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James graduated from St.Mary's College in 1997. In 1998 he began his career within recruitment consultancy. He gained 3 years' recruitment experience working in IT before moving into legal recruitment in 2001 where James recruited and managed a team of legal recruiters within an international multi sector recruitment organisation. James has considerable experience in the recruitment of solicitors at all levels. James joined BCL Legal in February 2008 and manages a team of consultants recruiting for private practices across Birmingham and the Midlands.
Louisa studied Law at King's College London and completed the LPC at Nottingham Law School. She trained in London with Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, before relocating to the North West after qualifying in 2005. Louisa worked as a Solicitor in Commercial Litigation/Professional Indemnity for Addleshaw Goddard and Hill Dickinson, before moving into legal recruitment in 2007. Louisa specialises in recruiting for private practices across the North West.
Mark Levine heads up BCL Legal’s in-house department. Mark and his team place in-house lawyers across the UK and internationally with a wide variety of privately owned and listed organisations. In the past 12 months the team has worked with: Alliance Boots, Astrazeneca, Carlsberg, BAE Systems, Balfour Beatty Capital, The Duchy of Lancaster, DHL, Gazprom, Michelin, Molson Coors, National Grid, St Andrews Healthcare, and United Utilities. Mark and his team are also committed to helping develop the sector and the lawyers who work within it, so the firm regularly runs CPD accredited training courses in conjunction with many of the UK’s leading law firms. The courses take place across the whole of the UK allowing easy access for delegates. Under Mark’s guidance, BCL Legal also sponsors and supports the annual C&I dinners and awards which are staged in London, Leeds and Manchester. Before establishing BCL Legal in 2003, Mark completed a degree in Business in 1997 and he gained valuable experience within the London office of a global recruitment company. Over the past eight years BCL Legal has become one of the leading legal recruitment consultancies and in that time the in-house team has placed over 350 lawyers.