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Mary graduated with an LL.B in 2005 before working as a paralegal for a national law firm.  

She is the Managing Director of the North West team and has worked at BCL Legal for 10 years. Mary started her recruitment career 13 years ago and in that time has placed hundreds of legal professionals in both temporary and permanent jobs in the legal sector in her career. Mary has always focused on the North West region and is very much a specialist in the market. 

Mary’s client base spans the spectrum from small boutique practices to multinational firms as well as three of the Big 4 accountancy firms who have legal teams. She has been instrumental recruiting for firms starting up in Manchester and Liverpool, fledgling businesses seeking mergers and rapid expansion as well as assisting ‘new entrants’ to the Manchester market including dealing with north-shoring projects. She manages the team focusing on placing lawyers in the North West as well as commercial lawyers in Leeds and regularly speaks at events aimed at helping solicitors to realise their career ambitions. 

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Once upon a time London was the centre of all things business in the UK. Our capital city, heralded as world's leading financial centre for international business and commerce and thought of as the “command centre" for the global economy. The City’s booming economy with its roots firmly planted within professional services, now boasting the fifth largest metropolitan economy in the world. It’s all still...


Exit Interviews

When it comes to why an employee has left your business is ‘ignorance bliss’ or should you want to know the reasons behind the decision? Well, as a legal recruiter I know that the biggest bar to growth is attracting and retaining staff. As a manager I know that the people in my team are my biggest asset; both of these factors make exit interviews essential in managing and growing your business. So...


Competition – Good or Bad?

My career in legal recruitment started over a decade ago. I studied Law at university and always thought I would become a lawyer; that wasn’t meant to be and so I joined the graduate scheme of an International recruiter in 2005 ready to take the legal recruitment world be storm. Of course it didn’t quite happen like that, it took time to learn new skills, adapt, gain market knowledge; in reality it was...

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