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Recruitment within the legal sector requires a specialist set of skills, an understanding of the lingo and an eye for spotting true talent. We are proud to join with some of the UK’s finest legal eagles with some of the biggest brands.

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Our Experience

We know that legal departments are one of the core functions of a winning business. There’s little room for error and an organised approach is essential. We apply that philosophy to our legal recruitment process.

We’ve worked alongside legal firms to ensure the right people are in position to keep everything working as it should be.

Our consultants have years of professional experience working in the legal sector, so we understand these sectors and the language you speak.

For firms, this means the following:

  • We understand the characteristics and skills required for legal roles at all levels, so we can identify candidates who will deliver results.
  • We understand the unique challenges faced by a law firm. With expertise helping Magic Circle and the ‘Big 5’ accountancy firms, plus new local businesses bristling with innovative digital ideas.
  • We understand a changing market, so we’re ready to find the talent that keeps moving with the times.

For candidates, this means the following:

  • We take the time to understand how to help you take the next step on your chosen career path.
  • We work with you to understand the best working environments for you depending on your skills and personality.
  • We have links to some of the biggest employers in the legal sector, opening up plenty of exciting new opportunities.

In Demand Legal Job Roles

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  • Head of Legal
  • Senior Partner
  • Lawyer
  • Solicitor
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Secretary
  • Litigator
  • Legal researcher
  • Fee Earner
  • Claims Manager
  • Claims Handlers
  • Case Worker
  • Licensed Conveyancer

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Legal Sector Insights

What is the state of play in the sector?

Whilst Insurance and claims businesses entering the legal arena look for smart sales orientated go getters, who want to grow a career and be rewarded for performance. At the same time the demand for consummate advocators and litigators experts has never been higher.

What are the biggest things impacting recruitment in the legal sector at the moment?

Skill Shortage

Of course, there’s no actual shortage of skills within the legal sector, though finding the RIGHT skills is an ongoing challenge for financial and legal firms. Businesses are in need of those who fully understand legal processes as well as have the advanced skills to keep up with emerging technology and software systems. This makes the recruitment process a bit tougher, as traditional legal professionals don’t always hold these very crucial additional skills.

Retaining Top Talent

Bringing on board your next big hitter in the legal team is just the beginning. Keeping them happy, rewarded and motivated is a whole other hurdle. Legal professionals have a specialist set of skills, so they know their value. Treat them well, and they’ll remain loyal on a long term basis. Treat them like a number, and they’ll happily move on to a more promising proposition.

In such a key environment as law, it’s more crucial than ever to keep your legal minds happy. This is why we offer a full retention strategy as part of our recruitment process.

That said, the legal sector has had to face a slightly poor rep in recent times. Long hours, stressful targets and demanding roles don’t always excite those just getting started in the sector. There needs to be a blend between professional progression and job satisfaction to entice those believing the hype that this sector has lost its sense of fun.

Mixing With Millennials

According to the Workplace Culture report from LinkedIn, 86% of millennials would take a pay cut in order to work for a company whose values are in tune with theirs. (By comparison, only 9% of baby boomers would do the same.)

Those just getting started in a legal career are ready to be mouded, coached, developed and shaped… and they’re ready to work hard in order to progress. By widening the net to make roles appealing to the next generation, brands are able to lose the formal, fusty approach that just doesn’t make millennials tick. After all, the next generation is the future of a business… so you’ll want to keep a firm hold of the rising stars.

What kind of jobs are there in law?

There were so many different types of law jobs out there. There are corporate lawyers, bankruptcy lawyers, litigation lawyers, immigration lawyers, family lawyers and more.

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Is law in high demand?

The rate of employed lawyers is said to grow by 4% between 2019 and 2029 and there is always a high demand for lawyers as so many industries need legal services.

What skills are in demand?

Passion

As with any role, enthusiasm is a key component that clients yearn for. The ability to bring a positive mental attitude to be a real leader of a team and truly believe in what you are working towards is crucial. Passion is infectious; you become a business architect shaping the building blocks of your company’s future.

Communication

The keystone of any industry success is clear communication. From the biblical tale of the Tower of Babel, lack of communication is the enemy of achieving your dreams. Consummate professionals need to convey complex information in the most straightforward way possible, to understand and be understood.

Expertise & Understanding

It is imperative that today’s candidate understand their market sector. Understanding new information and intricate data, it is not enough to know the law without commercial context, but you must be a true project manager; you’re a brand ambassador able to advise your clients on their legal journeys.

Commercial Awareness

Whilst many hard skills should be a given, commercial awareness is the cornerstone of success. You must possess the ability to instantly spot opportunities to win. The expertise and knowledge of how and where your expertise fits in its market – the socio-political economic factors that drive your market or as an advocator the knowledge of the precedence and case law that can guide your clients through a commercial minefield.

Innovator

No enterprise can be a success without a clear understanding of the legal framework.

An innovator is required to understand an evolving and changing business market, our top clients require candidates with bold new ideas – able to impact on their personal development, company growth and their market.

What do the next few years look like?

The rise of the millennia is changing the face of the workplace and the employment market. The World Data Lab forecast that the global spending power of millennials will be more than any other generation previously.

So how will his new generation impact the market? Millennials will examine you and your firm’s digital footprint. They value and crave flexibility; they embrace remote working and see less value in physical facetime. Never has feedback values and culture been as important in the workplace. The millennial has confidence and self-worth, they like platforms where they can assess and see the “why” behind your decisions.

The business community is now on-line for everyone to see. However, it’s not just the mainstream social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, but the industry specialist forums where you can showcase your personal skills and USPs to a highly targeted audience.

The explosion of data means that small law firms can compete with the big boys. You don’t need a plethora of associates to painstakingly screen data, with products like eDiscovery, you can remove the wheat from the chaff and achieve your client’s goals efficiently and expediently.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) allows computers to perform tasks more efficiently and economically than admin associates. The importance of AI in the legal sector cannot be underestimated, whilst at the lower level this will mean the loss of none earning administration. The high-flying firms of tomorrow will be lean and efficient, and the superstars will be data and technological astute with a broad skill set.

What advice would you give to those looking for a role in this sector?

Contact our legal consultants today for advice on pursuing a career in the legal sector.

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