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CapeClarke is 1 today!

3rd November 2012

CapeClarke today celebrates its first birthday! We started trading on Thursday 3 November 2011 and we have had a great first year.  We have been working with some excellent law firms and solicitors over the past 12 months and we are pleased to have further developed relationships with our key clients, new (and old) candidates […]


Why choose CapeClarke?

23rd October 2012

There are plenty of legal recruitment consultants out there, particularly in the Leeds and Manchester legal markets, and choosing one you like and trust is a difficult process.  However, it is a really important decision as you want a legal recruiter who is going to give you the service you require.  Speaking to friends who […]


CapeClarke sponsored the Yorkshire Lawyer Awards 2012

3rd October 2012

CapeClarke was delighted to sponsor the Corporate Recovery award at this year’s Yorkshire Lawyer Awards, which was held at Saviles Hall in Leeds on Wednesday 3 October. The awards, as usual, were an outstanding success and a great night was had by all who attended.  It was great to catch up with a few people […]


Modest growth in the Legal Sector continues to defy double-dip recession

28th September 2012

Deloitte’s most recent quarterly legal sector survey has provided some encouraging news. It has shown an average increase in fee income of 3.8% across the top 100 UK law firms in the quarter ending 31 July 2012, when compared to the same quarter of 2011.  Whilst one national legal periodical would prefer to view these […]


When two heads are not better than one…

14th September 2012

An unfortunate common theme in recruitment is the duplicate application.  Law firms hate it, legal recruitment consultants hate it, HR and Recruitment Managers hate it. If you are looking for a new role and have registered with more than one legal recruitment consultant, the likelihood is that you will be contacted by each consultant when […]


The unofficial financial performance indicator – “the Trainee Retention Rate”

31st August 2012

It’s that time of year again when the larger UK law firms report their trainee retention figures for the year. As ever, these figures are greeted with a great deal of interest, as many tend to associate these figures with the current financial performance of the firm (whether rightly or wrongly).  We have listed a […]


A Proactive Summer

26th July 2012

American philosopher Sam Keen once wrote that “Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability”. A timeless quote that resonates through cultures, populations and industries.  Indeed, for many, it is true – it is the time to take a long(ish) holiday, spend time with the families, enjoy the sun (overseas obviously!) and recharge the batteries before […]


Vast improvement in number of Newly Qualified Solicitor positions

28th June 2012

Good news on the Newly Qualified Solicitor front! Here at CapeClarke, we are pleased to report that all of the vital statistics relating to trainee solicitors qualifying into Leeds and Manchester law firms make much better reading than in the last few years. In particular, the: Number of trainee solicitors retained by commercial law firms […]


Getting the best out of your legal recruitment consultant

6th June 2012

Perhaps a peculiar title for a blog by a legal recruiter, but hopefully you will be able to benefit from the message contained within it. Your legal recruitment consultant is an invaluable tool in your search for a new legal role.  That person is acting as your agent from locating the right types of available […]


Partner moves back to pre-recession levels!

20th May 2012

We are technically back in recession, however it seems law firms in the City are looking past this, and are gearing back up to 2008 levels, according to a recent article on The Lawyer. Statistics show that partner moves have increased by 12 per cent on last year, and indeed are back to a level […]