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Sam studied law at Leeds Metropolitan University and completed the LPC at the College of Law in Manchester. He then worked as a paralegal at a number of firms, prior to securing a training contract. Sam trained in Manchester and has worked throughout the North West during his time in practice. He gained experience in residential and commercial property; personal injury; private client matters as well as general litigation and insolvency. 

In 2015 Sam began his legal recruitment career; he worked with national, regional and high street law firms assisting with their strategic appointments across a range of legal disciplines. Sam joined BCL Legal in 2016 to specialise in recruiting for private practice positions across the North West, at all levels of PQE from NQ to partner level appointments. 

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Should I be offering Agile/ Flexible working? The answer might surprise you!

The ability to communicate “electronically” has been widely used by companies to attract top talent. Systems are lauded as being state of the art, modern, the latest technology, geared up for remote working…the list could go on. These “tag” lines are often used as a way to set you ahead of your competitors. As more and more firms in the UK begin to offer agile working, whether that is full or partial...


Don’t discredit more expensive experience over cheap youth…experience is worth its weight in gold

As the candidate pool grows tighter with each month so do the number of roles which have to show more flex in their specification. From the large internationals to the smaller high street practices, firms have to be more creative with what they are looking for. Back in the day we would see firms saying that they could look more junior but not more senior; the old phrase “you buy cheap, you buy often”...


Is it time for a new challenge?

Whatever job you do and wherever you work in the world, you will have transferable skills. Your role, on the face of it, might be niche, not offering any obvious benefits when starting your job search. However, the fact is, experience is experience - connections between skill sets are there but might not be obvious, even if the roles themselves seem considerably different even the most tenuous of links...

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