Legal and Professional Services

Rick Seivewright – Fantastic to be back to The Legal IT Conference 2022!

Rick Seivewright – Fantastic to be back to The Legal IT Conference 2022!

Pioneer Search’s Team Leader for Change & IT - Professional Services had the pleasure of catching up with industry contacts at The Legal IT Conference 2022.

Hosted at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Marlow – this annual event brought back together the leading industry experts across the legal sector to network, engage and share their expertise.

Rick thoroughly enjoyed catching up with both new clients and existing clients to provide counsel on getting their hiring strategies bullet proof for both hires they’re looking to make in Q4 and furthermore as we start to turn our gaze to 2023. As ever, Rick was able to advise delegates around all aspects of their own individual recruitment challenges and how best to address them from benchmarking a post-COVID salary where competition for the best talent is higher than ever to advising what levels of flexibility industry professionals look for in 2022.

The event was as popular as ever, guest speakers and topics debated throughout the event included:

  • Kick starting the early afternoon sessions on day 1 was Thompson, Snell & Passmores Head of IT Strategy Duncan Eadie who held a discussion around the importance of a standardised e-disclosure approach can future-proof ops, processes and with the end goal of helping fee-earners build and maintain strongest possible client relationships.
  • Carol Skinner - Head of IT at Lewis Silkin hosted a fantastic roundtable where the challenge of staff attraction and retention where Rick was able to voice his own thoughts based on what Pioneer Search are hearing from the current job seeker by way of a ‘wish list’ in an market where they can be increasingly selective.
  • Anthony Stables of Forsters hosted a thoroughly insightful session where the importance of a robust strategy for data security and storage, governance and management were paramount since the pandemic, especially when working with 3rd parties and delegating certain responsibilities.
  • Rounding off the first day was a terrific and highly engaging ‘Samoan Circle’ hosted by Jas Bassi of Gately Plc where all attendees were invited to contribute to a discussion on topics such as ‘Is tech a cost or a key enabler and driver of change?’ Other topics up for discussion were ‘What can and should IT offer beyond BAU?’ & ‘Is IT a strategic enabler or a transaction?’ This highly engaging and novel forum threw up some very interesting contrasting points of view to spice things up nicely.

Credit as ever to Sarah Katherine Bagshaw and her wonderful team for another flawless execution of such a large conference.

Would you like to know more?

Whether you were unable to attend the event or interested to find out more, get in touch with us today to arrange a call with Rick who’ll be able to arrange an advisory session to help you bring your hiring strategy in line with the modern IT world.