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Why Leeds is the Perfect Place to Start Your Legal Career

Leeds is described by the Legal 500 as ‘a sophisticated and highly competitive marketplace, second only to London’.  As one of the fastest growing economies in the UK, Leeds draws strength from its reputable legal industry.

Over 180 law firms are based in Leeds including top national and international firms such as Pinsent Masons, DLA Piper, Hammonds, Addleshaw Goddard and Eversheds. As well as this there are successful small, medium and niche firms specialising in practice areas ranging from criminal to media law.

There are over 8,000 legal professionals working in and around Leeds. With a view to growing and developing legal talent in house, several major firms have recently launched pioneering recruitment and learning and development programmes for their staff.

Irwin Mitchell has launched a career-spanning development programme for its entire staff from paralegals to partners. The Irwin Mitchell University (IMU) Law and Business School is a bespoke programme of education which meets particular business and training needs and is accessible to all levels of qualification within the firm.

DWF also have launched apprenticeship schemes in association with ILEX and ILEX Tutorial College (ITC) to provide new recruits with a career path into the legal profession. Providing education, study support and training for the apprentices, the scheme has been established in conjunction with ILEX and has also won the backing of Skills for Justice.

So if all this sounds of interest to you and you would like to work in a vibrant city like Leeds contact the Yorkshire team at BCL Legal . We understand that you’re looking for a specialist legal recruiter who understands your location and requirements thoroughly. We also understand that finding the right job for a paralegal is very different to that of an equity partner. Whatever sort of legal job or lawyer you’re looking for though, one thing will never change: the way BCL delivers.

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