Matthew Porter
Matthew Porter
Director: London Private Practice: Interim and Paralegals

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Booking a locum for the summer

As the days become longer and the winter more of a distant memory more of us are booking, and looking forward to, our summer holidays. Two weeks out of the office, out of office set and work phone left in the top drawer of the desk. I can taste the sea air already.

For many owners of much smaller law firms, especially sole practitioners or lawyers in small departments, the thought of a two week summer holiday often remains just an idea. The fear of work not being carried out for precious clients outweighs the benefits that a holiday can bring.

But for many sole practitioners and lawyers in smaller firms the annual two week holiday is enjoyed. This is because these firms have taken the leap of faith in hiring a professional locum.

The Interim team at BCL Legal has a combined 25 years experience in placing legal professionals. We register lawyers who have held senior roles earlier in their careers and now work as professional locums; adept and used to taking over a caseload for a short period of time and then moving on to their next assignment. These locums seek to fill their diaries with as many locum bookings as they can throughout the “holiday season”.

The majority of the seasonal bookings we make for locum lawyers tend to be within residential conveyancing, private client and family law disciplines. That said, we place lawyers across the full spectrum of legal services.

If you are a solicitor in need of a holiday (or require short term cover) and didn’t know that there was a locum option available or if you are a lawyer seeking to work as a locum then get in touch with the Interim team at BCL Legal.

For more information contact Matthew Porter at BCL Legal.

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