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Legal Recruitment News November 2021

Legal Recruitment Newsletter November 2021 from the Ten Percent Group of websites. Includes our legal job market report, locum solicitor hourly rates, article on high PII affecting the value of law firms, rewards & benefits in the legal sector, bad A levels and a 2.1 law degree - what to do and an interview question & suggested answer. 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, Licensed Conveyancers, Legal Cashiers, Fee Earners, Support Staff, Managers and Paralegals . Visit our Website to search our Vacancy Database.

I have bad A levels and just about to get a 2:1 degree. What should I do about it?

  We have had a careers enquiry in from a third year law student asking us what he should do about his A levels. He has C C D at A level and is currently in his third year at university and expects to graduate with a 2:1 degree. He has been looking at job applications and noticing that a lot of law firms require very high A levels in order to apply. He has asked the question whether he should return to college and complete his A levels again in order to get the grades, or just apply anyway. Advice Our advice is to do neither. I think it is simply a case that this particular student needs to accept that because he has not got the A level grades required for specific firms it is unfortunately going to be their loss and his gain if he ends up somewhere else. This of course does not help the particularly candidate in question, so looking at practicalities we think the best option for him would be to aim simply to qualify as a solicitor, and the route probably available t