Legal Recruiters

Recruiting for the legal industry requires specialist expertise and knowledge in the sector. Here is a list of headhunters who specialise in working in the legal sector. Many of the leading legal executive search firms are boutiques, which is a reflection of the nuances of the sector. When executive search firms are hiring on behalf of law firms (rather than in-house) often clients are looking to move entire teams which can lead to some long delivery times for search firms operating in the sector.

Major, Lindsey & Africa: Major, Lindsey & Africa is one of the global legal search firms. They support law firms and legal departments by sourcing lawyers and legal and compliance professionals around the world. Major, Lindsey & Africa is an Allegis Group company, one of the biggest talent solutions company.

JMC Legal Recruitment: JMC Legal Recruitment is a legal recruitment company headquartered in Bristol. They offer talents from junior level positions to Partners. Their expertise ranges from finance and banking law, construction law, family law, property law, and technology law jobs.

McKinlay Law is a boutique legal recruitment firm for the Central London market. Their offerings include paralegals, legal secretaries, law firm management, solicitors and legal executives.

Hays: Hays is a British multinational recruitment firms. Hays has legal industry expert consultants providing advice, guidance and support to the law firm clients. They hire talents for legal professions from paralegal roles to in-house solicitors or director roles. Not only hiring for prominent law firms, they support commercial organisations and public or third sector clients who are in need of legal professionals.

MRA Search: MRA Search is a global legal executive search firm. The executive search firm specializes in headhunting lawyers within both private practice and in-house positions. Headquartered in London, they also have offices in Hong Kong, Milan and Singapore and provide recruitment services of legal professionals across the world.

The legal sector is one in which perhaps makes the most sense to work with a boutique executive search firm, as often they are the best source of the specialist knowledge you need to be an effective headhunter in the sector. Equally, it is worth noting that the SHREK headhunting firms do have legal practices of varying size and importance.