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The legal job market has changed significantly in the last few years. Social media and our connected world mean that both law firms and the legal talent they seek to attract, want and expect more. A positive customer experience in today’s legal recruitment landscape is critical.

We know that when it comes to the legal sector, second-best just doesn't cut it. At Clayton Legal we're more than just another legal recruitment agency, we've bee partnering with law firms since 1999 to find, recruit, place and uncover the brightest legal talent in the UK, into exciting new careers.

Our 20-year record of success has enabled us to develop trusted relationships with many of the UKs law firms including; the Legal 500, Top 200 and smaller and independent regional law firms. We work in partnership with all our customers to deliver on both career expectations and business drivers.

Our regional teams ensure that firms are guaranteed local and regional focus whilst having access to a national talent pool of opportunities. Our teams are focused in: -  

The North West

Yorkshire / Humberside and Scotland

The West and East Midlands 

London and the Home Counties

The South West

We specialise in all areas of Private Client and Commercial Law from Partner level, Associate, Solicitor and Unqualified fee earners to Paralegal in addition to specialist skills within a Legal Practice including:

   Property Law Residential, Commercial and Real Estate

   Litigation, Civil and commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

   Company/Commercial

   Employment Law

   Personal Injury Including all areas of Negligence

   Private client including Family Law, Will Trust, Probate

   Compliance and Regulatory Law

   Banking

   Cost Lawyers

   Practice Management/Legal Cashiers

   Legal Secretarial

   Marketing

   Human resources

   Legal IT

Whether you're an ambitious candidate looking to make your next move or a law firm seeking to build your talent pipeline, we're here to help.

What makes us different?

We have access to exclusive candidate databases, both unique and expansive.

We cover every type of contract required from permanent to temporary, locum and interim

We're experts in our field servicing the length and breadth of the UK, our knowledge of the local, regional and national legal market is unparalleled.

We service law firms wholly offering every type of job role, from Partners to Associates through to Solicitors, newly-qualified, junior fee earning positions and support staff.

We offer a flexible pricing policy, so you only pay for the service you require.

We give the personal touch - our consultants meet with every one of our clients and candidates, so you can rest assured you're dealing with a person throughout the process and not just a name at the end of a line.

If you are a candidate looking to move, with our 20-year record of success, we are able to give you access to the latest Legal vacancies within your specific sector and specialism we also give you access to:

  • Expert career advice guiding you through every step of the journey to secure your next career move including expert advice on salary, interview capability, offer management through our regular contact

  • Up to date salary and market information in your sector

  • Regular market information including salary data and reports 

  • Assistance with offer management

  • Access to a range of resources to assist in your next legal career move

  • Access to our mobile app - For Apple devices click HERE or For Android devices click HERE

Enough about us - What about you?

Call us today so we can find out more about you, learn exactly what it is you 're looking for and put a plan in place to help you achieve it. We believe in going the extra mile, so we'll be staying in regular contact with you throughout the process and can provide free guides, reports, surveys on the legal market and trends across the legal landscape, as and when you need them. It's part of our service and our promise to you...and believe it's what sets us apart.

If you would like to have a conversation with one of our expert recruitment specialists, please email enquiries@clayton-legal.co.uk or use the contact us page