Legal Recruitment from Ten-Percent Legal

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Alternative Business Structures - no sign of any ABS Legal Recruitment yet

Further to the massive change that has apparently happened in the legal sector, I can say that so far we have received no indication of any vacancies being posted by new ABS law firms.

We have had a request from one of the new brands to advertise on our websites (slightly surprising being that we have criticised the whole franchise concept!) but no sign as yet of any new entrants to the legal profession looking to recruit large amounts of solicitors to sweep up the business.

With the amount of legislation and regulation that affects the legal profession, any cutthroat operators looking to make a quick buck by recruiting armies of paralegals to undertake work are going to have to take a considerable amount of time to plan their operation in order to make any money at all. Furthermore, with the possibility that referral fees are going to get banned very shortly, (for somewhat spurious reasons that are still not entirely clear) I would imagine a good number of companies are watching the space very carefully before making a decision to step in.

If and when we get any ABSs coming through to us we will post information on this site. We did have a caravan park operator looking to recruit an in-house solicitor on an overwhelmingly generous salary of £25-30,000. The person had to be (to put in the caravan park owner’s words) “Top notch”, “highly experienced” and “from a good quality firm background”. I did delicately suggest that the salary being offered was about a 3rd of the usual level for this type of candidate but the person in question sounded quite insulted at this and said that there were plenty of people out there looking for a job and he was sure they would recruit. The vacancy disappeared a few days later when the manager got in touch to say that they had managed to find someone. If you have recently accepted a post as an ex-city lawyer with over 5 years’ experience in property and litigation and are based somewhere in the East of the country please get in touch to reassure me that you have not accepted a salary of £25,000….

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