Legal Cv’s And The Legal Recruitment Process

As a former solicitor, I know a thing or two about legal cv’s, especially as I am now a legal marketing consultant. So it was interesting talking with one of my clients a couple of days ago about the legal recruitment process.

She is looking for a solicitor for her clinical negligence department. The firm is based near to Bristol and Bath, and we were discussing how to find and attract good candidates to apply for this new clinical negligence job.

Now of course there are two competing interests when it comes to the legal recruitment process. There is the candidate, the potential employee, who is really keen to find a new job.

Then there is the firm of solicitors who want to find a good solicitor but who do not necessarily want to pay a recruitment company a princely sum for simply drafting a professional legal cv and sending it over by email. At around 20 – 30% of the first year’s salary of the candidate, most solicitors find this a cost too steep to bear.

Yet the candidate, because they know no other way, mistakenly believes that the best way to get a new job is to send their legal cv to a recruitment company and sit back and wait.

But if you look back at the last two paragraphs, can you see the gap?

Good firms looking for new solicitors but not prepared to use a legal recruitment agency, and good solicitors looking for new legal jobs but not approaching these firms, simply expecting the recruitment agency to do the work. But the recruitment agency cannot get to the good solicitors, they won’t talk to them.

If you have a legal cv, you are in the process of drafting your professional legal cv, or you are already registered with a legal recruitment company, and you want a new job sooner rather than later, I can help you.

Simply email me and I will tell you how you can get to the legal jobs that many of your competitors are simply not being presented with. You don’t have to wait. You can go out and claim your new legal job right now, you just need to know what to do.

Email me on and let the Solicitor (non-practising) who was offered a job every time he went for an interview, and who never used a legal recruitment company to find his next job, can help you too. By the way – that’s me :).

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“We’re busier and more profitable than ever before, but we’re also having more fun too.”

I came across Nick and Samson Consulting back when I was employed and looking for help to grow my caseload.

Unsurprisingly I found him on Google (he definitely has a knack for that platform!), while looking for a legal marketing expert, and ended up joining his Marketing4Solicitors group, learning from afar for several years.

His advice was smart, sound and – most importantly – it worked.

And that’s why when I came to start my own firm up three years ago, I pretty quickly ended up giving Nick a call and started working with him.

I had used another company to help me with some online marketing before that, and to be honest – it was an absolute disaster, costing huge amounts of money and not really delivering any tangible results.

I hoped that wouldn’t be the case with Nick, and I was right.

I brought him right into the business, getting him involved top to bottom, and I can honestly say that it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.

His guidance quickly starting paying dividends, as he coached and mentored me on how to generate more interest and achieve more client instructions, as well as generally how to structure the firm in a way that was the most profitable and productive.

Three years in, and I’m over the moon with the impact that Nick has had on my business.

We’ve got a clear focus and a direction, we know why we do what we do, and most of importantly at all, we’re more successful.

We’re busier and more profitable than ever before, but we’re also having more fun too.

That’s one of the best things about working with Nick – the fact that the advice and guidance he gives is so holistic.

It’s not just about making money, although he has had a huge impact on that for us, but it’s also about helping me to enjoy my life, and growing my firm in a way that means that I have more money in the bank, but more time to enjoy life with my family too.

I guess that’s what makes him so different to others out there – he really does have my best interests at heart and I trust him implicitly.

It’s hard for me to convey just how good Nick is at what he does – before I started working with him, I thought I was pretty good with PR and marketing, but the truth is that in comparison to Nick, I really don’t know anything.

Nick really is a very, very smart guy, and when it comes to running a profitable legal firm, I think there are very few people who could touch him.

And that’s why I’m glad he’s on my team, and that isn’t just hyperbole – he really is a part of my team: any significant business decision I make is run by him first, because I know he’ll give me useful, tangible and practical advice that’ll result in the best outcome for me and the people I care about.

Before working with Nick, I felt like I was on my own, and the future of the firm was on my shoulders; to be honest it was quite a weight.

But now, I’m relaxed about the future, because I know that I’ve got Nick in my corner, one of the smartest marketing minds I’ve ever come across, and a truly honest good guy to boot.

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