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Legal Recruitment News January 2024

Welcome to the January 2024 edition of Legal Recruitment News. It includes our legal job market report, locum hourly rates and articles on career planning, horrible bosses and four day working weeks. All our past newsletters are available on our Legal Recruitment News website here. Ten Percent Legal Recruitment can be found here . Link for the January 2024 Legal Recruitment Newsletter   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.

Recession Proof Recruitment - Unlimited Legal Recruitment Services

Despite the assertion from certain politicians that the age of boom and bust was over (I wonder if Gordon Brown ever regrets saying this?), it is clear that the next few years the economy is in for a bit of a ride, to say the least.     The legal sector always seems to be more quickly affected than others because of its overwhelming connection to the property market in lots of different ways. Our experience of recruitment is that when the property market booms, law firms’ turnovers increase, regardless of whether or not the firm undertakes property work.  Property Market Downturns Do Not Result in Lots of New Candidates There is a property connection in lots of different ways, and in good times recruitment can be very difficult because there are very few staff around looking, and in bad times recruitment works in the opposite way, because anyone good will stay firmly put for fear of losing their job if their new firm gets into difficulty, and anyone who works at a firm that gets into