prosper. Sometimes easier said than done. Having arranged nothing but interviews for qualified lawyers

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The Question of Fees

Thought for the day – How often are you asked to negotiate on your fees? Does every client ask? One out of three? One out of ten? If so, how often do you agree? Have you lost business out of a reluctance to negotiate on your cost? Have you ever completed a mediation, a transaction, a disposal or a separation

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Hanging On The Telephone

Let me say it – I’m not happy. Firstly it’s Monday morning, which is never a good thing. Secondly I haven’t had a weekend because I’ve spent the whole of Saturday and Sunday doing DIY and then to crown it all I’ve woken up with a sore throat which is making it difficult to talk. Whilst this may lead to

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Partners in Crime (or Corporate, Property, Family, Employment, etc.)

Look at this; a blog that goes straight(ish) to the point. Apologies to those who’ve grown fond of the usual witless, meandering introductions; normal service will hopefully be resumed next week. I had a very interesting meeting with a senior corporate associate in the East Midlands last week. As legal recruitment consultants we go to great lengths to emphasise the

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Sale La Vie

There is a school of thought which says that recruitment is the hardest sales job around due to the two-way relationship involved in all deals. Whether this is genuinely the case I’m not sure (for example I’d rather work in our field than Kabul’s Head of Tourism) but there is a certain logic to the argument. There are very few

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All Your Eggs In One Basketcase

Pensions. Brilliant stuff. Nothing more cheery than thinking about whether you’ve got enough tucked away to make sure you don’t starve before you die of something else. As someone who has been looking at pension arrangements lately it’s apparent that you have to try and make sure you have a balanced element of risk when you’re sorting out where to

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