Candidate Testimonials


Candidate Testimonials

Being newish to the industry I have always been dubious of using recruiters to apply for a new role and been advised against it.    However, Laura-Kate has been fantastic throughout.  She fully listened to what my ideal role would be and found me the perfect job.  I would thoroughly recommend Laura and Thornton Legal and would like to thank her for her guidance and support, wish I'd been in contact with her sooner! Thanks so much Laura and FYI Gamlins is the most welcoming firm I have worked with so far!
Private Client Paralegal 

When I decided it was time to make a move, I knew Thornton Legal would be the recruiters to talk to, and I was impressed that they quickly organised several interviews. The opportunity at Irwin Mitchell was the best fit and the one I eventually accepted. Their advice and support made the process a positive experience, and I’m delighted with the move I’ve made. Thornton Legal come highly recommended by me.
Associate - Real Estate

After working with another recruiter for a period of time, I approached Joe at Thornton Legal for some additional assistance. He was quickly able to identify a number of potential opportunities and within a couple of weeks secured an interview for me which lead to an offer, which I was delighted to accept. Joe was helpful with the finer detail of the offer negotiation and was a pleasure to work with. Thanks for all of your help, Joe!
Dispute Resolution - Senior Associate 

I found working with Joe easy and straightforward. He was knowledgeable about the Leeds legal scene and we only talked about opportunities that were a match for what I was looking for. The level of communication was spot on and I never felt pressured to make a quick decision. Thanks for all your help, highly recommended.
Commercial Litigation Solicitor 

I found Laura-Kate a pleasure to work with. Laura-Kate was very proactive and informative. Within a couple of days of our initial call to investigate what areas I was interested in and where I would be suited she had organised interviews with great firms. I would highly recommend Laura-Kate to anyone interested in changing roles. 
Commercial Property Paralegal

Laura-Kate has been amazing in helping me find my first legal job since finishing university. After finding jobs that she thought I would be suitable for she put my name forward and then I was constantly kept in the loop with updates at each stage of the process. Even after getting the job, Laura-Kate checked in with me to check I was ready and with general reassurances. I was helped with interview preparation and given tips and then was helped transition as smoothly as possible into my new job.
Family Paralegal

I've had an excellent experience with Joe at Thornton Legal. With his help I've secured a new job that's just what I was looking for. He was very professional, efficient and knowledgeable, and the zoom interview preparation was really helpful. I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking for a change of job. Joe went above and beyond anything that I have experienced in the past with recruiters.
Commercial Litigation Solicitor 

Tim has been fantastic in helping me to make the next step in my career. He really took the time to get to know my wants and needs and talked me through my options. Throughout the recruitment process Tim diligently helped me to prepare for interview and has also kept in touch following my acceptance of a new role, which has helped to cement a sold working relationship. Taking the plunge and seeking new employment can often be a rather daunting endeavour. However, Tim’s support and insight has helped to make my recruitment journey such a positive experience. I would recommend reaching out to Tim if you are considering a career move/change. 
Real Estate Solicitor 

Coming out of university and beginning your career is always daunting, but Laura-Kate found me a fantastic role at a fantastic company within weeks. She was friendly, knowledgeable, and communicative throughout the entire process and I would highly recommend working with her. Thank you so much for all of your help and hard work Laura-Kate!  Litigation Paralegal

Laura-Kate is an incredible legal recruiter. After putting me forward for a fantastic role, she consistently kept me up-to-date during the interview process, ensuring I was kept in the loop and comfortable with any interview preparation. She is professional, reliable and supportive. Ultimately, she provided me with a rare opportunity, and from that, I landed my dream corporate role in an outstanding and reputable law firm. I cannot recommend her and Thornton Legal Recruitment enough. Corporate Paralegal

Thornton legal worked tirelessly to get me a fantastic position at a fantastic company and made my transition from university to working in the legal field much smoother than I could have hoped. They were communicative, responsive and incredibly helpful throughout . They gave me advice on interview technique and preparation, helped me format my CV, and helped me learn what employers were looking for (all of which was new to me as a recent graduate.) I would highly recommended Thornton legal - I only wish I had been referred to them sooner! Litigation Paralegal 

