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Are you a residential property lawyer looking for a different career path?

Are you a residential property lawyer looking to do something a little different? If you are a people person and think commercially, have you thought of a career as a recruitment consultant? As the manager of the residential property team at the Birmingham office, I would be keen to hear from you!

I think there are many similarities between recruitment and practicing the law. Both require attention to detail, commercial acumen, organisational skills and being able to work to targets. In both processes, you need to be able to negotiate and manage people’s expectations in terms of outcome and timescale. In recruitment, every day is different, offering a new set of challenges that can be financially rewarding as well as intellectually stimulating. The ability to juggle many different projects is essential. It is fast paced, reactive and hard work but essentially extremely gratifying. Interested???

If you have become dis-illusioned in your property role, but still want to utilise your valuable legal experience, recruitment could be the solution. As a residential property lawyer making the transition into recruitment, you would be able to apply your market knowledge and build upon existing contacts. BCL Legal has many non-practicing solicitors working very successfully as legal recruitment consultants, in fact our most successful consultant last year is a former solicitor!

BCL Legal has excellent national coverage and what sets BCL’s consultants apart is their unparalleled knowledge of local legal markets and the relationships they’ve built with key players in those areas. We have years of experience in our specific disciplines offering a consultative service to clients and candidates alike. The learning curve for ex-lawyers can be shorter because of the pre-existing legal know how and we would train you in all things recruitment, with a full induction and training programme designed specifically for you.

Our Birmingham office has seen significant growth over the last few years and has a team of dedicated consultants with a wealth of experience in their niche markets, half of the consultants at BCL Birmingham are non-practicing solicitors! If you think you might want a change in direction call Joanne Lack at BCL Legal for a confidential discussion on 0121 237 5610 or email

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