Meet the Team

Thornton Legal was founded by Nick Tappin and Joe Rees. Between us, we have over 20 years combined experience in recruitment and the law. Our business is now one of the most respected legal recruiters in the region with offices in Liverpool and Leeds. 

Before becoming a legal recruiter in 2013 Nick worked in private practice as a Solicitor for over 10 years. At Thornton Legal he specialises in the qualified legal market across Merseyside and Lancashire. 

Joe has been a professional services recruiter since leaving University in 2001 with the most recent years in the legal sector. He focuses his efforts working with qualified legal professionals in Greater Manchester, Cheshire and West Yorkshire. 

Laura-Kate worked as a Solicitor for a long time, before moving into legal recruitment in 2015. She joined us in October 2018 and is a Senior Consultant looking after both non qualified and qualified positions across the North West. 

Tim is our most recent recruit, joining Thornton Legal in September 2019.  He has experience of working with lawyers up to Salaried Partner and has recruited for some of the best law firms in the City of London. Tim is now living in Chester, and focuses on the Manchester commercial desk. 

If you would like to know more about our individual backgrounds then please have a look at our LinkedIn profiles, or ask when we next chat.

Get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

Nick Tappin

Director

+44 (0) 7525 660 386
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Joe Rees

Director

+44 (0) 7903 222 898
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Laura-Kate Davies

Senior Consultant

+44 (0) 7731 525 692
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Tim Batchelor

Consultant

+44 (0) 7718 129 375
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