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Joanne graduated in 1997 with a BA (Hons) in Business and Politics. She has since gained in excess of 12 years’ legal recruitment experience with a niche Birmingham based consultancy before joining BCL Legal’s private practice team as a Senior Associate in 2012, becoming a Manager in 2015.  Joanne has gained a reputation for her consultative approach and vast market knowledge and has successfully built strong relationships with law firms across the region.  Based in Birmingham, Joanne manages a team of consultants specialising solely in the recruitment of residential property lawyers of all levels from paralegal to partner and everything in between for law firms and volume conveyancing companies based in the Midlands and south of England.

My recent blog posts


Stressed about starting your new job?

At the time of writing this blog, my 6 (and a half!!) year old daughter has enjoyed 6 weeks of freedom aka the summer holidays. It was her first day back at school going into year 2 with a new teacher, new classroom, and new expectations. My niece started high school the same day too, braving the school bus with just one friend from her previous school. They both love school however they are both...


Can women really have it all?

Apparently six out of ten women feel having children is bad for your career. I was surprised at this as thought the figure would be lower, it is 2017 after all but it got me thinking….Can women really have it all – the family, the (clean and tidy) home, the successful career? Looking around the school gate at all the moms on the school run on the one day this delight is my job, the majority of moms I...


Notice Period Pitfalls

Following on from my last blog which focused on resignations and the counter offer epidemic, it’s time to shift the focus onto notice periods and how to avoid the pitfalls. From the job seeker’s perspective, a lengthy notice period can really zap the energy, excitement and the enthusiasm you feel for your new job and potentially eat away at that all important relationship you built during the...

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Mishcon De Reya LLP
Simply Conveyancing Property Lawyers
Bank of America
Advantage Property Lawyers
Compass Group
Drydens Fairfax
Dac Beachcroft
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