Lawyer Vacancies – Times looking better for UK lawyers – and Madoff-related lawyer work

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In bad economic times looking for lawyer vacancies can sometimes appear as if you’re casting about for someone else’s cast-offs. It’s tough. You’re looking at jobs no-one else seems to want. Yet, there are some growing opportunities available notwithstanding the law jobs problems with the banking and financial crisis. We’ve written previously about lawyer vacancies. – lawyer vacanciesYou might be working on the Madoff case, for instance, where the US trustee oversesing the dissolution of Bernie Madoff’s investment firm seeks nearly $44 million in legal fees for work done in – how long? – SIX months!

This brings total expenses since the major ponzi fraud was unveiled to almost $180 million. The bankruptcy-court appointed trustee is Irving Picard of law firm Baker Hostetler, who seeks compensation and expenses for his firm’s work. That’s a lot of lawyer-time. A lot of high-billing work with fees still to be court-approved.

Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, there is work aplenty from Newcastle law firm Hay & Kilner has assisted Danieli Holdings on the sale of subsidiary business, Careline Homecare, as part of its ambitious growth plans to create 200 jobs in the North East.

Under the banner of Northridge Care, the firm is gearing up for the opening of its first site in Whitley Bay this August, after acquiring former care home Burnside Lodge as part of a £1.25m investment. Neill Winch, director of the Danieli group, employed a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers from Hay & Kilner to do the legals on the sale and that provided some handy law firm jobs.