Legal

At Search, our Legal specialism provides bespoke recruitment solutions to all aspects of the legal community across the UK and Channel Islands. Our expert legal recruitment agencies working on roles within private practice, in-house legal and the public sector, boast a wealth of experience gained in both legal practice and throughout the industry.

Our private practice team forms the core of our legal business. We specialise in providing tailored career advice to legal professionals at all levels, from paralegal to qualified solicitor, associate through to partner.

Our industry teams, comprising of both in-house and public sector divisions, have legal experience, underpinned with detailed industry knowledge. For our clients, we guarantee a tailored service to ensure that we match the right candidate to your business thanks to a vigorous and thorough screening process, before and during the interview stage.

Search Legal is one of the largest divisions of Search Consultancy and enjoys the reputation as one of the founding divisions within Search since our inception in 1987. Due to the strong and long standing client relationships, we have been able to grow our business and staff numbers, against market trends, over the last 12 months.

With a comprehensive understanding of how the legal landscape evolves, our law firm recruitment consultants have gained an enviable reputation for quality and outstanding delivery from both client and candidate perspectives. We pride ourselves on sourcing high achievers in academic and practical environments for our clients. Our legal job agency teams work in partnership with every individual client to tailor a professional, efficient, quality service so that we can provide the very best quality candidates working in today’s competitive marketplace.

Working in the legal industry

Search recognises that being a lawyer isn’t the only option for those wanting to pursue a career in the legal industry. As one of the leading UK legal recruitment agencies, we have a vast network of legal candidates in locations ranging from Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh down to Liverpool, Manchester and Brighton for a multitude of different functions.

Roles that we recruit for include:

  • Legal executives, which are roles open to graduates and non graduates with the option to train further at a later date.
  • Ushers, whose duties include escorting judges to and from court and preparing and closing courtrooms.  
  • Researchers, who work on legal review and reform projects.
  • Paralegals, who assist lawyers in their work.
  • Law costs draftsmen who ensure that a firm's clients are properly charged for work undertaken on the clients' behalf.
  • Legal cashiers, who are responsible for keeping financial records and keep solicitors informed of the financial position of the firm.
  • Legal secretaries, who provide secretarial and clerical support to solicitors, barristers and the law courts.

We realise that clients are looking for legal talent with more than just the necessary qualifications. We can help you source candidates with strong demonstrable experience, excellent commercial nous and interest in niche areas of the legal arena.

Whatever your needs, our expert law recruitment agency consultants can tap into our extensive database of candidates across the length and breadth of the country. We can also assist with the arranging of interview and assessment centres, to ensure that the odds of you taking on the perfect candidate are greatly increased. Our consultants are based at our offices in Aberdeen, Brighton, Crawley, Dundee, Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield and we can schedule interviews and meetings at our offices, off site or at your premises.  

About Search Legal

As one of the leading legal job agencies in the UK, Search Consultancy has an enviable list of expertise and resources:

  • Search has filled over 60 locums and 250+ permanent placements per year.
  • Search Legal has 20+ specialist consultants with over 145 years combined international experience in legal recruitment.
  • We also have dedicated resource team with over 150 years combined experience that can recruit volume at speed.
  • A unique approach to delivery combining broad legal knowledge with a deep understanding of the many disciplines within the legal profession.

At Search, our legal practice provides bespoke recruitment solutions to all aspects of the legal community across the UK, Channel Islands and the Middle East. Our specialist teams within private practice, in-house legal and the public sector boast a wealth of experience gained in both legal practice and throughout the industry.

Our private practice team forms the core of our legal business. We specialise in providing tailored career advice to legal professionals at all levels, from paralegal to qualified solicitor, associate through to partner.

Our legal recruitment services include:

  • Temporary staffing
  • Permanent placement    
  • Volume recruitment        
  • Campaign planning         
  • Employer branding
  • Recruitment & CV training          
  • Candidate attraction       
  • Assessment centre design & facilitation
  • Selection process design
  • On-boarding        
  • Pre-employment screening
  • Skills testing        
  • Offer management         
  • Labour market intelligence         
  • Salary & benefits benchmarking
  • Interview & meeting facilities
  • A full range of consultancy services

We can assist you recruiting permanent, temporary or contract roles and our vast database of candidates offer the flexibility and geographical reach required by our clients to build a solid and capable workforce.

Our service can also consist of a candidate attraction campaign by using our marketing and advertising expertise to manage targeted campaigns aimed at graduates or experienced hires already working within the industry. Or even within certain law firms and practices.

Contact us today to find out how Search can help you find your next legal hire. With offices in Aberdeen, Brighton, Crawley, Dundee, Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield, no other insurance recruitment agency is better placed to fulfil your needs.

We look forward to working with you.