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Category Archives: London market

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

I’ve placed hundred 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 in to the city and I get to walk past

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

Juggling Motherhood and a Career in Law

I have recently returned to work following maternity leave and it is from first hand experience that I have realised just how tough it can be to juggle the needs of a young family, with a demanding job, all whilst trying to do a good

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Why interview prep can keep you ahead of the competition

Should I look for a new job?

It’s a strange question really isn’t it? Especially when it’s a recruitment consultant asking you if you’re sure it’s the right time to make a move. But here at BCL Legal we firmly believe in being consultative with our candidates and sometimes the result of

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The best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be!

Should I move to London?

Yes. No. Maybe? It depends on the situation, surely?! I grew up in Derbyshire, it was wonderfully quaint and leafy but not somewhere I wanted to stay beyond 18 if I could avoid it. It was too quiet, I wanted some excitement! I went to

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Qualification quandaries?

10 reasons to choose Birmingham over London

Midway between England’s big cultural powerhouses – London and Liverpool, Birmingham has often missed out on its share of the limelight. As a native Brummie this has always irked me somewhat. Having spent a number of years living away and abroad, I am very proud

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