Since Brexit, the North West has definitely experienced an upsurge in the number of immigration roles being created.
My small to medium clients have seen visa applications from EU nationals increase and I expect this to continue into the next quarter.
Likewise, a number of my city centre firms have seen an increase in the need for Eastern European language skills – especially within personal injury. I expect to continue to recruit candidates with this skill set into the next quarter and for the foreseeable future.
Manchester and Liverpool continue to be strong hubs for commercial property solicitors – with clients continuing to grow in these areas and the North East remains strong in terms of residential conveyancing opportunities.
Litigation and Personal Injury Remains Strong
Litigation and personal injury remains strong in the North West, with a continued need for good RTA, clinical negligence and commercial litigation paralegals all the way through to senior solicitor status.
Even taking into account any post-Brexit knee-jerk reactions, I have been inundated with good quality candidates particularly from late August into early September and have successfully placed these candidates within new firms.
If anything, the amount of good quality candidates registering through TSR Legal has been as bountiful as ever and I don’t see any sign of this slowing down. This suggests that the final quarter of 2016 will see plenty of movement between legal organisations in the North East and North West.
You can download the full legal movement update for the North East and North West here: Legal Movement Update – Quarter 3 – North East and North West