Richard studied law at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and completed a bespoke Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Chester as part of his training contract with national law firm Halliwells LLP. Following the completion of his training contract, Richard joined Hill Dickinson LLP, specialising in counter fraud. Richard then successfully founded and ran his own business for five years before selling the company and joining BCL Legal.
Richard is an associate in our in-house legal team. He specialises in in-house recruitment at all levels across the East Midlands, both on a permanent and interim basis.
Richard is extremely client focused, establishing incredibly strong relationships based on trust and success. If there’s a role to fill, Richard will go to great lengths to understand each client’s needs and individual culture, so that he can find the right profile of candidate for their business. Richard believes in longevity, placing excellent candidates that will play a huge part in the long term future of each business for years to come!
Richard and the in-house team are dedicated to helping develop the sector and the legal professionals who work within it. As part of this commitment, Richard and the team regularly run CPD accredited training courses in conjunction with leading law firms including Addleshaw Goddard, DLA Piper, Pinsent Masons and Shoosmiths. The courses range from legal updates to ‘softer skill’ developmental programmes.
Since 2003, BCL Legal has become one of the leading legal recruitment consultancies and in that time the in-house team has placed over 1500 legal and compliance professionals into in-house roles.