BCL Legal's culture is created around core values

BCL's founders knew that motivated people in an inclusive team environment would be the key to its success.

Since its establishment in Manchester, the business has rapidly expanded to other locations and continues to grow today.

70+ employees

Our team is the best in the business: a highly-valued group of professional and honest people

Three UK office locations

Nationwide expertise and service offering with an in-depth knowledge of regional markets

Sunday Times 100 Best Company

A great place to work; over 50% of BCL Legal employees take advantage of flexible working arrangements

The BCL Timeline

2003

Manchester office opens

James, Vicky and Mark opened their first office, with plenty of enthusiasm, ambition and a great vision, in spite of a limited budget!

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2003

First consultant hired

An early and significant milestone, a great addition to the team and still working with us today.

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2004

200th lawyer successfully placed

Within a few months we were making our mark and getting noticed, with 200 lawyers matched with their ideal roles.

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2005

£1.5 million passing through the books

Our work was growing fast, thanks to talented people bringing their individual strengths and commitment to the team.

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2006

Birmingham office opens

Widening our focus into the Midlands, we established a dedicated team with extensive knowledge of their local legal landscape.

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2009

Manchester team move to larger offices

Steady and sustained growth inevitably led to a need for more space for our growing Manchester team.

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2012

Birmingham team move to larger offices

As in Manchester three years before, the Midlands team had now outgrown their original premises.

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2013

London office opens

Despite the economic uncertainties of preceding years, BCL was now well-established and ready to expand into the London legal sector.

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2013

Over £2.3m’s worth of business

Our turnover was reflecting the amazing work of the team.

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2013

50th person joins the team

Taking on our 50th employee was yet another significant milestone for the BCL team.

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2014

London office moves

In one of the world’s most dynamic and competitive legal centres, we were proud to have grown to the extent of needing new offices.

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2014

Manchester moves again!

A bigger team, more clients, more work – once again we had run out of space.

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2014

BCL handling £9.1 million

In a little over 10 years we had grown from a 3-person start-up to a major force in legal recruitment nationwide.

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2015

6000+ lawyers placed

A significant achievement for BCL – the result of our people’s consistency, knowledge and commitment.

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2015

Another move for London

The London team continued to make its mark, outgrowing yet another office in the process.

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2015

60th person joins the team

BCL has always been 'about the team', so welcoming our 60th member was a very important achievement for all of us!

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2016

Now we’re a £10m+ business

The volume of business continued to grow, taking turnover to the next level.

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2017

Top 100 companies to work for... Again!

BCL Legal rank for the second year running in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for.

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2018

NPS roll-out

As a means to measure our clients’ and lawyer candidates’ experience with BCL, we implement the Net Promoter Score survey.

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2018

Best Companies 2018

Good things come in threes! For the third year running, we rank in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for – at number 35!

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2018

100% growth targets

As the 70th person joins the BCL team, we see steady and continued growth into 2019.

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2019

Launch of AI

We’ve always been invested in tech, but 2019’s momentous: we launch our patent-pending machine learning – to deliver quality faster.

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Nick works at a standard which goes beyond what you would hope for from a recruitment consultant.
Sara McKay
Real Estate Solicitor, Boyes Turner
I will definitely not hesitate in recommending BCL to other people
Javnepreet Rai
Residential Property Paralegal, Top Tier West Midlands Law Firm
I found BCL’s knowledge, contacts and guidance invaluable in my search for my first move in-house. This ultimately lead to a placement with a multi-national plc.
Phil Kenny
Counsel, BAE Systems

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We’re a Sunday Times Best Small Company to Work For: 2016, 2017, 2018