Why Law Firms Choose Us


Why Law Firms Choose Us

Thornton Legal is an award winning legal recruiter, connecting lawyers across the North from our offices in Liverpool and Leeds.

Take a look at our client testimonials (here) and candidate testimonials (here) and the law firms we have successfully worked with (here). You will see that the firms we deal with are happy with the results we get.

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/Efficiency

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 meeting. Skilled recruiters will understand the brief and can deal with candidate queries in way that doesn’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. An experienced recruiter will be an expert in offer negotiation and will have a high success rate of converting offers into successful placements.

Specialist Market Knowledge

This is where experienced recruiters really add value to the process.

We give our client firms the best chance of filling a vacancy within the shortest period as we already have access to a wide pool of vetted candidates including those who may not be actively seeking new employment. We can offer insight into candidate availability, suitability and manage the offer negotiation process in a skilled and diplomatic manner.

The right recruiter will know how and where to find hard to find candidates. They are 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.

Saving Time

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.

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 / 0113 323 0777 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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