Legal Jobs and Recruitment Consultants

Companies and agencies which specialise in legal jobs.

The Journals

The Lawyer's recruitment section has details of over 1,000 UK law firms. There are typically 5,000 jobs online at any time. Firms can enter and maintain their own details in their directory listing and also the jobs they want to advertise. Candidates can search by a variety of criteria and can apply online; they can also receive a daily email listing new jobs in those categories.

The Law Society Gazette offers the latest legal jobs for solicitors including jobs in private practice, in house, legal HR, legal IT and legal secretaries. There are typically around 4,000 jobs advertised online at any time. You can search by position, practice area, location, PQE and by the particular consultant providing the service. You can set up an email enquiry so that any new jobs are sent to you automatically.

Legal Week Jobs is a legal recruitment website provided by journal Legal Week covering a wide range of legal jobs within the profession. It delivers legal jobs for private practice, in-house and commercial sectors including lawyer, assistant solicitor, paralegal, legal secretarial, business development, marketing, executive & support jobs from legal recruitment consultants, companies and law firms.

Recruitment Consultants and Jobs Search Companies, alphabetically

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Abacus Professional Recruitment is a Belfast consultancy specialising in the placement of legal candidates, from paralegals to partners. Offering no-obligation advice to candidates seeking to enter the N.I. market, including extensive knowledge of the local sector – the firms and the personalities, current and predicted market-trends and recent salary surveys. The company has also assisted with roles in Ireland, London and Middle East. The main objective of the site is to introduce job and career enhancing opportunities to individuals and confidentially promotes individual jobseekers to prospect companies. They have won many business awards such as Best Recruitment Consultant, Best Recruitment Team, Best Place to Work, Best Website and Best Marketing Initative.

Agency Central (the legal part of Agency Central is here) was formed in 1999; it is an online resource that connects employers and job seekers with UK recruitment agencies. Recruitment agencies are responsible for placing the right people into the right jobs. Since 2000, Agency Central has helped more than 11 million candidates and 660,000 employers find recruitment agencies to work with by helping them narrow down their criteria.

Amelia Bond Search & Selection Ltd is a independent consultancy based in Birmingham providing recruitment services for legal people nationwide. The firm adopts a friendly, open and honest approach and will do everything to match the right person with the right job.

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Badenoch & Clark specialise in accountancy & finance, financial services, HR, insurance, interim management, IT, legal, marketing, public sector and not-for-profit recruitment nationwide. They provide permanent, temporary, contract and search recruitment services for qualified and non-qualified lawyers, contracts managers and company secretaries. Several offices enable the company to provide comprehensive nationwide coverage of all markets including Private Practice, Commerce & Industry, Financial Services and the Public Sector.

Bailey Hunter work with law firms of all sizes as well as in-house legal departments handling the full spectrum of legal vacancies on a permanent and contract/locum basis. They have a proven track record of success to include; Partners, Associate Solicitors, Assistant Solicitors, Legal Executives, Paralegals, Legal Cashiers, Law Cost Draftspersons, Legal Secretaries/Receptionists, Marketing Managers and IT Managers. They cover UK wide opportunities with a particular emphasis in the North of England.

Balance Recruitment is a specialist financial recruitment consultancy, specialising in the Legal Accounts and Finance Systems market in London. They are first tier suppliers to a wide number of UK and US Law Firms based in London, and are often instructed to recruit for vacancies on exclusive, sole-supplier agreements.

BCL Legal is the alliance of three key legal recruiters in the North West providing consultative, professional and objective advice for partners and assistants. There are 4 locations and 60 members of the team. The firm offers a comprehensive legal recruitment service for lawyers, law firms and businesses at all levels, across all disciplines and across all sectors. They can assist with Private Practice Legal Recruitment, In-house Legal Recruitment and Public Sector.

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Careerjet is an employment search engine which brings back jobs from across the world (you specify "legal" and you can also specify the region you want). Based in Australia it is particularly good for Australian jobs.

Career Legal Professional was established in 1991. It is an independent recruitment consultancy situated the heart of the City of London providing specialist recruitment services to the legal sector, ranging from secretarial to legal professionals.

