We are Clayton Legal


Clayton Legal are leading recruitment specialists with over two decades of sector experience- matching legal professionals at all levels to the very best opportunities in the market.

With long-established, and trusted relationships across a client base that includes Legal 500, Top 200, Regional and Boutique law firms, our team are passionate about driving service excellence across the business and impacting the careers, and lives, of legal talent across the country.

We pride ourselves on providing an unrivalled service in uniting hirers with jobseekers across all practice areas, across the UK – and have built up a reputation for professionalism, honesty and integrity that we are incredibly proud of and work hard to maintain.

We take our role in the placing of legal professionals into their dream jobs extremely seriously, understanding implicitly the importance of listening to requirements, working in their best interest at all times, and giving them the tools and resources they need at every step of the journey – for a successful outcome for all parties.

So, 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.

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We have been recruiting for law firms across the UK for over 23 years, and act for a wide range of businesses including leading US firms, Magic and Silver Circle, Regionals, High-Street and Boutique establishments.

As a leading legal recruitment business, we have built up a vast network of connections throughout the legal sector, and understand the importance of having a team of consultants that understand their markets inside out.

We have specialist teams who focus on recruitment across:

  • The North West
  • Yorkshire / Humberside and Scotland
  • The West and East Midlands
  • London and The Home Counties
  • The South West


  • Property Law Residential, Commercial and Real Estate
  • Litigation, Civil and commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury including all areas of Negligence
  • Private Client including Trusts, Wills & Probate
  • Compliance and Regulatory Law
  • Banking
  • Costs Law
  • Practice Management/Legal Cashiers
  • Legal Secretarial
  • Legal IT
  • General Business Support within legal


  • We cover every type of contract required from permanent to temporary, locum and interim
  • We’re genuinely 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 number of different service offerings to suit the requirements of the hiring brief, and to get the best possible outcome
  • We give the personal touch – our Consultants are personable, yet committed – you can rest assured you’re dealing with a person throughout the process and not just a name at the end of a line
  • We are often instructed on unique opportunities in the market that you won’t find on job boards
  • We add value where we know it’s needed – with general career advice, top tips and resources through every step of the journey (for hirers and jobseekers alike)
  • 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
  • We provide regular market information including salary data and bespoke reports