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Category Archives: Real estate

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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The eve of a new era? Has your legal career suffered under the coalition government…

As I write this, we are on the eve of the next general election. Legislative changes made by our government directly impact the legal profession and with unprecedented cuts in government expenditure for civil and criminal justice, particularly over the last couple of years, we

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Paralegals – Should I stay or should I go?

This would appear to be the question for a great number of Paralegals, particularly in commercial property roles. Paralegals having successfully secured a new role are tendering their resignations to be found they are in the position of being counter offered by their current employer.

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I’m leaving on a jet plane

I consider myself to be relatively well travelled. I’ve seen many beautiful, historic, intriguing and mind-blowing wonders the world has to offer. I’ve walked across the Athabasca Glacier in Canada, I took the Maid of the Mist up to Niagara Falls. I’ve been to the

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