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How we help you hire – its not all about the CV!

At Route1, we believe hiring can be done better for candidates and employers by adding transparency and control to the process.  This article focuses on the wisdom of traditional hiring practices that value university pedigree, grades and cultural “fit” over many other criteria. Unfortunately, impeccable credentials are not always a reliable indicator of how well…


Route1 and the GDPR – Putting the Candidate Back in Control

Introduction – GDPR You would think the start of 2018 has seen the legal recruitment industry wake up and pay significant attention to the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR.  Well sort of. Route1 met with a number of leading legal recruitment firms over the past few months and there are three responses to what…


The GDPR and HR Recruitment Software – Time for a Rethink

The start of 2018 has seen a number of webinars from software providers of cloud based solutions targeted at the recruitment industry. Hireserve and Bullhorn, for example, partnering with law firms Osborne Clarke and CMS, respectively, have provided guidance on what GDPR will mean for recruitment agents. This is timely, because recruitment agents have been…


Route1 announces charity partnership with War Child launching with exclusive Ed Sheeran gig invitation

Route1 is an online marketplace for legal talent that was set up to effect positive change in hiring practices for lawyers: to introduce transparency, integrity and efficiency to the recruitment process. We are the fastest growing legal recruitment platform in the UK, representing over 200 legal employers, including six of the top ten leading law…


New Year’s News from Route1!

Here is a New Year update on Route1 for our friends, customers and supporters.   January 2018 sees a major step in Route1’s development. Having rapidly built the largest GDPR compliant recruitment platform for lawyers and paralegals in the UK and Australia in the last 18 months, as our beta product, we have now licensed…


The GDPR and the recruitment industry – the game is up, its time to comply!

The rapid adoption of platforms like LinkedIn means that recruiters no longer need to rely as much as they used to on a…


Hiring temporary legal contractors: Brexit – a sea change in the market?

Following the vote to leave the EU, commentators initially observed that consequent legislative change would lead to an…


Lucie was offered an interview within 2 hours of matching with a job on Route1, the job app for lawyers

Amazingly, two hours later I was invited to interview. I had three interviews in three days, completed some short…


In-house lawyers and legal advice privilege

In the UK, legal professional privilege has long been viewed as a central tenet of the rule of law in protecting…


Disrupting legal recruitment with a job app for lawyers

The legal recruitment industry has not seen meaningful change in decades. Standard recruitment fees are 20% to 25% of…


A guide to moving in-house as a lawyer or paralegal

Over the past ten years, in-house positions have become increasingly appealing to motivated solicitors as an alternative…


Why and when should I move in-house as a lawyer or paralegal?

A recent report by the SRA found that, regardless of the size of the legal team, most lawyers gravitate towards in-house…


How do I move in-house as a lawyer or paralegal?

In-house jobs are out there, but they can be tricky to track down for a number of reasons. Positions are often released…


Brexit and what it means for UK lawyers

Back in early 2016 you were an associate advancing nicely through your career. Your boss was a bit of a pain, some…


The background to a post-Brexit legal jobs market

The global legal services market has fallen on hard times since 2009. In the aftermath of the global financial crisis in…


Practice areas that will face threat and opportunity following Brexit

As detailed in The City UK’s July 2016 Market Report, the range of services offered by the UK legal market is uniquely…


The impact of Brexit on UK lawyers’ rights to work in the EU

While not typically thought of as an export commodity, revenues from cross-border formed legal practices of UK firms…


Will the primacy of English law will remain for international contracts following Brexit

A growing fear among junior lawyers in the UK is that English law will cease to maintain its primacy as the lex…


A guide for lawyers moving to Australia from the UK

It has long been the case in the London legal market that associates from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa head…


Charlie was hired as a corporate paralegal on Route1

I was positively surprised by the range of jobs. There were jobs in the area that I had been searching for that I hadn’t…


Ben was hired as an M&A Insurance associate via Route1

The app is a great idea, the whole experience was so simple from start to finish. Five minutes from download to applying…



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