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Category Archives: North West

The next step – stick, twist or no choice?

The rat race is over, you’ve finished your education, you’ve got your training, you’re coming up to completing it…the hallowed turf is within touching distance…..but is it? You are faced with another big decision – have you secured a NQ role, in a discipline you

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The Perfect Match!

The impact of Article 50 in property

March 2017 was another monumental month in British history as Theresa May triggered Article 50. Since our controversial vote to leave the EU, there has been a lot of speculation regarding what an EU departure would look like for the UK housing market. I have

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ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT A NEW JOB?

Dealing with clients can be tough

Earlier this month I was instructed on a new role by a well known Law firm. It was a very hard to fill vacancy and almost every commercial law firm across the North West is actively looking for a candidate with this skill set. We

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Homeworking in a nutshell (For the employer)

Stay at home Mum… or Dad?

Personally (and this is the voice of someone who doesn’t have any children) I find it hard enough getting back in to the swing of work when I’ve been away for two weeks, never mind after six or even twelve months maternity leave!! And I

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

Leeds – The next UK city to win the European Capital of Culture?

On the 23rd February 2017 Leeds officially launched it bid to become the European Capital of Culture 2023. For those who aren’t familiar with the concept of the European competition, it’s an annual competition that is awarded to a new City in Europe each year

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The Perfect Match!

Selling is a two way street!

This week, I have been reminded in a couple of different ways, how important it is for firms to sell themselves to candidates at interview. It seems so obvious but when you are in the throws of interviewing the process can become trying to say

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Much Ado About a Brexit?

Calling all NQs!!

BCL Legal recently kicked off the 2017 NQ season by hosting the first NQ Talk in conjunction with MTSG on Wednesday 15 February 2017. It was a fantastic event with over 75 MTSG members in attendance. We were honoured to be joined by Nick Stubbs,

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Brexit - what now, legally and constitutionally?

Locum work – does it really stack up?

Following a conversation with a candidate just recently, the above question popped into my head. Quite frequently I am asked, by mid/ senior level lawyers, about whether I have any locum opportunities? It appears to be the fashionable move that lawyers are looking to make,

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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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Are you making the most of your career in law?

Don’t let your job search get you down

Looking for a new job can be an exciting time. It can be a sad time. A desperate time. You can be looking to see what your options are for a future move. You can be looking because you have no other option, you’ve been

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The Perfect Match!

The Perfect Match!

It seems to me that we all strive to find the perfect match, whether it be the perfect house, the perfect partner, the perfect body or the perfect job! Personally, we are in the process of upgrading our home and planning a wedding and I

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