Caselton Clark are an Intellectual Property recruitment agency based on the Strand in London working in partnership with the Perry Clayman Employment Agency. They specialise in Intellectual Property Lawyers as well as administrator roles for a number of legal businesses including paralegals, clerks etc.

Chadwick Nott is a specialist legal recruitment consultancy covering the whole of England and Wales from offices in London and Bristol. They were founded in 1992 and have grown steadily since then by concentrating on providing a personal and tailor-made service to lawyers. All consultants are legally qualified. There is an advertised selection service to recruit top lawyers and also an extensive database of candidates and contacts.

Chambers and Partners produce one of the key directories and guides to the legal profession, both in the UK and worldwide, and so are very well connected amongst law firms.

Chambers People, established in 2002, provides Staff Recruitment, Staff Training, and other solutions to Barristers’ Chambers, and increasingly Law Firms, operating right across the country. Martin Poulter, a former Senior Clerk and Chambers Director, is assisted by Ginnie Rule, and a team of other consultants. They provide staff for permanent, temporary or contract hire for Clerking and Non-Clerking posts at all levels. Clerks, Practice Managers, Fees Clerks, Administrators, Managers, Book-keeping, Accounts, Library, Personal Administrators, and Marketing staff are all personally interviewed as part of the registration process, before offered to the client for consideration. There is also a service to chambers for billing of fees for work done, and fee recovery work, as well as training for staff in barristers' chambers including basic introduction to the legal profession, the law court system, diary and practice management techniques, and fees training. They have a team of trained Fees Clerks who are available for remote access services.

CILEx (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) is the professional association which represents more than 20,000 trainee and practising Chartered Legal Executives. For more than 50 years, they have been offering access to a flexible career in law. CILEx Recruitment is the jobs and recruitment site associated with CILEx.

Church International provides recuitment of IT professionals with legal backgrounds - all technologies across all levels of seniority. (Not legal recruitment as such).

Cogence Search is a specialist legal recruitment service delivered in a consultative, knowledge-based and ethical manner. Jobs at all degrees of seniority are covered, from newly-qualified lawyers to partner level, on a permanent assignment basis.

Crime Solicitor Recruitment is part of the Ten-Percent Group and specialises in crime solicitor recruitment across the UK, working with many law firms large and small, placing Duty Solicitors (freelance and salaried), Higher Court Advocates, Police Station Accredited Representatives, solicitors and paralegals. Run by a former crime solicitor.

CV-Library is a leading independent job site. Candidates can apply directly to over 125,000 live vacancies from across the UK, covering over 70 different sectors. There are typically over 3,000 legal vacancies advertised in the UK at any one time.

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Douglas Scott successfully recruits Fee Earners & Support Staff throughout England, from several locations. The recruitment team is a tried and tested blend of legal experience complimented by recruiter savvy. They have Legal Fee Earners & Support Staff as well as experienced Recruitment Consultants.

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EastMidlandsLegal.co.uk are specialist legal recruitment consultants for lawyers and legal staff in the East Midlands, including Nottingham, Leicester, Derby and Northampton. Part of the Ten-Percent Group.

EJ Legal was one of the first specialist legal recruitment agencies in the country. They specialise in finding private practice solicitors jobs in London and the South East at partner and assistant level, and in placing solicitors into in house roles in the financial services and commerce and industry sectors.

Elliot Marsh are based in Altrincham, Cheshire. They offer a full range of search and selection solutions for jobs in a wide range of sectors, including the legal sector. Their services are supplemented by other added value services such as psychometric instruments used to assess personality, motivation and job compatibility.

EM Legal are a leading legal recruitment firm based in Altrincham, Cheshire, specialising in legal recruitment throughout the North West, Yorkshire and the North East. With over twenty years of industry know-how, EM Legal's experienced team of specialist legal recruitment consultants have worked directly with some of the UK's leading law firms and businesses on a national and regional level providing both permanent and temporary legal staff ranging from paralegal and legal executives to solicitors and partners.

eNL Legal is a legal recruitment agency offering a personalised, tailored and confidential service throughout the UK and providing an excellent service for both candidates and clients. They operate across many industrial and service sectors providing a a good choice for law candidates. They place many legal candidates in permanent and interim/locum jobs across private practice, public sector and in-house roles.

