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Investment in the North promises to increase opportunities for lawyers across a range of sectors

The North of England is going to see a significant injection of money over the coming years with Chancellor George Osborne unveiling a plan to add £56 billion to the North economy as the centrepiece of his Autumn Statement.

Mr Osborne promised a “long term economic plan” to create a “Northern Powerhouse” bringing together proposals on transport, science and the way regions run their affairs. The report calls on the Government to spend £15bn over 15 years on schemes including a 125 mph transpennine rail link. The legal implications of such a venture are of astronomic proportions and there will be an immediate requirement for Construction and Property Lawyers to facilitate these projects.

National Law firms with offices based in the North of England are already complaining of a shortage of qualified candidates and have asked us for assistance in drawing upon resource from further afield such as London and abroad. Smaller, medium law firms are being squeezed and there is a generally overwhelming feeling of long term anticipated growth that will create sustainable job opportunities for commercial lawyers across the North.

At BCL Legal we welcome the opportunity to speak with lawyers in commercial sectors such as corporate, construction, real estate, planning and commercial contracts at all levels as we cannot keep up with the demand. Whether you are looking for an opportunity to work alongside major brands and seeking to work in an international law firm or choosing to work in a medium sized commercial practice with work/life balance considerations, we will have opportunities to present to you across Yorkshire and the North East.

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