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Category Archives: Legal trends

In the current generational war, does Generation X have the best characteristics of the Baby boomers and the millennials with none of the downsides?

Unless you live under a rock, I am sure you have seen the crass words being exchanged, between the baby boomers and the millennials. Opinions differ about the parameters that define each group, but boomers are generally thought to have been born between 1946 and

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Is the legal profession lagging behind others when it comes to focusing so heavily on school and university grades?

Two articles caught my attention in the past couple of weeks. The first was on www.thelawyer.com and was titled “My career story: I left school at 16 – now I’m a partner” and tells the story of Donna McCarthy, a partner at Devonshires. From a

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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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How does the Autumn Statement affect the Personal Injury market?

I am a personal injury specialist and specialise in the recruitment of claimant and defendant personal injury Solicitors, Legal Executives and Paralegals at BCL Legal. On a daily basis I speak to Lawyers who are looking for move away from their current firms’ and one

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These boots…

Every time that winter comes around I tell myself I want a new pair of black suede boots, and every year the winter comes and goes and I still haven’t managed to find the right pair of boots. I dream about these boots; I create

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How to recruit the best candidate for the job

Tell your recruiter what you need! Tell them why you need it and tell everyone why it’s great to be part of your business. It may sound obvious but you’d be amazed at how many hiring managers do not see the value in talking through

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Gender equality, or inequality…

A couple of months ago Emma Delli-Bovi wrote a blog – http://www.bcllegal.com/the-brief/blog/women￾ruling-the-world – which really made me laugh and got me thinking. With Theresa May picking up the keys to No10 Downing Street and Hillary Clinton knocking on the door of the White House, Beyonce

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Autumn is here…

I love this time of year! The days are getting shorter but the sun gets brighter as it breaks through the icy cold clouds of Autumn and Winter. There’s a crisp chill in the air and a myriad of colourful leaves falling to the ground.

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Attracting and retaining talent in a competitive market

Hiring the best people is not an easy task in any industry, legal included, yet it is vitally important to the success of any team. In a confident legal market with work available, finding a talented, successful and driven lawyer who can work well in

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Welcome Drinks with the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Junior Lawyers Division

Despite the fact we are expecting the return of Summer for a few days this month with some lovely hot weather, September is now well and truly upon us and most people have that ‘back to school’ feeling after the Summer holidays, whether you have

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Did you hear me?

Research suggests that the average person hears between 20,000 and 30,000 words during a 24 hour period and speaks around 125 – 175 words per minute, meaning that around 70-80% of your day is engaged in some form of communication. With the legal profession and

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