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Vicky completed the LPC at the College of Law in Chester and trained with a niche asset finance firm in London called Wilde & Partners, now part of Squire Patton Boggs, before relocating to the North West in 1999. She joined Halliwell Landau where she practised as a commercial litigation solicitor before she made the transition to legal recruitment. She helped to establish the North West legal division of a FTSE 250 global recruitment company before founding BCL Legal with Mark Levine and James Batt in 2003. 

Vicky has worked with a wide range of the region’s law firms from international giants to niche firms in and around Manchester and Liverpool. She has placed over 500 lawyers into private practice and has been described as having an ‘encyclopaedic knowledge of the legal marketplace’ as well as having ‘professionalism and integrity of the highest order’. 

BCL Legal has always been an active supporter of local TSG and JLD groups  and we have continually supported  a wide range of networking groups and legal conferences around the country as well as sponsoring balls and sporting events. Vicky now works with private practices in the North West and ensures the smooth running of BCL’s operations. She also spends her time working with various colleges and universities speaking to under graduates, students and clients promoting www.bclgraduates.com - our free service for legal graduates trying to secure their first step on the ladder.

My recent blog posts


What I didn’t Expect to Learn as a Judge at the Solicitors Journal Awards 2017

Last month I was one of the judges for the second annual Solicitors Journal Awards ceremony on 17 May where almost 500 legal professionals celebrated their success and achievements over the last year at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London. Amongst some seriously elite names from the legal profession, including retired judge Sir Henry Brooke, Sean Jones QC, Sir Geoffrey Nice QC and last year’s winner of...


Vicky Clark shares her top tips for attending law fairs

Last week BCL Legal attended two law fairs in Leeds and Manchester. They are a great way to introduce yourself to a prospective employer and get noticed. In the world of Twitter, LinkedIn and WhatsApp we live in, nothing beats face to face contact. Last night I watched the wonderful Will Smith in the hugely inspirational film ‘Pursuit of Happyness’ and cried at the end when this man’s dogged...


BCL Legal Supports Manchester BPP Law School’s ‘Career Ready Day’

Vicky Clark was invited by Manchester BPP Law School to participate in a panel discussion and Q&A with the students last Thursday. The main topic was the implementation of the Legal Services Act and how the legal jobs market has changed as a result. Alongside Sophie Taylor from Addleshaw Goddard, Ele Lovering from Eversheds, Luiza Da Costa from Express Solicitors as well as Hannah Burgess and Georgina...

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