The 4 letters every business should be concerned about - GDPR

In May 2018, the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force affecting all member states of the EU. In this article our consultant Kelly Loydon highlights what GDPR is all about and what it means for businesses across Europe.

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Shilton Sharpe Quarry unveils new look & to be known as SSQ

Shilton Sharpe Quarry, the market leading legal search and recruitment consultancy, has launched a new look for its branding. Today the business has unveiled a new logo alongside a new colour palette and imagery. In addition the business will now be known as SSQ, while its interim recruitment business, SSQ Interim Solutions, has its own logo for the first time. 

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SSQ Interim Solutions expands its Commerce & Industry team

SSQ Interim Solutions, the market leading interim legal recruitment consultancy, is pleased to announce that it has strengthened its commerce and industry (C&I) team with the appointment of two new consultants, Ray Farncombe and Sylvia Mueller. These hires increase the overall size of the SSQ IS team to 14.

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UK & US law firms - the pros and cons

When recruiting for US law firms in the London market, we regularly come across associates at all levels who have lots of questions and some misconceptions about the differences between working for UK and US law firms. In this article our consultant Elliot Jackson, who has worked as a lawyer in both UK and US law firms, presents the pros and cons of choosing a US law firm over a UK one.

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To hire or not to hire, is that the question?

Over the years the City has seen a number of disruptive events and arguably has always come out on top. However, arguably nothing has been as divisive and significant as the European Referendum result. In this article we outline the current state of play and how businesses can engage legal talent on an interim basis to help them with their recruitment strategy during this time of uncertainty.

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US law firm salaries – a tug of war?

The recent US and UK legal press has been littered with news about US law firms and their associate salaries. In this article our consultant Rachael Fowler gives her reaction to the changes. 

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What are the career options for those not wanting to pursue a training contract?

We speak to law graduates every day who are struggling to find training contracts. The market is extremely competitive and it will most likely always remain this way. As a result we have seen a shift in attitudes towards paralegal positions and other non-qualified legal roles. In this article we focus on the non-qualified market and our consultant Kelly Loydon highlights the career opportunities within the financial services sector. 

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What is the appeal of document review?

Undertaking a document review project is not always something that lawyers and other legal professionals consider. However, it can prove to be a very worthwhile and lucrative avenue for anyone looking for a flexible career. In this article our consultant Rachael Monteiro discusses the appeal of document review and gives some tips on how you can capitalise on your experience in order to progress your career. 

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The changing demands of the interim legal market in law firms

It is no secret that the interim market has grown rapidly over recent years in London. More and more law firms are looking to increase their manpower at short notice and this has led to a continuously changing market with shifting demand. In this article, SSQ Interim Solutions consultant Edwin Cawthron outlines where the market is busy and predicts where it might go next. 

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Interim Lawyers: Creating a flexible structure

Over the last few years there has been a real shift in the UK in the way that corporates manage their own internal resource. Many have started to tap into the interim legal recruitment market as a way to contain costs without compromising on quality.  In our latest Opinion article we outline why businesses can really benefit from creating this more flexible working model and why lawyers opt for this way of working.

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