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Category Archives: Market overview

Brexit - what now, legally and constitutionally?

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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Shocking behaviour in the recruitment process, you might be surprised by who!

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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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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Worst interview ever?

Social Media – don’t get stung!

Social media can be a blessing – it’s a great way to keep in touch or re-establish contact with old friends and contacts around the world. From a professional perspective, it can assist with business development and promoting your own brand. If not managed properly

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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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A Change is as Good as a Rest

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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April kicked off with…. April fools!

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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The wonderful West Midlands

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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Candidate rich market for Commercial Property

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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Worst interview ever?

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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Why using more than one recruitment agency is the worst move you can make

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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Don’t be a mouse – Stand out.

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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