Law Absolute - Recruitment specialists

Advice for Newly Qualified Solicitors

There are many options available to a newly qualified solicitor.

Below is a guideline of how to approach your job search and the way in which LAW Absolute can assist you once you have completed your Training Contract.


It is typically unusual and extremely difficult to change specialism once you have embarked on your career so it really is imperative to choose the legal discipline to which you are best suited from the outset.

We can provide guidance and insight into the legal market, the legal disciplines which are in current hot demand and a considered projection for the foreseeable future

When to Contact LAW Absolute

Our consultants are experts in the market and are here to offer their advice and expertise. It is a good idea to contact LAW Absolute 4 months before your training contact is to be finished or, if this is the case, as soon as you know that the firm has indicated they will not be able to offer your chosen seat.


While we recruit nationwide, we are particularly strong at placing newly qualified solicitors into firms and practices in larger cities such as:

London             Birmingham   

Reading            Sheffield        

Manchester     Leeds             

Bristol               Bath


Interim Options

While we are searching for your ideal permanent role, we have great success placing NQ’s into Document Review roles. For more information on Document Review, please click here.

It is understood that each NQ has unique requirements. LAW Absolute would be happy to have an initial conversation with you to discuss your career objectives and options.

*For salary information for NQ’s, please see our Salary Survey.