2 Feb, 2021

Annoying Interview Questions

January 2021 marked seven years since I embarked upon my career in legal recruitment. A career which has seen highs and lows, great accomplishments, and humbling losses, but a career that is still in its infancy nevertheless, and I am reminded every day of how much I have yet to learn. Before I was a […]

4 Jan, 2021

Happy New Year from all at Think Legal

I just wanted to mark the New Year by reflecting on the madness that was 2020, offering some thoughts on the year ahead and wishing all our candidates, clients and connections our very best wishes for the year ahead! Like I am sure for you all, 2020 was the most difficult and challenging year both […]

22 Apr, 2020

Advice for NQs in an unprecedented market

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has caused law firms across the UK to take measures that were previously unthought of. Naturally this has led to great levels of uncertainty that will likely have repercussions for those at all levels of their legal careers and, perhaps in particular, those due to qualify as solicitors this year. For […]

24 Mar, 2020

Video Interview Tips

In the wake of the chaos and uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic currently gripping the world, law firms and in-house legal teams across the UK are making serious and unprecedented adjustments to keep business progressing as usual (as much as possible) with the health and well-being of their employees, clients and guests at the […]

9 Jan, 2020

Breaking the habit – from smoking to a new job

  I recently quit smoking for the second time in my life. The first time, back in 2015, I had merely replaced one vice with another having made the move from tobacco to vaping and going from smelling like a stale carpet in an old pub to smelling like a cherry scented air freshener. It […]

16 Dec, 2019

Awkward Questions

As a specialist legal recruiter, I spend a significant amount of my time preparing lawyers for interviews. This includes ensuring an understanding of the job role, establishing clarity on the finer details such as supervision and career progression, and of course addressing technical, personal and awkward questions. Awkward questions? Why would there be awkward questions […]

11 Dec, 2019

Think Legal highlights the importance of local CSR projects at Christmas

By Adam Zdravkovic, Associate Director at Think Legal Recruitment in Manchester Think Legal kicked off it’s Christmas CSR programme with a donation last week to Ardwick & Longsight Food Bank ( Adam Zdravkovic explains… Earlier this year I received an email from the directors at Think Legal, suggesting that I choose a charitable and local […]

20 Nov, 2019

Team work

What exactly is team work? How does it apply to the day to day routine? Does it transcend one’s work and personal life? What do we do when we’re in a position where team work is not apparent and how does this affect us? Lots of questions for my opening soliloquy in this piece. Having […]

30 Oct, 2019

Lawtech – a $15.9bn industry. What is it and how is it helping in-house legal teams?

What is “lawtech”? The Law Society’s definition is nice and easy to understand: it is the term that is used to “describe technologies that aim to support, supplement or replace traditional methods for delivering legal services, or that improve the way the justice system operates”. Traditionally it incorporates tools such as document automation, AI (Artificial […]