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Category Archives: Lawyer

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

Work-life balance – can lawyers now ‘have it all’?

The legal profession has never had much of a reputation for being progressive when it comes to flexible working. When you signed up to being a solicitor, you pretty much knew you were staring down the barrel of long hours and 25 days holidays a

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A Route to Success

Thinking of moving away from Personal Injury? Think again!

According to the latest economic forecast, up to 35,000 jobs may be at risk as a result of the impending PI reforms. If the government proposals do come in law 4 out of 5 people directly employed in personal injury claims may be at risk

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Brexit - what now, legally and constitutionally?

Locum work – does it really stack up?

Following a conversation with a candidate just recently, the above question popped into my head. Quite frequently I am asked, by mid/ senior level lawyers, about whether I have any locum opportunities? It appears to be the fashionable move that lawyers are looking to make,

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FELT Breakout Event

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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Big brother is watching you…

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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Much Ado About a Brexit?

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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April kicked off with…. April fools!

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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Shocking behaviour in the recruitment process, you might be surprised by who!

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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The Law and the Economy

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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South East vacancy trends, a summary of a recent Vacancysoft and APSCo report

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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Sometimes The Things We Can’t Change, End Up Changing Us

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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Why Use a Recruitment Consultant When You Can Do It Yourself?

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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