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Bristol Legal Jobs More Attainable as BCL Legal Recruitment Opens Office in City


BCL Legal Recruitment ( has opened an office in Bristol city centre in response to lawyers and solicitors being lured by the opportunities and prospects that Bristol law firms offer. Career progression is a lot more attainable than in London, due to the expansion and growth plans of many law practices in Bristol. The number of lawyers all running for the same position is less and so prospects for legal professionals are that much more enhanced.

BCL Legal’s Bristol office has been set up to help legal professionals migrating to the city to find their ideal role and enhance their career prospects. The prospect of FTSE 100 clients and the prospect of dealing with top quality work are appealing to legal professionals wanting to further their career as well as the opportunities to take control of their own caseload and to gain more exposure to clients are major attractions for most lawyers.

Legal professionals moving from London will no doubt view salary as one of the biggest considerations for relocating. A drop of between 20% and 40% is often the case if they’re already a lawyer practising at one of the larger London firms. However, Bristol law firms compare well with other legal centres keeping pace with like for like firms in Birmingham City Centre so you they’re not underpaid in regional terms.

Bristol commercial law firms have become successful with a lot of hard work and commitment from staff. So whilst there is undoubtedly a better work – life balance to be had there is still an expectation of working long hours when you are required to ‘get the work done’. Property prices, whilst a lot cheaper than London, the South West has experienced the kind of boom seen elsewhere in the UK.

With offices in Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, and Birmingham BCL Legal provides a comprehensive legal recruitment service for solicitors, lawyers, law firms and businesses. For information relating to legal opportunities in commerce and industry please contact Mark Levine on 0845 241 0933 or by email: For opportunities in Bristol private practice please contact James Batt on 0845 241 0965 or


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