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Jessica studied law at Nottingham University before completing her LPC at the University of Law in Manchester. Jessica undertook her training contract in Manchester, qualifying as a clinical negligence solicitor in September 2015. During her time in practice, Jessica worked at Slater and Gordon and Leigh Day.

Jessica joined BCL Legal in 2018 and specialises in the recruitment of solicitors across all levels into transactional roles in Yorkshire.  

My recent blog posts


I don’t qualify until March – when should I start exploring my options?

This is a question many March NQs are asking themselves. No doubt you’ve seen friends or colleagues go through the qualification process in September. Maybe you’ve just moved into your final seat; perhaps a newly qualified solicitor has just joined your existing firm from elsewhere and “taken” your dream job. Firstly, it’s never too early to start thinking about your options. Over the past two...


What to do if you're interested in a legal job but don't have the experience

I’m often contacted by lawyers, particularly at the junior level, who are really passionate about an area of law but feel as though they don’t have enough experience in it, and therefore, enough experience to apply for a role. A good example of this is real estate law (more on this below).

A general rule

More often than not, lawyers are required to have a training seat in the practice area they're...


How do you know if a lawyer - or law firm - is the right cultural fit?

When I ask lawyers what their top priority is in seeking out a new role, I get a variety of responses: for some, money is the main driver; for others, they’re prepared to take a pay cut on the promise of a better work/life balance, or a shorter commute to the office. But one of the most common top priorities is finding the right culture. An increasing amount of lawyers want to know whether they’d fit...

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