Why Law Firms Choose Us


Why Law Firms Choose Us

Thornton Legal is a specialist legal recruiter, connecting lawyers across the North, including Merseyside, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Yorkshire and the West Midlands.

Take a look at the outstanding testimonials received from clients (here), candidates (here) and law firms that we have successfully worked with (here).

Our placement credentials demonstrate our focus on quality over quantity, and our success in placing lawyers for the long term is testament to our consistent and high-quality service.

We have become a vital component in many recruitment strategies, making placements into firms of all shapes and sizes, from leading international players to small high street practices.

We firmly maintain that using Thornton Legal is the most cost effective and efficient way to hire for many law firms, irrespective of size or reputation.

Here are just some of the reasons why law firms choose us:

Time Savings

We can save hiring Partners and HR Managers many wasted hours sifting through candidate applications to find what they are looking for. The best recruiters don’t send many CV’s, with the ones that are sent more likely to hit the mark.

At Thornton Legal, we deal with interview scheduling, ensuring that clients only have to prepare (with the recruiter’s assistance if necessary) and show up for the interview. Skilled recruiters understand their brief and deal with candidate queries in ways that don’t waste their clients’ valuable time.

We deal with all the routine administrative tasks associated with the recruitment process such as interview preparation, feedback and verification of candidate information such as qualifications and experience.

Costs Savings

Using recruiters can mean not having to place expensive job adverts where the chances of a successful application can be hit and miss.

Getting the right person on board as soon as possible can have many tangible benefits including reducing the need for expensive locum costs or the burden on existing employees from a short-term redistribution of work.

It also means that from a business perspective, the new hire can start doing the work you hired them for in the first place; servicing clients, producing billable work and adding to the value of the firm.

Getting the ‘right hire’ can also reduce the likelihood and cost of a 'bad hire' from poor performance, training, re-hire etc.

Specialist Market Knowledge

This is where experienced recruiters really add value to the process, we have a network of legal professionals that we’ve built over several years that our clients can ‘tap into’.

We give our client firms the best chance of filling a vacancy within the shortest period of time as we already have access to a wide pool of vetted candidates, including those who may not be actively seeking new employment.

We offer insight into candidate availability, suitability and manage the offer negotiation process in a skilled and diplomatic manner.

We’re skilled in dealing effectively with counter offers and have a high success rate of converting offers into successful placements.

The right recruiter will know how and where to find hard to find candidates. We’re constantly in touch with ‘passive’ job seekers who won’t respond to a job advert but will take a call about a vacancy from a recruitment consultant who they know and trust.

These are just some of the reasons why it’s sensible to use our recruitment services. If you are interested in learning what Thornton Legal can do for your law firm, get in touch on:

0151 305 5757 / 0161 694 0004/ 0113 323 0777  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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