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Merry Christmas from CapeClarke!

23rd December 2014

To friends new and old, clients, contacts, candidates and those who have supported us throughout 2014, we wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy and safe new year! We will, of course, continue to be available over the festive period should anyone require assistance.  We also have some exciting news which we will […]


Making the right impression

25th November 2014

We have discussed in detail our top interview tips here but we feel to focus on a couple of facets of attending interview would be useful. You have secured your interview and you have prepared for the meeting by carrying out your research and knowing your CV inside out.  You then need to make sure you […]


CapeClarke celebrates 3rd birthday!

3rd November 2014

CapeClarke turns 3 today! We’ve come a long way since we turned up on 3 November 2011 to a small office in Wellington Place with nothing but a couple of computers and iPhones. We have since become one of the preferred suppliers to all of the national law firms and the vast majority of commercial […]


Why you should use a legal recruiter and how to pick the right one!

29th October 2014

It is that time in your career when you have decided to make a move from your current law firm and look for a new legal role.  You probably have an idea as to what type of firm you would like to move to and probably an idea as to how much you want to (or […]


Yorkshire Legal Awards 2014

9th October 2014

So, it is that time of year again when the region’s legal community comes together to celebrate its successes and recognise star performances from firms of all sizes and individuals from all legal disciplines.  The event, always meticulously prepared by Barker Brooks, is again hosted at the New Dock Hall on Thursday 16 October and […]


CapeClarke JLD Sports Day

13th September 2014

The 2nd Annual “CapeClarke JLD Sports Day” took place on Saturday 13th September at Weetwood Playing Fields, Leeds, following the success of last years’ event. This event was free to all Leeds, Sheffield, York, Halifax and Huddersfield JLD and Manchester MTSG members. We would like to say a big thank you to Samantha Bell from […]


The New Leeds JLD Committee

9th September 2014

It is all change again at the Leeds Junior Lawyers Division with the new committee elected or sworn in to take charge of the city’s representative body for the next 12 months.  Lots of new faces (and some familiar ones) with good representation from a variety of law firms around Leeds.  Gordons are represented in […]


How to handle Telephone Interviews

14th August 2014

Here at CapeClarke, we are not huge fans of telephone interviews. Nothing can replace that personal element of a traditional face-to-face interview – you can judge your interviewer’s reactions and assess your own performance throughout the interview, adapting as appropriate.  However, phone interviews are increasingly being used as a first port of call for applicants […]


Final NQ Opportunities in Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield

15th July 2014

The NQ season is drawing to a close insofar as the vast majority of trainee solicitors are now employed by their training firms and many others have now secured roles at other firms. There are still a number of NQ opportunities in the Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield.  It will come as no surprise to most […]


The Conundrum of the Counter-offer

16th June 2014

Congratulations!  You have made it through the interview process and you have been offered the job.  You have verbally accepted and then followed it up by returning to your new employer the signed offer documentation.  Now all you have to do is hand your notice in… easy!  Well, not quite… Ordinarily, your current employer will […]