The Legal Recruitment Update from the South West in the last quarter shows competition is on the rise.

Legal practices are now heavily competing to provide the best candidate experience. Law firms are increasing salaries, encouraging flexible working arrangements and striving to make their organisation as attractive as possible to the next potential employee.

Candidates in the South West

Though it appears there has now been a downturn in counter offers, candidates are becoming increasingly patient before taking the leap into a new legal role.

Candidates are seeking career moves offering further progression rather than lateral moves offering little change to their current role and benefits package. Legal practices offering job security, a supportive working environment and competitive salaries are the ones who will succeed in securing the highest calibre candidates to join their business.

Legal Secretarial Recruitment on the Rise in the South West

At present the South West is buoyant with legal secretarial recruitment and practice areas for the individual client. Firms are continuing to search for Residential Property specialists and Private Client Lawyers.

At TSR Legal we are progressively focusing on our candidate attraction strategies, implementing new methods across social media and candidate contact procedures in order to attract the best people within the legal marketplace.

One of the issues, particularly in the South West has been being able to reach candidates who live in sparsely populated areas in the region. We have focused our efforts more on social media marketing to make sure we’re getting the message of great legal vacancies to candidates who  are maybe more difficult to reach through offline marketing.


The South West continues to produce a high number of roles offering excellent quality legal work. With candidates also relocating into the area, things look bright for the last quarter and heading into 2017 for the South West.

You can download the full legal movement update for the South West here: Legal Movement Update – Quarter 3 – South West