ERS Legal - Executive Recruitment Services - is one of the top 100 recruitment agencies in the UK, working across a number of professional sectors as well as the law.

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First Flight Non-Executive Directors specialises in board-level positions, many of which are filled with executives with legal expertise. They are the first specialist UK Non Exec and Chair Search firm, and they work to help raise the standards and effectiveness of UK Chairs and Non-Executive Directors.

Future Legal Recruitment, based in Manchester is a specialist legal recruitment agency headed by David Artingstall (former senior partner at Fentons Solicitors in Manchester). It offers a bespoke and personal service to the legal community throughout Greater Manchester, Liverpool and Merseyside and the wider North West.

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Garfield Robbins is a London based, specialist legal recruitment consultancy placing qualified lawyers into Private Practice, In-house and International legal roles. They are one of the UK’s leading legal recruitment agencies , having specialised in placing qualified lawyers into legal roles since 1989. You can search the website for the latest legal vacancies in private practice and in-house, in the UK and internationally. They have long-standing relationships with the leading law firms and corporates worldwide and a thorough knowledge of the legal recruitment market place and access to top legal jobs.

Garrett McCarroll Knowles (gmk) is a legal recruitment company specialising in the placement of lawyers at all levels, from newly qualified to partner, predominantly in private practice. Founded in 1998, they place lawyers in London and the South East, as well as other major cities in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. They also cover the Asian market through Law Alliance, an associate office in Hong Kong.

G2legal is a high-tech legal recruitment firm with offices in 7 locations including Manchester, Edinburgh and Brighton. Clients range from Magic Circle and US law firms to major regional firms and high street practices. They have also placed a significant number of lawyers from abroad into UK Law firms. There are typically around 1,750 current jobs on the site, at all levels.

Grist Legal is a Legal Recruitment Consultancy, established in 2002, specialising in the placement of qualified Solicitors, up to and including Partners, Legal Executives, Paralegals, Legal Secretaries and support staff. Their Consultants' legal background equips them to provide clients with an informed judgement on appropriate candidates.

GR Law is a specialist legal recruitment consultancy based in London. They offer legal recruitment and jobs for lawyers, paralegals, legal secretaries and other legal support staff for law firms and in-house legal departments.

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Healymedd Consultancy provides its clients in private practice, financial services and funds a professional, transparent and totally discreet search service to find the best lawyers. It is closely involved in each client’s business strategy as it directly relates to their hiring needs.

homecountieslegal.co.uk is a specialist web-based recruiter dealing with solicitors and legal executives in the greater London and Home Counties areas.

Hudson is a global recruitment consultancy. The Legal sector group is headquartered in London and there are also branches in Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester which enables the firm to provide a national approach to legal recruitment. They also recruit specialists in all the key disciplines required to successfully manage a law firm including IT, Marketing, HR and Finance.

Hughes Castell describe themselves as "Recruiters of the best legal and compliance talent in Asia-Pacific since 1986". They work only in the legal field thus providing total specialisation and knowledge. You can search for vacancies on the site.

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The Institute of Legal Finance and Management (ILFM) is a not for profit organization dedicated to the education, support and promotion of excellence for everyone working in the legal finance and management sector. They provide an online classified section for jobs available for all site visitors to view as well as an extensive online vacancies section which can only be viewed by members.

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Jobserve was formed in 1993 and quickly became the world's first Internet Recruitment Service, providing an online searchable database of legal jobs including many provided by other Recruitment Agencies. They provide job seekers with an email list of all new jobs matching their requirements each day, currently delivering over 1.2 million subscription emails per day!

Jobs For Lawyers UK offers jobs under various work type descriptions, which can be searched on the site. This site is free to job seekers and does not require you to register - you can just browse and reply direct to the advertiser. There is also a section (not yet large) on trainee and pupil opportunities. Lawyers looking for jobs can advertise for free.

Jonathan Fagan Legal Recruitment Consultants is part of the Ten-Percent group of Legal Recruitment agencies, based in the UK and assisting with national and international legal jobs for lawyers and legal staff. The specialise in solicitors’ firms with more than 100 staff and corporate clients, together with in house legal departments.

