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Category Archives: Market overview

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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Is not taking risks, the biggest risk of all?

Last year, Netflix boldly decided to refocus the business and instead of being the place where you watch movies and shows you have seen before, it wanted to be the place where people discover new and exclusive shows. It took hundreds of old movies away

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Birmingham Trainee Solicitors – calling all 2017 qualifiers

Hello 2017! Now that January is nearly over, it is time for a moment of reflection here at BCL in Birmingham. What a month it has been! For a few of us (mainly those partaking in dry January or some crazy new fitness regime) it

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The importance of objectivity in your job search

Those of us that occasionally browse social media cannot fail to have seen the photograph of Donald Trump, with a caption along the lines of “you’ll never see 8 women telling men what they can do with their bodies”. Nor can we have missed the

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The personal injury market

The Jackson Reforms have been a constant source of concern for personal injury lawyers and the recent announcement relating to MoJ Whiplash reforms is the latest contributor. Although previously shelved, the paper has re-introduced plans to either scrap or cap compensation for soft-tissue injuries. It

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Leeds takes the Lead!

Having been born and raised in the great Northern City of Manchester, it hadn’t crossed my mind that I could admire another city especially in the north as much as I did Manchester. Furthermore, having supported Manchester United my whole life, I never would have

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Autumn Highs – A plot conveyancing career is waiting for you

The housing sector is continuing to soar and this rise has been further heightened by the recent ‘Autumn Statement’. Every new home which is built is significantly aiding and improving the lives of managing families and generating an additional £106,000 in to the UK economy!

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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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It is you, not me. Listen up all you Managers!

Law firm clients of mine often talk about their USPs, a common one is their unique identity, their culture and clear set of values. I think honesty in the work place drives a positive culture. Whenever people look to address an issue with a work

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So what happened to Armageddon?

Despite being a “Remain” voter in the Brexit debate, I was (ironically) only about 52% in favour and so I wasn’t as heartbroken as many seem to be about the outcome of the vote. The plummeting value of the pound has made the UK more

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Should you ever accept a counteroffer after you have resigned?

It’s a scenario that we hear about a lot. Walk into your boss’s office, let them know you’ve accepted another job, give them your notice letter and they go and offer you a higher salary and improved benefits to stay. Even if you think this

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