The market in Scotland was challenging for lawyers during the financial crisis, and as a direct result it was for the recruitment market too. But I loved working for B&C and didn’t wish to leave. Fortunately I had done well enough in the preceding years within Badenoch & Clark’s Edinburgh office to make it a viable option to at least investigate. At the time, it was the only European office that we had and I wanted to explore the opportunity if one existed within the Group. In essence, I then made contact with the Director in Luxembourg and convinced him and the Luxembourg colleagues I met that it would be a good idea to open a market they never had in a jurisdiction I had never worked in or knew anything about (which tied in nicely with their growth plans as it happened)!