Legal Recruitment News – February 2017

Legal Job Market Update
Key points from January 2017 as follows:
* The demand for staff generally has increased in line with the seasonal norm.
* Permanent recruitment has increased.
* Locum recruitment has increased.
* Wills and Probate locum and permanent roles have stayed relatively busy and private client solicitors remain in demand.
* Commercial Property roles remain elusive.
* Litigation picking up.
* London market is picking up.

You can read the full report here: https://www.ten-percent.co.uk/legal-job-market-report-february-2017/

Hourly Rates of Pay for Locum Solicitors and Legal Executives
Locum hourly rate payment varies widely according to the demand, length of assignment, level of experience and advance notice available. NB: These rates are intended as a guide only. Hourly rates can vary according to the location, duration and level of expertise.

January 2017 Private Practice Law Firm Locum Rates:
* Conveyancing Locum Solicitors – 1-3 years PQE, handling residential standard sale price only – £25-27 per hour (variation for central London – £26-30 per hour).
* Conveyancing Locum Solicitors & ILEX – 5-35 years PQE, handling all levels of conveyancing including managing a department – £28-£35 per hour, including central London.
* Commercial Property Solicitors – 1-40 years PQE – £32-45 per hour.
* Wills & Probate Solicitors and Executives – 3-35 years PQE – £35-50 per hour.
* Family Solicitors – 4-40 years PQE – £27-30 per hour. Occasionally this goes up to £35 per hour for short notice or a few days cover.
* Civil Litigation – 1-35 years PQE. £27-35 per hour. These rates cover mainstream litigation – eg county court and small claims matters.
* Corporate Commercial Locum Solicitors – 5-45 years PQE. £35-75 per hour. Usual rate in small-medium law firms is around £40-50 per hour.
* In House Locum Solicitors – 3-35 years PQE. £35-60 per hour. Usual rate in a larger sized blue chip company legal department is c.£50 per hour going up to c£100-£120.

NB all rates exclude agency fees. The rates are for self-employed locums billing firms directly on a weekly basis.

We have over 11,000 lawyers registered with us. To request CVs for a specific vacancy please register your vacancy using the link at the top of this email or simply reply.

In House Legal Departments – the Green Grass on the Other Side of the Fence?
Working in house for an organisation, limited company, trade body, educational institution or charity is often considered the holy grail of legal jobs. After all, what could be better than a job that has no external financial pressures, no requirement to put in long hours to generate fee income and no awkward clients?

(you can read the remainder of this article in full at https://www.ten-percent.co.uk/in-house-lawyers/)

25% of Students now graduate with a 1st class degree
The Times newspaper reported last week that 25% of all undergraduates finish up with a 1st class degree at the end of their time at University. This is compared with 17% in 2012 and (probably) considerably less than this as you go back over time.

Read more here – http://legalrecruitment.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/25-of-students-get-1st-class-degree.html

Charities Nominated for Donations 2017
Last week the trustees of the Ten Percent Foundation met to determine our donations for this year. We had a number of charities suggested to us by clients and candidates. Our decisions are below. To see our policy on donations please visit: https://www.ten-percent.co.uk/charitable-trust/

LawCare – £500
Ace of Clubs – £1,000
Reprieve – £500
Unlock – £500
Flying High Trampolining Club – £1,000
The Cure Parkinsons Trust – £1,000
St Martins – £500

We have ongoing commitments to support the following charities:

British Stammering Association – £2,000
Kilimatinde Trust – £2,200
Centre 63 – £2,500
The First Step – £2,500.

I will include a bit about each donation in our next newsletter when I have established what the money is going to be used for. We usually restrict the donations to support specific activities within each charity.

Permanent Vacancies registered in the last 7 days
VAC-16908 A solicitors firm based in Romford, Essex have an opening for a part time family law solicitor on a permanent basis. The firm are looking for experienced candidates with a particular emphasis on Ancillary Relief. In addition if the candidate has any residential conveyancing experience and is interested in undertaking some extra property work that would be a bonus but not essential. Salary negotiable dependent on experience.

VAC-16907 A new vacancy has arisen with a small-medium sized solicitors firm looking for locum cover from 17th February to the 5th May. Can be either full or part time. The firm are based in Fareham, Hampshire and the work is 75% personal injury work and 25% general civil litigation and ToLaTA. The personal injury work is claimant. Locationwise, Fareham train station is virtually adjacent to this firm.

VAC-16904 A law firm based in Hammersmith, West London have an opening for a full time paralegal/administration assistant.

VAC-16901 A small, high street law firm situated in South West London (SW18) are looking for a legal cashier/legal billings clerk on a part-time, permanent basis.

VAC-16900 Enfield solicitors firm are currently looking to recruit an experienced solicitor, ideally a member of STEP, to join their private client department. Full time position. Work will include will preparation, estate administration, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Trusts, Tax advice and Court of Protection work. Salary levels negotiable. Permanent post.

VAC-16899 A new vacancy has arisen with a small-medium solicitors firm in Enfield. They seek an additional crime duty solicitor to join them on a salaried basis. They do not mind if you have already committed to a solicitors firm. The senior partner thinks it is perfectly possible to move at any time under the new contract provisions without any difficulties.

VAC-16898 A well established Suffolk firm are looking for a Wills & Probate Solicitor to assist to work at their busy Ipswich office.

VAC-16897 A well established Suffolk firm are looking for a Family Law Solicitor to assist with a privately funded caseload at their Ipswich office.

VAC-16896 Solicitors firm in North West Manchester – based in Walkden and easy access via the M60 and M61 – looking for a qualified solicitor able to handle a caseload of residential conveyancing. Salary dependant on experience and capability range £30,000 to £40,000 plus bonus on a target driven basis for full time. The firm offer 5 weeks holidays plus bank holidays.

VAC-16895 A well established Southampton firm are looking for a wills & probate lawyer to work at their Hedge End office.

VAC-16894 A well established Merseyside firm are looking for a property lawyer to work at their busy Rainhill office. Office located 2 mins off the M62 betweeen Liverpool and Warrington so potentially commutable from both Liverpool and Manchester and areas in between.

VAC-16893 A South West London law firm based in SW18 are urgently looking for a mental health solicitor for a permanent role. The firm are looking for a candidate with MHRT panel membership who has some experience and interest in Court of Protection work.

Using Company and Law Firm Logos on CVs – a good idea?
This link takes you to the article on our website.
https://www.ten-percent.co.uk/using-logos-and-images-on-cvs-a-good-idea/

Low Cost Recruitment for Solicitors – Ten Percent Unlimited
Ten-Percent Unlimited is a service offering unlimited recruitment for a set monthly fee. It was set up by us back in 2011 with the aim of making the use of a recruitment agency cost-effective in a time of great financial difficulties for all in the profession. It is still going strong – we have over 100 members – most of whom are sole practitioners or smaller sized law firms.

The Unlimited Recruitment service offers law firms the chance to recruit as many permanent or locum candidates as needed over a period of 5 years in return for a monthly payment. There are no restrictions on numbers (although vacancies have to exist and we do operate a fair usage policy – so far never used) and no other costs. No other similar services exist in the recruitment industry.

For example in a 5 year period you may recruit a few locums for cover each year, a replacement conveyancing solicitor, a couple of legal secretaries, possibly a paralegal or two and have a look to expand the firm into a new area of law with an additional fee earner. All of this would cost considerable amounts in advertising and/or recruitment agency fees. However with Ten Percent Unlimited you simply pay a monthly fee for 60 months.

One of our recruitment consultants works full time on our Ten Percent Unlimited member firms’ recruitment needs and is always happy to talk about the service. If you would like a chat with Clare Fagan, please give her a ring on 0207 127 4343 or email clare.fagan@ten-percent.co.uk. www.tenpercentunlimited.co.uk.

How to be a Locum – pdf guide
We have produced a guide on how to be a locum. This includes sections on getting work, realistic expectations, hourly rates, popular fields of law, payment, insurance, umbrella companies and much more. Available for download at no charge from www.interimlawyers.co.uk – click the link on the left hand side of the page.

About Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment
We are a specialist legal recruiter, covering both permanent and locum roles across the whole of the UK. Over 11,000 lawyers are registered with us and we have access to a range of external and internal job boards and websites where we do not have candidates available ourselves. We also assist with recruitment advice and assistance, regularly advising partners and practice managers on suitable salary and package levels.

