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When we met in the first year of secondary school, little did we think we would join forces over thirty years later and, using our twenty years combined experience in recruitment and the law, start our own business.

The early days were challenging. The office was cramped, the winter long and the phone didn't ring, but we knew we could make it work. Thornton Legal is now in its sixth year of trading, and is one of most respected legal recruiters in the region. 

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I can't recommend enough the professional service I received from Nick at Thornton Legal. He took a lot of the stress out of searching for suitable roles. He kept informed and was always available to speak to when I needed him.

Family Solicitor

Joe, quickly grasped the type of candidate I was looking for, and put forward suitable candidates for interview. I was very satisfied with the outcome.

Private Client Solicitor

I'm delighted with the service that I received from Thornton Legal. Joe was helpful, friendly and always kept me updated. Highly recommended!

Commercial Litigation Solicitor

Joe was fantastic to deal with. Very professional and listened to my requirements. I would not hesitate to use Joe or recommend him to others, he was a pleasure to deal with.

Private Client Solicitor

I would highly recommend Joe Rees and Thornton Legal to any solicitor seeking a move. He took the time to meet with me which was both appreciated and useful. Not only were TL professional and attentive but Joe Rees's knowledge of the market and that he didn't just at obvious placement positions resulted in a very successful move.

Senior Commercial Solicitor

Jackson Lees have worked with Nick and Thornton Legal since they launched their business. We have always been happy with the service that they have provided for us and their help in growing our business is hugely appreciated.

Group Chief Operating Officer

Nick was very helpful in the transition from defendant to claimant work. During a difficult time whilst in a redundancy situation, it was refreshing to receive genuine interest despite my complete defendant background. I would recommend Thornton Legal

Senior RTA Solicitor

Thornton Legal provided helpful advice and guidance at a stressful time. Joe and Nick kept me updated throughout the process and help me to secure an NQ role.

Senior Commercial Solicitor

I have enjoyed working with Joe at Thornton Legal for a number of years. He has provided good quality candidates who have met this Practice’s needs. I have no hesitation in recommending Thornton Legal going forwards.

Managing Partner

Thornton Legal give us the right amount of contact and we know that when we receive a cv it will be worth consideration. They understand the way we work and have done a great job building a long-term relationship with Aaron and Partners.

Finance & Operations Director

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