I chose Thornton Legal as opposed to other companies in the market given its unique placement in the North West and also the hands on approach from Joe and Nick who both have a great understanding and knowledge of the industry and contacts with the firms which operate within the area. I was making a big move and so it was important to me that it was to the right firm. Joe and Nick spoke to me in depth about the role I was seeking and were able to quickly arrange conversations with leading firms. I soon received offers which Joe and Nick gave me very helpful advice and guidance on and one of which I accepted. I'd highly recommend Thornton Legal to my colleagues and anyone looking for work or the next move in the industryCommercial Litigation - Senior Associate

The opportunity to become a Solicitor does not come easy and deciding where to qualify is an extremely difficult decision. The importance of knowing your options is something I would recommend to anyone. Joe was very attentive, honest and helpful throughout. Offering many phone calls to go through each option outlining the positives and negatives. I would highly recommend his services to anyone who is open to opportunity. I now work at one of the biggest law firms in the country and I am extremely thankful to Joe for the opportunities he providedCourt of Protection Solicitor  

Nick helped me secure my role at DTM Legal. He was a great help and knows the private client market well. I would definitely recommend him when it comes to recruitment.Private Client - Senior Associate  

I recently used Thornton Legal to help me secure a role at Hill Dickinson. Nick is well connected in Liverpool and has a good grasp on the market. I would not hesitate in recommending him to others. Heathcare Litigation Associate   

I would like to thank Laura for her client focused approach to recruitment and helping me secure the role that was perfect for my last year of qualification. Laura took the time to consider my needs rather than encouraging me to accept a job offer purely for her own personal gain. I did not feel at any point pressured and felt reassured that she has my interest at the forefront of her intentions.  
Senior Paralegal 

I approached Thornton Legal to assist in securing my first legal role after completion of my Legal Practice Course. I was approached by Laura-Kate who discussed what I was looking for in a new role and within a matter of days I had a interview request from a leading firm to work within their Commercial Property department as a Paralegal. Laura-Kate assisted me with interview preparation and was always on hand to take my calls. I was offered the role and I am really pleased with the service provided by Thornton Legal. I am really enjoying my new role and would recommend Thornton Legal to any one looking for a new legal role.
Commercial Property Paralegal 

It has been a pleasure dealing with Laura-Kate. She has been very helpful in securing my new role.  Laura-Kate is professional, friendly and kept me updated throughout the whole recruitment process. I am very happy with the outcome. All is going well at Jolliffes thank you and it truly has been great dealing with Laura-Kate.

I would like to take this opportunity to highly recommend Tim he is personable, professional and goes the extra mile.  He takes the time to listen, understand and deliver on your next career move. Tim found me the ‘dream’ job which was not advertised. 
Pensions Associate

I instructed Tim of Thornton Legal after using two other well known recruitment agencies. Tim was a breath of fresh air. Whilst the other agencies were simply speculatively sending my CV off to firms (which I could have done myself) Tim was speaking to his contacts to see whether I would be a good fit for their team and liaising with me to see if they would be the right fit for me. It was his proactive approach which impressed me the most and was certainly the reason why I secured a role with a fantastic firm. I would definitely recommend Tim to any solicitor looking for a new role
Commercial Litigation Solicitor 

When I recently applied for a retrain opportunity, I applied via two recruitment agencies. The first agency rejected me at CV level without even a telephone call. Laura-Kate recognised my skills and called me to obtain further information. Laura-Kate was professional and personable, really understanding what was needed for the role and what I could offer. I ultimately got the job and would like to thank Laura-Kate and Thornton Legal for their tenacity and making the whole thing a stress free experience from start to finish.
Court of Protection Solicitor

Joe is very knowledgeable of the legal market and I found his advice and support invaluable during my job search. Moving jobs is a big decision, but Joe made the process less daunting and gave me all the information and support I needed to make an informed decision without putting on any pressure.
Residential Property Solicitor 

I have now used the services of Joe and Nick twice, and I highly recommended them both to anyone looking for a new job. The service they provide is efficient, professional and effective, and it’s obvious they have an excellent relationship with their clients. The package they negotiated met my expectations, and I’m really pleased with the move I’ve made. Thank you both.
Family Solicitor 

Joe at Thornton Legal was really helpful with my job search. He listened to what I was looking for and only spoke to me about commercial property positions that he knew fit my criteria. He kept me updated throughout my job search, prepared me well for my interview and he took a step back when I needed space to consider the offers I had. I’ve now started my new job at Ramsdens, and I already know I’ve made the right decision.
Commercial Property Solicitor 

