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Rise in Solicitors on the Roll

Some 6,771 solicitors were admitted to the roll in the 12 months to 31 July 2013 – a 6% increase on the previous year. Figures published by the Solicitors Regulation Authority show that half of new solicitors took a law degree followed by the Legal Practice Course, while 31% took a conversion course. Sixteen per cent of new entrants to the profession came through the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test or Scheme, enabling overseas and other UK lawyers to qualify as solicitors.

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General Recruitment Overview

Current statistics relating to the recruitment industry as reported by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation report that the turnover in temporary/contract staffing has returned to 2006/2007 levels at £22 billion compared to its low point last year of £17.8 billion, a rise of 24.1 per cent.

Permanent recruitment also rallied to reach £2.5 billion in the past year, a massive 37 per cent increase on £1.8 billion recorded in 2009/10. Volumes of permanent placements rose by 38.3 per cent from 436,822 last year to 604,193 in 2010/11 while temp placements were up 19.3 per cent and top the million mark again at 1,049, 333 compared to 879, 000 last year.

The number of people working in recruitment has gone up 13.1 per cent from 80,528 last year to 91,114 this year.

The REC’s medium term forecast predicts the recruitment industry’s annual growth at 3.6 per cent next year (2011/12) followed by 4.7 per cent in 2012/13, rising to 7.1 per cent for 2013/14 and 7.3 per cent in 2014/15. This represents a return to single figure growth over the next four years to reach a new peak of £30.8 billion in 2014/15.

Overall job vacancies increased at the strongest rate in six years. The number of people placed in jobs by recruitment consultancies rose at a strong and accelerated pace in July. Permanent placements increased at the sharpest rate since March 2010, while temp billings were up at the fastest pace in almost two-and-a-half years.

Legal Recruitment, Legal Jobs, Jobs in Law

Here is an overview of the best legal job boards available to the legal profession:

Law Gazette -  Legal Jobs

The Law Gazette is a dedicated legal recruitment website from the market-leading, official magazine of the Law Society - the Law Society Gazette. Currently advertising 2,530 law jobs in the UK and internationally.

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Simplylaw - Legal Recruitment

Simply Law Jobs specialises in advertising 1000s of the latest legal jobs including solicitor jobs, paralegal jobs and legal secretary jobs, throughout the UK – advertising in excess of   6164 legal jobs.

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Legal Week – A Legal Recruitment Flagship

Part of Incisive Media, the Legal Week portfolio offers advertisers an unrivalled opportunity to make critical business connections across a variety of branded platforms - in print, in person and online. This legal  jobs board makes it easy for lawyers to find the latest jobs in private practice and industry. Currently advertising the following  legal jobs – 2316 private practice vacancies, 361 partner roles,  436 in- house opportunities and 59 paralegal roles.

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Totallylegal – Attracting Legal Talent

Legal recruitment at its best, Totallylegal covers private practice, in-house and public sector roles, as well as legal secretaries, paralegals and executives. Totallylegal  currently has  £715.1m worth of jobs on the site,. 6328 jobs from 250 employers.

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Jobsgopublic – Legal Recruitment

Since launching in 1999, Jobsgopublic has been leading the way in re-defining the standards of recruitment for the public and not for profit sectors. Jobsgopublic has over 505,000 unique visitors a month and advertise some 36,000 job vacancies.

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Thelawyer – Providing Legal Recruitment & Global Insight

Timely reporting of the latest legal news, insights and tends within the law, this site provides a comprehensive service and advertises an impressive 4,500 legal jobs.

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eNL – Recognising Legal Professionals

As an independent legal recruiter, eNL boast 1,150 legal jobs within, private, practice, in-house and the public sector, helping legal professionals throughout their careers.