Our company is unique for a number of reasons, including the fact that we are not shy to publish our fee structure and also donate a chunk of our profits to charity each year. We offer unlimited permanent and locum recruitment for a fixed monthly fee or one-off fees depending on the job. We donate 10% of our profits annually to charity, hence our name.

We have three recruitment consultants, Jonathan Fagan, Clare Fagan and Pete Gresty, together with our finance director Pearl McNamara. As a team we have over 40 years of experience in the legal profession.

Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment also owns Interim Lawyers, a specialist locum service. We operate an outsourced UK based typing service as well – www.tptranscription.co.uk and are preferred suppliers to a number of institutional clients and law firms across the UK and overseas.

The Ten-Percent Group of Legal Recruitment websites gives 10% of annual profits to charity. We have carried on with this tradition since we formed the company 15 years ago. So far over £90k has been donated to charities in the UK and Africa including LawCare, Unlock and Reprieve.

We hope you have enjoyed reading our newsletter and look forward to hearing from you if we can assist further.

Jonathan Fagan
Director

E: jbfagan@tenpercentgroup.com
T: 0207 127 4343

Ten-Percent.co.uk Limited
20-22 Wenlock Road
London
N1 7GU

Jonathan Fagan is a solicitor, qualified recruitment consultant and Managing Director of Ten-Percent.co.uk Limited. His LinkedIn profile can be viewed here – www.linkedin.com/in/jbfagan

Legal Recruitment News is produced by TP Legal Recruitment – you can view all versions of the e-newsletter at www.legal-recruitment.co.uk.

Ten Percent Group – www.tenpercentgroup.com
Interim Lawyers – www.interimlawyers.co.uk
Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment – www.ten-percent.co.uk
Legal Recruitment Newsletter – www.legal-recruitment.co.uk

Legal Recruitment News January 2017

Legal Job Market Update

Key points for December as follows:
* The demand for staff generally has fallen in line with the seasonal norm.
* Permanent recruitment has dropped.
* Locum recruitment has fallen.
* Wills and Probate locum and permanent roles have stayed relatively busy and private client solicitors remain in demand.
* Commercial Property roles remain elusive.
* Litigation still quiet.
* We are still hearing of redundancies in larger commercial practices and in house.
* London market is still quiet.

For the full article please visit – https://www.ten-percent.co.uk/legal-job-market-report-11th-january-2017/

Petition for Limiting Pay in the Charity Sector
Sign the petition to parliament “Remove status from charities paying staff more than 3 times the average wage.”

Charities in the UK should have their charitable status removed if they pay any of their staff more than three times the average wage. Why should a pensioner on less than £150 a week give £5 to a charity that pays a CEO £200k? In 2016-2017 three times the average wage is £82,500. Many get more.

By way of examples – Parkinson’s UK has 10 staff earning between £60,000 and £130,000, The Royal British Legion has 26 staff earning between £60,000 and £160,000, Help for Heroes has 17 staff earning between £60,000 and £110,000 and Cancer Research UK has 219 staff earning between £60,000 and £250,000.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/173515

A Psychic’s 2016 New Year Predictions Revisited
Every year we carry an article in our January Newsletter about predictions for the previous year by an “expert” online psychic, Craig Hamilton-Parker (from www.psychics.co.uk). Mr Hamilton-Parker charges £1.50 per minute for his services via telephone consultations. We have also included Mr Hamilton-Parker’s 2017 predictions below to see how he does when we revisit in 2018. In 2014 Mr Hamilton-Parker scored 1 out of 16 but managed to get 5 out of 16 in 2015.

Full article can be found here: http://legalrecruitment.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/a-psychics-2016-new-year-predictions.html

Making a Job Offer and matching current salary – a good idea?

A candidate looks to make a move and we send them over details of vacancies. The candidate applies for a vacancy and we send a CV across to a firm, indicating current salary levels. We go through the recruitment process – interview, discussions, 2nd interview and deliberations. The firm like the candidate, the candidate likes the firm.

The firm makes the candidate an offer as follows: “we are very happy with Steve – he fits the bill perfectly. We can see a great future for him here. As such we can confirm that we would be delighted to match his current salary and make him an offer. Hope to hear from you soon.”

Full article can be read here: https://www.ten-percent.co.uk/matching-current-salary-with-a-job-offer-a-good-idea/

 Charities Nominated for Donations 2017

So far this year we have had the following charities nominated for donations by candidates and clients. To see our policy on donations please visit: https://www.ten-percent.co.uk/charitable-trust/

Bloodwise
Greenwich Housing Rights
Howard League
The Parent House
Daisey Garland Charity
PVNH Support
Helping Older People (New Forest)
We expect to continue our support of LawCare, Ace of Clubs, Reprieve and Unlock.

If anyone else wants to nominate a charity for a donation, please let me know. Our main policy is that we will not donate to charities who pay any staff more than £75k per annum.

Hourly Rates of Pay for Locum Solicitors and Legal Executives
Locum hourly rate payment varies widely according to the demand, length of assignment, level of experience and advance notice available. NB: These rates are intended as a guide only. Hourly rates can vary according to the location, duration and level of expertise.

December 2016 Private Practice Law Firm Locum Rates:
* Conveyancing Locum Solicitors – 1-3 years PQE, handling residential standard sale price only – £25-28 per hour (variation for central London – £26-30 per hour).
* Conveyancing Locum Solicitors & ILEX – 5-35 years PQE, handling all levels of conveyancing including managing a department – £26-£35 per hour, including central London.
* Commercial Property Solicitors – 1-40 years PQE – £32-45 per hour.
* Wills & Probate Solicitors and Executives – 3-35 years PQE – £35-45 per hour.
* Family Solicitors – 4-40 years PQE – £27-30 per hour. Occasionally this goes up to £35 per hour for short notice or a few days cover.
* Civil Litigation – 1-35 years PQE. £25-35 per hour. These rates cover mainstream litigation – eg county court and small claims matters.
* Corporate Commercial Locum Solicitors – 5-45 years PQE. £35-75 per hour. Usual rate in small-medium law firms is around £40-50 per hour.
* In House Locum Solicitors – 3-35 years PQE. £35-60 per hour. Usual rate in a larger sized blue chip company legal department is c.£50 per hour going up to c£100-£120.

NB all rates exclude agency fees. The rates are for self-employed locums billing firms directly on a weekly basis.

We have over 11,000 lawyers registered with us. To request CVs for a specific vacancy please register your vacancy using the link at the top of this email or simply reply.

Low Cost Recruitment for Solicitors – Ten Percent Unlimited
Ten-Percent Unlimited is a service offering unlimited recruitment for a set monthly fee. It was set up by us back in 2011 with the aim of making the use of a recruitment agency cost-effective in a time of great financial difficulties for all in the profession. It is still going strong – we have over 100 members – most of whom are sole practitioners or smaller sized law firms.

The Unlimited Recruitment service offers law firms the chance to recruit as many permanent or locum candidates as needed over a period of 5 years in return for a monthly payment. There are no restrictions on numbers (although vacancies have to exist and we do operate a fair usage policy – so far never used) and no other costs. No other similar services exist in the recruitment industry.

For example in a 5 year period you may recruit a few locums for cover each year, a replacement conveyancing solicitor, a couple of legal secretaries, possibly a paralegal or two and have a look to expand the firm into a new area of law with an additional fee earner. All of this would cost considerable amounts in advertising and/or recruitment agency fees. However with Ten Percent Unlimited you simply pay a monthly fee for 60 months.

One of our recruitment consultants works full time on our Ten Percent Unlimited member firms’ recruitment needs and is always happy to talk about the service. If you would like a chat with Clare Fagan, please give her a ring on 0207 127 4343 or email clare.fagan@ten-percent.co.uk. www.tenpercentunlimited.co.uk.

How to be a Locum – pdf guide
We have produced a guide on how to be a locum. This includes sections on getting work, realistic expectations, hourly rates, popular fields of law, payment, insurance, umbrella companies and much more. Available for download at no charge from www.interimlawyers.co.uk – click the link on the left hand side of the page.

About Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment
We are a specialist legal recruiter, covering both permanent and locum roles across the whole of the UK. Over 11,000 lawyers are registered with us and we have access to a range of external and internal job boards and websites where we do not have candidates available ourselves. We also assist with recruitment advice and assistance, regularly advising partners and practice managers on suitable salary and package levels.

Our company is unique for a number of reasons, including the fact that we are not shy to publish our fee structure and also donate a chunk of our profits to charity each year. We offer unlimited permanent and locum recruitment for a fixed monthly fee or one-off fees depending on the job. We donate 10% of our profits annually to charity, hence our name.

