BCL Legal Recruitment
0845 241 0933

The Brief

The number one place for legal news, opinions, interviews and insights

Category Archives: Change

The best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be!

Does racism still exist in Law firms?

I think not, or at least I hope not… Growing up in the UK as a child of Sri Lankan parents meant I would always be a little bit different. I went to a school in Derbyshire that wasn’t particularly ethnically diverse and in my

Read more
NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

Is my job making me ill?

Burnout is a real problem for solicitors in today’s legal world… Throughout our years at university and college we are working towards a future where we have our dream job, plenty of money and a fantastic lifestyle. What we don’t think about is the pressures

Read more
Female lawyers –focus on what you can do, not what you can’t!

If your move meant accepting a lower basic salary but higher overall potential would you accept it?

A lawyer that we are dealing with is currently in a private practice role that pays £80,000 with no bonus. An organisation that we are assisting has offered £75,000 but with a bonus system that based on the last 5 years would add an additional

Read more
The best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be!

General Election 2017

Theresa May has called for a snap general election to take place on June 8th this year, which caught everybody by surprise. With the Conservative Party making serious gains in the recent local elections many people are saying Theresa May’s Tories are going to run

Read more
Candidate rich market for Commercial Property

Paternity Leave and the Gender Pay Gap

I recently read a couple of articles that have made me stop and think. I read a report that MPs are being advised that men should be “made” to take Paternity leave. I also read an article highlighting that even if men and women are

Read more
Birmingham Property Hype… speeds up!

What to say at interview

I’m physically wincing as I type, whilst I reminisce that feeling you get as you are anticipating your first interview question, you want to make an impact, come across clear and concise and demonstrate your expertise without crumbling into a nervous wreck or waffling on

Read more
Solicitors Journal

Should I use a recruitment agency?

Searching for a new role can be a minefield. How can you find the time to look for a new job when you have billing targets to achieve? Where do you even start? There’s a way in which you can integrate your job search into

Read more
The Perfect Match!

The impact of Article 50 in property

March 2017 was another monumental month in British history as Theresa May triggered Article 50. Since our controversial vote to leave the EU, there has been a lot of speculation regarding what an EU departure would look like for the UK housing market. I have

Read more
The best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be!

Will my LinkedIn photo have an impact on my chances of getting a job?

This may (in parts) come across as a melodramatic rant. I assure you it’s not, it has been thoroughly thought out. In October 2014 I wrote a blog about taking care of what you post online and how this may reflect on you professionally. For

Read more

Calling to speak about your next career move?

Here is some advice on how to get the most out of your call… “Good morning/afternoon BCL Legal Lauren speaking”….. Is how you’ll first be introduced to me. I am the assistant to the consultants on the in-house team. I will be your first port

Read more
A bike commuter’s thoughts on the next generation of lawyers

Signs of a strong Yorkshire NQ market in 2017

Well, the UK government may have just triggered Article 50 but there are already signs of a strong NQ market in Yorkshire this year. Last summer I spoke to so many trainees who were infuriated and anxious about the impact of the Brexit vote on

Read more
April kicked off with…. April fools!

Big Up to the East Midlands!

In October 2016 I wrote a blog about Nottingham – http://www.bcllegal.com/blog/ever-heard-of-nottingham Did anyone read it? No? Why not? I am personally offended. What does the East Midlands not have that every legal professional is looking for? I am striving to get the East Midlands noticed.

Read more