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Recruitment bio

Tom is a legal recruitment consultant in our in-house legal team. He works with in-house legal departments across the Midlands and Northern Home Counties, specialising in the recruitment of legal, contract, compliance and company secretarial professionals at all levels, on both a permanent and temporary basis.

Tom joined BCL Legal in 2018 following two years working as a Client Manager at a prominent sports agency. Prior to this Tom graduated from University College London in 2014 with a BA in History before completing the GDL at the University of Law.

The in-house team is committed to helping develop the sector and the legal professionals who work within it. As part of this commitment, Tom and the team regularly run CPD accredited training courses in conjunction with leading law firms including Addleshaw Goddard, DLA Piper, EMW, 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

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Trust your instincts and question ulterior motives: thoughts on the ‘buyback’

A short while ago I assisted a global business seeking a junior lawyer to develop. The business is impressive, the legal team even more so; with a recruiting Head of Legal who has a genuine passion for facilitating employee development. The package on offer was robust and fair, the location was handy for commuting and there was a real opportunity to get involved in complex and exciting work from the...

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Interim positions: the importance of embedding yourself quickly for immediate impact

Interim roles present unique and diverse challenges that differ greatly from their permanent counterparts, and with the introduction of GDPR we’ve seen an increase in the volume and urgency of these positions within the in-house sector.

Know your strengths

For in-house lawyers interested in locum roles it’s important to understand it’s a case of ‘hit the ground running.’ Some in-house lawyers are...

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Four interview hacks that'll help you at every interview

No matter how easy some might find it to talk about themselves, most people find interviews daunting. By having a game-plan and getting the small stuff right, you regain control and give yourself the best chance to showcase your abilities; all too often, the main thing that lets interviewees down, is in their control to change had they simply taken the time get the small stuff right. If you take action...

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