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Catherine joined BCL Legal in 2010 and manages the Yorkshire and North East private practice team as well as conveyancing across the North. A BA (Hons) graduate in 1999, she has 15 years' recruitment experience within professional services, having previously worked for a global recruitment organisation where she was responsible for the transactional level business through to executive appointments. The team acts for law firms in the provision of solicitors and legal professionals into private practice across a range of disciplines.

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Attracting and hiring top lawyers: what you need to do now

No one can sell your firm like you can, so make sure you give it your best shot. I can assure you, it makes all the difference when it comes to securing that lawyer you’re on the hunt for.  

The mechanics

It goes a little something like this, right? Working with a recruitment agency is easy. We find you the people; everyone who interviews with you wants to work with you; consequently, all offers are...


Are you a City lawyer considering a move to the regions?

In May, The Guardian featured an article: ‘How the north of England got its groove back.’ It drew on a study by the Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, who spent 12 months travelling across the North interviewing young people about their hopes and fears. The one topic/discussion point that most interviewees agreed on is that living in London is not an option: it’s too expensive (not...


Property lawyers: the non-traditional model might be right up your street…

The legal sector is ever-changing. Law firms must continue to evolve, change and adapt to become more efficient and more successful. Not only as a response to the market but also to changing technology. The introduction of Alternative Business Structures (ABS) by the Legal Services Act 2007 was a landmark in how law firms are run. It allowed many firms to move away from the traditional partnership...

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