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Kinney Recruiting is a legal recruitment agency with a worldwide presence. They specialise in the permanent placement of experienced, qualified lawyers in law firms and in-house companies both in the UK and the rest of the world. The site contains job listings and up-to-the-minute legal headlines.

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Laurence Simons is a leading international legal recruitment consultancy, based in London. They act for Law Firms, Corporations and Financial Institutions across the UK and Ireland, Mainland Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific, The Caribbean and Bermuda.

LAW Absolute launched in 2003, is an independent legal recruitment agency based in London. They work purely in the recruitment of lawyers, within legal, board and executive, company secretarial and public sector recruitment. Their directors, managers and consultants share a vast amount of collective experience and proven track record in legal recruitment and executive search.

Law Consultants is a niche recruitment agency committed solely to the Legal Profession. They are based in Hertfordshire, close to Stansted airport, and have been established for over 25 years. They provide permanent and locum lawyers Nationwide.

Law Staff Online (LSO) finds legal secretaries, administrators, cashiers, business development managers – the whole range of support staff – as well as all levels and grades of lawyer. It works with a monthly fee rather than a commission so the firm can use the service as much as it likes without additional costs.

Legal Aid Practitioners Group represents over 800 firms of High Street Solicitors, committed to legal aid work. There is news on legal aid developments and information on lobbying, meetings and events. There is a register of job vacancies.

Legal Jobs Board is a leading online employment and career site for legal professionals and those looking to work within law. The site provides candidates with information on vacancies for lawyers, solicitors, paralegals and legal secretaries. It also has a legal graduate area published in conjuction with the law school of Wolverhampton.

Legal Prospects is a leading Legal job board where major legal recruiters advertise their vacancies, including newly qualified and graduate roles. There are thousands of legal jobs covered at any time from firms and recruiters nationwide. You can browse jobs according to type, e.g. Lawyer, Solicitor, Paralegal, Legal Executive, Legal Secretary and general legal support roles.

legalsupportnetwork.co.uk provides services and business tools to professional staff working in finance, finance systems & costs within the Legal industry throughout the UK. They aim to promote the interests of professionals working within these niche areas by providing up-to-date, quality information and advice to Employers and Employees. There is news, information on events and various online tools (including a VAT Number Validation Service). There is a Recruitment Section on the site relating to accounts, finance and management jobs in the legal area.

Lipson Lloyd-Jones was established in 1987 by Simon Lipson, a solicitor with 7 years' experience in both private practice and industry, and Marian Lloyd-Jones, a highly respected recruitment professional. They have premises in the City of London and in Manchester and provide comprehensive coverage of the legal market place, with both private practice and in-house vacancies throughout the UK. They also work within an international network to access vacancies in the Far East, Middle East, Australasia, and Europe.

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Maine-Tucker Recruitment was established in 1987 to specialise in recruiting secretarial and administrative support staff into companies based mainly in the West End and City of London. (Not specifically legal).

McKenzie Douglas specialise in legal jobs in commerce and industry. Based in the North West and the Midlands, with associate offices in the South of England, they place candidates across the UK and Internationally.

Michael Page is a major recruiter of professionals in many fields, including legal, with a national network of 7 offices throughout the UK and many offices inother countries. There are over many legal positions which can be viewed on-line.

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Newly Qualified Solicitor Jobs is a website for newly qualified solicitors with some jobs advertised.

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Professionals In Law works as a marketplace in which firms can find new talent and talent can find new firms. They are keen on promoting the legal sector as a whole, to help attract great people from other areas who otherwise wouldn’t consider moving into the profession. They do not allow agencies to advertise with them without naming their clients. They allow firms to build micro-sites explaining their culture and recruitment needs at length, so candidates can find out a lot more about what’s on offer before they get in touch.

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reed.co.uk is one of the UKs largest recruitment websites. There are currently over 1,700 legal vacancies advertised online by over 390 recruiters. The job seeker can register to receive jobs that match specified criteria via email or text message.

Re Legal are specialist legal recruitment consultants operating in the regional centres of Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and Liverpool. As well as extensive legal recruitment experience, consultants have practised as lawyers in Private Practice and Commerce & Industry, including at partner level. They are able to advise on Private Practice and Commerce & Industry and deal with law firms, commercial clients, lawyers and solicitors of all levels across all disciplines and including in house legal jobs.

