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We're a team of specialist legal recruiters covering a full spectrum of roles from partner to paralegal. We work closely with law firms and individual legal professionals to help them find the right match.

Thornton Legal began in 2016 and is now one of most respected legal recruitment agencies in the region. We are all experienced recruiters, with several of the team having previously worked within the legal industry as solicitors.
 

Meet Our Team

We're a team of professional, dedicated and knowledgeable legal recruitment consultants.
We specialise in permanent placements into law firms across all practice areas, levels of experience and qualifications. Clients range from large international law firms through to specialist boutiques and everything in between.

Click below to find what each of us do at Thornton Legal.
 
Nick Tappin

Director and Recruiter

Joe Rees

Director and Recruiter

Laura-Kate Davies

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Nick Tappin

Director and Recruiter

I am a recruiter and non-practising solicitor with over 20 years combined experience of the legal sector. My desk stretches all the way from Liverpool to Preston, with a focus on NQ to partner level appointments across several practice areas.

 

Joe Rees

Director and Recruiter

I have worked in recruitment for over 20 years.  My focus is on recruiting qualified Solicitors across Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Yorkshire and the West Midlands. I'm proud to have developed strong relationships with many aw firms meaning I am instructed on numerous roles on an exclusive basis.

Laura-Kate Davies

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Formally a solicitor, I have a varied role at Thornton Legal which focuses predominantly on residential conveyancing across Merseyside, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Lancashire. I also recruit graduates, paralegals, legal assistants and support staff into all types of law firms from Top 50 to high street.

Values

Our values influence how we act with each other, our clients and our candidates as well as contributing to the business decisions we make.

Credentials

30%

of new candidates come from recommendation

75%

of candidates registered go on to interview with a law firm

50%

of the interviews go on to offers

88%

of those offers are accepted

92%

of placed candidates are still with the same firm after 12 months

90%

of clients have instructed us more than once

82%

of registered candidates have been met

98%

of placed candidates would recommend us

60%%

of new candidates receive an offer within 28 days

Firms We Partner With

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