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Category Archives: Paralegal

The Perfect Match!

Bank Holidays

Long weekends are always great because we all get to do those jobs we put to one side because we are just too busy in the week and exhausted at the weekend. Things like, cleaning out the kitchen cupboards, painting one of the bedrooms, sorting

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Birmingham Property Hype… speeds up!

What to say at interview

I’m physically wincing as I type, whilst I reminisce that feeling you get as you are anticipating your first interview question, you want to make an impact, come across clear and concise and demonstrate your expertise without crumbling into a nervous wreck or waffling on

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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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The best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be!

Do you know what you want?

Bon Jovi have been around since 1979. For four decades they have been writing, producing and performing some of the best and most iconic rock music to span multiple generations. They rank amongst the greats; Aerosmith, ACDC, the Rolling Stones, Metallica, The Who, Queen, 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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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

Taking time out of the office

Taking time off of work can be very difficult, but it is just as important as turning up for work and according to You Gov, only one in three workers take their full holiday entitlement. Annual leave doesn’t necessarily have to be you jetting off

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Sometimes The Things We Can’t Change, End Up Changing Us

The Recruitment Process

As a candidate at any level, the recruitment process can be a daunting and overwhelming process. The beginning of the process is quite crucial as it gives you a platform to lay down to your agent what you want from the process and also gives

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A Route to Success

How important are academics In 2016?

As the new academic year for many undergraduate university students is about to begin, there are many who are about to take their first step in obtaining a law degree and begin to realise their ambitions of becoming a lawyer. Whilst this is the start

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Going back is not always a bad thing!

Joining the right firm can make all the difference

Having returned to England and BCL Legal, it’s amazing to see how people’s careers have developed since I have left. Many candidates I placed back in 2012 are now heads of departments, managers and in some cases my clients. A number of my old clients

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Difficult Conversations

Christmas is coming…

So at the time of writing this, there are 85 days till Christmas Day! This thought fills me with both dread and excitement! I have 2 small children so it really is a magical time of year with them however whilst managing my day job

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A Route to Success

Personal Injury – Never the bottom rung of the ladder!

Having specialised in personal injury recruitment, there seems to be an inference that is always made of this market. More often than not, I hear candidates mention that they’ll look at personal injury work but only after all other options and avenues have been exhausted.

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