Ardent Director Jane Gaunt reflects on the recent ups and downs of the legal recruitment market and makes predictions on recruitment volume, hybrid working and salaries in 2023. What has the recruitment market been doing in the last 2 years? Unprecedented times at a global level caused an unprecedented shift in the legal [...]
After the legal recruitment boom of 2021, the last six months have continued to be brisk, with a significant amount of recruitment reported at all levels.
Legal salaries have been in the news recently, We examine the headlines and the reality in a fast moving market.
If there is one common theme that all law firms share it is “how do we retain talent and hire the best people in the market?”
Ardent consultant Jon Kennedy reviews the impact of the pandemic on job locations and working practices in the legal industry.
When we tell friends and family that we work in legal recruitment, quite understandably they imagine our working days are spent helping law firms find great candidates for existing vacancies. But the reality is often more complex. We actually spend a high percentage of our time advising legal professionals about their career. They discuss with us if it is the right time to move, which firms will suit them in terms of culture and remuneration, and which potential opportunities might be attractive. This is often before any actual vacancy is identified.
It has now been six months since the national lockdown was announced, during this time the legal recruitment market in London has changed significantly.