BCLP's Dovid Black was named Trainee/Paralegal of the Year on March 7 at the 2019 Manchester Legal Awards Ceremony. The Manchester Legal Awards recognize and reward the wide range of legal skills and talent practicing in the region.

Black heads up the paralegal team for BCLP’s Derivatives Practice – a technical area that requires both knowledge of complex financial instruments and a deep understanding of the legal aspects of industry documentation. Over the past three years, he has negotiated derivatives documentation for key BCLP clients.

Within the last 18 months, the Manchester paralegal team has grown from just Black to four members. With this expansion, he has brought what is usually a bespoke, high-level London-centric work stream into BCLP's Manchester office, benefiting the firm and the local community.

The judges commented that Black was “a truly outstanding candidate" who won the award for “bringing high-value, technical work (derivatives) into Manchester and for his leadership of the team."