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Category Archives: Change

Being the new guy

Authority in Silence – Last GDPR thoughts before R-Day (Regulation)

The great dawn of personal information security is coming upon us, no longer will companies be able to unnecessarily store or process data without explicit consent from individuals. In my opinion this is one foot onto the path of users ending up getting paid for

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Why changing your job isn’t as daunting as you might think

When’s the best time to ask for flexible working?

There are few firms these days that won’t consider an element of flexible working. We all have busy lives and with advances in technology logging on from home is a doddle compared to 5-10 years ago. Work life balance is important to the large majority

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From law to recruitment – how did I end up here?

I can picture myself in 2010, bright eyed and bushy tailed (or if we are being realistic, a bit worse for wear after a fresher’s night out) at a university careers talk. If you had approached me then and asked what I would be doing

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The DNA of a Champion

BCL Legal holds its annual NQ seminar in conjunction with the Newcastle JLD

Earlier last month BCL Legal held its annual NQ seminar in conjunction with the Newcastle JLD at Bealim House in Newcastle City Centre. Not only was this a hugely successful event, it was also held in a gin bar. What more do you need?! First

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It’s a conveyancers world

First time buyer?

My completion date has finally arrived to say that I am excited is an understatement, this is something I have been working towards for the last 4 years and it’s my first house and feeling very proud.  Am I scared? Yes, will I eat beans

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Being the new guy

The accelerated degree plan, will future lawyers be behind the curve?

The Department for Education have published a consultation on whether there should be an accelerated degree programme for higher education students in order to “save students money, time and get them earning in the workforce sooner”. A critic could agree that the real reasons are

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Continued Demand for Real Estate Lawyers.

How do I become an interim lawyer?

I have worked as an interim legal recruiter for over ten years and during this time I have seen the landscape for interim lawyers within the legal field become increasingly popular. Realistically it is an option for mid and senior level lawyers who for a

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How long should I stay in my job?

I’ve been with BCL Legal for little over a year and now and in that time I’ve learned a lot. The last year has given me the understanding that this is the job for me; this is where I want to build my career. These

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Solicitors Journal

What can I do as a newly qualified solicitor if I don’t want to practice?

Recruitment may just be the answer. Have you recently qualified and are now thinking that becoming a solicitor isn’t exactly what you dreamt it would be? You do have options. Legal recruitment will give you the opportunity to utilise your legal knowledge, build relationships with

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Don’t be a mouse – Stand out.

Do I want a new job?

When you start thinking about moving jobs this is the start of a very thought provoking process. A very important process may I add and one if it isn’t explored thoroughly will lead to a lot of wasted time and keeping you stuck in a

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NQ Careers Roadshow Hits Leeds

The NQ season is ready to go….

We’re rapidly approaching that time of year when second year trainee solicitors turn their attentions in earnest to their post-qualified careers, thinking about which practice area/s they want to qualify into, whether they want to stay in the same city or move, what kind of

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