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West Midlands is UK's leading employment hotspot

  • Victoria Moore

A recent article on thebusinessdesk.com gave some encouraging news for The West Midlands. “The West Midlands has continued to be the UK’s employment hotspot with latest figures showing the region leading the way in terms of job creation. New figures from the Office for National Statistics show the region recorded a 32,000 fall in its jobless total during the October to December 2014 quarter”. But...


Dedicated to all you residential property lawyers out there!

  • Joanne Lack

As a manager of the only dedicated team of consultants specialising solely in residential property recruitment across the Midlands and South, I can confidently say we are experts in our field and are being instructed daily with new roles, some offering a step into management as well as straight forward fee earning. As it’s Chinese New Year tomorrow, it would appear to be the year of the residential...

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I’ve had mine, have you had yours?

  • Chantel Gallagher

It is that time of year again here at BCL Legal where our 6 month reviews are taking place. Appraisals are no ones idea of fun but most, if not every organization evaluates the performance of its employees in some way, whether that process is formal or informal, or on a regular or an ad-hoc basis. Chantel Gallagher, Consultant with BCL Legal in Birmingham offers her opinion on appraisals in the work...


50 shades of legal recruitment

  • Gishan Abeyratne

Across the world on Valentines’ weekend 2015 men, women, couples and singles all ventured to cinemas to see the highly anticipated film adaptation of the best selling novel 50 Shades of Grey. Now I will admit I read the first book because I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I will also admit that I didn’t see what the fuss was about. In my humble and personal opinion, it was literary drivel....


General Counsel influence continues to grow in part due to global regulation

  • Mark Levine

Companies around the world continue to be threatened by a growing tide of regulation, according to KPMG which charted the views of 320 in-house General Counsel. The report, conducted by global research agency Meridien West, interviewed General Counsel from 32 countries who gave their views on a wide range of issues, from relationships with the Board to the risk and regulatory challenges ahead and...


Time for a change?

  • Paul Warburton

In a more recent blog I extolled the virtues of not fearing change which centred around our recent Manchester office move. In a semi-self confessional to my work colleagues, I exposed the well-hidden secret that, despite my dare-devil, adrenalin junkie exterior, I was not in fact a massive fan of change. With all that said, I have always recognised (and it applies equally in life as it does to legal...


In the office all hours? Find a firm that works for you...

  • Angharad Warren

Increasingly, forward thinking employers are seeing the benefit in allowing their employees flexible working arrangements. Whether this be part-time hours, job shares, compressed hours, flexi time or remote working. Technological advancement means that we no longer need to be in the office to work, we can essentially work from anywhere in the world whether that be your home office, local coffee shop or...

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A strong kick off to 2015 for Private Practice Paralegal recruitment..

  • Stephanie Clark

On entering 2015 there has been an extremely high demand for experienced paralegals from our London clients, especially in US firms. Areas of particularly notable demand are Corporate, Real Estate and Insurance paralegals. The most interesting thing about these requirements is that firms are asking for experienced paralegals who are able to take on the work usually given to fee earners and junior...


Do you love your job?

  • Tracy Harris

With Valentine's Day on everyone’s minds, love is surely in the air for the month of February. Which got me thinking that, for those without a special person in their life at this time of year, what else provides life’s love and excitement? Spending so much time at work, surely one must really love their job, because if you don’t, life is going to be pretty depressing, isn’t it?! But - do you love your...

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What are Partners looking for?

  • Annette Hinchcliffe

Law firms are looking for so much more than a solicitor in the interview process. They are looking for an all rounder with business acumen, commercial nous and a personality that will charm and entertain clients. There has been a change in interview techniques. Partners are assessing candidates in a different way and appear to be more impressed with candidates who are creative and fun. I imagine...