Tom completed a degree in European Business Studies in 1994. In 2000 he began his Legal recruitment career and has been assisting clients with their in-house legal recruitment needs ever since. For the first four years of his recruitment career he was based in London before moving to Yorkshire in 2004.
Tom now has over 10 years of experience in working with companies across Yorkshire and the North East. He has assisted clients including: 2 Sisters Food Group, Arriva, Aviva, BUPA Care Services, Call Credit, Carlsberg, DHL, Drax Power, Mamas & Papas, Newcastle Building Society, Poundworld, SAGE, UK Asset Resolution, Westcot Credit Services and Yorkshire Building Society.
Tom is an incredibly positive individual who matches his candidate lawyers and clients exceptionally well – leading to long term placements.
Tom and the in-house team are 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 a range of Yorkshire and Newcastle based leading law firms. The courses range from legal updates to ‘softer skill’ developmental programmes.
In the past ten years BCL Legal has become one of the leading legal recruitment consultancies and in that time the in-house team has placed over 500 legal and compliance professionals in-house.
My recent blog posts
As previous blog posts have mentioned, I strongly believe in being open and honest throughout a recruitment process. Yes, those looking for a new position need to be open and honest with their ambitions and requirements as well as accurate in describing their experience and reasons for taking the career path that they have, to date. However, something that the in-house team at BCL Legal can promise...
There is a genre of role asked to assist with from time to time where my response is yes, but only if you dont pay us. Im referring to intern / graduate / LPC roles. This is a level of role that in the main our clients do not want to pay a recruitment fee for but at the same time it can be very time consuming from a recruitment perspective for a business to respond to all the applications that...
If you might find yourself with the responsibility of hiring a new employee to your business, then I encourage you to keep reading. Imagine this. You are a successful lawyer in a business, and you need to hire someone in to your team. You've a role to fill, with a remit to handle complex, high value, varied and technically interesting legal work, and you know you have to find a great person to do...