RFC Recruitment Group specialises in the recruitment of professional and management level personnel throughout Ireland. There is a good-sized section of legal jobs. There are no charges for job-seekers and various free services are provided to them like automatic notification by email of new jobs.

RS Legal Recruitment specialises in working with both candidates and clients nationwide and are based in central England. For clients, recruitment solutions are available to both private practice law firms and in-house companies. For candidates, looking for an opportunity in private practice or an in-house role, the company can offer excellent opportunities at some of the best firms and companies in the country.

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Sacco Mann was established in 1997 and is now one of the most respected names in Legal and IP Recruitment, across the regions. Their founders' vision is one of a comprehensive Legal and IP Recruitment service which is powered by its people and its unique principles. Its intention is to provide everyone with a tailor made career service of the highest quality.

Scotjobsnet is an independent Glasgow based Scottish job board which offers the job seeker a comprehensive list of Scottish jobs (including legal jobs) within both the public and private job sectors. It provides Scottish recruiters and employers competitive advertising solutions and job posting packages for attracting candidates throughout Scotland. There are articles covering jobs in major Scottish cities and regions and articles on looking for a job and career development. The site was launched in 2007.

Sellick Partnership specialises in placing legal professionals into a range of disciplines covering a variety of roles from partners and solicitors to paralegals and assistants. They cover the South East, South West, East Anglia, North West and the Midlands from their Head Office in Manchester; and the Yorkshire, North East and Lincolnshire areas from their Leeds office. Consultants hold regular open days, interview sessions, career clinics and weekly meetings with both new and existing clients across the country.

Simply Law Jobs is a well established legal jobs board. All levels of the legal profession are covered throughout the UK with law jobs from leading law recruitment companies, law firms and direct employers. The following types of jobs are covered: Legal Executive, Paralegal, Solicitor, Partner, Practice Manager, Legal Accounts, Legal Secretary/PA, Legal Support roles and Law Associates.

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Taylor Root are a global legal recruitment company with substantial experience of successfully recruiting lawyers around the world. They have offices in London, Leeds, Hong Kong and Sydney. The Consultants are all qualified lawyers, solicitors and barristers qualified in either the UK or Australia

Ten Percent Legal Recruitment handles legal jobs for solicitors, lawyers, legal executives, legal cashiers and fee earners across the UK and Particular niche at dealing with smaller to medium sized Legal 500 firms. Since April 2000 the company has donated 10% of annual profits to charity via the Ten-Percent Foundation, hence the name. The site also offers extensive paid and free legal careers services and advice for lawyers and law students with over 200 pages of information.

The Law Pages is a legal resources site that provides a number of services and facilities for legal professionals, students as well as the general public. It encompasses legal recruitment with a directory for those wishing to locate a service including listings of Solicitors, Barristers their firms and chambers. Where a member of the directory has acted in a criminal case listed in our unique sentence tool they are linked.

Thomas Telman Consulting is a specialist legal recruitment and head hunting consultancy for legal professionals. The site provides information on the jobs market, access to current jobs, articles and tips. Employers can register their vacancies and also receive advice on finding the right person for the particular job in hand.

Total Jobs is a large online jobs board covering many disciplines (commercial and professional) including legal. The site typically carries over 150,000 live vacancies at any one time with (currently) over 2,000 legal jobs. You can upload your cv and apply for multiple jobs with little effort. The site is linked with similar sites in other countries.

totallylegal is a major site for solicitors, lawyers, barristers, paralegals, legal PAs and legal executives. They advertise the latest private practice, in-house and public sector roles including jobs from Magic and Silver Circle to boutique firms.. Candidates can apply to either firms' or recruitment agencies' opportunities and there is the facility to browse firms' profile pages and link directly to firms' websites. Candidates can also select their own experience and area of interest and have new jobs that match their criteria e-mailed to them as and when they come on to the site. No registration is required.

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yorkshire-legal-recruitment.co.uk is a specialist web-based legal recruiter handling solicitors, legal executives and legal support staff recruitment in Yorkshire. It handles assignments for both in house departments and law firms.

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