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Merry Christmas from CapeClarke!

21st December 2016

Well, that’s been an interesting 2016!  Whatever your views on the major events of the year, ’tis the season to be jolly!  It’s time to eat too many mince pies, gorge on turkey and overdo the port. We have worked with some fantastic companies and people this year and we look forward to doing the […]

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Early Qualifiers 2017 Tis the Season to get ready

24th November 2016

The Christmas lights are already up, Slade is playing on repeat in shops and the snow has already made its first seasonal appearance. Winter is coming, certainly, but that is not all for a number of solicitors qualifying in 2017, Qualification is just around the corner and fast approaching too. The end of the calendar […]

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The Benefits of Using a Legal Recruiter

11th September 2016

Ah, the age old idea of the recruiter being nothing more than a middleman! Unfortunately, there are some rather mediocre legal recruiters out there who don’t really act for firms and do nothing other than cold call and try to entice a solicitor to move and then speculatively send their CVs around the market.  Those […]

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Summer Party 2016 – Leeds

18th August 2016

UPDATE: This event is now sold out! Please do still get in touch if you would like to be added to the reserve list. CapeClarke Legal Recruitment are one of the main sponsors of the Junior Lawyers Division Summer Party 2016. On Thursday 18th August, we will be taking over The Tetley in Leeds – […]

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Brexit… 7 weeks later. Can you still find a new job?

11th August 2016

Well, it’s fair to say, the EU referendum result on 23 June caught a lot of people by surprise!  It was always going to be close but most people predicted a slight victory for Remain…waking up to a vote to Leave was a shock. How has this affected the legal market?  After the initial shock, […]

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Summer: The Perfect Time for a Career Evaluation

20th June 2016

The Summer tends to offer some respite from the business of life since the Christmas holidays more people are on holiday, Parliament closes down, transactions slow down it would be very easy to take your foot off the gas and enjoy the sunshine. Alternatively, you could use the downtime to think about your career!  If you […]

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2016: Highest NQ retention rates since the Recession

16th June 2016

With all of the economic uncertainty surrounding the upcoming referendum on EU membership, it is very pleasing to report that it has been very evident this year that law firms of all sizes have posted higher retention figures for NQ solicitors than we have seen since the recession, with only a small handful of notable exceptions. Equally […]

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Brexit legal recruitment friend or foe?

9th June 2016

Those of you within the legal jobs market may have noticed a slight slowdown in the number of transactional legal vacancies at present. Believe it or not, this is not your imagination. A number of large national and international law firms have actually put transactional legal recruitment on hold until the referendum on the 23rd […]

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The Qualification Season 2016: Frequently Asked Questions

8th June 2016

After years of working with trainees qualifying as solicitors, we have seen various questions asked and certain issues raised time and again.  In an attempt to pre-empt the same questions this year, we composed responses to the following: My firm has offered me a position but it is in the wrong discipline. Should I take […]

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The Qualification Season 2016: Private Client

5th June 2016

As part of The Qualification Season a series of blogs by CapeClarke aimed at trainee solicitors looking to qualify in September 2016 we will give a brief overview of the market conditions affecting many of the core legal disciplines that trainee solicitors look to qualify into. The next area of law for discussion is Private Client. The […]

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