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Celebrating 3 years in business!

Celebrating 3 years in business!

On the 1st July, ASH Elite celebrated 3 years in business!

 

We have seen vacancies steadily increase year on year by an average of 34%. Our top month to date was January 2018 seeing us actively work on 152 positions!

 

We are proud to be a preferred supplier to many law firms across the South of England, ranging from boutique businesses to top 50 firms.

 

We work hard to break the conventional model of recruitment, to provide a bespoke, and tailored service that ensure perfect fit placements. The vast majority of legal professionals we work with come to us via referrals or through […] Read more

What does the future route to qualifying look like for aspiring solicitors?

What does the future route to qualifying look like for aspiring solicitors?

Earlier this year The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) confirmed it will be scrapping legal education and solicitor qualification as we know it.

The Legal Practice Course (LPC) and the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), are both set to be scrapped as early as September 2020. In their place, the regulator will soon be rolling out an independent, centralised assessment, named as the solicitor super-exam (SQE).

But what was the problem that led the SRA to bring about this change in the first place? The LPC can cost up to £16,000, and around 9,000 people complete it every year although there are only […] Read more

The ASH Elite team is expanding!

The ASH Elite team is expanding!

Due to continued growth, we are delighted to introduce the latest addition to our team, Stacey Simon.

Stacey is a CIPD certified HR Professional, with several years experience in the sector. Stacey brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new role and we are excited to have her onboard. Please join us in welcoming Stacey as a Senior Consultant here at ASH Elite.

Stacey will be based in our Bournemouth office and you can reach her on 01202 797518 or via email stacey@ashelite.com

ASH Elite is the leading Legal Recruitment Consultancy covering Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Somerset.

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Dorset Legal Awards

Dorset Legal Awards

Dorset Legal Awards launched on 10 May 2017

QuoStar and ASH Elite join forces to celebrate local legal talent

QuoStar, the Bournemouth-based IT consultancy, has teamed up with Dorset-based legal recruitment firm ASH Elite to launch the first legal awards in the region. The Dorset Legal Awards will recognise high-performing legal professionals and firms from across the South West and honour their work and commitment to the industry.

The awards were officially launched on 10th May at The Italian Villa in Poole, sponsored by South Coast Events. With over 200 SRA regulated practices and more than 1,000 solicitors, legal executives and conveyancers in […] Read more

Guest Blog by Caroline Doman from Blanchards Bailey

Guest Blog by Caroline Doman from Blanchards Bailey

Continuing our series of Guest Blogs, Caroline Doman from Blanchards Bailey discusses how you can prevent the sale or purchase of a property falling through.

Don’t let your sale or purchase fall through
Searching for a new home or selling a current property can be an uncertain, yet exciting time in life. Moving home often coincides with larger life changes and can come with a wide array of emotions. One thing is certain though– the buyer or seller will want to be sure that their sale or purchase will complete. Unfortunately, many things can happen between an offer being accepted and exchange […] Read more

Guest Blog by Adam Scott from Humphries Kirk

Guest Blog by Adam Scott from Humphries Kirk

Adam Scott Partner at Humphries Kirk in Southbourne, Bournemouth shares his views on why it is important for you to make a Will.

 

Why it is Important For You to Make a Will?

As a solicitor, I regularly find myself advocating the importance of everyone having a Will, no matter their age, personal circumstances, or perceived wealth. More than two thirds of people in the UK don’t have a valid Will.

Why is it important to have a Will in place?
The only way to ensure that your assets are gifted to those that you wish is to make a validly executed Will. Without this, […] Read more

Guest Blog by Luke English from Laceys

Guest Blog by Luke English from Laceys

What happens to my Tweets when I die?

In the world of Social media with liking, tweeting and re-posting, sites such as Twitter and Facebook and Instagram are no longer just for young people but all ages from 13 to 113.

More and more people of all ages are sharing moments of their lives with others online, but what happens to all that personal content after a person is no longer with us?

The term “Digital Assets” refers to comments made and photos shared on Facebook, ‘tweets’ on Twitter, blogs or articles published on website, videos put on YouTube, music on Soundcloud and […] Read more

Guest Blog by Arezou Rezai from Paris Smith

Guest Blog by Arezou Rezai from Paris Smith

The first post in a new series of guest blogs hear Arezou Rezai from the Corporate & Commercial team at Paris Smith discuss the importance of registering and protecting a trade mark.

Is it a croissant? Is it a doughnut? No, it’s a Cronut!

On 30 September a New York pastry phenomenon landed in London. Baker Dominique Ansel has gained widespread fame amongst pastry aficionados for his croissant-doughnut hybrid, aptly named the Cronut. Fans of the deep-fried sweet treat have been known to queue for 4 hours to get their hands (and mouths) round one of these sugary delights.

The Cronut not only […] Read more

New Year, New Career?

New Year, New Career?

Yes, that old chestnut.

I’ve returned to the office today with a big smile on my face. I truly love what I do. Can you say the same?

Have you ever been toying with the idea of what it would be like to practice a different area of law or what it would be like to work for a different firm/ in a new team?

Why not make it a resolution to really have a think about where you’re currently working and whether all the pieces align with your ambitions for the future:

Is it time to evaluate whether you’re being paid what you […] Read more

Switching Legal Specialisms

Switching Legal Specialisms

I regularly meet lawyers who are considering changing specialism.

Often, lawyers ‘fall’ into a specialism, perhaps because the firm they qualify with only has two or three departments or because there is only one seat available in one particular department upon qualification. Others become restless in the department they initially opted for and want a new challenge. There may also be greater opportunity for development and progression within other departments, compared with the department that they currently work in which may be laden with lawyers with a similar level of experience and so the route to partnership may seem a distant […] Read more