We have three recruitment consultants, Jonathan Fagan, Clare Fagan and Pete Gresty, together with our finance director Pearl McNamara. As a team we have over 40 years of experience in the legal profession.

Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment also owns Interim Lawyers, a specialist locum service. We operate an outsourced UK based typing service as well – www.tptranscription.co.uk and are preferred suppliers to a number of institutional clients and law firms across the UK and overseas.

The Ten-Percent Group of Legal Recruitment websites gives 10% of annual profits to charity. We have carried on with this tradition since we formed the company 15 years ago. So far over £90k has been donated to charities in the UK and Africa including LawCare, Unlock and Reprieve.

We hope you have enjoyed reading our newsletter and look forward to hearing from you if we can assist further.

Warm regards

Jonathan Fagan
Director

E: jbfagan@tenpercentgroup.com
T: 0207 127 4343

Ten-Percent.co.uk Limited
20-22 Wenlock Road
London
N1 7GU

Jonathan Fagan is a solicitor, qualified recruitment consultant and Managing Director of Ten-Percent.co.uk Limited. His LinkedIn profile can be viewed here – www.linkedin.com/in/jbfagan

Legal Recruitment News is produced by TP Legal Recruitment – you can view all versions of the e-newsletter at www.legal-recruitment.co.uk.

Interim Lawyers – www.interimlawyers.co.uk
Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment – www.ten-percent.co.uk
Legal Recruitment Newsletter – www.legal-recruitment.co.uk

Legal Recruitment News December 2016

Legal Job Market Update

Key points for November as follows:
* The demand for staff generally has fallen in line with the seasonal norm.
* Permanent recruitment has fallen slightly but remains high.
* Locum recruitment has fallen and remains at a lower level.

[to read more please click here….]

Looking for work in December – a good idea?
No!

[to read more please click here….]

Duty Solicitors – an update
We have had a few enquiries over the last week or so from new firms who have been awarded contracts for crime and on the lookout for duty solicitors and crime supervisors. There is a guide to the regulations regarding the employment of crime supervisors and duty solicitors included on our website at http://www.ten-percent.co.uk/crime-solicitor-contract-2017-extracts-relevant-to-duty-solicitors-and-supervisors/ and the points below relate to our intel so far on the situation:

[to read more please click here…]

Petition for Limiting Pay in the Charity Sector
TP Legal Recruitment is linked to the Ten Percent Foundation who donate 10% of profits to charity every year. As part of this the charity runs a campaign to highlight excessive executive pay in the charity sector and also to encourage other businesses to donate a percentage of profits to charity each year.

There is a currently a petition before Parliament as follows: “Remove status from charities paying staff more than 3 times the average wage.”

The link for signing the petition is here:
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/173515/sponsors/79d4m6YKcpXSEsXLyGh

Hourly Rates of Pay for Locum Solicitors and Legal Executives
Locum hourly rate payment varies widely according to the demand, length of assignment, level of experience and advance notice available. NB: These rates are intended as a guide only. Hourly rates can vary according to the location, duration and level of expertise.

November 2016 Private Practice Law Firm Locum Rates:
* Conveyancing Locum Solicitors – 1-3 years PQE, handling residential standard sale price only – £25-28 per hour (variation for central London – £26-30 per hour).
* Conveyancing Locum Solicitors & ILEX – 5-35 years PQE, handling all levels of conveyancing including managing a department – £26-£35 per hour, including central London.
* Commercial Property Solicitors – 1-40 years PQE – £32-45 per hour.
* Wills & Probate Solicitors and Executives – 3-35 years PQE – £35-45 per hour.
* Family Solicitors – 4-40 years PQE – £27-30 per hour. Occasionally this goes up to £35 per hour for short notice or a few days cover.
* Civil Litigation – 1-35 years PQE. £25-35 per hour. These rates cover mainstream litigation – eg county court and small claims matters.
* Corporate Commercial Locum Solicitors – 5-45 years PQE. £35-75 per hour. Usual rate in small-medium law firms is around £40-50 per hour.
* In House Locum Solicitors – 3-35 years PQE. £35-60 per hour. Usual rate in a larger sized blue chip company legal department is c.£50 per hour going up to c£100-£120.

NB all rates exclude agency fees. The rates are for self-employed locums billing firms directly on a weekly basis.

Hourly Rate, Weekly Rate and Salary Equivalents:
£25 per hour = £937.50 per week or £45,000 per annum (assuming a 7.5 hour day and a 48 week year).
£30 per hour = £1,125 per week or £54,000 per annum.

We have over 11,000 lawyers registered with us. To request CVs for a specific vacancy please register your vacancy using the link at the top of this email or simply reply.

Low Cost Recruitment for Solicitors – Ten Percent Unlimited
Ten-Percent Unlimited is a service offering unlimited recruitment for a set monthly fee. It was set up by us back in 2011 with the aim of making the use of a recruitment agency cost-effective in a time of great financial difficulties for all in the profession. It is still going strong – we have over 100 members – most of whom are sole practitioners or smaller sized law firms.

The Unlimited Recruitment service offers law firms the chance to recruit as many permanent or locum candidates as needed over a period of 5 years in return for a monthly payment. There are no restrictions on numbers (although vacancies have to exist and we do operate a fair usage policy – so far never used) and no other costs. No other similar services exist in the recruitment industry.

For example in a 5 year period you may recruit a few locums for cover each year, a replacement conveyancing solicitor, a couple of legal secretaries, possibly a paralegal or two and have a look to expand the firm into a new area of law with an additional fee earner. All of this would cost considerable amounts in advertising and/or recruitment agency fees. However with Ten Percent Unlimited you simply pay a monthly fee for 60 months.

One of our recruitment consultants works full time on our Ten Percent Unlimited member firms’ recruitment needs and is always happy to talk about the service. If you would like a chat with Clare Fagan, please give her a ring on 0207 127 4343 or email clare.fagan@ten-percent.co.uk. www.tenpercentunlimited.co.uk.

How to be a Locum – pdf guide
We have produced a guide on how to be a locum. This includes sections on getting work, realistic expectations, hourly rates, popular fields of law, payment, insurance, umbrella companies and much more. Available for download at no charge from www.interimlawyers.co.uk – click the link on the left hand side of the page.

About Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment
We are a specialist legal recruiter, covering both permanent and locum roles across the whole of the UK. Over 11,000 lawyers are registered with us and we have access to a range of external and internal job boards and websites where we do not have candidates available ourselves. We also assist with recruitment advice and assistance, regularly advising partners and practice managers on suitable salary and package levels.

Our company is unique for a number of reasons, including the fact that we are not shy to publish our fee structure and also donate a chunk of our profits to charity each year. We offer unlimited permanent and locum recruitment for a fixed monthly fee or one-off fees depending on the job. We donate 10% of our profits annually to charity, hence our name.

We have three recruitment consultants, Jonathan Fagan, Clare Fagan and Pete Gresty, together with our finance director Pearl McNamara. As a team we have over 40 years of experience in the legal profession.

Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment also owns Interim Lawyers, a specialist locum service. We operate an outsourced UK based typing service as well – www.uk-transcription.co.uk and are preferred suppliers to a number of institutional clients and law firms across the UK and overseas.

The Ten-Percent Group of Legal Recruitment websites gives 10% of annual profits to charity. We have carried on with this tradition since we formed the company 15 years ago. So far about £80k has been donated to charities in the UK and Africa including LawCare.

We hope you have enjoyed reading our newsletter and look forward to hearing from you if we can assist further.

Warm regards

Jonathan Fagan
Director

E: jbfagan@tenpercentgroup.com
T: 0207 127 4343

Ten-Percent.co.uk Limited
20-22 Wenlock Road
London
N1 7GU

Jonathan Fagan is a solicitor, qualified recruitment consultant and Managing Director of Ten-Percent.co.uk Limited. His LinkedIn profile can be viewed here – www.linkedin.com/in/jbfagan

Legal Recruitment News is produced by TP Legal Recruitment – you can view all versions of the e-newsletter at www.legal-recruitment.co.uk.

Interim Lawyers – www.interimlawyers.co.uk
Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment – www.ten-percent.co.uk
Legal Recruitment Newsletter – www.legal-recruitment.co.uk

Legal Recruitment News November 2016

Legal Job Market Update
President Trump, Brexit and England knocked out of Euro 2016 by Iceland. Who would have thought it (apart from the latter of course)… The year of uncertainty continues!

