About Us

Thornton Legal is a specialist legal recruiter, connecting law firms with the best legal talent across the North West, West Yorkshire and West Midlands. We focus on long term relationships built on honesty, trust and communication.

We regularly recruit for international, national, Legal 500, regional and boutique law firms, and our approach is based on quality over quantity. We consult, support and advise but, ultimately, the choice is always yours.


Our reputation as a specialist legal recruiter depends upon delivering the right results for the law firms who works with us.

Recruitment is rarely straightforward, and it can be often be hard to find the right lawyer. That's where Thornton Legal can help. We're able to be flexible when it comes to what we can provide, whether this is contingency or retained recruitment services or by offering unique market information and insights.

We aim to forge authentic, long-term relationships with law firms by working collaboratively on recruitment projects and embracing cutting edge recruitment technology that allows us to access vital information faster and smarter.

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Everyone has different career goals, so we tailor our service to suit each individual lawyer we work with and promise to be by your side every step of the way in your search for legal jobs. We'll support, guide and coach you through the entire job move process.

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