In-house services

In-house Legal, Company Secretarial and Compliance (GDPR)

Every day, since 2003, BCL Legal's in-house legal consultants speak to the UK's top lawyers, company secretaries and compliance professionals. We have always believed that 'who we know' is the key to our success

Over 80% of in-house lawyers placed stay in the role for over four years

Team of 10 with an average of 10 years' legal recruitment expertise


We fill temporary and permanent requirements

Over 8,000 'commercial lawyers' have asked us to assist with their career - our expertise knows who to call upon for each role we assist

Established and trusted

We find the best lawyers, company secretaries and compliance professionals in the market for companies based across the UK, and we've placed more than 2,000 since 2003.

Building your in-house legal function

Getting to know your business, its culture and environment is hugely important to us. Our experience tells us that personality and fit is just as important (if not more) than skill. By taking the time to understand these important elements, we can introduce appropriate legal, co sec and compliance professionals to you.

Relationships are important to us

We’re a team made up of experienced and highly professional consultants who genuinely care, and our main aim is to build long-term relationships with everyone we work with.

It’s the strength of our established relationships within the in-house legal community that makes us market leaders.

BCL Legal recruitment in-house

How we help

  • We're highly experienced in helping businesses recruit first time appointment lawyers
  • We assist in shaping role profiles and internal thinking of the 'type' of lawyer to recruit
  • We assist with legal team profiling: measuring against other relevant-sized organisations
  • We fill interim requirements with referenced lawyers quickly
  • We provide honest appraisals in line with the market - especially relevant when seeking permanent recruits
  • Salary and benefits insight, advice and benchmarking
BCL Legal recruitment in-house

We're different

There’s no other legal recruiter with the same number of in-house legal consultants based across the UK. This means we have unrivalled knowledge of each UK location and the companies, lawyers, company secretaries and compliance professionals that operate and work within them.

  • We own the UK's largest legal professional database and jobs board
  • The use of our patent pending integrated technology: the more placements we make, the smarter we become
  • Partnered recruitment - we always offer our objectivity to support long-term recruitment success
  • We work with the legal community: we organise and stage over 50 annual CPD seminars for the in-house legal community a year. View our events here.

View our other case studies

Overcoming fierce competition with a new office opening

Langleys, a UK leading law firm based in York, has recently opened a defendant insurance office in central Manchester - headed up by fraud partner, Peter Oakes.

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DWF and BCL Legal: working in unison

DWF, a global legal business, with over 27 key locations and over 3,100 employees hosted an agent briefing for consultative advice and assistance recruiting for their complex injury team.

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Fast growing Cheshire Tech Company

After a slow-moving recruitment process to grow its legal team, this Cheshire Tech Company's General Counsel instructed BCL Legal's in-house team. After introducing two credible and suitable lawyers, the company hired both.

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International search pool: Samsung

After several months searching for an antitrust lawyer through direct campaigns and utilising other legal recruiters, Samsung instructed BCL Legal.

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High-volume recruiting: MyHomeMove Case Study

In 2013, BCLs dedicated property team was instructed to assist in MyHomeMove’s national growth and continued expansion, including fee-earning and non-fee earning roles.

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Specialist-sector recruiting: Anthony Collins Solicitors

Over the last two years, ACS has had interesting and complex roles within the Commercial, Corporate Litigation and Property teams and approached BCL Legal to help.

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In-house tailored client campaign: Milliken

BCL Legal placed the previous Regional Legal Counsel, Europe in 2012 who worked for the company for six years. Following a successful period of employment, during which they established the European legal function, the previous incumbent was ready to move on and found a new role elsewhere.

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