Our clients include top tier UK practices, major international and US firms, boutique, and regional law firms. With an established brand and track record of successfully placing candidates, if you are looking for a career move or to recruit at this level, there is no better legal recruitment consultancy to instruct.
Private Practice Lawyers & Paralegals
We have a detailed and in-depth knowledge of the private practice market throughout the UK. We will provide expert advice and valuable insight into market conditions and recruitment trends as well as detailed information pertaining to the culture, individuals and activity within any specific firm which is of interest.
Private Practice – Permanent Team
Our specialised permanent practice team specialises in placing newly qualified lawyers through to partners into permanent roles within every legal discipline. We work with the full spectrum of law firms from Magic Circle and US to Legal 500.
Our objective is to provide a professional and tailored service to meet the unique needs of each client and candidate with whom we work. Our established relationships with our clients mean that we have access to some of the most coveted positions in the UK legal jobs market. We are frequently retained by firms on an exclusive basis. We will provide expert advice and valuable insight into market conditions and recruitment trends, as well as detailed information pertaining to the culture, individuals and activity within any specific firm that is of interest.
Private Practice – Interim Team
The interim team works with law firms in London and nationwide; our greatest success is in working with US and Top 200 firms but equally place with Legal 500 and high street practices. The dedicated consultants are leaders in their field and LAW Absolute were the first agency to wholly champion interim lawyers working within law firms.
The reasons for hiring an interim solution can vary but include assisting with special projects, large transactions and litigation matters, maternity and holiday cover or undertaking the work whilst a permanent solicitor is being sourced or working their notice in their current position.
Typical candidates that we work may well have chosen to move away from permanent work and become professional contractors, they may have recently arrived from another jurisdiction, or they may be senior solicitors who have retired but want to keep working for six months of the year to keep their hands in legal practice and their skills active.
Paralegals & Document Review
Our paralegal and document review team place candidates on an interim and permanent basis into law firms as well as LPO’s and eDiscovery servicing providers.
Much of our business comes from repeat business where we have a strong history of placing teams of reviewers or experienced paralegals. Typically, the candidates we work with will have completed their LPC, BPTC or LLM and have gained at least 6 months of legal experience. We also assist candidates who have already secured a training contract and are looking for London legal jobs in the interim. A large part of our work is sourcing candidates with language skills. We actively look for candidates who can read, write, and speak European, Asian, Scandinavian and African languages. These skills are used for pre-litigation disclosure, translations, liaising with clients and trial preparation.
Our advice to anyone looking to enter the paralegal market is to gain as much legal work experience as possible; apply for vacation schemes, work experience, shadowing or part time work. We find this makes an applicant stand out as being proactive in a competitive market.