The Practical Guide to Finding Your Next Legal Job

By Jason Elias. No doubt you have worked hard to get where you are today. Achieving the required education and qualifications takes years of dedication and late nights. Life’s too short to be in a job you don’t enjoy. This holiday season is a great time to take stock of your career. Without the pressure of doing the work, you can make a considered strategic decision on your next career move. Taking the time to properly plan your legal career will have a significant impact on your long term career trajectory. The good news is that in Australia the legal […]

Legal Practices for Sale

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Are we about to experience a 2012 employment market for lawyers?

Between June 2012 and June 2014 the number of solicitor jobs advertised on the internet fell by 32%. For the economy as a whole, the unemployment rate rose to 6.4% during 2014. During those years there were plenty of headlines about law firms shedding staff and the oversupply of law graduates. But then, things took a turn for the better. From June 2014 to June 2018 the number of jobs for solicitors advertised on the internet increased by 31%. The unemployment rate for the whole economy fell to 5.4% – as at June 2018. The experience of the past decade, […]

Regulation driving growth in legal market with clients seeking every possible means to cope

Companies are setting up in-house legal functions for first time Mahlab research shows the in-house market is flourishing with existing in-house corporate functions growing 10 per cent, ahead of most law firm growth. An increased regulatory burden and pressure to reduce spending on external advisors have seen many Australian companies expand their legal teams or go to market for the first time to establish a legal function. The Mahlab Report 2018 is based on first-hand market intelligence gathered from clients and candidates of Mahlab executive search firm. Law firms reported strong financial performance, although revenue growth remained modest amid challenging […]

How you read your resume is not how recruiters or employers read it

Legal Practice Intelligence News Although you, your family and your friends think that your resumé is wonderful and who wouldn’t want to hire you, the reality in this crowded and competitive legal market is very different. There are not many recruiters who will sit down with you and help you craft your resumé. It’s their job to fill the next job, and if your resume has flaws, then someone else’s resumé is only one click away. Learn the art and science of resumé writing, here at Legal Practice Intelligence. Career development consultant and resumé writing specialist, Matt Tutty (pictured above) […]

Bowmark Capital backs buy-out of leading alternative legal services provider

Bowmark Capital, the mid-market private equity firm, is backing the buy-out of LOD (Lawyers On Demand), the fast-growing alternative legal services provider, from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP). “This is all about access to capital for our next stage of growth,” comments LOD CEO Tom Hartley.  “We have been exploring alternative options since the summer of 2017 following our successful merger with AdventBalance in Asia and Australia in 2016.” Neville Eisenberg, BCLP Partner responsible for LOD, said: “BCLP is extremely proud to have been a pioneer in the alternative legal services market.  Nurturing the creation of LOD over 10 years […]

Corporate Commercial Lawyer 2-4 years PAE

Presented by Elias Recruitment Corporate Commercial Lawyer 2-4 years PAE Leading Mid-Tier CBD firm, high profile clients Friendly, cohesive team, work life balance Generous remuneration on offer $$ Firm: Our client is a successful and highly regarded Mid-Tier firm with an excellent reputation for providing high quality and professional advice to clients.   About the Role:   Due to growth, a new opportunity has arisen for a Corporate Commercial Lawyer to join their team.  Working closely with the Partners in the firm, you will be exposed to a range of commercial and corporate work including IT, procurement and privacy.  This […]

A 19th Century university law curriculum is ideal for the 19th Century

Australian graduates believe the current legal curriculum is failing to prepare them for ‘the real world’ when they graduate according to a broad cross section of recent graduates and young lawyers who participated in Part 2 of InfoTrack’s Legal Education Roundtable Series.  The academic focus on developing analytical thinking was felt to be too theoretical and removed from the reality of the modern legal landscape.  Roundtable participants believe more time should be spent on building practical skills and work presentation methods as these are prerequisites for securing a role and succeeding at work. While it is an industry-accepted practice that […]