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What’s the right firm for you?

When looking at the London legal market, the opportunities and options can be endless. Our instinct may be to go for brand names as they are instantly more recognisable, but it is clear that these aren’t the only options. But when you’re looking for a job are you fully considering the opportunities available to you? At BCL Legal we work with you to get an understanding of what is driving your job search, and with our understanding of why our clients are recruiting (and the unique selling points of each role) we may be able to suggest opportunities that you would not normally consider.

With a large number of boutique, smaller City and West-End firms showing strong signs of growth over the past 18 months, these firms are definitely worth having on your radar. We are working with a number of such firms currently and it is clear that they have been able to capitalise on the legal market to make some stellar Partner hires over the past few years. This has led to high quality work with high profile clients, but from a candidate perspective it also offers you the chance to work closely with Partners and to get some really hands-on mentoring and development.

BCL Legal are well positioned in the legal market to advise you about a range of firms within your practice area. As the largest legal recruiter within the UK, BCL Legal benefits from being a preferred supplier to many of the large national, international and regional law firms. However, with our specialist knowledge of niche areas we are also able to advise you as to the boutique firms that may also be able to support you given your career aspirations. I specialise in Shipping and Real Estate legal recruitment in London, and with our client relationships spanning the full spectrum of firms I am able to speak with you about the jobs market for these sectors in London. If you are considering your next step or wish to make the move to London then please contact Ria Karnik for a confidential discussion.

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