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Category Archives: London market

Should you interview candidates who don’t match your criteria?

Brexit and government reforms have been hot topics for over two years now. Although nothing’s set in stone, it’s started to dictate the economy, and both the private and public sectors. Impact on the legal market As a legal recruitment consultant, I’ve noticed that despite

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‘Slip! Slop! Slap!’: a barometer of London’s summer recruitment activity

The UK summer of 2018 has been the fourth hottest on record with temperatures reaching 33 degrees Celsius in the Met Office’s Stephenson Screen; my back garden thermometer nearly exploded with the mercury rising to 40 degrees Celsius in the direct sunshine! ‘Slip! Slop! Slap!’ comes

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Continued Demand for Real Estate Lawyers.

The demand for bi- and multi-lingual document review lawyers

In recent years, the demand for qualified lawyers and paralegals with foreign language skills has significantly increased, especially in relation to document review roles. The ability to read and analyse complex legal writing in foreign languages is necessary for projects involving multi-national documents. Therefore, bilingual and

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I’ll soon be an NQ lawyer, should I have a job backup plan?

The end is in sight! You’ve completed your degree, perhaps the GDL, the LPC and now two years as a trainee. You’re about to become a solicitor, but first, you need to find out if you’re being retained. It’s a tense and nerve-racking time. That’s

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I work as an interim Document Review Lawyer – is overtime compulsory?

I’ve placed hundreds of lawyers into temporary document review projects over the past few years and candidates who are new to the area, or interested in embarking on their first project, ask the above frequently. There isn’t a clear yes or no answer. The answer

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Assessing your options

Moving to London for work: should I become a ‘London lawyer?’

The London market’s always garnered interest from candidates – it’s a vibrant and diverse city with a large range of legal opportunities. I love London – I’m lucky enough to have a relatively easy commute into the city and I get to walk past some

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The Law and the Economy

How do I become a document review lawyer?

BCL Legal is one of the largest suppliers of document review lawyers to law firms and outsourcing companies in London. We are often asked by lawyers who haven’t worked in document review projects before “how do I become a document review lawyer?” Document review roles

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Residential Property Locums

Fixed Term Contract Roles

It is widely acknowledged that many private practice lawyers reach a stage in their careers when they no longer want to work in practice, but instead want to change direction slightly and work as in in-house lawyer. We have found that lawyers who want to

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Assessing your options

What I have learnt this year

Firstly, I have learnt that as you get older, a year goes so much faster! When I was at school, a six week summer holiday seemed to last an age, yet 2017 has seemed like a “blink and you miss it” year! Anyway, moving on…..

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Should I leave my permanent role to give contracting a go?

Data Privacy – The next big thing

I’ve worked as an interim legal recruiter for the past 15 years and during this time I’ve come to realise that the there seems to be a demand for a certain skill set at any given time. In recent years the demand in London has

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Does your recruiter’s brand affect your job search?

Reading, UK

I’ve always enjoyed a challenge. Since January 2017, I have been responsible for our coverage for private practice clients and candidates in Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Guildford. After 6 years’ spent exclusively covering the East and West Midlands, it is fair to say that I have

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The Law and the Economy

Interim Lawyer Opportunities

Are you one of the many lawyers seeking to leave private practice for an in-house role? Yes, there are lots of you and some of you quit your jobs without one to go to; it’s all become too much for you working at that law

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