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R&D spending and investment in innovation – how might this impact legal?

Various articles on the CBI website have focused on the need for companies to invest in R&D and spending on innovation to ensure that Brexit is a success. You may be asking why a legal recruiter is interested in this topic and these articles, and

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The Surge in Commercial Property

Since starting here at BCL last summer after I moved from Gowling WLG where I specialised in property, I have seen a few changes in the commercial property market. During the last six months of 2016, there was a lot of change on a global

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The importance of keeping in contact with your recruiter

The importance of keeping in contact doesn’t stop once you have accepted the offer and have a start date in the diary with your new firm. So why would you need to keep in contact throughout your notice period and start date? Notice period –

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What’s the right firm for you?

When looking at the London legal market, the opportunities and options can be endless. Our instinct may be to go for brand names as they are instantly more recognisable, but it is clear that these aren’t the only options. But when you’re looking for a

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Trainee Solicitors, think Newcastle – a vibrant and inclusive legal scene

I love visiting Newcastle but what is it like to live and work in the Toon? Newcastle is famously home to Ant & Dec, Cheryl Tweedy/Cole/Fernandez-Versini, Alan Shearer, Geordie Shore…..but there’s more to the city than celebrity names. Newcastle’s atmosphere of friendliness and good humour

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Birmingham Property Hype… speeds up!

Birmingham is a fantastic, creative and multicultural city which genuinely has a vibe and buzz you just can’t get that feel from anywhere else, the people are so friendly and cheery – I can’t think of a time I have ever got off the train

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The Perfect Match!

It seems to me that we all strive to find the perfect match, whether it be the perfect house, the perfect partner, the perfect body or the perfect job! Personally, we are in the process of upgrading our home and planning a wedding and I

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Greater Manchester Law Centre tackling access to justice for GM residents

Up until last year, the only law centres in Greater Manchester were in Bury and Rochdale, with the rest of Greater Manchester and its 2.7million population effectively being a law centre-free zone. In addition to the increased numbers of people representing themselves, after a recent

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Is not taking risks, the biggest risk of all?

Last year, Netflix boldly decided to refocus the business and instead of being the place where you watch movies and shows you have seen before, it wanted to be the place where people discover new and exclusive shows. It took hundreds of old movies away

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The importance of keeping in contact with your recruiter

Communication with your recruiter is the absolute key to a smooth and trouble free process for all parties involved. It’s quite surprising that candidates can still go missing at any stage of the process and I’m not sure they quite understand the full impact on

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Becoming a dad – how work can help

In December my wife and I became parents for the first time and we are now the proud mum and dad of a beautiful baby girl called Lily. We’d been to all of the NCT classes and read lots of books but nothing quite prepares

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A busy January sets the bar high for 2017

As January comes to a close we can now analyse the start of the year in more depth. January is traditionally a busy month in recruitment. For many, a new year is time for reflection, to consider what is or isn’t working and to start

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