Wednesday, August 24, 2016

New Candidate Update dated 24th August 2016

New Candidate Update now available from Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment:

http://www.ten-percent.co.uk/new-candidate-registrations-dated-24th-august-2016-for-ten-percent-legal-recruitment/

Jonathan Fagan is Managing Director of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment and a non-practising Solicitor. Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment provides online Legal Recruitment for Solicitors, Legal Executives, Fee Earners, Support Staff, Managers and Paralegals. Visit our Website to search our Vacancy Database. Our Legal Careers Shop has eBooks on CV Writing for Lawyers, Legal Job Interview Guide, Interview Answers for Lawyers, NQ Career Guide, Guide to Finding Work Experience or a Training Contract and the Entrants Guide to the Legal Profession.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

New Candidate Update available 18th August 2016

Candidate Update from Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment now available - new candidates into us over the last 7 days - 18th August 2016. Market has changed a bit in recent times...

Link is here:

http://www.ten-percent.co.uk/new-candidate-update-18th-august-2016-solicitors-ilex-paralegals-and-legal-support-staff/

Jonathan Fagan is Managing Director of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment and a non-practising Solicitor. Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment provides online Legal Recruitment for Solicitors, Legal Executives, Fee Earners, Support Staff, Managers and Paralegals. Visit our Website to search our Vacancy Database.

Friday, August 05, 2016

Candidate Update available for 5th August 2016

New Candidate update out for the 5th August 2016 from the Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment Group. No change in the frequency of candidates registering, much to the anticipated disappointment of some senior partners who call expecting us to have 100s of redundant conveyancing solicitors!

Link for list is below:

http://www.ten-percent.co.uk/new-permanent-and-locum-solicitors-candidate-update-5th-august-2016/


Jonathan Fagan is Managing Director of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment and a non-practising Solicitor. Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment provides online Legal Recruitment for Solicitors, Legal Executives, Fee Earners, Support Staff, Managers and Paralegals. Visit our Website to search our Vacancy Database. 

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Legal Job Market Report dated July 6th 2016 - first report post-Brexit from Jonathan Fagan at Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment

We have published the first Legal Job Market Report post-Brexit - click the link below to view it:

http://www.ten-percent.co.uk/legal-job-market-report-july-6th-2016/

In a nutshell we anticipate issues with the property sector, short term uncertainty affecting recruitment in the legal profession, and hopefully a resurgence in the mid-to long-term. 

Jonathan Fagan is Managing Director of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment and a non-practising Solicitor. Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment provides online Legal Recruitment for Solicitors, Legal Executives, Fee Earners, Support Staff, Managers and Paralegals. Visit our Website to search our Vacancy Database. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

New Candidate Registrations Update dated 22nd June 2016

Our new candidate update has just gone live on the Ten-Percent website. It contains a list of all the candidates registered with us in the last 7-10 days.

You can view it here: http://www.ten-percent.co.uk/new-candidate-update-june-22nd-2016/

Previous 7 days list is here:  http://www.ten-percent.co.uk/new-candidate-update-june-14th-2016/

Jonathan Fagan is Managing Director of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment and a non-practising Solicitor. Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment provides online Legal Recruitment for Solicitors, Legal Executives, Fee Earners, Support Staff, Managers and Paralegals. Visit our Website to search our Vacancy Database.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Legal Recruitment News June 2016

The latest edition of Legal Recruitment News has been released. It can be read at www.legal-recruitment.co.uk 


Jonathan Fagan is Managing Director of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment and a non-practising Solicitor. Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment provides online Legal Recruitment for Solicitors, Legal Executives, Fee Earners, Support Staff, Managers and Paralegals. Visit our Website to search our Vacancy Database. Our Legal Careers Shop has eBooks on CV Writing for Lawyers, Legal Job Interview Guide, Interview Answers for Lawyers, NQ Career Guide, Guide to Finding Work Experience or a Training Contract and the Entrants Guide to the Legal Profession.

Euro 2016 Finals and how to survive them

Euro 2016 finals and how to survive them
Its that time of year again when football has an effect on just about everything going on in the workplace and the economy. Forget the ins and outs of the EU referendum campaign - we have noticed the effect of the football phenomenon every year the World Cup or the Euros have been played. Business seems to just stop. Suddenly the national team takes pride of place.

