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Category Archives: Private practice

NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

Interview tips for solicitors

As a legal recruiter, I talk candidates through their interview preparation every day. I often find myself saying ‘it goes without saying…’ in the hope of not appearing patronising when giving advice but it is surprising how many people lack basic interview skills so here

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

Will my LinkedIn photo have an impact on my chances of getting a job?

This may (in parts) come across as a melodramatic rant. I assure you it’s not, it has been thoroughly thought out. In October 2014 I wrote a blog about taking care of what you post online and how this may reflect on you professionally. For

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Worst interview ever?

Yorkshire isn’t all about Leeds

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a Leeds girl. I love the city, the people, the unreliable football team and the shopping! But, I’ll let you into a secret that those living and working outside of Yorkshires biggest city won’t want you to know… The county

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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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A bike commuter’s thoughts on the next generation of lawyers

Signs of a strong Yorkshire NQ market in 2017

Well, the UK government may have just triggered Article 50 but there are already signs of a strong NQ market in Yorkshire this year. Last summer I spoke to so many trainees who were infuriated and anxious about the impact of the Brexit vote on

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Qualification quandaries?

Prep like a boss!

Frankly if you have not heard of the phenomenon that is Joe Wicks a.k.a. “The Bodycoach” then you have most likely had your head stuck in a corporate deal or on a desert island for the last year. Or perhaps you just don’t like social

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April kicked off with…. April fools!

Big Up to the East Midlands!

In October 2016 I wrote a blog about Nottingham – http://www.bcllegal.com/blog/ever-heard-of-nottingham Did anyone read it? No? Why not? I am personally offended. What does the East Midlands not have that every legal professional is looking for? I am striving to get the East Midlands noticed.

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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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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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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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NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

NQ Careers Seminar – Birmingham

What a fantastic evening was had by all at BCL Legal Birmingham’s annual NQ Careers Talk held at The Botanist on Thursday evening. Without an empty seat in the room, despite 80 mph gales and the onslaught of storm Doris, the seminar was a huge

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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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