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Category Archives: London market

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

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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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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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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New Year, New Job – 9 reasons that good employees quit

“Anchoring” – use this technique to get a better deal during your salary negotiations!

Quartz magazine recently published an article which focused on studies by Columbia University and the University of Idaho. The premise of the article is that most people start their salary negotiations wrong, by opening the bidding with a single number rather than a range. Instead,

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A Route to Success

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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