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Life as a Legal Finance Recruiter

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My career spans a total of 17 years in recruitment, 12 of those years working here at Ambition specialising in Legal Finance.

I have extensive experience within temporary and contract recruitment and over the last few years have focused on the permanent side.

With a real passion for Legal Finance, I enjoy the fact that at Ambition, we focus on specialised areas, meaning I have developed extensive knowledge of this area and have become a go to person for candidates and clients alike.

I take pleasure in having worked closely with candidates at the beginning of their careers and offering market insight and advice when they are looking  for their next career opportunity.

Over the years, many candidates have become clients and vice versa which has been great. Through my extensive network, I can match the department and culture with the right personality.

It’s  important to be resilient, be open to change and adaptable as, with the current economic climate, the employment world is constantly evolving.

Some of the changes over the last few years in legal include:

  • Mergers/acquisitions, system upgrades and new implementations

  • Increase in demand for more commercial employees to focus on analysis and pricing

  • E-billing vacancies

  • Revenue roles and clients combining WIP and Credit functions so the role becomes a 360 approach looking after billing, WIP and collections

  • Firms opening offices outside of London and roles re-locating out of London

At Ambition, we are constantly adapting our approach to meet the demands of the market. As a candidate therefore, it is important to regularly review your skills and make sure you are adapting to change and developing, whether that is through training, looking at the possibility of gaining new skills at work or looking for a new challenge at another firm. As a client, it is important to remember that skills are in short supply, sometimes you may need to move quickly to secure an in demand skillset, or, where possible, look outside of sector for a hard to find skillset.   

With the knowledge I have gained, clients will often ask for advice on the market, team structures, role titles/duties and salaries. As a candidate, therefore I can assist you with career and salary advice. As a client, I can advise on current candidate skill shortages or offer advice on how to attract these candidates.

If you are looking for a job in Legal Finance or are a client looking for market information, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me

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