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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.

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Preparation is the Key

2017 is proving to be an interesting year in the insurance market with some of the big nationals looking to bolster their Manchester teams, largely we are seeing massive recruitment in RTA and Fraud. There have been lots of changes in the legal market place but we are definitely seeing real optimism for this year and that includes positive prospects for NQ solicitors as well as more experienced...


Thinking of using a recruiter?

Recruitment agencies can be a really useful addition when you start to contemplate your job search as they often have an in-depth sector knowledge as well as useful contacts within specific organisations. However a recruiter can only be as good as the tools you give him so it well worth making sure you provide as much information in order to work in partnership with your agent. Before contacting any...


Personal Injury Changes

As a legal recruiter specialising in largely personal injury matters the new consultation paper is certainly worrying and one to watch closely. We are all waiting nervously for the government to publish its consultation paper on the small claims limit rising from £1,000 to £5,000 which was proposed by Chancellor George Osborne – effectively removing lawyers from the process altogether. These...

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