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BCL Legal Reports 44% Rise in Q1 Year on Year Candidate Placements

Tuesday 22nd April 2014

BCL Legal has announced its highest ever number of candidate placements in one quarter since it started trading 11 years ago. The firm placed 230 candidates across its network of offices in Manchester, London, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Reading and Bristol in the first three months

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BCL Legal Sponsored Merseyside JLD Ball Raises £4,000 for the Children’s Cancer Support Group

Monday 14th April 2014

BCL Legal recruitment consultancy – sponsored this year’s Merseyside Junior Lawyers’ Division Ball which took place at the Hilton Hotel on Saturday 12th April. The black tie charity ball attracted over 150 of the area’s best young legal talent which was in aid of the

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BCL Legal Sponsors Birmingham Trainee Solicitors’ Society Committee Election

Friday 28th March 2014

BCL Legal last night sponsored the election of the new Birmingham Trainee Solicitors Society’ (BTSS) Committee. The event took place at The Temple Street Social and brought together some of the West Midland’s most talented up and coming young legal talent. The event included the

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Lawyers Lunch

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF: Sarah Ward – GC, UK Power Reserve…

I “officially” wake up just after 6am but I do generally have to force myself out of bed thanks to my nocturnally active four year old son! It is then all systems go as I have three children (13, four and…

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Sally-Ann James, GC at Metro Bank discusses how banking is really retailing and why the legal services function plays an integral part in making the bank great…

When you think of great customer-focused retail brands, you probably think of the likes of John Lewis and Apple but then you might start to struggle. If you try to think of great customer-focused financial services brands that struggle may well become greater, if not impossible. Metro Bank was…

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Christopher Saul, senior partner at Slaughter & May…

Christopher, thanks for agreeing to be interviewed for The Brief. Firstly, can you give us a quick rundown of your career to date? I joined Slaughter and May in 1977 as an articled clerk (trainees were called articled clerks in those days) having completed a Law degree. In 1979, I…

Pitfalls of lengthy notice periods

Joanne Lack, a senior consultant based at the Birmingham office of BCL Legal, who has over 12 years legal recruitment experience, comments on the pitfalls of lengthy notice periods. Too often firms make an offer and that is the last contact with the candidate until they walk in the door which…