Ardent News

Reflecting on Four Years at Ardent: Phil Kennedy

Phil Kennedy shared his thoughts on an eventful period in legal recruitment and what he’s learnt about good practice in the industry.
Posted on 17/05/2022

Three Years in Post with Consultant Jon Kennedy

Ardent consultant Jon Kennedy gave his view on the legal recruitment market 3 years after he joined the business.
Posted on 29/03/2022

Congratulations to our Sponsored Team

Congratulations to Old Wilsonians under 10 Bourner, based in Bromley, for being runners up in the Autumn Bronze Chalice final.
Posted on 23/03/2022

Paying Attention to the Present Moment

A couple of months ago the team at Ardent sat down with James Scholfield, a mindfulness/awareness teacher, to hear his story about how being more mindful helped unveil peace during
Posted on 16/11/2021

Ardent Team welcomes Kat Jones as Operations Manager

Kat has 20 years’ experience in the legal recruitment industry, joining a major firm as a new graduate in 2000 and working up to an associate director role. Kat’s former
Posted on 09/11/2021

Consultant Matt Parsons Talks About His First Year at Ardent

Having had just over 9 months out of work, through a combination of gardening leave and Covid, getting back into a regular working pattern was a challenge. I’d compare it
Posted on 24/10/2021

Ardent Talks

Legal Trailblazers: Kaleem Kham, The Legally Blind Guy

As part of our series talking to lawyers who are pushing boundaries in the profession, we interviewed Kaleem Khan, a Senior Tax Associate at Travers Smith.
Posted on 14/02/2023

Role Models and Professional Progression

Back in March members of the Ardent team attended an event to mark International Women’s Day. One of the discussion points that resonated most strongly was the importance of role
Posted on 25/05/2022

Ardent’s Top Tips for Reducing Stress

Both law and recruitment are considered highly stressful occupations. At the end of Stress Awareness Month, the Ardent team shares top tips for reducing stress at work.
Posted on 28/04/2022

Managing Stress in Legal Recruitment

Recruitment has been described as one of the most stressful occupations. Ardent Director Jane Gaunt and Operations Manager Kat Jones explained the stress in legal recruitment.
Posted on 11/04/2022

Supporting Colleagues with Chronic Health Conditions

We regularly speak to candidates who live with long term health conditions and work with firms to ensure they receive reasonable adjustments. We spoke to Rebecca Owen about her experience
Posted on 22/03/2022

How can we Break the Bias in the Legal Profession?

8 March 2022 is International Women’s Day. The theme is break the bias, as we look to live in a world that is inclusive and free from bias.
Posted on 07/03/2022

Market Update

Market update: Steady and Strategic in 2023

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
Posted on 05/03/2023

Is the Legal Recruitment Boom Sustainable in 2022?

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.
Posted on 27/06/2022

Legal Salaries: Behind the Headlines

Legal salaries have been in the news recently, We examine the headlines and the reality in a fast moving market.
Posted on 22/04/2022

Market Update: How can we Retain Talent in 2022?

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?”
Posted on 17/02/2022

Home or Away? Job Locations and Working Practices in 2022

Ardent consultant Jon Kennedy reviews the impact of the pandemic on job locations and working practices in the legal industry.
Posted on 12/01/2022

Finding your Next Role

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.
Posted on 22/11/2021