Read full update at http://www.ten-percent.co.uk/legal-job-market-report-10th-november-2016/

Education Law – a new growth area?
A quick note simply to say that if you specialise in education law and would like details of new locum and permanent roles coming our way please let us know. In the last 2 weeks we have seen a number of firms register education law vacancies with us. There seems to be a growth spurt particularly around Special Educational Needs matters. Vacancies have included requirements for advocates in particular – the firms seem to be looking for solicitors to represent clients at LA & school meetings and tribunal hearings and also providing advice on statutory assessments & reviews. Similarly we have had reports of a requirement for judicial review experience. Not sure why these vacancies are suddenly coming through. In fact I would say we have had more requests in the last 2-3 weeks than in the previous 10 years! Does anyone know something we don’t?

Are CVs Obsolete thanks to the Internet?
We recently attended a recruitment agency trade fair where numerous salesmen attempted to flog us video CVs and online pre-interview software and a number of speakers told us that CVs were no longer necessary.

Read full article at http://www.ten-percent.co.uk/cvs-have-linked-in-and-video-cvs-made-paper-and-digital-cvs-obsolete/

Do General Practice Solicitors still exist?
At one time general practice solicitors (ie a solicitor who is able to work in a number of different areas of law) were scorned and firms avoided recruiting them. Times have changed and they are back in demand. So do they still exist? Yes, in a nutshell, but they tend to fit into the following three categories:

Read full article at http://www.ten-percent.co.uk/general-practice-solicitors-do-they-exist/

Relocation – top 10 tips
Relocation is a stressful and difficult thing to do (apparently a lot of Americans are going to be doing this shortly – I wouldn’t like to be working for the Canadian immigration authorities right now!). Having been involved on numerous occasions with lawyers who have had to do it – with families or on their own – here are our top 10 tips.

(read full article at http://www.ten-percent.co.uk/relocation-top-10-tips/)

Vacancies
New vacancies registered with us in October 2016.
VAC-16786 A leading Norfolk firm are looking for a minimum 3 years’ PQE Family Solicitor with Children Panel Membership to manage a caseload of family care matters at their Norwich office. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out all their own advocacy. The post will be full-time, permanent and salary will be negotiable depending on experience.
VAC-16785 Leading Norwich firm are looking for a legal cashier to work at their City Centre offices. Post will be full time and permanent with a competitive salary package. Full job spec available on request.
VAC-16782 Crime Solicitor sought in Lincoln. Duty Qualified. Post qualification experience not as important as the qualification itself.Police Station Accredited.
VAC-16781 A well established Sussex firm are looking for a junior Wills & Probate clerk to work in their Shoreham office. The successful candidate will work under direction of very busy private client partner and deal with all will enquiries with minimal supervision. The post will be full-time, permanent and salary will be negotiable depending on experience.
VAC-16780 A well established East Sussex firm are looking for a senior commercial property fee earner to work at their Brighton office.
VAC-16779 A well established Hampshire firm are looking for a conveyancer to work at their Alton office. The role will entail managing a mainly residential caseload (with the odd piece of light commercial conveyancing) without supervision. The firm are happy to consider solicitors, licensed conveyancers or legal executives. Any experience in wills & probate would be an advantage but is not essential. The post will be full-time, permanent and salary will be negotiable depending on experience.
VAC-16775 A well established Hampshire firm are looking for a Housing Law solicitor or legal executive to work at their Basingstoke office. The firm are happy to consider candidates with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in publicly funded Housing work. The post will be full-time, permanent and salary will be negotiable depending on experience.
VAC-16774 A well established Hampshire firm are looking for a family law solicitor or legal executive to work at their Basingstoke office. FT or PT.
VAC-16773 A specialist Personal Injury firm in South Manchester are looking for a junior personal injury fee earner to work at their Burnage offices. The post would suit a paralegal or newly qualified solicitor with experience of using the claims portal. The post will be full-time, permanent and salary will be negotiable depending on experience.
VAC-16772 Birmingham law firm have a vacancy for an experienced conveyancer on a full time, permanent basis. The firm are looking for a confident and capable candidate able to start as soon as possible to take on a caseload of around 80% to 90% residential matters with a small amount of commercial property work. Salary negotiable and dependent on experience.
VAC-16771 Wills and Probate Locum sought to cover illness from 31st October onwards – 4 weeks at least. Based in Kingston. Permanent candidate also considered.
VAC-16768 A new vacancy has arisen with a solicitors firm based in central Chelmsford situated about 200 metres from the train station. They seek a wills & probate lawyer to join them either on a locum basis to start with or permanent. Full or part time.
VAC-16767 A high street solicitors firm based in South Wimbledon have openings to take on 2 new immigration paralegals for their busy and well established immigration department. The firm are looking for candidates who have ideally completed the LPC who have at least 1 years immigration experience.Starting salary: £16k.
VAC-16765 Wills and Probate Solicitor sought by North Devon firm on permanent full time basis.
VAC-16763 An East London law firm specialising in mental health work have a vacancy for a paralegal to work in their mental health department on a full time, permanent basis.
VAC-16762 Wills and Probate Solicitor sought in North Devon. Bideford. Permanent.
VAC-16759 A Cheshire firm are looking for a personal injury solicitor with a minimum of 3 years’ PQE to manage a caseload at their Altrincham office. The post will be part-time, permament and salary will be negotiable depending on experience.
VAC-16758 A Cheshire firm are looking for a newly qualified conveyancer to assist with a residential caseload at their Altrincham office. They are ideally looking for an NQ solicitor but will also consider newly qualified FILEX or Licensed Conveyancers. The post is full time, permanent and salary will be negotiable.
VAC-16756 A Berkshire based law firm are looking for a conveyancing assistant to work at their Reading office. The post is covering maternity leave and will run from December 2016 for a minimum of 9 months. The post will suit a newly qualified solicitor (or legal executive) or an experienced paralegal who cannot manage a residential caseload but can usefully assist the senior conveyancer. The post will be full-time and salary will be 25k-30k depending on experience. Further details available on request.
VAC-16754 Criminal Duty Solicitor sought for a full or part time position with substantial experience essential.
VAC-16751 A solicitors firm based in Hammersmith, West London are looking for experienced crime solicitors with duty status for a permanent, salaried role. Ideally the firm are looking for candidates on a full time basis but part time applicants will be considered. Salary: up to £35K per annum.
VAC-16750 A very well established Surrey law firm are looking for a residential conveyancer to work at their Camberley office. The firm are happy to consider Solicitors, Licensed Conveyancers or Legal Executives with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in residential work. The post will be full-time, permanent and salary will be negotiable depending on experience. The firm have said there are genuine partnership prospects for the right candidate.
VAC-16746 A medium sized solicitors firm based in West London have a vacancy for a full time, permanent litigation solicitor. The firm are looking for candidates with at least 3 years experience in a range of litigation matters to take on a caseload including the following: contract and commercial disputes, professional negligence, IP, defamation, employment law, landlord & tenant and mediation.
VAC-16745 A solicitors firm based in Lewes, East Sussex are looking for duty solicitors to sign up before the next rota deadline in January 2017. The firm are looking for either duties looking to do the minimum requirements in return for a monthly retainer or can offer a part time salaried role for 2 to 3 days per week depending on preference.
VAC-16739 Senior Residential Conveyancer – Exeter. Innovative and proactive conveyancing company looking for a qualified person, eg. licensed conveyancer, conveyancing solicitor or chartered legal executive with a significant conveyancing experience.

