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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.

My recent blog posts


The reality of flexible working for both lawyer and employer

A common question recruiters are asked is: “does the firm [where attending interview] have an agile working policy?” The past five years have seen an increase in demand for flexible working and the option is now a prerequisite for many candidate lawyers. Because of this, firms are having to ditch any archaic attitudes and full-time-only offerings. In turn, this opens the door to different types of...


Why being honest about your notice period is important

Have you ever had a bad day at work and thought about walking out the door and never coming back? Or, you might have had a more considered approach and contacted a recruiter to help you with your job search. Whichever action you have decided to take, you have likely thought about handing in your notice and dreaded the thought of working for another month or three at a job that you want to leave. Here...


NQ preparation 2018

With lots of impending changes particularly within the PI and Insurance market it’s really important you prepare well for any interviews you have. There are still lots of great roles with in the PI market for NQ solicitors; however competition is fierce, particularly in the top tier firms so it’s really important to get it right! Take time preparing your CV and get your technical achievements noted to...

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Gordons LLP
Newcastle Building Society
Liverpool F.C.
Alliance Boots
Leigh Day
Drydens Fairfax
Walker Morris
Lloyds Banking Group