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Category Archives: West Midlands

Difficult Conversations

Lack of communication leads to frustration… at home and at work!

Having been in legal recruitment for more years than I care to remember, I speak to lawyers pretty much all day every day who are frustrated in their current roles but who have never spoken openly about the issues to their manager or team leader.

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A Change is as Good as a Rest

The Reputation of a Recruiter

The clear reputation about the recruitment industry has been talked about for years. It is something like ‘Fee hungry recruiters working in a ‘cut throat’ industry, with no sense of team work.’ Here at BCL, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Let’s break this

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Candidate rich market for Commercial Property

Ireland V England 2017

As an avid England rugby fan I sat down to watch last Saturday’s final match in the six nations with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. Excitement that England could win the first back to back grand slam of the six nations era and excitement

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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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Been there…. Done that….

Weather the storm and hope for the best?

Alongside the majority of the Midlands, I found myself at the mercy of good old Doris last week. As many of you will no doubt be aware, Storm Doris raged through the Midlands and other parts of the UK costing the country a staggering £400

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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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Birmingham Property Hype… speeds up!

Birmingham Property Hype… speeds up!

Birmingham is a fantastic, creative and multicultural city which genuinely has a vibe and buzz you just can’t get that feel from anywhere else, the people are so friendly and cheery – I can’t think of a time I have ever got off the train

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April kicked off with…. April fools!

Is not taking risks, the biggest risk of all?

Last year, Netflix boldly decided to refocus the business and instead of being the place where you watch movies and shows you have seen before, it wanted to be the place where people discover new and exclusive shows. It took hundreds of old movies away

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The wonderful West Midlands

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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Difficult Conversations

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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