Any interest in any of these roles please email cv@ten-percent.co.uk

Candidates
Candidates registering in past 7 days.
CAN-26262 15 year PQE litigation solicitor specialising in local authority work including general civil litigation, housing law, debt recovery. Also experienced in immigration law. Looking for locum posts in Scotland.
CAN-26261 14 year PQE FILEX legal executive specialising in in house company commercial matters. Looking for a post in the Midlands.
CAN-26258 6 months PQE solicitor with experience in housing law, civil and commercial litigation and mental health. Further experience in judicial review and document review. Looking for posts in London, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.
CAN-26257 20 year PQE Personal Injury solicitor with managerial experience, specialising in industrial disease and employers’ liability claims of all types. Looking for a suitable post in the North West of England.
CAN-26254 20 year PQE litigation solicitor specialising in personal injury (RTA, EL, PL and clinical negligence). Looking for locum posts in London or Surrey.
CAN-26253 10 year PQE family law solicitor, looking for locum roles in North London, Hertfordshire or Bedfordshire.
CAN-26250 NQ solicitor experienced in company commercial law, corporate finance, IP and regulatory law. Looking for in house company commercial posts in Central London. Salary expectations: £50k.
CAN-26249 Post-completions fee earner looking for posts, locum or permanent in the South Yorkshire area.
CAN-26247 NQ Solicitor with experience in construction law and commercial property. Looking for posts in construction law in London.
CAN-26243 NQ Solicitor looking for a suitable Employment Law position in the Greater London region.
CAN-26241 Legal cashier looking for a suitable post in the Norwich area.
CAN-26239 Legal secretary/administrator and receptionist with experience from 2006 onwards. Looking for posts in Essex.
CAN-26231 30 years PQE Property Solicitor dealing with residential and light commercial conveyancing. Some basic wills & probate experience and further family law experience. Looking for ideally residential conveyancing posts in Berkshire. Locum or consultant.
CAN-26227 10 year PQE Company Commercial Solicitor with specialist experience in the oil and gas industries. Looking for locum company commercial posts either in house or private practice in London.
CAN-26220 10 year PQE Wills & Probate Solicitor, looking for locum posts in the Dorset, Hampshire or East Sussex regions.
CAN-26219 10 year PQE Crime Solicitor specialising in corporate white collar crime, fraud and regulatory law. Looking for a post in Middlesex, West or Central London.
CAN-26218 3 year PQE Litigation Solicitor with experience in civil and commercial litigation and personal injury (EL, PL). Looking for roles anywhere in the UK. Locum or permanent.
CAN-26217 3 year PQE Residential Conveyancing Solicitor, looking for locum posts anywhere in the North East of England.
CAN-26216 20 year PQE Residential Conveyancing Solicitor. Looking for locum posts in Liverpool and Merseyside. Hourly rate: £25 per hour upwards
CAN-26215 30 year PQE Residential property and planning law solicitor. Looking for posts in London.
CAN-26214 10 year PQE Mental Health Solicitor with MHRT panel membership and previously qualified for supervisor status. Looking for locum posts in anywhere in the UK.
CAN-26213 1 year PQE Solicitor with experience in housing, wills & probate, family law and personal injury. Looking for a wills & probate post in London.
CAN-26212 2 year PQE Crime Solicitor with Higher Rights of Audience looking for a suitable role in the Oxfordshire region.
CAN-26210 10 year PQE Crime Solicitor with duty status looking for freelance duty posts on a monthly retainer in Cheshire or Flintshire.

To request CVs for any candidates or to register a vacancy please email cv@ten-percent.co.uk.

Hourly Rates of Pay for Locum Solicitors and Legal Executives
Locum hourly rate payment varies widely according to the demand, length of assignment, level of experience and advance notice available. NB: These rates are intended as a guide only. Hourly rates can vary according to the location, duration and level of expertise.

November 2016 Private Practice Law Firm Locum Rates:
* Conveyancing Locum Solicitors – 1-3 years PQE, handling residential standard sale price only – £27-30 per hour (variation for central London – £29-33 per hour).
* Conveyancing Locum Solicitors & ILEX – 5-35 years PQE, handling all levels of conveyancing including managing a department – £26-£35 per hour, including central London.
* Commercial Property Solicitors – 1-40 years PQE – £32-45 per hour.
* Wills & Probate Solicitors and Executives – 3-35 years PQE – £35-45 per hour.
* Family Solicitors – 4-40 years PQE – £25-30 per hour. Occasionally this goes up to £35 per hour for short notice or a few days cover.
* Civil Litigation – 1-35 years PQE. £25-35 per hour. These rates cover mainstream litigation – eg county court and small claims matters.
* Corporate Commercial Locum Solicitors – 5-45 years PQE. £35-75 per hour. Usual rate in small-medium law firms is around £40-50 per hour.
* In House Locum Solicitors – 3-35 years PQE. £35-60 per hour. Usual rate in a larger sized blue chip company legal department is c.£50 per hour going up to c£100-£120.

NB all rates exclude agency fees. The rates are for self-employed locums billing firms directly on a weekly basis.

Hourly Rate, Weekly Rate and Salary Equivalents:
£25 per hour = £937.50 per week or £45,000 per annum (assuming a 7.5 hour day and a 48 week year).
£30 per hour = £1,125 per week or £54,000 per annum.

We have over 11,000 lawyers registered with us. To request CVs for a specific vacancy please register your vacancy using the link at the top of this email or simply reply.

Low Cost Recruitment for Solicitors – Ten Percent Unlimited
Ten-Percent Unlimited is a service offering unlimited recruitment for a set monthly fee. It was set up by us back in 2011 with the aim of making the use of a recruitment agency cost-effective in a time of great financial difficulties for all in the profession. It is still going strong – we have over 100 members – most of whom are sole practitioners or smaller sized law firms.

With the uncertainty of Brexit and the financial implications not yet clear, this service gives you set costs for your recruitment requirements and enables you to plan for the next 5 years.

The Unlimited Recruitment service offers law firms the chance to recruit as many permanent or locum candidates as needed over a period of 5 years in return for a monthly payment. There are no restrictions on numbers (although vacancies have to exist and we do operate a fair usage policy – so far never used) and no other costs. No other similar services exist in the recruitment industry.

For example in a 5 year period you may recruit a few locums for cover each year, a replacement conveyancing solicitor, a couple of legal secretaries, possibly a paralegal or two and have a look to expand the firm into a new area of law with an additional fee earner. All of this would cost considerable amounts in advertising and/or recruitment agency fees. However with Ten Percent Unlimited you simply pay a monthly fee for 60 months.

Advantages? Plenty – including fixed price recruitment, very large cost savings and access to a large bank of candidates.

Disadvantages? One. You have to commit to a full 5 years without an option to cancel and success cannot be guaranteed during this time (it would be impossible for any recruitment process to do this).

One of our recruitment consultants works full time on our Ten Percent Unlimited member firms’ recruitment needs and is always happy to talk about the service. If you would like a chat with Clare Fagan, please give her a ring on 0207 127 4343 or email clare.fagan@ten-percent.co.uk. www.tenpercentunlimited.co.uk.

How to be a Locum – pdf guide
We have produced a guide on how to be a locum. This includes sections on getting work, realistic expectations, hourly rates, popular fields of law, payment, insurance, umbrella companies and much more. Available for download at no charge from www.interimlawyers.co.uk – click the link on the left hand side of the page.

About Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment
We are a specialist legal recruiter, covering both permanent and locum roles across the whole of the UK. Over 11,000 lawyers are registered with us and we have access to a range of external and internal job boards and websites where we do not have candidates available ourselves. We also assist with recruitment advice and assistance, regularly advising partners and practice managers on suitable salary and package levels.

Our company is unique for a number of reasons, including the fact that we are not shy to publish our fee structure and also donate a chunk of our profits to charity each year. We offer unlimited permanent and locum recruitment for a fixed monthly fee or one-off fees depending on the job. We donate 10% of our profits annually to charity, hence our name.

We have three recruitment consultants, Jonathan Fagan, Clare Fagan and Pete Gresty, together with our finance director Pearl McNamara. As a team we have over 40 years of experience in the legal profession.

Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment also owns Interim Lawyers, a specialist locum service. We operate an outsourced UK based typing service as well – www.uk-transcription.co.uk and are preferred suppliers to a number of institutional clients and law firms across the UK and overseas.

The Ten-Percent Group of Legal Recruitment websites gives 10% of annual profits to charity. We have carried on with this tradition since we formed the company 15 years ago. So far about £80k has been donated to charities in the UK and Africa including LawCare.

We hope you have enjoyed reading our newsletter and look forward to hearing from you if we can assist further.

Warm regards

Jonathan Fagan
Consultant

E: jbfagan@tenpercentgroup.com
T: 0207 127 4343

Jonathan Fagan is a solicitor, qualified recruitment consultant and Managing Director of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment. His LinkedIn profile can be viewed here – www.linkedin.com/in/jbfagan

Legal Recruitment News is produced by Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment – you can view all versions of the e-newsletter at www.legal-recruitment.co.uk.

