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Family law jobs

It shows that we are in a major recession when even the top law firms are letting hundreds of people, including lawyers, go.

I read in The Times of these examples, all unthinkable about 18 months ago:

• Allen & Overy removing 450 people including 47 partners and about 200 lawyers plus support staff.
• City law firms offering graduates about to join them for a training contact up to £10,000 to defer their start for a year
• Linklaters (second largest law firm in the world) will remove about 145 partners and lawyers.

The marriage rate and the divorce rate is slightly down on previous years but despite (or is it because of) being a very much smaller business than the above to say the least,  we have bucked the trend and have taken on 3 new lawyers so far in 2009 with another 3 to start in April and 2 more planned for July.

There is a lot of opportunity for those businesses who are well run, financially well managed and with management processes to move on and up even in a recession.

We still have family law job vacancies for divorce solicitors, despite this growth.

Andrew Woolley
Family lawyer

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