Category: Monthly News

Legal Job Market Report – 1st February 2010

The Legal Job Market looked as if it was going to take off quite dramatically as December drew to a close. All the signs were there – firms wanting to interview over Christmas, indications of the recruitment freezes being lifted…

Typing – Outsourcing – Digital Recorder Guide

Outsourcing some or all of your typing work in recent times has got quite popular. It is now possible via software to set up an online typing management system, with recordings being directly uploaded from your offices to home-based typists,…

Legal Job Market Summary January 11th 2010

  Legal Job Market Summary – 11th January 2010 As one would expect, December slowed down considerably in the run up to Christmas. However, again we have seen vacancies coming into us, including conveyancing, wills & probate, family, commercial litigation,…

How to get work done in the office for very low cost

There are a number of different options here, but this month I am going to recommend a website we have used ourselves (and have no financial link to I hasten to add) called http://www.ifreelance.com/   Ifreelance.com is a website aimed…

Tendering for Work in the Public Sector

Legal services tenders are increasingly getting posted onto the Supply2.gov.uk website. You need to sign-up to get started on the site and you can now search nationally for free in respect of contracts of less than £100,000. HOWEVER most councils have their own e-tendering/e-procurement portal so you may need to register several times in several places.

Paying for Referrals – 5 Ways to Avoid them

It has become a fact of life for most solicitors firms that sources of work now want some sort of recompense in most circumstances for their business. Some firms have all too readily agreed to paying these, particularly on the personal injury and conveyancing sides, and this has led to the current situation where I have noticed at times a dependency culture creeping in that was not there 10 years ago (mainly because referral fees were not in existence!).

Earning £50k or more? How to only pay 14% tax

We have recently had the depressing visit to the accountants for our annual signings and corporation tax forms etc.. and discovered that a new scheme has been developed for reducing the tax liability of consultants earning £50k or more to 14% in total.

Legal Job Market Summary 1st September 2009 from www.ten-percent.co.uk

The summer of 2009 has been one of ups and downs. We have placed good quality candidates into good quality positions, both in house and private practice, and had a busier July than we have had in about 3 years. In the last three weeks of August, we had more vacancies into us than for the previous 4 months, and there are definitely signs now that the market is picking up.