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Category Archives: East Midlands

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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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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If you want to be happy, embrace the change

When people ask me about my background I always take great pleasure in saying I come from a long line of interesting people. My family (for the most part) comes from Sri Lanka. My sister and I were born here in the UK and have

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On a mission…

So at anyone time, I have normally tasked myself with several ‘missions’, always a heady mix of professional and personal. Some are realistic, some not so realistic. I am also a list maker. I love my lists! So you can imagine, in the run up

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It’s good time to be a private client lawyer!

Here at BCL Legal, we have noticed a huge rise in private client positions in both national and regional practices. They are now looking to recruit for qualified solicitors with private client experience to join their teams. More often than not, I am instructed to

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How does the Autumn Statement affect the Personal Injury market?

I am a personal injury specialist and specialise in the recruitment of claimant and defendant personal injury Solicitors, Legal Executives and Paralegals at BCL Legal. On a daily basis I speak to Lawyers who are looking for move away from their current firms’ and one

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The personal injury market is on the up!

According to a recent study conducted by an independent consultant, it seems the personal injury market as a sector is adapting positively following reforms set out by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO), 2012. You can find the full article published

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Falling Pound Sterling + growth of the manufacturing industry = A great new job?

It was only a few months ago that the British manufacturing industry, which makes up roughly 10% of the UK’s economy, was feared to be falling into the abyss following the EU referendum result in June. Whilst we are certainly not out of the woods

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These boots…

Every time that winter comes around I tell myself I want a new pair of black suede boots, and every year the winter comes and goes and I still haven’t managed to find the right pair of boots. I dream about these boots; I create

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Autumn is here…

I love this time of year! The days are getting shorter but the sun gets brighter as it breaks through the icy cold clouds of Autumn and Winter. There’s a crisp chill in the air and a myriad of colourful leaves falling to the ground.

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How important are academics In 2016?

As the new academic year for many undergraduate university students is about to begin, there are many who are about to take their first step in obtaining a law degree and begin to realise their ambitions of becoming a lawyer. Whilst this is the start

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Why work for the rest, when you can work for the best

Five years’ ago I sat in a six month review meeting with my Associate Director James Brewster and talked very openly about wanting to build the biggest and most successful commercial legal recruitment team in Birmingham. Very specifically this included wanting to open up a

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