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The Qualification Season: A Series of Blogs about NQ Options

6th February 2012

It is coming to that time of year again when the qualification treadmill ramps up and hundreds of trainee solicitors across the North are vying for a newly qualified solicitor role at their current firm.  Unfortunately, in these difficult times not all law firms can guarantee their trainee solicitors a role upon qualification.  That is […]


Positivity breeding…?

17th November 2011

Whilst CapeClarke commented on the decline of training contracts a few months ago, it is interesting to note the recent press release from the Office for National Statistics. Solicitors working in private practice law firms are now paid 6.4% more than they were in 2007.  You may say that the rise is not outstanding – […]


CapeClarke Launch Event

3rd November 2011

To celebrate the launch of CapeClarke legal recruitment, we hosted a launch event at SoBe Bar (11-13 Hirsts Yard, Leeds, next to Mook) on Thursday 3rd November 2011. SoBe is a relatively new venture in Leeds, bringing South Beach (or, SoBe) style to the downstairs area and a New York feel to the upstairs bar.  We were delighted […]


The Need for Business Development

19th October 2011

Terry Cape remembers being asked the question in a training contract interview whether you could get away without business development in your legal career.  He responded that you could, but you could not expect to keep up with your more network-focused contemporaries if business development was not high on your agenda.  The answer gained eager […]


Guide to Interview Success

16th September 2011

Prior to any interview, we will provide you with bespoke advice as to how to approach that interview. However, we have set out below some very general tips which should assist you in any interviews you secure. PREPARATION Know the address and time of the interview as well as the names and titles of all […]


Phone Interviews – How to crack them!

10th September 2011

Phone interviews are increasingly being used for screening international candidates, and we find that it is being used more and more often as a “first interview” for candidates. Here are some tips to make the phone interview create some impact with the client. 1. Prepare for the interview in the same way you would for […]

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