Here at CapeClarke, the niche legal recruitment consultancy based in Leeds and Manchester, we place great value on identifying exactly what solicitors want in their career and, particularly, their next move. An obvious statement it may seem, but we do not try to shoehorn solicitors into roles which are live, but rather listen to what they want. This extends beyond type and size of firm and particular work types and includes location.
There has always been an appetite for young solicitors to spend a few years in London before returning to the North to put down roots again and start a family – so much so that it has almost become a cliché. However, over the past couple of years, we have seen more and more solicitors considering a move to London.
This is due in no small part to the recession. Solicitors, particularly those in transactional fields, who have historically had no intention of moving to London, suddenly started to consider moves to the City. The recession changed the view many solicitors have of law firms in the same bracket as their current firm and the enthusiasm for a move to a similar firm has dissipated. Instead, more solicitors have looked to London with its enhanced salaries and, in many cases, similar work-life balance!
CapeClarke recognises the desire of some solicitors to make the move down South and is able to offer a bespoke London recruitment service.
Feedback from many solicitors is that their London-based recruiter does not know them or understand them. CapeClarke aims to meet every solicitor who registers, thereby enabling us to appreciate where you want your career to go. We will then provide you with tailored advice and set out the options open to you in London. Through our extensive network, we will provide you with the quality representation in London that you require, but with the additional bonus that you will have met us and trust us and we are not just a voice on the end of a telephone.
For a confidential discussion about this service or your options, please contact either Terry Cape or Chris Clarke on 0113 2385965.
CapeClarke is a leading niche legal recruitment consultancy operating across Leeds, Manchester, London, Sheffield and Liverpool. 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.