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BCL’s in-house team is one of the UK’s largest and has helped many of the UK’s leading companies to build their in-house legal team, sometimes from scratch. The range of clients we’ve assisted is vast and includes financial services, retail, IT, manufacturing, sports and media organisations.
Every company uses their internal legal resource in a unique way, depending on the size of the business, the sector and issues it primarily faces, as well as the range of professionals already operating within the business. All of which has an impact on the kind of lawyer most suitable for your business – and the personality required.
This is where our in-depth knowledge and experience of the in-house legal market is invaluable. Each consultant focuses on a particular region, allowing us to better understand our clients and know the lawyers looking for a move to or in that region. If we don’t already have the ideal candidate we have the necessary experience to find them using other methods too, such as advertising.
We aim to be truly integrated within the in-house legal jobs market place and to be seen to add value to it. One example of this is our annual salary surveys for each region, offering precise information, job descriptions and department structures. In conjunction with the Commerce and Industry Group and leading law firms across the UK we also make sure in-house lawyers have access to their required CPD through free high profile events.
We look for long term relationships with our clients and offer advice with this in mind, as the relationship between candidate lawyer and in-house client blurs very quickly. If you’re looking to recruit a lawyer into your business or add to your current team on either a temporary or permanent basis, talk to BCL.