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Recruitment for Legal Professionals in 2017!

Posted on March 02, 2017 by  Legal South West

We have had a busy start to 2017!  We recruit for law firms across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset and are finding the legal market to be buoyant.

Property Solicitors are always in demand together with Private Client Solicitors.  We are also finding Litigation roles becoming increasingly more available with a steady flow of Family, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury jobs available, so if you are looking for a move, please do get in touch.

Even if a specific role isn't advertised on our website, we often know of jobs that are due to come up or firms will often create a role for a really strong candidate so it's definitely worth contacting us for an informal and confidential chat.

We are legal recruitment experts and Southwest law firms trust us with their legal vacancies so you can contact us or apply for our roles with complete confidence.  We are also the only recruitment agency in the Southwest who deal exclusively with legal recruitment so we know the market extremely well so are best equipped to advise on legal roles.

Kind regards, Michala

Director - Legal Southwest

REGISTER EXCLUSIVELY WITH US FOR 10 DAYS AND RECEIVE A £100 LOVE2SHOP GIFT CARD!

We are currently running an offer whereby if you register exclusively with Legal Southwest for 10 days, when you are placed into a permanent position by us you will receive a £100 LOVE2SHOP Gift Card upon completion of your 12 weeks' probationary period!

To take advantage of this offer, please quote EXL2S!

REFER A FRIEND & Get a £500 LOVE2SHOP Gift Card

Posted on January 02, 2017 by  Legal South West

If you have been satisfied with the service you have received from Legal Southwest and know other legal professionals looking for new job opportunities, then please feel free to put them in touch with our Refer a Friend scheme.

We offer a £500 LOVE2SHOP GIFT CARD per successful Candidate referral subject to the following terms:

Legal Southwest must not already have received details of that Candidate prior to your referral.
The Candidate must complete at least 8 weeks initial service in their new permanent position.

Subject to the above, you will receive the voucher, within 1 week of your referral completing 8 weeks initial service in a permanent role.

Please ask your referrals to quote your name in their initial correspondence with us.

Example Interview Questions

Posted on December 20, 2016 by  Legal South West

The key to a good interview is be prepared, whether you are comfortable in interviews or have not sat across the desk from a potential employer for a while, have a think about answers to 'typical' questions you may be asked. Below are just a few frequently used interview questions.

  • - How much do you know about our business?
  • - Why are you leaving your current company?
  • - Why do you want this job?
  • - Where does it fit in with your career plans?
  • - What are your strengths?
  • - What are your weaknesses?
  • - What's been your biggest success at work?
  • - What is the biggest mistake you ever made?
  • - What is the biggest challenge you have ever faced?
  • - How do you cope with difficult colleagues?
  • - You've changed jobs three times in the past five years, why should I think you are more serious about this one?
  • - What do you do outside work?
  • - What's your current salary?


Above all try not to get nervous and Good Luck!

It's nice to be appreciated!

Posted on February 01, 2017 by  Legal Southwest

From time to time something lands in your inbox which not only improves your day beyond recognition but also makes us feel good about what we do!

 

Afternoon ladies

 

How are you all?  

 

Apologies for the delay but thank you for the mug, biccie and coaster which is in constant use at my new desk!

 

I'm settling in really well here, it really is a very friendly and professional firm and probably one of the best I've joined, if not the best.

 

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for finding me this role and for your patience.  I knew it would take time but looking back now it's seemed to have flown by.  

 

Thank you for your help in getting here!

Best wishes

Natalie

 

(Commercial Property Associate, relocated back from London to Devon)


Happy 9th Birthday Legal Southwest!

Posted on August 01, 2016 by  Sarah Dart, Director

Nine years ago today I started Legal Southwest. Having already had an exceptionally successful career with an international corporate recruiter, I saw a gap in the market to recruit for law firms across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset and I took the leap of faith.

From working by myself, surviving a recession to then being joined by Michala four years ago, we now work with all law firms across the area enjoying repeat business from a very loyal client base.  We invest heavily in advertising to attract some amazing candidates and I am very proud of where we are today. 

I would like to thank all of our clients, candidates, Michala Willson and Sarah Gardner who without their continued support, Legal Southwest Ltd would not be where it is today.


Register EXCLUSIVELY with us for 10 days and receive a £100 LOVE2SHOP Gift Card

Posted on January 03, 2017 by  Legal South West

We are currently running an offer whereby if you register exclusively with Legal Southwest for 10 days, when you are placed into a permanent position by us you will receive a £100 LOVE2SHOP Gift Card upon completion of your 12 weeks' probationary period!

To take advantage of this offer, please quote EXL2S!