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The Law and the Economy

Paralegal Recruitment

BCL Legal is a niche legal recruitment business with offices in London, Birmingham and Manchester. We supply paralegals and lawyers to law firms and in-house legal teams on both a permanent and temporary basis. Over the last six months we have seen an increase in

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Assessing your options

What is an Exit Interview?

So you’ve worked on your CV, spoken to BCL, we’ve secured you some interviews and you have landed your dream job! What’s next? Well, of course, we will talk you through handing your notice in but once that’s done there’s still one more step that

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The Law and the Economy

Booking a locum for the summer

As the days become longer and the winter more of a distant memory more of us are booking, and looking forward to, our summer holidays. Two weeks out of the office, out of office set and work phone left in the top drawer of the

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Assessing your options

Why interview prep can keep you ahead of the competition

So, we’ve sent your CV, it’s been viewed by hiring managers and they want to interview you! It’s all looking very positive and you’re now thinking about the interview process. How are you going to demonstrate to the interviewers that you’re the right choice for

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Been there…. Done that….

Weather the storm and hope for the best?

Alongside the majority of the Midlands, I found myself at the mercy of good old Doris last week. As many of you will no doubt be aware, Storm Doris raged through the Midlands and other parts of the UK costing the country a staggering £400

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Big brother is watching you…

BCL Legal ranked in the Sunday Times Best Companies List for successive year

I was delighted this month with the news that BCL Legal has achieved 56th position in the Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies To Work For 2017 list, up nine places on the same list in 2016. With 857 organisations registered to take part in

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Assessing your options

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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How to prepare for an interview

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 Law and the Economy

Becoming a dad – how work can help

In December my wife and I became parents for the first time and we are now the proud mum and dad of a beautiful baby girl called Lily. We’d been to all of the NCT classes and read lots of books but nothing quite prepares

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How to prepare for an interview

How to know it’s time to leave your job

Some people, and we all would like to think that’s us, know exactly when it is the right time to leave their current job. Whereas for others it is not as obvious and can take a very long time for them to realise! Below are

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Justyna. Kucharska

Are you happy?

Many of us lawyers have had a pretty tough and bumpy ‘career’ road and are definitely not shy of hard work but what if the final destination does not get any easier? Firstly, we strive for the best grades to make it to university and

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Justyna. Kucharska

The Unemployed NQ…is that YOU?

For many aspiring lawyers the ultimate achievement is securing the much sought after training contract which opens up the path to qualification. Of course this is a big achievement which is not to be undervalued by any means! However, many trainees especially those halfway through

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