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Law Job Prospects for 2014

In review, 2013 proved a mixed year for UK law jobs. Against a backdrop of the planned changes to Legal Aid provision and personal injury law and regular news of law firms falling into administration – particularly at the mid-tier level – there was generally felt to be more optimism about law job prospects and salaries than has been felt in the previous three or four years. 

Is Independent Say the Way Forward for the UK Government?

The United Kingdom maintains its roots of government, but perhaps it is time for some major changes to occur. Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England all have a say in the UK government, but is there fairness in the representation?

Important Changes in Employment Law for 2014

The year 2014 is very important for employment law. The current laws were introduced in the mid-1990s, so with it being nearly 20 years later, it stands to reason the UK government would be looking to change employment laws to meet current requirements and changes that have occurred to employment as a whole. Several proposed changes have been put into the works, with most of the employment changes occurring in April 2014.

Five Tips for Effective Client Communication

“The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” George Bernard Shaw

The Most Important Interview Question – “What Can You Bring to This Role?”

If you are preparing for a legal secretary job interview, make sure you don’t stumble on a question that many people simply forget to plan for, and live to regret. “Tell us what you can bring to this role?” is an incredibly obvious question, and you’re guaranteed to hear it at just about any job interview.

Strictly the Best! – Gemma Boyle Wins Legal PA of the Year Award

In front of a packed and vocal crowd attending the annual Legal PA of the Year awards ceremony, Gemma Boyle from Addleshaw Goddard (Manchester) was named 2013 Legal PA of the Year.

Parental Child Abduction Cases Show a Huge Increase

Child abduction by a parent has reportedly doubled since 2003-2004, stated the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). In 2003-2004, 272 new cases of child abduction by a parent were reported. In 2012-2013, 580 cases were reported. In an attempt to solve this increasingly troubling situation, ‘Caught in the Middle’, a film, was recently published on YouTube. The film looks at the children who suffer the most from parental disagreements that lead to abduction.

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