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Category Archives: Lawyer

Why lawyers love Manchester…

I feel very lucky to have adopted Manchester as my home city. I have been here for nearly 15 years and would not live anywhere else in England! The changes in the city centre during these years alone have been incredible, for example the extended

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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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It’s a marathon, not a sprint…

I read a fantastic article recently about the career advice you wish you had been given at the beginning of your career when you were 25. There are a number of great things listed but the one that struck a chord was that a career

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Ever heard of Nottingham?

I have heard some debate recently about Nottingham as it appears to be overlooked when people are thinking about relocation within the UK. So here are some facts about Nottingham… Nottingham has been named as one of the top 10 legal centres in the UK.

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How come 95% of the lawyers that register with us are happy in their current role?

You would have thought that if somebody registers with a recruitment consultant to look for a new role they must be unhappy in their job. As the title to this blog suggests this is just not the case when thinking about the lawyers that I

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Document Review

The Interim team at BCL Legal supplies teams (big and small) of qualified lawyers and paralegals to law firms and Legal Process Outsourcing companies in London, Birmingham and Bristol. Those working in document review will understand the process and what is entailed but to many

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Creative Clusters in the UK and the demand for in-house lawyers

An article by Insider Media recently highlighted a study compiled by Nesta and Creative England. The Geography of Creative study, found that in addition to more-established creative clusters, like London, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh and Liverpool, other areas are starting to have a significant impact.

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Personal injury market

The North West has traditionally boasted a rich and diverse array of law firms specialising in personal injury law well placed to offer advice and representation to both claimants and insurers. The personal injury market has long been a crucial part of our regions legal

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A New Job to Beat the Post Holiday Blues?

As the weather is supposedly hotting up over the next few weeks and we might feel that Summer is finally here, many people will be planning to make the most of the heatwave and, with children off school on holiday, a few days away of

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What do you do at the weekend?

Do you remember when you were back in school and there was that one lesson, usually around the time you were applying for work experience, when the teacher sat the whole class down and talked you through writing a CV? Back then when you’re 15

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The Job search: what do lawyers really care about?

The recruitment market is more competitive each and every day. Lack of investment in commercial/ corporate lawyers between 2009 and 2014 by the law firms means that the knock on effect is the ‘product’ is in short supply. This is the biggest issue affecting recruiting

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Personable Yet Professional

As a specialist insurance recruitment consultant, I work for leading insurance and personal injury firms across the Midlands and the South West. A notable trend I have noticed with top tier firms, that dominate their respective markets, is that each has a very formulaic and

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