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Category Archives: Commercial Property

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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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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Near Year new you?

With the festive period well and truly over and lots of people finishing their dry January hoping to improve their health and fitness it seems that this isn’t the only thing that people want to change. Why do we feel that in the New Year

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I’m an overworked lawyer…get me out of here!

The transactional legal market has remained consistently busy over recent years.  Transactional lawyers, including corporate, banking and real estate lawyers working at all sizes of firms, from top tier/national to small boutique practices have been busy with quality work across the board, but why is

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So what happened to Armageddon?

Despite being a “Remain” voter in the Brexit debate, I was (ironically) only about 52% in favour and so I wasn’t as heartbroken as many seem to be about the outcome of the vote. The plummeting value of the pound has made the UK more

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Real Estate Recruitment in London

The changing political landscape seems to have cast a slight shadow over real estate recently, and we have taken a number of calls from candidates who are concerned about the months ahead. As with all practice areas that are dependent upon market confidence, it is

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The way ahead for commercial property solicitors

As a recruiter who specialises in the placement of commercial property solicitors into Birmingham’s leading law firms and someone who survived in recruitment through the last recession, you can imagine that I am watching developments in the property market very closely. There is understandable concern

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Candidate rich market for Commercial Property

As the market for commercial property work continues to boom, there is a seemingly never ending supply of new opportunities for candidates. The good news for recruiting Partners is that the candidate market is also very rich. The amount of interest we have in commercial

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Continued Demand for Real Estate Lawyers.

2016 is proving to be another promising and strong year for Real Estate solicitors. On the back of a strong demand for Real Estate lawyers in 2014 and 2015 we have continued to see, an increasing number of instructions from clients in the first quarter

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The race to the finish line

The recruitment of a lawyer into your firm can be a lengthy one as most recruiters, law firms and candidates will no doubt be aware. The market has however changed somewhat and over the last six months in particular and as a recruiter, I am

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Paralegals seeking a training contract – is there an alternative route to qualification?

That elusive training contract can seem so far away especially when you’ve spent years studying to fulfil your ambition to qualify as a solicitor to then wait for what seems like a disproportionate amount of time to finally qualify into your chosen profession. There have

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Is it time to Reconsider Your Future as a Sole Practitioner?

With professional indemnity insurance costs rising and changes within the legal industry making it ever harder to survive as a sole practitioner, we are seeing an increasing number of sole practitioners joining larger practices to be able to continue to exist and to continue offering

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