Interim Lawyers – www.interimlawyers.co.uk
Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment – www.ten-percent.co.uk
Legal Recruitment Newsletter – www.legal-recruitment.co.uk

Legal Recruitment News October 2016

Legal Job Market Update

To view the job market update please click here (takes you through to the Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment website post).

http://www.ten-percent.co.uk/legal-job-market-update-october-5th-2016/

Locum Dilemna – what do I do if a firm cancels an assignment at short notice?

http://www.ten-percent.co.uk/locum-dilemna-firm-have-cancelled-an-assignment-at-short-notice-what-do-i-do/

Google, Pandas and Penguins – recent updates in Google listings
On September 23rd 2016 Google announced a major update to the way they list their natural rankings. http://legalrecruitment.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/google-pandas-and-penguins-updates-in.html

Good Work/Life Balances and the Legal Profession – are they compatible?
I recently noticed an article online by one of our competitors (Douglas Scott) about work/life balances in the legal profession and how average hours worked have dropped dramatically since 2014. There is talk of agile working conditions, hot desks, plus Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance have an on-site gym and pool, a restaurant, delicatessen and coffee bar, televisions in their social areas and a wellness centre. The article notes that “these benefits encourage staff to really take advantage of their down time, or conduct informal meetings with colleagues to allow them time away from their desks”. Really?

http://www.ten-percent.co.uk/good-work-life-balance-and-the-legal-profession/

 Vacancies

VAC-16742 An Ilford based high street firm of solicitors have a vacancy for a conveyancing solicitor for a full time, permanent post. The successful candidate will be handling of caseload of mainly residential property matters although any commercial property knowledge would be useful. This is a junior role and the firm are looking for someone NQ up to 2 years PQE,
VAC-16741 A high street solicitors practice based in Ilford, Essex are looking for a legal assistant/paralegal to assist the family law solicitor to help clear a backlog of work. This is a temporary contract for 3 months although may lead to a permanent position. Candidates must have family law experience and this post would suit someone who is doing or has completed the LPC. The firm are wanting a candidate to start ASAP, preferably next week. Salary: £14,000 to £16,000 depending on experience. Full time position.
VAC-16740 Head of Wills & Probate sought by Brentwood law firm of smaller to medium size.
VAC-16739 Senior Residential Conveyancer – Exeter. Innovative and proactive conveyancing company looking for a qualified person, eg. licensed conveyancer, conveyancing solicitor or chartered legal executive with a significant conveyancing experience. Hours : Full time.
VAC-16738 Company Commercial locum sought for cover from 24th October to 4th November in Preston area and then on ongoing basis dealing with T&Cs as and when they come in. 6-10 hours per month anticipated. Working from home for the latter.
VAC-16736 Wills and Probate Locum sought to work at a Ruthin branch office of a North Wales law firm. There may be some property work as well.
VAC-16735 Well established Hertfordshire firm are looking for an LAA Family Law Supervisor. Candidates must be a qualified solicitor who is able to meet the LAA supervisor criteria and able to work without supervision and help junior members of the team. Previous experience of supervising an LAA franchise and Children’s panel membership are and advantage but not essential. The post is full-time, permanent and salary will be 30k-40k depending on experience.
VAC-16733 A medium sized Buckinghamshire firm are looking for a family law paralegal to work at their High Wycombe office. The role will involve assisting the senior family lawyers and offering general admin support to the office. The post will be full-time, permanent and salary will be negotiable depending on experience.
VAC-16732 A law firm based in Central Luton have an opening to take on an experienced personal injury solicitor for a full time, permanent position. The firm are looking for NQ to 3 year PQE solicitors to cover a caseload of RTA, general PI and medical negligence matters.
VAC-16731 Locum litigation solicitor sought to join firm and assist with backlog of cases.
VAC-16730 A new vacancy has arisen with a solicitors firm based in London W9 – nearest tubes are Warwick Avenue and Royal Oak – looking for cover for maternity leave for public law family. The firm have recently taken on a lot of childcare cases and a senior solicitor is due to go on maternity leave shortly. They do not think they can assimilate all the caseload between existing staff. The firm will consider a locum or salaried assistant solicitor who is on the childcare panel would be appropriate or alternatively someone fairly junior who has public law childcare experience.
VAC-16729 An East London law firm are urgently looking for an accredited mental health fee earner. This is a full time, permanent post to replace a current member of staff. The firm are looking for candidates with excellent mental health law experience. Good career prospects on offer. Salary dependent on qualifications and experience.
VAC-16727 Family Locum sought for 8 months from October 2016 for maternity leave. Mixed work – LA funded included.
VAC-16726 Firm in East Somerset, Frome, seek a residential and commercial conveyancing lawyer to join their team. This is a small practice dealing with property and private client work in an affluent area. The firm are ideally wanting the solicitor to expand the commercial property work and eventually build this up as the main element of the role.

Any interest in any of these roles please email cv@ten-percent.co.uk

Candidates
Candidates registering in past 7 days.
CAN-26170 2005 qualified Crime solicitor with Duty Status looking for a suitable post in the Greater London region.
CAN-26167 1988 qualified property solicitor with experience in both commercial and residential property and a following of clients. Looking for locum posts in the Midlands, East Anglia or Hampshire.
CAN-26158 January 2015 qualified personal injury solicitor dealing with RTA and EL matters. Looking for locum fee earning/support roles in West Yorkshire.
CAN-26157 1980 qualified FILEX legal executive and former licensed conveyancer, looking for conveyancing and wills & probate locum posts in South Cheshire.
CAN-26156 January 2015 qualified personal injury solicitor with experience in both defendant and claimant matters, RTA, EL and PL. Looking for locum posts in Bristol and surrounding areas.
CAN-26155 Senior costs draftsperson with experience from November 2015 onwards. Looking for a post in South Wales.
CAN-26153 Legal secretary with experience from 2014 onwards and previous non legal office secretarial experience. Experience in family law, litigation and conveyancing. Looking for a post in North or North West London.
CAN-26151 January 2016 qualified Family Law Solicitor dealing in both privately and publicly funded matters and with Higher Rights of Audience. Looking for a suitable role in the Greater London region.
CAN-26149 Conveyancing Executive with over 6 years’ experience in Residential work, looking for a suitable post in the Rutland area and surrounds.
CAN-26148 Senior finance/office manager looking for senior management roles in Surrey, South West or Central London. Salary: £65K per annum.
CAN-26147 1995 qualified FILEX legal executive specialising in family matrimonial and child care law. Looking for a post in North Wales, Cheshire or Merseyside or the Chesterfield area.
CAN-26146 September 2009 qualified solicitor with experience in in house corporate commercial law. Looking for a post in London and the South East.
CAN-26145 Immigration caseworker with OISC level 1 and 2 accreditation. Looking for caseworker posts in Central London or Kent
CAN-26144 Family law paralegal/caseworker looking for family paralegal posts in North or Central London and Bedfordshire.
CAN-26142 July 2016 qualified solicitor with experience in civil and commercial litigation, family law, immigration and wills & probate work. Looking for a post in North or Central London, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.
CAN-26140 1993 qualified barrister specialising in wills & probate work, taxation and trusts. Looking for locum posts in the Midlands or London.
CAN-26137 2004 qualified general practice solicitor with experience in family law, immigration, civil litigation, wills & probate, insolvency and Islamic law. Looking for locum posts in the Midlands.
CAN-26135 Experienced legal secretary and ILEX graduate specialising in wills & probate work with previous experience in family law and company commercial law. Looking ideally for wills & probate posts in the South West.

To request CVs for any candidates or to register a vacancy please email cv@ten-percent.co.uk.

Hourly Rates of Pay for Locum Solicitors and Legal Executives
Locum hourly rate payment varies widely according to the demand, length of assignment, level of experience and advance notice available. NB: These rates are intended as a guide only. Hourly rates can vary according to the location, duration and level of expertise.

October 2016 Private Practice Law Firm Locum Rates:
* Conveyancing Locum Solicitors – 1-3 years PQE, handling residential standard sale price only – £27-30 per hour (variation for central London – £29-33 per hour).
* Conveyancing Locum Solicitors & ILEX – 5-35 years PQE, handling all levels of conveyancing including managing a department – £30-£40 per hour, including central London.
* Commercial Property Solicitors – 1-40 years PQE – £35-45 per hour.
* Wills & Probate Solicitors and Executives – 3-35 years PQE – £35-45 per hour.
* Family Solicitors – 4-40 years PQE – £25-30 per hour. Occasionally this goes up to £35 per hour for short notice or a few days cover.
* Civil Litigation – 1-35 years PQE. £25-35 per hour. These rates cover mainstream litigation – eg county court and small claims matters.
* Corporate Commercial Locum Solicitors – 5-45 years PQE. £35-75 per hour. Usual rate in small-medium law firms is around £40-50 per hour.
* In House Locum Solicitors – 3-35 years PQE. £35-60 per hour. Usual rate in a larger sized blue chip company legal department is c.£50 per hour going up to c£100-£120.

