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31/03/2019
Blue Pencil welcomes Nik Turner back to the team

In a crowded recruitment market, Blue Pencil places great store on the expertise of its senior Recruitment Consultants.. As the firm continues to drive forward with its expansion plans, it has now added Nik Turner to its team of senior professionals..

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24/06/2018
Blue Pencil appoints Aaron Fruen to its Board of Directors

Global legal recruitment company, Blue Pencil, is continuing to build up its market presence with the appointment of Aaron Fruen to its Board of Directors.

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01/11/2017
Blue Pencil is hiring! Two graduate legal recruitment consultants needed for our new fast track training scheme.

GRADUATE LEGAL RECRUIMENT CONSULTANTS (6 MONTHS “FAST TRACK” TRAINING INCLUDED) – BASED BRISTOL (PORTISHEAD MARINA) / EXETER

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10/06/2016
Milbank Tweed hikes London NQ salaries to £124,000

Milbank Tweed has handed its London lawyers a massive salary boost, following the lead of the New York market.

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09/06/2016
New York starting salaries rise for first time in years – does this mean a new London salary war?

Cravath Swaine & Moore, one of the oldest and most prestigious firms in New York, has raised its starting salary for junior lawyers from $160,000 to $180,000, legal press in America have reported.

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06/05/2016
The Hughes Hall Blue Pencil Enterprise Awards: an event to ‘spark’ ideas

What happens when you invite business-minded students to share their start-up ideas? The result is a ‘spark’ of the next generation of ideas that are potentially world-changing.

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25/04/2016
Employers Are Losing More Candidates As Time To Fill Continues To Grow

It’s taking companies longer than at any time in the last 15 years — maybe even longer than ever — to fill a job, and that languor is losing them candidates.

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05/04/2016
AMJ wins global islamic finance award

AMJ has won an international award for its advisory role on Oman’s OMR250million inaugural sovereign sukuk issuance.

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01/04/2016
Legal sector worth £26bn to UK economy

The UK legal sector adds £25.7bn to the UK economy, a new study by The Law Society says.

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25/03/2016
Law Society urges solicitors to adopt fairer recruitment practices

Solicitors have been encouraged to revamp their recruitment practices in a bid to improve social mobility in the legal sector.

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21/03/2016
Bristol’s economy

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04/02/2016
Al Tamimi – first major law firm to abolish performance appraisals

Following on from the approach being adopted by organisations such as Microsoft and Accenture, Al Tamimi has now moved away from traditional performance appraisals and introduced an innovative new approach known as “Open Talk” which is designed to encourage ongoing conversations between managers and their reports. At the heart of “Open Talk” is the inescapable logic that you cannot manage anyone effectively unless you have a relationship with them and relationships are based on continuous dialogue and real time feedback. Traditional performance appraisals have focussed more on annual summary reviews and goal setting meetings with quarterly catch ups but this approach has failed to increase levels of employee engagement globally which are currently at an all time low.

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04/02/2016
Blue Pencil sponsors the latest Club Fit For Business/CREATIVE ZONE business breakfast, supporting the SME sector in Dubai.

Club Fit For Business is a CSR initiative of Blue Pencil. Following the traditions of these events, the audience was largely handpicked to ensure a high quality attendance list. There were over 80 guests, so the event not only provided fantastic content but a great networking platform. Two of the aims of Club Fit For Business is to provide grass roots business advice to the sports business community and at the same time bringing the network together to promote, share and exchange business ideas.

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01/02/2016
Simmons & Simmons to close Abu Dhabi office

UK firm latest to close Middle East office following a "detailed review" leaving it with four remaining offices in the region

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23/01/2016
Eversheds and CMS: the UK’s most LinkedIn firms

Eversheds, the Crown Prosecution Service and CMS Cameron McKenna are the UK’s most LinkedIn law firms, according to the business networking website.

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06/01/2016
Congratulations to St Boniface’s College Old Boys rugby team on their Boxing Day win

We would like to say congratulations to St Boniface College Old Boys, who won their annual boxing day rugby match in some style against Saltash Rugby Club (68-0).

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01/12/2015
The World’s Largest Law Firm Will Have 7,300+ Lawyers

The world’s largest law firm by attorney headcount will have more than 7,300 lawyers — some 3,000 more lawyers than the next largest firm, according to a recent announcement.

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01/12/2015
Blue Pencil is delighted to announce its partnership with Norman Alex

Blue Pencil is delighted to announce its partnership with Norman Alex, an international executive search and recruitment company with offices worldwide. Norman Alex were established in 1997 in Monaco and specialises in the banking, financial services, and technology sectors. They now have offices in Geneva, Paris, London and Miami. Blue Pencil is a global legal recruitment company, founded in 2002 in Bristol, UK. The company has offices in Dubai, London and Bangkok.

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