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.
My recent blog posts
People leave jobs more often than you realise; every day around the world. But how do they leave them? Whats best practice when it comes to a departure? Even although were in a candidate-driven market, you should always consider how you 'part ways' with a law firm. If you dont get it right, itll have negative career repercussions. As youre well aware, its your reputation at stake, and as we...
The age-old question, do part-time hours in the legal profession actually work? Its quite the quandary as I hear you ask yourself: Will I be fitting the same amount of work into a shorter amount of time whilst getting paid 20% less? ... Will I be just as busy and stressed? The answer is: theres no definitive answer. Rightly or wrongly, itll completely depend on your individual circumstances,...
I imagine there are hundreds of trainee solicitors asking themselves this question right now. Put simply, theres no right or wrong answer; it's dictated by your individual circumstances and ambitions. Lets look at some scenarios:
- If you like your training firm and have an offer for your first choice discipline, then its a no-brainer stay put, at least for a couple of years.
- If you...