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More Coverage for Clayton Legal’s Yorkshire Analysis

  • January 5, 2018

UK recruitment industry news website Recruitment Buzz is the latest media outlet to cover our market analysis for advertised legal roles in Yorkshire.

This follows articles from publications including Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Business LinkBdaily, and the Global Recruiter.

To find out what the results mean for legal professionals in Yorkshire and the surrounding areas, please click the links above.

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Clayton Legal’s latest recruitment analysis featured in the press

  • December 4, 2017

Our latest market analysis for advertised legal roles has been featured in a number of publications including Bdaily, the Global Recruiter and Recruitment International.

It has revealed that vacancies for legal professionals across the North West have risen by 9% month-on-month. To learn more about the results, click the links above.

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Clayton Legal’s Manchester recruitment analysis in the press

  • October 27, 2017

Our latest market analysis for Manchester and the surrounding areas has been featured by Recruitment International and the Online Recruitment website.

One of the key insights from our survey, which is based on our comprehensive data on advertised roles and candidates registered, is that demand for private practice lawyers has risen by 44% month-on-month.

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Clayton Legal’s North East recruitment analysis in the press

  • September 22, 2017

Our latest market analysis for advertised legal roles in the North East has been covered by a number of a wide range of media outlets including Solicitors JournalGlobal RecruiterHR Director and IFA Magazine.

One of the key findings from our data is that vacancies for private practice lawyers across the North East have risen by 24% month-on-month – this can largely be attributed to a buoyant commercial property market which is fuelling demand for conveyancing professionals.

You can also read the full summary of all of our regions by clicking here.

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Clayton Legal’s Midlands recruitment analysis in the press

  • September 12, 2017

Our latest market analysis for advertised legal roles in the Midlands has been covered by Recruitment International and Bdaily.

One of the key findings from the analysis is that vacancies for private practice lawyers across the Midlands have risen by 68% month-on-month – with the ‘mini boom’ in the region’s housing market contributing to the demand for residential conveyancing professionals.

You can also read the full summary of all of our regions by clicking here.

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Clayton’s North West legal recruitment analysis in Lancashire Evening Post and Bdaily

  • August 30, 2017

Our latest market analysis for advertised legal roles in the North West has been covered by the 29th August edition of the popular regional daily newspaper Lancashire Evening Post and regional business news site Bdaily.

One of the key findings from our analysis is that vacancies for private practice lawyers have increased across the North West by 36% month-on-month.

To read more about the results, including the levels of demand for family and probate solicitors, click here.

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Clayton Legal’s South East recruitment analysis in the press

  • August 27, 2017

Our latest market analysis for advertised legal roles in the South East has been covered by a number of titles including The Global RecruiterStaffing Industry Analysts and Bdaily.

One of the key findings is that vacancies for private practice lawyers have increased across the region by 36% month-on-month – with the increased cost of living in London being a contributing factor.

To read more about our analysis, including the comments of our managing director, Lynn Sedgwick, click on any of the links above.

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Clayton’s AI findings in the press

  • June 12, 2017

Our latest research which focuses on the role of artificial intelligence (AI) within small and medium law firms has been featured by the media across a number of different sectors with Marginaliathe Global Legal PostTotally LegalLawyer MonthlyRecruitment International and the HR Director all covering its results.

Some of the key findings show that firms of both sizes understand the importance of AI, regard it as an opportunity to be embraced and do not feel threatened by its impact on their business models.

Our managing director, Lynn Sedgwick commented, “Within larger law firms, the uptake of AI has been a recurrent theme. This may be due to the perception that larger firms have access to the money to finance its development and use, their appetite to risk is greater and the infrastructure they already have in place allows them to develop their use of AI. As the increased use of AI begins to take shape so the larger firms enjoy being early adopters of new technologies, but as the research shows, small and medium sized firms don’t wish to miss out.”

For more insights from the team visit our website or to receive a copy of our comprehensive research get in touch today.

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Clayton’s market analysis in the press

  • May 31, 2017

Less than a year after the UK decided to leave the European Union, we undertook an in-depth analysis of the employment market for private practice lawyers across the UK to gauge the impact Brexit was having. And our research was featured widely in not only the legal press – including the Global Legal Post and Lawyer Monthly – but also in recruitment publications such as Recruitment International and Global Recruiter. But what did our research reveal? Here’s an overview from our managing director, Lynn Sedgwick:

While our data reveals that vacancy levels across the UK have fallen in all regions year-on-year (13%), it is by no means all doom and gloom. In fact, there are certain specialisms that are bucking this trend and performing exceptionally well. Personal injury lawyers have been increasingly called on in response to the proposed cap on whiplash claims which has resulted in drivers rushing to get their claims through the courts. And the UK’s ageing population has translated into unprecedented demand for wills and probate specialists across the entire country.

Lawyers reticent to move job in current environment
While the fall in advertised positions is, on first glance, a less than optimistic picture, it can be attributed to lawyers being reticent to move roles in an environment of uncertainty. While some lawyers are less committed to a career move the hiring picture as a while remains very healthy. And our conversations with our clients clearly demonstrates this. Many firms are hiring lawyers for newly created positions due to increased workloads instead of replacement hires that are associated with specialists moving between firms. And as Brexit becomes more of a ‘business as usual’ scenario, we’re confident the ‘wait and see’ approach will pass.

For more insights from the team visit our website or to receive a copy of our comprehensive research get in touch today.

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Clayton Legal in Swindon Business News

  • May 30, 2017

Less than a year after the UK decided to leave the European Union, we undertook an in-depth analysis of the employment market for private practice lawyers across the UK to gauge the impact Brexit was having.  Our research was featured widely in the press – including Swindon Business News. Here’s an overview of the piece including quotes from our managing director, Lynn Sedgwick, had to say:

Private practice lawyer vacancies in the South West have fallen by 11% over the past year as the sector starts to suffer from uncertainty, according to a new survey.

However, the decline is less than the national picture – the data from specialist recruiter Clayton Legal shows vacancies across the UK as whole falling by 14%.

The firm says the fall in advertised positions could largely be down to lawyers not wanting to move jobs in an environment of uncertainty.

Despite the overall picture, there was a huge requirement for lawyers specialising in personal injury and employment in the South West with vacancies in these roles rising by 27%.

The survey, compiled from the recruiter’s comprehensive data on advertised roles, reveals increased demand in these areas not only reflects increased workloads but also a skills shortage caused by lawyers staying in their current positions for longer as uncertainty caused by Brexit takes hold.

Clayton Legal managing director Lynn Sedgwick said: “Almost a year has passed since the UK decided to leave the EU and while we have certainly seen lawyers being less committed to a career move, the hiring picture across the South West remains generally healthy.

“And while there is clearly caution around Brexit, we are also seeing a change in the recruitment strategies of our clients. Many firms are hiring lawyers for newly created positions due to increased workloads instead of replacement hires that are associated with specialists moving between firms. And as Brexit becomes more of a ‘business as usual’ scenario, we’re confident the ‘wait and see’ approach will pass.”

The firm’s data also reveals the regional variations in vacancy decline. London has experienced the most acute drop with available roles down 26% year-on-year, while the North West and the South East also experienced declines – 18% and 4% respectively.

The Midlands was the only region to buck the trend – vacancy levels there remained static year-on-year.

For more insights from the team visit our website or to receive a copy of our comprehensive research get in touch today.

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