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Recruitment bio

Joanna graduated in law in 2003 and then completed the LPC at Liverpool John Moores University. She then went on to spend a year in private practice specialising in criminal law.

Joanna commenced her career in recruitment in 2007 and joined BCL Legal in 2008. Joanna manages BCL Legal’s North West insurance and personal injury team. Joanna specialises in the recruitment of paralegals to partners including costs draftspeople, accredited representatives and claims handlers. Joanna has worked with some of the country’s leading teams across the North West as well as new start up PI firms and ABSs. Some of the teams Joanna has worked with in recent years include Clyde & Co, BLM, Weightmans, Kennedys and Keoghs.

Joanna has strong relationships in Manchester and the surrounding areas and has a strong grasp on market trends and her candidate base.

My recent blog posts


Using a Recruitment Consultant…?

Whether you at the very first post of your legal career looking for that first lucrative step in the door or you are a successful and established lawyer, is it worth speaking to a recruiter? I know it’s a bit of a minefield and a whirl of questions run through your head, working out which agents offer what, who is better placed to speak to etc., are you better off doing things directly? So I wanted...


Routes to Qualification

As a student it’s always a big decision to make on which is the right route for you to take in order to qualify. I know it can be a minefield of uncertainty and so I’ve put together a few things which might help you along the way. If you are looking at completing a LPC and going down the traditional training contract route but unsure what subject to pick, the only advice I would give is pick...


Do I stay or do I go?

It’s always a tricky situation, if only we all had a crystal ball and could predict how things will turn out. Do I take the gamble and hope this solves all the problems that led to this decision or do I battle it out and hope things do change?? In an increasing difficult and changing insurance market this is a one of the situations most firms dread. The battle for attracting good Paralegals and...

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