Courtney is an Australian qualified associate who moved to London last March; she has recently been placed into a central government role by Jo Dickson, a specialist in recruiting legal roles for the central government. Here is Courtney’s experience moving to London and some tips on making the big move!
Sunny moved over from Australia to study and qualify in the UK. Although still early on in her career, she has achieved so much, both academically and in her role. With recent changes in Australian competition law she has decided to begin her new chapter in Sydney, with some help from Sophie Burns and the City practice team.
Whilst the UK has its own established competition law, it is closely modelled on EU law, which ultimately takes precedence. It should be noted that post Brexit, EU competition rules will continue to apply to both agreements and the conduct of UK businesses that have an effect within the EU, just as the conduct of US and Asian businesses do. But has this affected the recruitment of competition associates?
More than 300,000 people in Britain – equivalent to one in every 200 – are either homeless or living in inadequate homes, according to recent figures released by the charity Shelter. It estimates that 307,000 people are sleeping rough or accommodated in temporary housing, bed and breakfast rooms, or hostels – an increase of 13,000 over the past year.
What does the word ‘procurement’ mean to a recent graduate like myself? Throughout the last year as a Recruitment Consultant specialising in the discipline, I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to interact with various senior professionals, who have provided me with a valuable insight into the core activities of the procurement function, the value it can add to an organisation, and how the role has evolved (and will likely to continue to evolve) over time. Rewind back to this time last year, however, and the prospect of writing a blog on the subject would have been greeted with excessive sweating and a dryness of the mouth.
Have you, or anyone you know ever been impacted by mental health issues in any way?
That is the question I posed to the room full of people (and one guide dog) that attended the Badenoch and Clark (B&C) event on Mental Health in November 2017. Sadly, but unsurprisingly, everyone bar the Labrador stood up. Equally worryingly, when then asked how many had been able to be open about their condition at work, the large majority sat straight back down.
We’re delighted to have Writer, Author, Mental Health Campaigner and Public Speaker, Rachel Kelly appear as a guest blogger. Rachel recently appeared at our event in London, ‘Breaking boundaries; mental health and the failings of the UK workplace’ in London, and is delighted to contribute to our blog where she talks below about how to cope with the trials and tribulations that the festive season brings.
Digital has undoubtedly been a transformative force for many industries, and whilst its penetration into asset management, amongst other financial services, has been at a slower pace, the last bastions of change resistance are evolving, and the innovation is marching at speed. Those left standing tall at the end of the war will be those who seriously invested in the digital skills and platforms required to effectively compete – something the most forward thinking companies are doing right now.
In light of recent IR35 tax legislation changes, I thought it prudent to share some insight on the subject, with the aim of helping employers in the public sector to retain and attract specialist contract resource.
1) Which Discipline?
Sounds a very obvious place to start but this will set the platform for how the rest of your legal career will develop. It is a scary thought but this decision will have a massive impact. Some lawyers are absolutely fixed on one area of law whereas others like to keep their options open and have 2/3 areas in mind. There is not anything wrong with the latter but consider how this might dilute your chance of success if you make applications to a number of different areas.