BCL Legal marks growth with new office
The Birmingham branch of BCL Legal has moved into a new office in the city centre to accommodate its growing team.
It has also this week announced the arrival of a new member of staff who will be working across the Midlands and South West regions.
The company has taken out 1,642 sq ft of space on the sixth floor at Colmore Place on a five year lease. It was previously located on Temple Row in a serviced office. BCL Legal decided to make the move to ensure it has enough capacity for planned growth over the coming years. The new office will be able to accommodate up to 18 staff and includes dedicated reception and boardroom spaces.
James Brewster, business manager at BCL Legal, commented, “The last few years has seen BCL Legal grow and expand. We have built up a solid presence in Birmingham and we now work with clients and candidates right across the Midlands, the South West and beyond from this location. Our new city centre base is ideally situated as it’s less than a 10 minute walk from Snow Hill and New Street Station. We’re also close to many of our key clients.
James added: We outgrew our previous serviced office and it was no longer really fit for purpose. We have ambitious growth plans, and our aim is to expand our ranks by around 20% by the end of 2015. We therefore needed to gear ourselves up - especially as the market looks set to grow now the recovery has taken hold.”
Bhavisha Duggal also joins the company as a legal recruitment consultant. Bhavisha’s core roles and responsibilities will be to recruit paralegals and solicitors for law firms across the Midlands and South West regions in areas such as insurance litigation. Her focus will be on defendant professional indemnity, defendant clinical negligence and personal injury roles.
From its network of offices in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Bristol and Reading, the BCL Legal team deals with the placement of lawyers at all levels from paralegal to partner within the private practice and in-house sectors on both a permanent and temporary basis.