Careers at BCL

We at BCL are an outstanding team with a reputation for excellence, dedicated to providing the best service to our clients and securing the best possible outcomes for them.

Our strength derives from the quality and depth of expertise of our people. Careers with us offer exceptional opportunities to work on stimulating, complex, high profile cases in the areas of domestic and international corporate crime, financial crime, regulatory enforcement and serious and general crime.

If you believe you could help us maintain and build upon this reputation (even if we do not currently have any vacancies matching your particular skills and experience) please send your application in the form of a CV and cover letter directly to Isabel Shirt, HR Manager, at ishirt@bcl.com.

All applications will be responded to and treated in the strictest confidence. Details will be retained securely by HR for a period of 12 months; in the event that a suitable opportunity arises during that time, you may be contacted for an interview. You are advised that you may withdraw your consent to the retention of your application at any time by contacting Isabel.

Current vacancies

Full-Time Legal Secretary: 2 + years’ experience

We are currently seeking to recruit a new legal secretary with at least 2 years’ experience; whilst experience within a criminal law practice would be useful, it is not essential for this role. A minimum of at least 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grades A* – C are required.

Hours for the permanent role will be Full-Time, either 9am to 5:30pm or 9:30am to 6pm.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Provide full secretarial and administrative support to fee-earning staff
  • Prepare correspondence to client, counsel and court and other parties as required
  • Audio typing from dictation and transcripts
  • File correspondence and documents
  • Prepare schedules of documents, chronologies and court bundles
  • Other general administrative tasks as required, including management of department stationery stock

Business Crime Lawyer: 2 years’ + PQE

We are currently seeking to recruit a first rate lawyer with expertise in the following areas to join our Business Crime department: corporate crime, financial crime, financial regulatory enforcement, tax investigations, dispute resolution, anti-money laundering and anti-bribery & corruption compliance.  Some business travel abroad will be a feature of this role.

Experience in health & safety offences, corporate manslaughter, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings and cyber-crime may be useful but is not essential.

The successful candidate will have:

  • at least 2 years’ + PQE or equivalent experience;
  • an in-depth understanding of criminal/regulatory investigations and prosecutions and the ability to advise both individual and corporate clients subject to, or affected by, investigations, prosecutions and/or proceedings brought by the UK’s investigating and prosecuting authorities e.g. by the SFO, FCA, NCA and CMA;
  • an excellent academic background and an analytical mind;
  • experience in some or all of the relevant practice areas outlined above; and
  • be keen to join a team of dedicated lawyers at the forefront of this area of the law

Corporate Crime & Regulation Lawyer: 2-4 years’ PQE

We are currently seeking to recruit a lawyer with 2-4 years’ post-qualification experience to join our Corporate Crime & Regulation department, working on matters including corporate manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter, health and safety, environmental protection, fire safety, other regulatory offences, financial crime and cyber-crime.

The successful candidate will:

  • have an excellent academic background and an analytical mind;
  • have an in-depth understanding of criminal/regulatory investigations and prosecutions e.g. by the police, the HSE, the EA, local authorities, fire brigades, the SFO and the FCA;
  • have experience in some or all of the relevant practice areas outlined above;
  • have experience of advising companies and individuals; and
  • be keen to join a team of dedicated lawyers at the forefront of this area of the law.

Recruitment agencies

Please note that BCL has a preferred supplier list (PSL) of recruitment agencies therefore we accept agency applications via our PSL only. Any applications submitted by other agencies will not be reviewed; candidates are of course welcome to contact us directly as detailed above.

Contact

  • +44 (0)20 7430 2277
  • 51 Lincoln's Inn Fields
    London WC2A 3LZ