Some employers are very good at identifying the desire of their employees to watch the match, or at least pay it some attention rather than their work. Other employers are pretty hopeless.

Here is our guide to surviving the Euros - for employed staff and employers:

1. Shut the office for the afternoon on Thursday June 16th. This is when England play Wales - kick off at 2pm. Even if you stay open the vast majority of your employees will be busy staring into space and glaring at you intermittently. People never forget this type of thing and it will be remembered...
2. Give staff the opportunity to leave early if needs be on matchdays. For Irish fans this will be Monday 13th June (kick off at 5pm v Sweden), Thursday 16th June (Northern Ireland kick off at 5pm v Ukraine) and Tuesday 21st June (Ireland v Germany).
3. Offer staff the option to make up the hours by coming in an hour early on these days.
4. If you have to stay open give staff the option of listening to the game on the radio or via the iPlayer whilst they work.
5. The later stages of the tournament have no matches in the day apart from Monday 27th June (5pm kickoff). This means that no hours should be lost, and also means that the only day you really need to think about is Thursday June 16th..

Jonathan Fagan is Managing Director of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment and a non-practising Solicitor. Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment provides online Legal Recruitment for Solicitors, Legal Executives, Fee Earners, Support Staff, Managers and Paralegals. Visit our Website to search our Vacancy Database. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

New Candidate Update May 18th 2016

New Candidate Update just out on the Ten-Percent Legal site -

http://www.ten-percent.co.uk/legal-solicitors-update-may-18th-2016/

Includes Solicitors, Legal Executives, Legal Secretaries, Office Managers, Paralegals and Legal Cashiers.

Jonathan Fagan is Managing Director of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment and a non-practising Solicitor. Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment provides online Legal Recruitment for Solicitors, Legal Executives, Fee Earners, Support Staff, Managers and Paralegals. Visit our Website to search our Vacancy Database. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Hourly Rates of Pay for Locum Solicitors and Legal Executives from Interim Lawyers and Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment updated May 2016

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.

April 2016 Private Practice Law Firm Locum Rates:
* Conveyancing Locum Solicitors – 1-3 years PQE, handling residential standard sale price only – £28-30 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 – £35-40 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.

NB all rates exclude agency fees. If you use Interim Lawyers/Ten-Percent Legal we charge 18% of the rates and bill you monthly. 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.

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Jonathan Fagan is Managing Director of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment and a non-practising Solicitor. Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment provides online Legal Recruitment for Solicitors, Legal Executives, Fee Earners, Support Staff, Managers and Paralegals. Visit our Website to search our Vacancy Database. Our Legal Careers Shop has eBooks on CV Writing for Lawyers, Legal Job Interview Guide, Interview Answers for Lawyers, NQ Career Guide, Guide to Finding Work Experience or a Training Contract and the Entrants Guide to the Legal Profession.

2/3 of BPTC Graduates fail to get Pupillage

New analysis, reported in the Gazette this week, has shown that almost 5,000 students started the course between 2012 and 2014, 72% of these have passed so far, and 35% of BPTC graduates have gained pupillage since completing the course between 2011 and 2013. This means that 2/3 of graduates do not get pupillage despite spending the equivalent of a house deposit on a course that has essentially failed to progress their professional careers.

With the cost ranging from £12,500 up to £18,000 (mostly at the upper end), this means that in two years the course generated up to £90 million in course fees for the various providers and from this only roughly 1,500 are likely to actually have succeeded in gaining pupillage and as a result succeeding with the aim of the course.

The Bar course (and the LPC) should both carry large warnings in any literature - if you spend £10-18k on this course there is a very good chance you will not progress your legal career any further than if you had given the whole lot to charity. It has always been the same for the bar - you need connections and achievements plus experience. For solicitors connections help but are not essential, but again you do need achievements plus experience. The LPC and BPTC are just hoops to jump through and make very little difference to chances of success.

Jonathan Fagan is Managing Director of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment and a non-practising Solicitor. Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment provides online Legal Recruitment for Solicitors, Legal Executives, Fee Earners, Support Staff, Managers and Paralegals. Visit our Website to search our Vacancy Database.