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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 […]

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