April was a busy month for Thornton Legal!
Joe and I feel as though we have spent as much time out of the office as in it.
Developing new business is as important as anything else in recruitment and a significant chunk of the last month was spent meeting new clients and forging relationships which we hope will propel the company forward over the rest of 2018 and beyond.
We were also delighted to be asked by the Merseyside Junior Lawyers Division to give a talk to trainee solicitors on the Newly Qualified Jobs Market at Hus in Liverpool.
The event itself was well attended and hopefully well received. We are genuinely optimistic about the NQ market for September 2018 with multiple opportunities available in a number of different sectors from Real Estate to Employment to Family. It’s a good time to be a newly qualified solicitor.
If you would like us to email the take away PDF to you that accompanied the talk then please just ask.
Our trainee recruitment consultant, Alex, who started with us 6 weeks ago made his first placement. He didn’t stop there and has now made 4! Alex covers the non-qualified, paralegal market across the North West. He has even made a placement with a firm who Joe and I had never managed to do any work with before. Its been a stellar start and he is making great strides!
In terms of other notable placements, Joe managed to recruit a senior associate level corporate solicitor for a top tier Manchester firm. Another bit of business with a firm with whom we had no relationship previously.
It’s also been a month where we have seen a spate of new instructions from some of our existing client firms. We have seen an increased number of family law and commercial litigation vacancies and a steady stream of NQ vacancies which has tied in nicely with our NQ talk.
On a personal note I am trying to get as much done as I possibly can ahead of my wife giving birth over the next couple of weeks. I suspect I may have my hands full in next to no time and will hand over the May review to Joe.
Just the small matter of GDPR Compliance and the Merseyside Junior Lawyer Division Annual Ball to contend with first!
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