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    3 weeks ago

    Work life balance remains the main obstacle to partnership

    43% of lawyers turned off by the prospect of partnership cite work life balance as the main reason they are turning their back on the prospect. There is little disparity across genders.

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    1 month ago

    Legal sector needs to work harder to retain talent

    The number of lawyers who believe they could achieve partnership with their current firm has fallen 10% in 12 months according to insight produced by Douglas Scott.

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    2 months ago

    Heat map - hottest and coldest interview slots

    Didn't secure that dream legal job? New insight reveals it might just have been down to the luck of the draw. Check out our heat map for the hottest days and times for legal job interviews.

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    3 months ago

    1000th interview up

    Douglas Scott's 1000th interview of the year took place on April 12th, 4 days later than in 2016. Our first 1000 interviews of 2017 generated 196 job offers compared to 181 in 2016. In 2016 the Douglas team acted on 5,001 job...

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    Blog All blogs

    2 months ago

    How to use technology to keep fit

    One of the biggest risks to health is a sedentary lifestyle. Legal professionals can spend hours at a time seated at their desks. Luckily, there are several ways of using technology to get fit.

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    3 months ago

    Which region has the x factor for relocates?

    57% of legal professionals would up sticks and take a job in another region according to our survey. So which regions might have the x factor for the foot lose and fancy free Solicitor or Legal Executive?

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    3 months ago

    5 TV shows you should really catch up on

    If you have have exhausted your pipeline of box sets and are in desperate need of some inspiration you are in luck. Here's 5 shows that come highly recommended by the Douglas Scott team.

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    4 months 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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    Interviews All stories

    2 months ago

    Change management - Brad Duncan, Head of Legal and Compliance at the Carbon Trust

    We caught up with Brad Duncan who kindly provided some insight into his current role and professional and personal motivators.

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    3 months ago

    Magic move for Allen & Overy Associate?

    In the summer of 2015 David Varnham, Senior Associate in the banking team at Allen & Overy LLP in the City of London, contacted us to help him find a new home for his talents in Birmingham.

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    4 months 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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    “I was advised on my job move from the UK to the Middle East in 2015. My consultant was in all respects a highly professional recruiter, well-informed, and clearly knowledgeable about what Middle East employers demand. Not only that, she is a pleasure to work with, offering support and most importantly…

    Stephen Lansdown (candidate)

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