Recruitment Services

Every law firm and legal department has distinctive needs. Our recruitment services are channelled in a way to provide effective solutions to meet every hiring strategy

Permanent, temporary and fixed-term contract solutions

Contingency and retained recruiting arrangements

Consultations and strategic advice

We own the UK’s largest legal jobs board: the biggest channel to get your jobs out there

Every placement escalates BCL’s intelligence

Our consultants lead with their local and discipline-specific expertise; utilising sophisticated BCL methods, including the use of the UK’s largest legal professional database and jobs board (BCL’s). This is reinforced with our patent-pending integrated AI technology; the more placements we make, the smarter we become

Quality match

Each role type affects the recruitment process in a different way.

  • Permanent roles require certainty – a 100% fit in terms of experience, qualifications and personality
  • Temporary placements afford flexibility and short-term commitment, providing a practical solution to workload issues – you need a legal recruiter that quickly grasps your needs in the shortest time possible

Every shortlist and placement utilises our UK-wide database; strengthened through our patent-pending AI technology.

Flexible service arrangements

We offer both contingency and retained service arrangements.

  • A contingency service is a practical solution for less senior roles requiring mainstream legal skills
  • A retained service allows us to build an in-depth understanding of your firm or department’s culture, operations and specialisms. It helps us to get to know your people, markets, ambitions and challenges in thorough detail

Whichever option you choose, we keep all our candidate shortlists to a manageable number so you never waste unnecessary time sifting through CVs that don’t fit the bill.

Advice and benchmarking

Many of our clients utilise our expertise to refine their hiring strategy.

  • We help maximise interview effectiveness, no matter your practiced interview techniques and format
  • We undertake salary and benefits research on a regular basis
  • We offer valuable insight into the latest legal recruiting trends

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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