Why Clients Choose Us

Thornton Legal is an award winning legal recruiter in the North West, Midlands and Yorkshire, recently winning "Best Start Up Business” at the Merseyside Independent Business Awards.

As a company, we are able to provide a consistent set of recruitment values which underpin everything we do.

Why not take a look at our client and candidate testimonials and the law firms we have successfully worked with? 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 candidates for the long term is testament to our consistent and high quality service.

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

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

We are keen to add to our client portfolio and appreciate that it is important to be able to demonstrate to more sceptical firms where the value is in using a legal recruiter.

Here are just some of the reasons why:

Time Savings/Efficiency

A recruiter 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, and the ones that are sent are more than likely to hit the mark.

They deal with interview scheduling, ensuring that clients only have to prepare (with the recruiter’s assistance if necessary) and show up. Skilled recruiters will understand the brief and can deal with candidate queries in way that doesn’t waste their clients valuable time. They 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.

They give firms the best chance of filling a vacancy within the shortest period as the recruitment agent will often already have access to a wide pool of vetted candidates including those who may not be actively seeking new employment. They are also able to offer insight into candidate availability, suitability and manage the offer negotiation side of things in a skilled and diplomatic manner.

The right recruiter will know how and where to find hard to find candidates. They are constantly 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 the services of a recruiter. If you are interested in learning what Thornton Legal can do for your business, get in touch on 0151 3055757 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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