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Lawyers Party in Manchester for the ‘Oktoberfest’ as Legal Recruitment Boom Continues


UK legal recruitment agency BCL Legal have seen an increase in instructions in the final quarter of 2007 with many instructions from firms and in house legal departments across a wide variety of sectors. Private practices as well as in house legal departments seem set to grow across the UK in what seems to continue to be a buoyant and candidate driven market. Particularly buoyant disciplines include Corporate, Commercial, Employment, Commercial Litigation and Construction.

The in house market is exceptionally buoyant with many departments looking for Solicitors and Paralegals with IP, Corporate and Commercial experience. BCL Legal is currently acting for a number of major property and banking blue chips including HBOS, Balfour Beatty plc, AMEC plc and Urban Splash.

BCL Legal held a party on 18 October 2007 to inaugurate the new Trainee Solicitors from law firms in Manchester, Preston, Cheshire and Liverpool. The event was held in association with the Manchester Trainee Solicitors Group and the Young Solicitors Group at the Slug & Lettuce in Manchester city centre.

Over 400 lawyers and trainee Solicitors attended from leading national law firms including Addleshaw Goddard, DLA Piper, Weightmans and Eversheds as well as local law firms including Pannone LLP, Turner Parkinson and Horwich Farrelly. Going on late into the night with local jazz band, stilt walkers and fire eaters to entertain; the event was a huge success.

BCL Legal Recruitment Director Victoria Clark commented “It’s a great opportunity for the solicitors and lawyers of tomorrow to network with solicitors and partners from law firms across the region. The North West is a relatively small legal community and it’s important we promote ourselves nationally to encourage more legal work to travel out of London. The North of England is thriving and these events allow everyone to have some fun.” Victoria Clark specialises in placing solicitors into private practices in Manchester and Lancashire.

With offices in Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham, BCL Legal provides a comprehensive legal recruitment service for solicitors, lawyers, law firms and businesses at all levels, across all disciplines and across all sectors. The next event sponsored by BCL Legal is ‘Thank Fawkes it’s Friday’ in Birmingham at Must on Friday 2 November from 5pm.



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