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James graduated from St. Mary's College in Twickenham in 1997. In 1998 he began his career within recruitment. He gained three years' IT recruitment experience before moving into legal recruitment in 2001 with an international multi sector recruitment organisation. He joined BCL Legal’s Birmingham office in 2008 and is now head of the Midlands and South permanent private practice teams.   For over 15 years James has recruited lawyers within private practice, he has worked with a wide range of the region’s law firms from large internationals to niche firms in and around Birmingham and the South of England.

My recent blog posts


Can I decline a job offer after signing the contract?

For all the recruitment aficionados out there, you probably know the short answer to this: it's of course, yes.


Despite the fact a contract of employment is a legally binding document, employers want to acquire people who want to work for them, so it’s highly unlikely they'll go to the expense of taking you to court once they learn you don’t want to work for them. They're more likely to take it...


It is you, not me. Listen up all you Managers!

Law firm clients of mine often talk about their USPs, a common one is their unique identity, their culture and clear set of values. I think honesty in the work place drives a positive culture. Whenever people look to address an issue with a work colleague they like, a lot of the time we are mindful of not upsetting our ‘friend’ and so we don’t actually tell them what they are doing wrong and sometimes...


Standing out from the crowd

Mukesh Kainth looks over what graduates and junior lawyers require to progress. With the change of governments, cabinets and political agenda the landscape of law is again changing. Graduates and junior lawyers may be under the impression that the ship has well and truly set sailed and to may look to other professions. 5,514 trainees were registered in 2014 however 6,171 students completed the Legal...

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BAE Systems
Molson Coors
Muckle LLP
Bank of America
Dechra Pharmaceuticals