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Category Archives: Real estate

Assessing your options

Why BCL Legal over another recruitment agency?

From the outset I am going to say that I am very biased. In my opinion, the team at BCL Legal are fantastic – we get on well both in the office and out for drinks…..as well as at team building events like rock climbing

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Big brother is watching you…

Money talks

In a busy legal market candidates are in a strong position, but a common question we are often asked is how far does this influence when entering into pay negotiations? Will firms break pay brackets to attract a candidate, and ultimately how much can you

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Why interview prep can keep you ahead of the competition

Are there real estate solicitor jobs in London?

It’s fair to say that the past year has been a game-changer when it comes to the legal recruitment market in London – particularly so in relation to real estate. Twelve months ago we saw a huge demand in recruitment within the real estate legal

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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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Assessing your options

What’s the right firm for you?

When looking at the London legal market, the opportunities and options can be endless. Our instinct may be to go for brand names as they are instantly more recognisable, but it is clear that these aren’t the only options. But when you’re looking for a

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Big brother is watching you…

I’m an overworked lawyer…get me out of here!

The transactional legal market has remained consistently busy over recent years.  Transactional lawyers, including corporate, banking and real estate lawyers working at all sizes of firms, from top tier/national to small boutique practices have been busy with quality work across the board, but why is

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Assessing your options

Real Estate Recruitment in London

The changing political landscape seems to have cast a slight shadow over real estate recently, and we have taken a number of calls from candidates who are concerned about the months ahead. As with all practice areas that are dependent upon market confidence, it is

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Candidate rich market for Commercial Property

The way ahead for commercial property solicitors

As a recruiter who specialises in the placement of commercial property solicitors into Birmingham’s leading law firms and someone who survived in recruitment through the last recession, you can imagine that I am watching developments in the property market very closely. There is understandable concern

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Property Boom

2015 is proving to be another promising and strong year for Real Estate solicitors. On the back of a strong demand for Real Estate lawyers on 2014 we have continued to see, an increasing number of instructions from clients in the first half of 2015,

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Paul Warbuton

London Calling

So it wasn’t all that recently but I am an import to London from up North and despite what anyone tells you, there is always a concern about fitting in. Would my Northern charms be as effective in London as they were in Manchester? Ok

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Don’t believe the hype

If you are considering a move, now’s the time to take the plunge!

The Yorkshire legal market is booming. As we leave Easter well and truly behind and accelerate into summer there’s a renewed optimism evident in the number of instructions we’ve had. This year to date opportunities are up 25% since 2014 across many practice areas.For a

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Paralegals - Should I stay or should I go?

Paralegals seeking a training contract – is there an alternative route to qualification?

That elusive training contract can seem so far away especially when you’ve spent years studying to fulfil your ambition to qualify as a solicitor to then wait for what seems like a disproportionate amount of time to finally qualify into your chosen profession. There have

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