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Knowing that your legal career is in the hands of one of the most reputable legal recruiters in the UK offers excellent peace of mind.  Here at Origin Legal, we have been finding lawyers their dream positions, not just in the Midlands but across the country. Our regional expert, Jason Nottage, has unrivalled knowledge of the West Midlands market and a large network of contacts which gives him the ability to advise you on the most suitable vacancies from a broad spectrum of firms.  Jason started his West Midlands legal recruitment career in 1997 and has been advising law firms and placing solicitors since then. 

As the UK’s second city, Birmingham is a legal hub, home to an ever-increasing number of international, national and Midlands based law firms and in-house legal teams.  With HS2 promising to provide faster links to London, Manchester and Leeds this can only mean a further boost to the Birmingham legal market. Birmingham has seen a remarkable increase in the amount of UK and foreign investment and this has had a positive impact on the legal professional.  Compared to a couple of decades ago, there is now a much wider spread of national and international firms with an increasing number of national firms seeking to open an office in the West Midlands. Birmingham has one of the UK’s most ambitious development plans. Following New Street Station and Snow Hill Estates, the City is boasting exciting projects over the next 10 years, Arena Central 2020, St Martins Place 2021, Paradise 2026, Curzon St Station / HS2 2026, and Birmingham Smithfield 2037.  Birmingham offers lawyers a very exciting future in an ambitious and growing City. 

If you are looking for your next step on the legal career ladder then Jason will be happy to provide insight into the very latest legal jobs in Birmingham and the West Midlands. You can also seek his advice on the market as a whole as well as likely salary expectations, NQ trends, partner appointments and opportunities for career progression.  We have drafted a raft of resources to provide guidance to all solicitors on a variety of issues from interview tips through to career choices and avenues.

Discover all of our latest legal vacancies across the Midlands here or give Jason a call to discuss your career options on 01206 233500.

 

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Professional Liability & Commercial Litigation

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By Jason Horobin | January 13, 2020
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