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Legal Recruitment

Leading specialist recruitment for legal professionals

Our legal recruiters are experts in the UK market - working extensively within in-house organisations across commerce & industry and financial services, as well as UK, US and offshore private practice firms.

Over the last 30 years, we have built a large network of highly skilled legal professionals, making us one of the UK's most established and trusted legal recruitment agencies. Hiring across permanent, fixed-term and contract markets, our team have a strong understanding of the UK and international legal markets. As many of our recruitment consultants have a background in law, our network has confidence we can both advise on and support their hiring needs.

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Aleisha  Murray

Aleisha Murray

Legal, London

Aleisha uses prior industry experience to specialise in placing commercial, corporate, tech and IP lawyers with Technology, Sports and Gaming clients.

Nisha  Jassi

Nisha Jassi

Legal, Birmingham

Nisha manages the Professional Services team. She has been a Legal recruitment specialist for 10 years recruiting across Private Practice and In House organisations in the Midlands.

Lucy  Bisset

Lucy Bisset

Legal, Manchester

Lucy has almost 20 years experience within the recruitment industry, and has been with Robert Walters since 2011. Lucy now heads up the Manchester and Liverpool offices, supporting a breadth of organisations with legal talent.

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  • What are the advantages of partnering with Robert Walters for my legal staffing needs?

    We put people first, meaning over the last 35+ years, we have built a large network of highly skilled professionals who trust us to find them their next opportunity.

    Our legal recruiters are experts in their local market and specialism, and many come from a legal background. With access to insights from our market intelligence team and innovative recruitment tools, we take a highly-targeted, customised approach to every assignment.

  • What is your process for vetting and screening potential candidates?

    Our established screening process ensures candidates are matched with the right opportunity.

    With any legal candidate, our recruitment consultants have an initial screening call, then a detailed interview to assess their background, motivations and long-term career goals. To avoid unconscious bias, we anonymise CVs and focus on skills rather than background.

    We have access to testing platforms to create bespoke screening processes which can include aptitude, behavioural and technical testing.

  • How do you ensure diversity and inclusion in the legal candidates you present?

    We employ industry-leading D&I processes and technology to ensure our clients are presented with a diverse selection of candidates assessed only by key competencies, aptitudes, deliverables and skill sets.

    From mitigating bias in job adverts with pioneering technology to partnerships with D&I organisations, including Aspiring Solicitors, our commitment to diverse hiring feeds into every stage of the recruitment process.

    Read more about our commitment to diverse hiring.

  • Can Robert Walters provide advice on current salary ranges for positions in the UK?

    Yes. You can find job market insights, hiring advice and salary trends with our industry-leading Salary Survey guide. Request your free copy of the guide today.

    For bespoke insights, our in-house market intelligence team provide a salary benchmarking service. Salary benchmarking can support your attraction and retention strategy by giving you unbiased data, tailored to the needs of your business.

    Request a sample report to find out more.

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