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We’ll find you your dream job… And then we’ll make it a reality.

We believe there’s no need to settle for a job that’s simply that - just a job. Whether you’re feeling undervalued, bored, under pressure, or simply indifferent, we’re here to help you find a role that offers something far greater.

We’ve been around for a while – over 20 years in fact – and during that time we’re proud to have built a reputation in the market based on honesty, credibility, impeccable service and of course, results.

Work with us and you’ll soon see we’re not like other recruitment agencies. Our professional relationships are as important to us as the results we attain, so when we work with you it’s as an individual, not just as a candidate. Our specialist consultants will take the time to get to know you properly first; your strengths, ambitions, experience and expectations to create a tailor-made search specific to your needs.

Here with you for every step of the recruitment process

Finding the perfect role is of course important, but the truth is it’s just one stage of the process. At Clayton Legal we won’t stop until our job is done – and that means not until you’re walking into your perfect role in the firm of your choice.

We know what Partners and Hiring Managers are looking for in their applicants and we know what it is they want to see demonstrated at the interview stage. So, instead of choosing a recruitment agency that will simply help you find a new job, count on us at Clayton Legal for advice, guidance, support and unparalleled legal market insight whenever and wherever you need it.

We cover the length and breadth of the UK from Lancashire to London, Hampshire to Merseyside, and we recruit at all levels within law firms and in-house legal departments including; Partners, Solicitors, Paralegals, Legal Support Staff and in-house roles including Senior and Junior General Counsel Roles.

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:

    With a detailed knowledge of the talent agenda in the recruitment market, we offer exclusive access to an extensive range of legal specialisms throughout the country.

    We understand that the perfect job for you right now may not be your ‘forever job’. That’s why we can help place you in all types of contractual roles from permanent to temporary, locum and interim. While we service the whole of the UK, we have specific market knowledge at a local, regional and national level built up over decades working in the recruitment industry.

    Our stellar network of contacts includes many of the Legal 500, Top 200 and smaller and independent regional law firms, so talk to us about the roles and regions you are interested in and we’ll provide you with the resources, contacts and market information to aid your search.

    What can you expect from us?

    • We will treat your application with the strictest of confidence
    • We will work hard on your behalf
    • We will always return calls and adopt an open communication style
    • We will provide an in depth registration and initial interview, taking into account all of your needs and wishes and start working for you from day one
    • We will offer constructive feedback advice where necessary on remuneration package and desired role and it’s availability
    • We will act proactively to find what you are looking for.
    • We will put you in touch with sector specific vacancies
    • We will manage the interview process, ensuring that we are fully prepared beforehand
    • We will give you honest feedback immediately
    • We will manage offers
    • We will keep in touch after the move
    • We will provide clear and consistent communication with you every step of the way

    What we won’t do

    • Waste your time with non specific or unsuitable roles
    • Breach confidentiality
    • Leave you waiting for feedback

    Are you ready to take the next step in your career?

    If you’re ready to think bigger, aim higher, and make your dream job a reality, talk to us about how we can help.

    There’s no pressure or obligation to use our service, and you can change your mind whenever you choose. So, if you want to find out where your next career move could take you, just give us a call and together we’ll help you achieve it.