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  • What to do with multiple job offers

    • 28 Mar 2024
    • Austen Lloyd

    When searching for a new role it may take a while before you find that “perfect fit”. However in some instances you may be unaware of the extent of demand for the skills that you possess.

  • How did the private practice recruitment market perform in 2023?

    • 20 Mar 2024
    • Jane Gaunt, Director Ardent Legal Recruitment

    Market Update 2024 Robust and Cautiously Optimistic

  • Partnerless: the new email for associates

    • 22 Nov 2023

    Sign up now for career intel and market chatter.

  • Samuel Clague: Increasing the representation of Black people in law

    • 30 Jun 2021
    • Samuel Clague

    Samuel Clague Founder & CEO of The Stephen James Partnership, shares his initiatives to increase the representation of Black people in law.

  • Associate conundrums: What are you doing to get noticed?

    • 30 Aug 2018
    • Luan de Burgh

    I'm often asked by associates how can they increase their visibility at their law firm in order to secure a promotion. Here are my five top tips to raising your personal profile.

  • Starting a new job at a law firm? Seven ways to fit right in

    • 29 Aug 2018
    • Ruth Fenton

    Starting at a new law firm can be daunting whatever level you are at. Solicitor and leadership coach Ruth Fenton tells what to do to feel more integrated

  • 96% of solicitors experience stress - Law Society

    Is being a lawyer good for you?

    • 29 Aug 2018
    • Jonathan Coppin

    Is being a lawyer good for your wellbeing? Well, that all depends on you... says ex-M&A lawyer and now psychotherapist Jonathan Coppin

  • A first common challenge is childcare

    Back from maternity: Five common challenges

    • 28 Aug 2018
    • Emma Spitz

    From less elasticity around stay late in the office to dealing with the ‘invisible bump syndrome’, career coach Emma Spitz tackles five common obstacles that female lawyers face when returning to work after maternity leave

  • Turn competitive lawyers into collaborative lawyer

    Turn bad law firm culture into good in a single campaign

    • 28 Aug 2018
    • Paul Roberts

    How to turn lawyers' trained self-interest into benevolence and create a better law firm culture in the process

  • Making clients feel confident

    • 11 Sep 2017
    • Luan de Burgh

    Arising from discussion and comment on last month’s piece concerning ‘professional service’ is the issue of client confidence.

  • How to be a great supervisor

    • 3 Sep 2017
    • The Lawyer

    Creating a supervisory relationship you can be proud of may take a little effort, but it is worth it. Whether you are managing trainees or newly qualifieds, here are seven tips to help.

  • What ‘professional service’ means

    • 14 Aug 2017
    • Luan de Burgh

    What do architects, auditors and lawyers have in common? No, this is not the opening line to an overdone and unamusing joke along the lines of the sort of attempt at humour often heard at a conference.

  • Women in Law: five pieces of advice

    • 7 Aug 2017
    • The Lawyer

    One of the questions I frequently ask experienced, successful women lawyers is, “if you could go back in time and give your younger self advice, what would you say to her?” Here is a distillation of their wisdom.

  • Lo♥︎ing legal life: 5 ways to use this summer to start creating the life you want

    • 3 Aug 2017
    • The Lawyer

    This week systemic coach Zita Tulyahikayo and barrister James Pereira QC suggest five things you can do over the summer to enhance your well being and start creating the life you want.

  • How can I get a mentor in my law firm when I don’t get on with the partners?

    • 21 Jul 2017
    • The Lawyer

    “I don’t get on particularly famously with any of the partners in my team and I’m concerned I haven’t got a mentor or a patron within the firm. Is this going to hold me back and what can I do?”

  • Vinson & Elkins hands NQs 20% pay boost to £120,000

    • 19 Jul 2017
    • Richard Simmons

    Vinson & Elkins is increasing its salaries for newly qualified solicitors to £120,000.

  • Slaughters retention 2017: firm posts strong results

    • 11 Jul 2017
    • Richard Simmons

    Slaughter and May is to retain 91 per cent of its September 2017 qualifying trainees.

  • Thinking on your feet during public speaking

    • 10 Jul 2017
    • Luan de Burgh

    I recently spoke at a networking event on the most effective ways to develop meaningful business relationships and was asked a completely unexpected and somewhat unrelated question.

  • Ashurst raises NQ salary to £72,000

    • 10 Jul 2017
    • The Lawyer

    Ashurst has raised its salaries for trainees and associates.