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Rachel Phillips, Associate Director, TSR Legal Recruitment, offers this week’s insights on how the recruitment market – from job types to salaries, and the growth of legal teams – in Wales and England.

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Aggressively salary offers continue

The recruitment market in Wales and the South West of England has never been busier, with firms offering bigger and better benefits packages than ever before. We’re seeing aggressive and ever-increasing salaries – particularly for NQ Solicitors.

One of this week’s Featured Jobs is a fantastic opportunity for an NQ Solicitor to join a fast-growth team in a heavy weight law firm in Cardiff. The firm’s Pensions & Employment team has created a brand new role (here) and the role offers high quality work and a salary of £60k+ per year (DoE).

On the rise

In terms of practice areas, instructions are on an increasing upward scale for Private Client lawyers, not only across Wales and in the South West but UK-wide, with firms offering remote working as well as offering a starting salary for non-qualified roles at £30k + per year.

Family Law vacancies are also increasing across both public and private law fields. Another Featured Job this week is for a Child Care Associate Solicitor (here)to join a friendly, successful regional law firm. The dedicated Child Care Solicitor role is open to those 3+ years PQE, to join the highly-regarded team based in Cardiff. (Salary: £50k + pa).

Sustainable teams

Legal teams are expanding in Wales and becoming more sustainable and stable, resulting in a greater number of new operational support roles with views of succession planning around legal teams. This is great news for lawyers and legal teams, as more support on legal matters ensures professionals are in a better work-life balance position and that teams are more resilient and able to grow.

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TSR Legal is the exclusive legal recruitment agency partner with Legal News Wales. For more information and to contact the team, visit or call 02920 388100 to speak to the Cardiff office.

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