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Category Archives: Private practice

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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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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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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A busy January sets the bar high for 2017

As January comes to a close we can now analyse the start of the year in more depth. January is traditionally a busy month in recruitment. For many, a new year is time for reflection, to consider what is or isn’t working and to start

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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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How to retain and attract the best young employees

Millennials are the generation of young people who are often talked about, but often misunderstood, usually labelled as lazy, entitled and overly opinionated. However, very soon they will become the biggest % of the workforce, so if your opinion is similar to the above, you

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Communication is key…

It’s an obvious fact that people come in all shapes, sizes and types, and that goes also for lawyers and recruitment consultants. Wouldn’t it be a dull, dull world if we were all the same?! And so it goes that lawyers view the recruitment consultants

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Beat the January blues by kick-starting your career

Most of us start the New Year with the best of intentions having made various resolutions to be healthier, to exercise more, coupled with the inevitable post-Xmas detox and ensuing alcohol ban for dry January (which seemed like a good idea at the time!) So

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Thinking of an alternative career whilst still utilising your legal skills?

Have you recently qualified and are now thinking that becoming a solicitor isn’t exactly what you dreamt it would be? Recruitment just may be the answer. At BCL Legal some of our consultants trained at Addleshaw Goddard, Eversheds, Hempsons, Hill Dickinson, Barlow Lyde & Gilbert

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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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Hygge – Have the Danes found the key to happiness?

Hygge – pronounced “Hoo-ga” is a Danish word that is pretty tricky to pronounce and articulate. Essentially it means a “cosy existence”. Enjoying the good things in life with good people round you is hygge. The warm glow of candlelight, big blankets and a roaring

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Personal Injury Changes

As a legal recruiter specialising in largely personal injury matters the new consultation paper is certainly worrying and one to watch closely. We are all waiting nervously for the government to publish its consultation paper on the small claims limit rising from £1,000 to £5,000

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