We are proud of our British origins. Blue Pencil was founded in Bristol, England in 2002 by former city solicitor, Liam Mooney. Blue Pencil was named after the “Blue Pencil Test”, which puts restrictive covenants in contracts to the sword, if they are found to be unreasonable. Historically, if deemed unreasonable, such clauses would be struck out from a contract by a judge using a blue pencil. Restrictive covenants in employment contracts are very apt in the world of recruitment and hence the name was chosen.
We opened an office in London in 2007, Dubai in 2008 and Monaco in 2016, allowing us to develop international legal markets further. Blue Pencil is now able to deliver high quality legal recruitment services to clients and candidates in some of the fastest growing markets around the globe and across all time zones.