Legal Recruitment

Connecting legal practice firms with top talent.

We partner with law firms of all sizes, and in-house legal teams, to recruit the best talent at all levels of the business: from legal secretaries to partners.

James Ray Recruitment offer expert legal recruitment, with a commitment to providing high-quality candidates to law firms. Our staff have years of experience and an in-depth understanding of the legal industry, with our director having a background in a well-known local law firm.

We Know The Legal Sector

We are proud of the relationships we have built with our clients over the years and are dedicated to providing them with exceptional service. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in the high level of satisfaction from both our clients and candidates.

Why Legal Firms Choose James Ray Recruitment

Dedicated, experienced professionals providing a bespoke, personal recruitment service.

At James Ray Recruitment we pride ourselves on taking a different approach to recruitment, developing lasting connections with clients and candidates.

Working In Partnership

We develop a deep understanding of your needs and strategic goals, so we can offer you the best support.

Complete Service

We support the entire recruitment process, from marketing to vetting, assessing and interviewing.

Legal Experts

Our legal team has experience in the industry - we understand the demands and requirements of legal recruitment.

Quality Candidates

We only provide recruitment-ready candidates, with a focus on quality over quantity.

Personalised Service

We take the time to understand your company values, goals and challenges, to provide a bespoke recruitment service.

Lasting Relationships

Once we have worked on your first vacancy, we can continue to offer quick and efficient recruitment.

Have a vacancy to fill?

If you have a vacancy you'd like assistance with, simply hit the button below to send us the details. One of our specialist consultants will contact you directly to confirm any relevant details ready to commence the talent search.

Our Latest Legal Vacancies

Our Specialisms

We recruit at all levels for the legal services industry, including:

Legal administration


Wills and Probate


Legal Apprentices

Personal Injury

Family Law

Senior Associates


Medical Negligence

Commercial Law

Legal Assistant

Permanent Recruitment

We have an extensive pool of talented job seekers looking for the right opportunity. And while your requirements might be very specific, we are able to shortlist only those candidates that are fully qualified for the job. What’s more, we manage the entire process for you: from screening and profiling to shortlisting the right candidates and benchmarking the correct salary. We take care of everything, including any administrative hurdles.

Whether it’s a strategic hire or a supplement to your growth strategy, we partner with you to thoroughly understand your business and the traits of the perfect candidate.

We can offer several options for recruiting a permanent member of staff:

Contingency Search

You provide us with your criteria and we shortlist potential candidates. A fee is only paid if you find the right fit.

Retained Search

We work with you under a retainer whereby you pay a fixed amount for us to source a candidate for you. In return for this commitment we invest significant resources into the search: identifying, contacting and shortlisting candidates. A final part of the fee is paid once the candidate accepts the role.


You can choose to outsource your full recruitment process to us. We become an extension of your company getting to know your values and culture to source the right candidates. Service fees apply.

Whilst working with James Ray Recruitment I have been extremely impressed with the overall service we have experienced since the initial meeting with Rachel and her team. Due to expansion we required support with multiple roles throughout the business. Within 48 hours we received multiple profiles across all areas we have requested with a detailed and professional feedback on each person. Communication with Rachel in arranging interviews was excellent and was quick to resolve any issues we had. Having now successfully appointed through James Ray Recruitment, I am looking forward to a long-lasting working relationship together.

Daniel Haley – Managing Director – GW Power