Up Close with RedLaw

By RedLaw | August 01, 2016

Thanks to the team at Global Recruiter for such a great article on the RedLaw Story: Where it all began. “RedLaw was created in 2009 by two ‘big law refugees’ – Amy Hambleton and Jonathan Benjamin who both started their careers as lawyers before moving into the legal recruitment. “The pair held successful careers working […]

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Does size count? A look at mid-sized law firms

By RedLaw | July 13, 2016

Mind the gap, the report on mid-sized law firms published by LexisNexis in March, reveals some interesting insights into how law firms perceive themselves. The report, based on interviews and surveys with over 150 law firms, explores how mid-sized firms feel about the health of their firm, their growth prospects and how well they are […]

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Social media is still trending among lawyers

By RedLaw | July 13, 2016

The Attorney at Work 2016 Social Media Marketing Survey reveals some interesting insights into lawyers and their use of social media as part of their marketing strategy. The survey found that, while fewer lawyers are using social media compared to a year ago (88 percent compared to 91 per cent in 2015), the number of […]

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GunnerCooke launches enterprising GunnerBloom

By RedLaw | July 12, 2016

Manchester law practice GunnerCooke has created a separate ‘nursery’ firm for young lawyers to learn the business. GunnerBloom will be staffed by junior lawyers who will be responsible for running the business and generating leads. Based in the Rise Escalator in Manchester, the city’s hub for entrepreneurs, the ‘nursery’ will allow lawyers to progress quickly […]

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Brexit Advice for Partners: Is your firm right for you?

By RedLaw | June 29, 2016

Following periods of great uncertainty in the markets such as the dot-com bubble bursting and the global financial meltdown in 2008, some firms emerge stronger and some will struggle and perhaps fail. In the current climate following Brexit, you need to make sure you are in the right place for your career to grow. Here […]

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Attracting and retaining talent will be key for law firms in 2016

By RedLaw | June 13, 2016

A recent survey by the Law Consultancy Network, in association with the Law Society Gazette, has revealed that the three key issues facing law firms in 2016 are attracting and retaining talent and succession planning. The survey which can be downloaded here, was completed by 46 law firms and asked respondents what they saw as […]

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A pro-equality majority

By RedLaw | June 13, 2016

Since the recent government announcement that firms with over 250 employees will have to reveal their pay gap, the issue of gender equality has rarely been out of the headlines. 150 years since the delivery of the petition for women’s suffrage to parliament, a report by the Fawcett Society reveals that the majority of people […]

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UK 200 Diversity Audit reveals top five firms

By RedLaw | March 24, 2016

The results of the latest UK 200: Diversity Audit report by The Lawyer reveal the state of diversity in UK law firms and the top five law firms to work for in terms of diversity and inclusivity. The report, which can be viewed here, revealed that much has been done to promote and improve diversity […]

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Oxbridge continues to open top doors

By RedLaw | March 08, 2016

The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge continue to afford their alumni a career advantage, particularly at the top of the legal profession, according to a recent report by the Sutton Trust which works with leading law firms to create opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Leading People 2016 report into the educational backgrounds […]

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Law firm: Grow your own or lateral hire?

By RedLaw | March 01, 2016

However ambitious your law firm growth strategy is, it will be based upon building a team of the right legal experts. It’s not surprising then that the search for talent takes numerous forms. In recent years, the lateral hiring of partners and practice teams by law firms has become commonplace, providing an important supplement to […]

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