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Market for graduate jobs at law firms 'is settling nicely'

Published: Monday, 22 November 2010   Category: Law

Britons looking for graduate opportunities in the legal sector can be positive about their chances of success, according to one careers adviser.

Patrice Ware, from the University of London's Careers Group, conceded that law graduates have found securing full-time jobs difficult in the past two years.

However, in an interview with the Financial Times (FT), she explained that companies have now weathered the storm from the economic crisis and are on the look-out for new talent.

"The market for legal recruitment and employment is settling down nicely. The jobs climate for lawyers is getting steadier and is as healthy as any," she told the news provider.

"We don't get the impression that contracts are still being delayed or offers of employment retracted."

A similar view was outlined by Angus MacGregor, human resources director at Eversheds, who told the FT that his firm has now returned to its pre-recession trainee recruitment levels.

Last week, Work Wise UK suggested that graduate unemployment is likely to stabilise or even decline over the next 12 months.

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