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 […]

29 Oct, 2019

Under Pressure

It is now late 2019; one of the worst recessions in living memory is somewhat far behind us, although in some places we still see and feel the impact. While we are currently living in a time of relative economic growth the news every day warns of the impending doom of another looming recession which […]

8 Oct, 2019

Brexit at Tiffany’s

We all know the song, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. Released on July 4th 1995 by the US band Deep Blue Something, it peaked at number five in the US charts and reached number one in the UK. The song is sung from the point of view of a man whose girlfriend is on the verge of […]

12 Sep, 2019

Career progression

  It’s all too easy to become comfortable at work, to fall into a patterns of repetition, doing the same thing over and over, becoming complacent and eventually stagnating rather than progressing. It’s easy to convince yourself that the path you’re taking, which is often the path of least resistance, is the correct one. I’m […]

22 Aug, 2019

First Impressions

First Impressions It’s true, first impressions last and it’s a shame that you only get one because they really do count. It can sometimes be difficult to make a good first impression but that might depend on the situation. Conversely, it might be really easy but again this would also depend on the situation. Let’s […]

16 Aug, 2019

Salary & Performance Review – Know your worth

Salary/Performance Reviews – Knowing your worth and managing the process for your benefit As I sit here on a (another) rainy day in Manchester in mid-August, it is sometimes tough to remember its summer time and therefore pay/performance review time for many in the legal profession! I have advised candidates, friends and associates through these […]

26 Apr, 2019

Merseyside JLD – April Social

It is always great to be over in Liverpool supporting the MJLD and even better when that involves a curry! We really enjoyed the evening which provided a very informal setting for juniors lawyers to meet up and share their experiences. As a business we recognise the importance of being able to meet our candidates […]

14 Aug, 2018

Why is Manchester the place to be(e)?

Why is Manchester the place to be? Everybody knows that everything is cheaper up North- so it makes sense that companies are making use of this by sending some of their work this way. In recent years we have seen several international law firms entering the Manchester market and the question is; Is Manchester a […]