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    1 month ago

    Female lawyers, you're having a laugh!

    Three quarters of all female legal professionals are happy in their jobs compared to 60% of their male counterparts. That’s according to a survey of 3,000 legal sector respondents carried out by Douglas Scott.

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    1 month ago

    Pro-Brexit lawyers stick to their principles

    9 out of 10 lawyers who voted for Brexit would do the same given the opportunity. 22% of 1,300 legal professionals surveyed voted in favour of leaving the European Union in June 2016.

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    2 months ago

    Ambition driving legal moves as confidence in the sector holds firm

    Job security and redundancy driven decisions have hit a 3-year low, falling from 15% in 2015 to just 10% in 2017. Money is still on the table but it is not a primary motivator.

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    3 months ago

    Trainee Solicitor Salaries Slipping

    35% of all Trainee Solicitors are being paid below Law Society recommended levels according to research carried out by leading legal recruiter Douglas Scott. 12 months ago 31% were being paid under the threshold.

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    Blog All blogs

    1 month ago

    Max out salary in the first 10 years of a legal career

    Lawyers with 5 years or less experience are nimbler than their experienced colleagues. Well timed job moves can help maximise take home pay in the first 10 years of a legal career.

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    1 month ago

    Exodus? 5 credible alternatives to Apple's iphones

    iPhone owners often believe they have the world's greatest phone. Alternatives do exist, however, with several handsets that can compete and not just on the hardware specs

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    1 month ago

    6 super smelling perfumes on the cards for Mother's Day

    Need some Mother's Day inspiration? The Douglas Scott team name some of their favourite fragrances, find out what they say and what you are going to pay.

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    2 months ago

    Essential house move crib sheet for NQ Solicitors.

    January, February and March is a time when many Trainee Solicitors start to browse legal jobs but it's also a peak period for rented accommodation searches and availability.

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    Interviews All stories

    1 month ago

    Up for the challenge. Metro Bank's Sally-Ann James

    Sally-Ann James was recently named Banking's InHouse Individual of the Year by the Legal 500. Sally-Ann talks about her career and has some advice for ambitious lawyers.

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    2 months ago

    Modern Family. An interview with JLD Chair Bryan Scant.

    College of Law graduate and Family Solicitor Bryan is Chair of the Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society of England Wales which represents the views of  75,000+ members

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    3 months ago

    Best foot forward for 2017's Happiest Person in Legal

    Meet Zara Okereafor, a Senior Paralegal working in the Commercial Litigation department of Stewart's Law and 2017's Happiest Person in Legal.

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    7 months ago

    Leanne Makinson - the full Monty

    Leanne Makinson is the Recruitment Manager for Beaumont Legal. She is also one of the most enthusiastic brand advocates we have ever encountered in legal. Every business needs one, or two...

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    “I was very pleased with the service provided by Douglas Scott. From the initial 'phone call to the support before my interview - they were in constant contact making sure I had everything I needed to excel in my interview. Following this I received constant updates and was never left in the dark…

    Biba Gujral, Candidate

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