NB all rates exclude agency fees. The rates are for self-employed locums billing firms directly on a weekly basis.

Hourly Rate, Weekly Rate and Salary Equivalents:
£25 per hour = £937.50 per week or £45,000 per annum (assuming a 7.5 hour day and a 48 week year).
£30 per hour = £1,125 per week or £54,000 per annum.

We have over 11,000 lawyers registered with us. To request CVs for a specific vacancy please register your vacancy using the link at the top of this email or simply reply.

Low Cost Recruitment for Solicitors – Ten Percent Unlimited
Ten-Percent Unlimited is a service offering unlimited recruitment for a set monthly fee. It was set up by us back in 2011 with the aim of making the use of a recruitment agency cost-effective in a time of great financial difficulties for all in the profession. It is still going strong – we have over 100 members – most of whom are sole practitioners or smaller sized law firms.

With the uncertainty of Brexit and the financial implications not yet clear, this service gives you set costs for your recruitment requirements and enables you to plan for the next 5 years.

The Unlimited Recruitment service offers law firms the chance to recruit as many permanent or locum candidates as needed over a period of 5 years in return for a monthly payment. There are no restrictions on numbers (although vacancies have to exist and we do operate a fair usage policy – so far never used) and no other costs. No other similar services exist in the recruitment industry.

For example in a 5 year period you may recruit a few locums for cover each year, a replacement conveyancing solicitor, a couple of legal secretaries, possibly a paralegal or two and have a look to expand the firm into a new area of law with an additional fee earner. All of this would cost considerable amounts in advertising and/or recruitment agency fees. However with Ten Percent Unlimited you simply pay a monthly fee for 60 months.

Advantages? Plenty – including fixed price recruitment, very large cost savings and access to a large bank of candidates.

Disadvantages? One. You have to commit to a full 5 years without an option to cancel and success cannot be guaranteed during this time (it would be impossible for any recruitment process to do this).

One of our recruitment consultants works full time on our Ten Percent Unlimited member firms’ recruitment needs and is always happy to talk about the service. If you would like a chat with Clare Fagan, please give her a ring on 0207 127 4343 or email clare.fagan@ten-percent.co.uk. www.tenpercentunlimited.co.uk.

How to be a Locum – pdf guide
We have produced a guide on how to be a locum. This includes sections on getting work, realistic expectations, hourly rates, popular fields of law, payment, insurance, umbrella companies and much more. Available for download at no charge from www.interimlawyers.co.uk – click the link on the left hand side of the page.

About Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment
We are a specialist legal recruiter, covering both permanent and locum roles across the whole of the UK. Over 11,000 lawyers are registered with us and we have access to a range of external and internal job boards and websites where we do not have candidates available ourselves. We also assist with recruitment advice and assistance, regularly advising partners and practice managers on suitable salary and package levels.

Our company is unique for a number of reasons, including the fact that we are not shy to publish our fee structure and also donate a chunk of our profits to charity each year. We offer unlimited permanent and locum recruitment for a fixed monthly fee or one-off fees depending on the job. We donate 10% of our profits annually to charity, hence our name.

We have three recruitment consultants, Jonathan Fagan, Clare Fagan and Pete Gresty, together with our finance director Pearl McNamara. As a team we have over 40 years of experience in the legal profession.

Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment also owns Interim Lawyers, a specialist locum service. We operate an outsourced UK based typing service as well – www.uk-transcription.co.uk and are preferred suppliers to a number of institutional clients and law firms across the UK and overseas.

The Ten-Percent Group of Legal Recruitment websites gives 10% of annual profits to charity. We have carried on with this tradition since we formed the company 15 years ago. So far about £80k has been donated to charities in the UK and Africa including LawCare.

We hope you have enjoyed reading our newsletter and look forward to hearing from you if we can assist further.

Warm regards

Jonathan Fagan
Consultant

E: jbfagan@tenpercentgroup.com
T: 0207 127 4343

Jonathan Fagan is a solicitor, qualified recruitment consultant and Managing Director of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment. His LinkedIn profile can be viewed here – www.linkedin.com/in/jbfagan

Legal Recruitment News is produced by Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment – you can view all versions of the e-newsletter at www.legal-recruitment.co.uk.

Interim Lawyers – www.interimlawyers.co.uk
Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment – www.ten-percent.co.uk
Legal Recruitment Newsletter – www.legal-recruitment.co.uk

Legal Recruitment News September 2016

Legal Job Market Update
The legal job market has been very interesting indeed over the last 8 weeks (our last report was on July 6th). Brexit, the Olympics, the Euro 2016 tournament and lots of annual leave for everyone has had an impact on recruitment.

(full article at: http://www.ten-percent.co.uk/legal-job-market-report-september-6th-2016/)

Locums – avoiding bad firms and bad locums
Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment handles both permanent and locum vacancies. We assist with locum assignments via our website www.interimlawyers.co.uk. Every locum we arrange work for is checked out and we get proof of ID, proof of residence, copies of practising certificates and attempt to get two references on file. Obtaining references for locums is increasingly difficult, caused mainly by a general reluctance from firms to express an opinion on the work carried out by a locum. This can be very frustrating (read the full article here – http://www.ten-percent.co.uk/bad-locums-avoiding-them-and-bad-law-firms/)

Making a Move – how to know when it is time
The autumn is traditionally a time when a number of staff at law firms start to look around for work. Our candidate registrations tend to pick up at this time of year as solicitors return from their summer holidays having had time to think about their future and alternative options.

Here is our guide to knowing if you should make a move – read more here: http://www.ten-percent.co.uk/making-a-move-is-it-really-time/

Vacancies
New Vacancies Registered in the last 7 days (NB: location indicated is the postcode area).
VAC-16676 Wills & Probate Paralegal A Paralegal with a particular interest in private client law is sought to join a friendly and flexible firm in Ascot on the Berkshire/Surrey border.
VAC-16675 Legal Secretary A small Hampshire firm are looking for a legal secretary to work at their Alton office. £18k-20k.
VAC-16673 Company Commercial Solicitor Large Lake District firm with offices across the region are looking for a commercial solicitor to work at their Whitehaven office. VAC-16672 Wills & Probate Solicitor Large Lake District firm with offices across the region are looking for a wills & probate solicitor to work at their Whitehaven office.
VAC-16671 Personal Injury Locum A new locum assignment has arisen with a solicitors firm based near Charing Cross Station. The firm is a litigation outfit of small to medium size and need a Personal Injury solicitor to join them ASAP and for a miminum of 2 months, possibly longer or ongoing. The work is a mixed case load of RTA, EL/PL, Dental and some Industrial Disease.
VAC-16670 Wills & Probate Locum Shropshire firm in need of a locum wills & probate solicitor to manage a caseload at their Bridgnorth office. Covering for sick leave so assignment will start ASAP and at this stage the firm do not know how long the assignment will run for.
VAC-16668 Family Locum Part-time family law locum required from 22nd September.
VAC-16667 Legal Secretary A specialist personal injury solicitors firm based in Dorchester, Dorset have a vacancy for a legal secretary/administrator. £15K to £19K per annum
VAC-16665 Litigation Solicitor Litigation Solicitor sought for a mix of work in a high street setting which will include both civil and commercial litigation work. Full time permanent role. The firm are medium sized and situated in East London. Well known and well regarded practice.
VAC-16664 Residential Conveyancing Locum Conveyancing Locum sought for 12 months from November 2016 – maternity cover. Gloucester Business Park – easy access. The firm are looking at doing the 12 months on a salary basis of £45k per annum.
VAC-16659 Wills & Probate Lawyer A well established Cheshire firm are looking for a wills & probate lawyer to work at their office in Hale near Altrincham. Permanent.
VAC-16657 Part-time Family/Matrimonial Lawyer A well established Surrey firm are looking for a family/matrimonial law solicitor to work at their Fetcham office.
VAC-16655 Civil and Commercial Litigator A specialist litigation law firm are looking to take on an additional solicitor for their office in Cheltenham due to an increase in workload.
VAC-16654 Wills and Probate Lawyer Barnstaple, Devon. Solicitors firm of smaller size (3 solicitors) are looking for a wills & probate lawyer to join them. Permanent role, start date as and when you are able. All levels of experience considered. Firm situated about 5 miles west of Barnstaple.
VAC-16653 Wills and Probate Solicitor Chelmsford, Essex. Solicitors firm of medium size (for the area) seek a solicitor for their private client department.
VAC-16652 Wills and Probate Locum Solicitor Wills and Probate Locum sought in Dorking from the end of September for about 2 months, possibly longer.

