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Category Archives: Legal Recruitment

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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Interview preparation

I have previously emphasised the importance of the interview phase of a process in another BCL Blog (have a look!) but it is a topic that has become particularly prominent of late as a number of our clients are running increasingly competitive and focussed processes.

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Paralegal recruitment

Having been at BCL Legal for almost a year, I thought it would be good idea to do an updated blog on the types of roles I typically recruit for, considering there have been a few changes since I joined. When I first joined the

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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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A disappointing offer?

10 per cent legal recruitment recently published an article relating to clients and whether or not making a job offer that matches a candidate’s current salary is ever a good idea. They estimate that for every 10 job offers at an existing salary level, eight

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When interviewing for a new role don’t make these mistakes…

I have just come off a call with a client who is looking for a high calibre senior level lawyer. On providing interview feedback this is where some of the ‘to be rejected’ applicants went wrong: 1. Low level ‘swearing’: In this particular instance it

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