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Mike is a legal recruitment consultant in our in-house legal team. He works with in-house legal departments across the south east of England and he specialises in the recruitment of legal, contract, compliance and company secretarial professionals at all levels, on both a permanent and temporary basis.

Mike joined BCL Legal in 2016 following seven years’ service with the Royal Navy. Prior to joining the Armed Forces, Mike graduated in 2005 with a BSC(Hons) in Physics.

The in-house team is committed to helping develop the sector and the legal professionals who work within it. As part of this commitment, Mike and the team regularly run CPD accredited training courses in conjunction with the C&I Group and leading law firms including Addleshaw Goddard, DLA Piper, Pinsent Masons and Shoosmiths. The courses range from legal updates to ‘softer skill’ developmental programmes.

Since 2003 BCL Legal has become one of the leading legal recruitment consultancies and in that time the team has placed over 1500 legal and compliance professionals within in-house legal teams.

My recent blog posts


How do I negotiate a job offer?

There are two negotiating positions in the world of recruitment: -          The Employer -          The Lawyer If the demands and needs of both positions align, we hit the Goldilocks Zone and the offer’s accepted. If they don’t, the offer’s refused and it’s back to the drawing board.  This blog discusses The Lawyer’s role in negotiating a job offer: what’s reasonable, and how to avoid...


Authority in silence – last GDPR thoughts before R-Day (Regulation)

The great dawn of personal information security is coming upon us, no longer will companies be able to unnecessarily store or process data without explicit consent from individuals. In my opinion this is one foot onto the path of users ending up getting paid for their data and to use services such as Facebook.  We've seen an uplift in companies needing data privacy lawyers to conform to both present and...


The accelerated degree plan, will future lawyers be behind the curve?

The Department for Education have published a consultation on whether there should be an accelerated degree programme for higher education students in order to “save students money, time and get them earning in the workforce sooner”. A critic could agree that the real reasons are in order to save the government money, time and get students into the tax system quicker. The proposal is for an accelerated...

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