Any interest in any of these roles please email cv@ten-percent.co.uk

Candidates
CAN-26073 August 2016 qualified solicitor looking for a suitable wills & probate, residential conveyancing or civil litigation role in Greater London.
CAN-26069 1988 qualified litigation solicitor with experience in commercial litigation, civil litigation, personal injury, industrial disease, insurance and employment law. Looking for a suitable role in the Suffolk region and surrounds.
CAN-26066 September 2015 qualified commercial property solicitor looking for a suitable post in the Greater London region.
CAN-26064 September 2016 qualifier looking for a suitable conveyancing or wills & probate role in the Greater London region.
CAN-26063 November 2016 qualified solicitor looking for suitable Family, Civil litigation, Employment or Private client roles in the Chester and North Wales region.
CAN-26060 June 2016 qualified solicitor with experience in Commercial Contracts Law (IT & Telecoms procurement), Charities, Employment and Immigration law. Looking for posts in North or Central London, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.
CAN-26057 March 2016 qualified solicitor with experience in civil litigation including debt recovery, employment law, family law and immigration. Looking for a post in East or Central London and Essex.
CAN-26053 2007 qualified commercial litigation and professional negligence solicitor looking for a suitable post in the Bristol area.
CAN-26050 September 2014 qualified dispute resolution solicitor with experience in international arbitration and finance law. Looking for commercial litigation posts in Central London.
CAN-26048 2003 qualified family law solicitor returning to the profession post career break and looking for posts in South or Central London and Kent.
CAN-26047 May 2016 qualified solicitor with experience in civil litigation, family and employment law. Looking for a post in Essex, North or East London.
CAN-26046 2003 qualiifed company commercial solicitor dealing with commercial contracts with specialist aviation law experience. Both in house and private practice experience. Looking for locum roles in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire or London.
CAN-26045 Law graduate and conveyancing assistant, looking for conveyancing posts in Essex.
CAN-26044 January 2012 qualified solicitor specialising in employment law and banking litigation. Looking for locum posts in Central or Greater London.
CAN-26039 June 2007 qualified corporate finance solicitor looking for locum posts either in house or in private practice.
CAN-26038 October 1991 qualified solicitor specialising in pensions law and experience both in private practice and as an in house legal counsel. Looking for locum posts in the Gloucestershire region and surrounds. Daily rate: £300 to £350 per day.
CAN-26036 1991 qualified employment law solicitor with contentious and non-contentious experience. Looking for locum posts within commuting distance of Surrey.
CAN-26034 April 2017 qualified immigration solicitor , looking ideally for corporate immigration posts in Central London. Speaks Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi.
CAN-26029 Qualified legal secretary with some experience in immigration and conveyancing. Further non legal admin experience. Looking for a secretarial, PA or legal support role in Essex, East or North London.
CAN-26020 Qualified legal secretary with experience in conveyancing from August 2015 onwards. Looking for conveyancing secretarial roles in Kent.
CAN-26016 2007 qualified personal injury solicitor specialising in claimant clinical negligence. Looking for posts in the UK and willing to relocate.
CAN-26013 1990 qualified residential conveyancing and family law solicitor, looking for locum posts in the South East. Hourly rate: £25 p h upwards.
CAN-26011 2000 qualified wills & probate solicitor. Looking for locum posts in Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, Bristol and Cardiff.
CAN-26010 March 2016 qualified solicitor with experience in crime, personal injury and family law. Looking for a posts in the Midlands.
CAN-26008 June 2016 qualified solicitor with experience in family law, immigration and employment law. Looking for a suitable role in the Greater London and Essex region.
CAN-26006 2002 qualified employment law solicitor with experience of non-contentious and both claimant and defendant contentious matters, looking for locum posts anywhere in the UK.
CAN-26004 2005 qualified barrister and legal consultant/legal counsel specialising in company commercial, corporate finance, corporate insolvency and compliance. Looking for a salaried post in London either in house or private practice.
CAN-26001 Legal secretary with experience from 1984 onwards. Experience in conveyancing, personal injury, family law and local authority work. Looking for a post in Kent.
CAN-26000 1995 qualified Legal Executive specialising in residential and commercial conveyancing and with significant managerial experience, looking for a suitable role in the Greater London and Surrey region.
CAN-25999 1996 dual qualified solicitor and barrister dealing with a litigation caseload including licensing, planning law, employment law, property disputes, insolvency and commercial contract disputes. Looking for locum posts in the South West, Hampshire, West Sussex or Wiltshire. Hourly rate: £35 per hour.

Hourly Rates of Pay for Locum Solicitors and Legal Executives
Locum hourly rate payment varies widely according to the demand, length of assignment, level of experience and advance notice available. NB: These rates are intended as a guide only. Hourly rates can vary according to the location, duration and level of expertise.

September 2016 Private Practice Law Firm Locum Rates:http://legalrecruitment.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/hourly-rates-of-pay-updated-september.html

Low Cost Recruitment for Solicitors – Ten Percent Unlimited
Ten-Percent Unlimited is a service offering unlimited recruitment for a set monthly fee. It was set up by us back in 2011 with the aim of making the use of a recruitment agency cost-effective in a time of great financial difficulties for all in the profession. It is still going strong – we have over 100 members – most of whom are sole practitioners or smaller sized law firms.

With the uncertainty of Brexit and the financial implications not yet clear, this service gives you set costs for your recruitment requirements and enables you to plan for the next 5 years.

The Unlimited Recruitment service offers law firms the chance to recruit as many permanent or locum candidates as needed over a period of 5 years in return for a monthly payment. There are no restrictions on numbers (although vacancies have to exist and we do operate a fair usage policy – so far never used) and no other costs. No other similar services exist in the recruitment industry.

For example in a 5 year period you may recruit a few locums for cover each year, a replacement conveyancing solicitor, a couple of legal secretaries, possibly a paralegal or two and have a look to expand the firm into a new area of law with an additional fee earner. All of this would cost considerable amounts in advertising and/or recruitment agency fees. However with Ten Percent Unlimited you simply pay a monthly fee for 60 months.

Advantages? Plenty – including fixed price recruitment, very large cost savings and access to a large bank of candidates.

Disadvantages? One. You have to commit to a full 5 years without an option to cancel and success cannot be guaranteed during this time (it would be impossible for any recruitment process to do this).

One of our recruitment consultants works full time on our Ten Percent Unlimited member firms’ recruitment needs and is always happy to talk about the service. If you would like a chat with Clare Fagan, please give her a ring on 0207 127 4343 or email clare.fagan@ten-percent.co.uk. www.tenpercentunlimited.co.uk.

How to be a Locum – pdf guide
We have produced a guide on how to be a locum. This includes sections on getting work, realistic expectations, hourly rates, popular fields of law, payment, insurance, umbrella companies and much more. Available for download at no charge from www.interimlawyers.co.uk – click the link on the left hand side of the page.

About Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment
We are a specialist legal recruiter, covering both permanent and locum roles across the whole of the UK. Over 11,000 lawyers are registered with us and we have access to a range of external and internal job boards and websites where we do not have candidates available ourselves. We also assist with recruitment advice and assistance, regularly advising partners and practice managers on suitable salary and package levels.

Our company is unique for a number of reasons, including the fact that we are not shy to publish our fee structure and also donate a chunk of our profits to charity each year. We offer unlimited permanent and locum recruitment for a fixed monthly fee or one-off fees depending on the job. We donate 10% of our profits annually to charity, hence our name.

We have three recruitment consultants, Jonathan Fagan, Clare Fagan and Pete Gresty, together with our finance director Pearl McNamara. As a team we have over 40 years of experience in the legal profession.

Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment also owns Interim Lawyers, a specialist locum service. We operate an outsourced UK based typing service as well – www.uk-transcription.co.uk and are preferred suppliers to a number of institutional clients and law firms across the UK and overseas.

The Ten-Percent Group of Legal Recruitment websites gives 10% of annual profits to charity. We have carried on with this tradition since we formed the company 15 years ago. So far about £80k has been donated to charities in the UK and Africa including LawCare.

We hope you have enjoyed reading our newsletter and look forward to hearing from you if we can assist further.

Warm regards

Jonathan Fagan
Consultant

E: jbfagan@tenpercentgroup.com
T: 0207 127 4343

Jonathan Fagan is a solicitor, qualified recruitment consultant and Managing Director of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment. His LinkedIn profile can be viewed here – www.linkedin.com/in/jbfagan

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