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Recruitment bio

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 600 legal and compliance professionals within in-house legal teams.

My recent blog posts


Burn the banks, it’s time for PSD2!

It feels like BREXIT and GDPR have drowned out some significant regulatory changes which are going to fundamentally change the way that banking occurs. A much smarter man than I said “Banking is necessary but banks are not”. I`m starting to come around to his way of thinking (as all my friends know when I bore them to death about the future of cryptocurrency and Ripple/XRP in particular). For those...


Why should you work with a recruiter exclusively? What are the benefits to you?

Caution: Vested interest to declare, I`m a legal recruiter! I`m going to tell you my thought process when recruiting in different situations and so by the end of this short blog you can determine what version of, recruiter/me, you would prefer to work with. The simple path to legal recruitment looks like this: job vacancy; get recruiters involved; interview lawyers; make offer; fill vacancy. At...


A recruiting story – client feedback

This is an anecdotal story from the world of recruitment. I wanted to write it all down before I forgot the incident, this way it will stand as a record of what occurred and an example of some of the best constructive feedback I have ever received from a BCL client….should anyone come to question that this ever happened later on! The situation was thus; a client was using many recruiters to fill...

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Pinsent Masons
Addleshaw Goddard
Sherwin Williams
Anthony Collins Solicitors
Vaillant Group
Sky Bet