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Clayton Legal in Today’s Conveyancer

24/02/2017
Posted by: Whitney Griffiths

Tina Adams, Head of Operations in the South West at Clayton Legal, was recently featured in Today’s Conveyancer talking about the top legal roles in the South West. According to recent analysis from the recruitment firm heightened activity in the commercial and residential property, private client and family law arenas is driving demand for lawyers and experienced legal executives in the South West. Here's what she had to say;

Commercial property lawyers

“Numerous reports have suggested that the South West trails behind only London in terms of confidence around construction and property, so it’s encouraging to see an uptick in demand for experienced commercial property lawyers. More firms are moving to the region and investing heavily in office space which is contributing directly to the demand for talent in this field.”

Residential conveyancers

“With all the activity in the residential housing market it’s hardly surprising that conveyancers are also in real demand as they’re the ones that drive these property deals through. House prices in the South West have also risen above the average rate for the UK so we’re seeing strong demand for residential experts with experience of running caseloads.”

Family lawyers/legal executives

“In slightly less positive news, experienced family lawyers and legal executives have also been highly sought after at the start of 2017, particularly in private family law. Every year we see an increase in activity in this field, so much so that some lawyers refer to the first working Monday in January as “Divorce Monday”.”

Private client lawyers

 “A similar trend is being experienced in private client law where professionals with experience of processing wills, probates, divorces, inheritance payments and charges are in significant demand. We’ve also seen firms seeking legal experts who have operated or have a knowledge of other European nations’ legal processes as clients look to find potential solutions outside of this country for when the situation around Brexit has been clarified. Ultimately it’s a good time to be working as a lawyer in the private client arena.”

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