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Solicitor James Bizley has joined the in-house legal department at the Peterborough-based BGL Group – one of the UK’s largest privately-owned personal lines insurance intermediaries.

James joins BGL Group from Buckles Solicitors in Peterborough where he was an associate in the company commercial department for more than four years.

A graduate in Modern Languages and International Business Finance from the University of Northumbria, James also completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Law and The Legal Practice Course at BPP School in London.

James Bizley

As part of the six-strong legal team James’ work spans a broad range of commercial legal matters affecting the business including the drafting and negotiation of a variety of contracts - such as new joint business framework agreements for the company’s affinity insurance specialist Junction and aggregator agreements for its price comparison website comparethemarket.com - Group intellectual property protection, litigation and external PR.

James said: “I am relishing my new role. The ability to be actively involved and see the impact of the work I do on the daily life of the business is extremely rewarding. It is a very fast-paced business and there’s always something new to challenge me to find focused, practical and efficient ways of applying the law to meet the demands of the business.”

Director of Corporate Services Ron Simms said: “We are delighted to welcome James on board. He has quickly become a very valued member of the in-house legal team at BGL Group. We currently have a number of other opportunities in our legal department and the other areas of corporate services. We are always on the look-out for the right calibre of people to join us at our rapidly-expanding organisation.”

For current job opportunities at the BGL Group check out the website at www.bglgroup.co.uk

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