As a big James Bond fan, there is many a classic one liner to love, but the above quote really rings true with a topic we’ve been thinking about a lot lately at Badenoch & Clark.
As a man who has landed in his mid-forties I am fully aware that whilst I have some 25 years working experience behind me, there’s still another 23 years (at least!) ahead of me before hitting retirement age.
Asset management is a key focal point and discipline within the Financial Services market.
The dedicated management of a client’s assets and cash has changed significantly over the past years in the UK, with tighter sanctions from the FCA coupled with the news that the UK will be leaving the EU.
Project management has always been a focus across professional services, such as Financial, Banking and Insurance but only in the past couple of years has the function seen significant growth in the sector that has been so resistant to change; Legal.
Which area of law?
This is the logical place to start and does set the platform for the rest of your career to develop. It’s a question to consider very carefully. Consider which area of law you have enjoyed the most and why? Where are you particularly strong technically? How would you develop a career in that particular sector? Is your training contract set up in such that has a bias towards non-contentious or contentious work? Perhaps most importantly, which area could you talk through most knowledgeably and enthusiastically. There isn’t anything wrong with considering multiple areas but think about how this might dilute your applications.
This week marks my first 9 months working in Internal and External Audit recruitment with Badenoch and Clark after deciding on a career change. I previously have spent the last 10 years working as an Internal Auditor initially in the big four and then in Industry.
I wanted to write something to give a bit of ‘inside information’ for those (like my former self) who got frustrated when using agencies in the past. I had many misconceptions before I came into the role and these have pretty much been disproven in my first few weeks of being on the ‘other side’.
An irony resulting from the perceived panic about Brexit is that, according to a variety of sources, the financial services market in London is in fact likely to grow. A salad of articles citing businesses such as PwC, CityUK and even the maligned and admittedly inconsistent Mark Carney, governor of the BoE, has stated that, with the right structure, the “City” could grow exponentially in the next quarter of a century.
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.