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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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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...


What can I do as a newly qualified solicitor if I don’t want to practice?

Recruitment may just be the answer. Have you recently qualified and are now thinking that becoming a solicitor isn’t exactly what you dreamt it would be? You do have options. Legal recruitment will give you the opportunity to utilise your legal knowledge, build relationships with law firms, assist your peers in their career ambitions, whilst not compromising your own. It takes a long time to...


So what does 2018 look like for employment lawyers?

One of the big changes of 2017 was the ruling made by the Supreme Court to scrap employment tribunal claims following UNISONs landmark victory against the government earlier this year. The Supreme Court overturned decisions by the High Court in 2013 and the Court of Appeal in 2015. Anyone who has been treated illegally and unfairly at work will no longer have to pay to take their employers to court...

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