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Hiring for Your Firm’s Success

Join our free webinar Hiring for Your Firm’s Success to discuss how to find and recruit the best candidates to grow your law firm. Part of the The Making of a Law Firm Series.

Recorded and available on-demand.

A law firm rises and falls on the strength of its people. That’s why, when it comes time to recruit for your firm, choosing the right person to work with you is such an important decision. But how and when do you start the recruitment process, and how do you ensure that you choose the right candidate? 

Watch episode 7 of The Making of a Law Firm series as we discuss law firm recruitment, including:

  • How to know when it’s time to recruit and how to figure out what type of person you’ll need (e.g. do you need a fee earner, a paralegal, or an office manager?)
  • Ways to attract and retain the best talent while balancing cost, including how and where to advertise your position.
  • The questions you should ask in an interview and how you should assess candidates.

At this free event, Clio’s UK Community Manager, Geraldine O’Reilly, will be speaking to two law firm leaders who are figuring this out for themselves, Kim Cross, Partner at Vine Law, and Alistair Wells, Founder and Director at Tend Legal. We will also be joined by subject matter expert, Duane Cormell, co-founder of Realm Recruit and the founder of Legal Job Coach

Join us to see how other firms are approaching this topic and to get answers to your own questions: Attendees will be encouraged to join in on the discussion and to contribute and will be free to ask questions of all our panellists via Zoom chat. 

Session duration: 60 minutes 


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Duane Cormell

Founder, Co-founder and Director

Realm Recruit & Legal Job Coach

As the co-founder of Realm Recruit & the founder of Legal Job Coach Duane believes that when it comes to work-life balance, life is the more important of the two, and that’s something Duane tries to put at the centre of both businesses.

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Kim Cross


Vine Law

Kim is a solicitor who initially qualified in Australia and moved to the UK in 2009. Along with co-founders Melinda Smith and Cath Collins, Kim started Vine Law in 2020 with the mission to build a firm that focuses on providing exceptional client service and is a great place to work.

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Alistair Wells

Founder and Director

Tend Legal

Alistair is an experienced commercial solicitor. He co-founded Tend Legal with his wife Shona in 2020, with the aim of finding a better way to deliver amazing legal services to start-ups and SMEs. Alistair is known for his approachable manner, zen-like calm, and clear commercial legal advice.


Geraldine O'Reilly

UK and Ireland Community Manager


Having had nearly a decade of experience in tech and the legal field, Geraldine has a deep understanding of the needs of businesses and lawyers. Geraldine leads Clio’s European events and community strategy and has spoken and moderated on many occasions about the future of legal, law firm growth, and cloud technology and security. Geraldine is also passionate about helping firms grow.

Join and participate in our Making of a Law Firm Series throughout 2021

This event is part of a year-long series of events The Making of a Law Firm Series, featuring four law firm founders who are building legal businesses that were established in 2020 during a global crisis.

Our 4 leaders are:

Kim Cross, Partner at Vine Law
Natalie Foster, Founder at Foster Clay Law
Elena Manukyan, Partner at The Injury Solicitor
Alistair Wells, Founder and Director at Tend Legal

Together we will tackle questions such as:

How to build a pipeline of clients
How to manage your firm’s cash flow
What technology you need at your firm
How to attract, hire, and keep top talent
How to renew your PII and get the best deal
How to create a strong brand
And much more

If you are interested in joining as an expert, or if you want to suggest a topic to cover, please email [email protected]