39% of law firms are pursuing a move to the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ to improve business, cut operational costs and attain wider talent pools

BCL offers a comprehensive Northshoring Services Package, including location advice and sourcing, and the acquisition of fresh and new talent

A highly sought-after option for the legal sector

A less disruptive alternative to offshoring

Relocate – all or part – of your business to the regions

Considerable financial benefits

Why choose BCL Legal's Northshoring Services Package?

BCL Legal is the most trusted advisor when it comes to the relocation and expansion of legal services, and we've worked with many businesses to ensure effortless and successful Northshoring transitions. Contact us today to arrange a free consultation about your current situation and requirements

Why Northshore?

Ever-increasing labour and office costs in the Capital, combined with a desire to improve results, means a move to the regions is a highly sought after option for UK law firms and companies.

  • More practical and viable than offshoring – especially in light of recent uncertainty. Overall, better for the UK economy
  • On both a commercial and personal level, property outside of London is more affordable and readily available
  • Property and staff cost saving as high as £20,000 per employee, per annum
  • Enterprise Zone scheme and Northern Powerhouse initiative offer tax breaks and Government support

How we help

Over 90% of lawyers in the North are registered with BCL Legal, which means we provide access to a selection of the highest-quality lawyers from the regions.

  • BCL HQ was established in the North so our up-to-date knowledge of the region's legal landscape is unparalleled
  • From our London office, we offer face-to-face advice and assistance in sourcing suitable office locations, and preliminary appraisals on regional town and city business environments

Join the others

Allen & Overy and Herbert Smith Freehills were two of the first international firms to Northshore in 2011. Since then, many other firms have followed suit:

  • Ashurst (Glasgow)
  • Baker & McKenzie (Belfast)
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Manchester)
  • Latham & Watkins (Manchester)
  • Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer (Manchester)

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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