When I approached Joe to assist with my job search I was unsure what to expect, not least because my criteria to move was specific and we were in the middle of the Pandemic. Joe was understanding of my situation and gave me confidence that I would be able to find the right position. Within a week Joe had arranged a number of interviews which I was really pleased about. He kept in regular contact and was always available to talk, whether before work or in the evening. The position I eventually accepted was with Cullimore Dutton as a Legal Director, and things are going really well. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a new legal position.  
Legal Director - Property Litigation

Joe has been fantastic throughout the entire recruitment process. He is knowledgeable and provided me with guidance right from the start through to post job offer. The whole experience has been a speedy one, from initial point of contact with Joe about an ideal role through to job offer, all in the space of one week. I would highly recommend Thornton Legal to those in the legal sector.

Commercial Property Solicitor 

I had never previously applied for a job through an agency and so I had no idea what to expect. However, I found the whole experience with Thornton Legal to be an absolute pleasure. Laura-Kate and Nick assisted me throughout and I found them both to be professional, understanding, supportive, personable and extremely easy to deal with. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Thornton Legal to Clients and Candidates. Thank you very much for helping me to expand my career and to find the perfect role.

Law Costs Draftsman 

Joe, thank you for finding this fantastic opportunity to progress my career. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for finding my new in-house position which is exactly what I had been looking for. I am extremely impressed with the speed in which you were able to arrange the interview and guide me through the process though to my acceptance. You gave me a personalised service, and I’m grateful for your support. I will absolutely recommend your service. Thank you once again for your time and efforts, you are a super star!

In-House Lawyer 

I found my experience with Thornton Legal professional, informative and generally over and above what you normally expect from a recruitment agency. I thought Joe and Laura-Kate were knowledgeable in the property market and proactive. Within a few days of our initial conversation I had an interview arranged at a firm I knew and rated highly, who I went on to accept a position with. I would recommend Thornton Legal to anyone in the legal industry.
Property Associate 

Joe at Thornton Legal provided me with a first class and personable service during my job search. While happy at my previous firm, I was open minded to something new which Joe eventually found for me. He was patient, knowledgeable and keep me in touch during what was, in the end, a long but successful job hunt. He really did go the extra step for me, and I’m grateful for his assistance.   
Contentious Probate Senior Associate 

I’d been on the look out for the right court of protection solicitor position for a while, and I was pleased when Thornton Legal approached me about a job at Irwin Mitchell in Manchester. The interview went well, and I was delighted to accept the offer to join the team. Thanks to Joe and Tim for finding this fantastic opportunity to progress my career, I am grateful for your support and will recommend your service. 
Court of Protection Solicitor 

Nick was incredibly useful in helping me secure my new role. He is well connected in the Liverpool legal market and knew exactly who was recruiting and at what level. His understanding of the firm and partners meant that I was fully prepared for interview. I can certainly recommend him and Thornton Legal to anybody who might be looking for a new job.
Corporate Solicitor 

I’m very happy to recommend the recruitment service offered by Thornton Legal. I have known Joe for several years and knew Thornton Legal would be the recruitment agency to speak to when I decided on a move back to a Manchester based firm. Working alongside Tim Batchelor, I secured a position as a senior associate in the employment team at DWF, which has proved to be an excellent move. Both Joe and Tim were always knowledgeable and approachable, and I would have no hesitation in recommending them. 
Senior Associate - Employment

I can’t recommend enough the service I received from Tim and Nick at Thornton Legal. They helped me with the difficult decisions to make a move from my previous firm without putting any pressure on me. They both supported me through the whole process and provided really helpful advice. The level of service they provided was exemplary, keeping me updated at every stage and always being available to speak to.
Insolvency Partner 

Just wow!  Thanks to the team at Thornton Legal my journey back into employment has been stress free.  I was impressed with the level of service.  Laura-Kate Davies was very friendly and supportive throughout the process.  Highly recommended.
Residential Property Lawyer

It's a strange time for everyone and no doubt the 'new normal' [how I hate that phrase!!!] is impacting people in different ways including, whether by necessity or by choice, reassessing how and where they work. Joe assisted me in my moves in Manchester, giving guidance and support. He listened to what I wanted to achieve, and I was able to have frank discussions with him and had faith that these were dealt with in confidence and with my interests at heart. I hope that I won't have need to speak to him for many years to come but have no hesitancy in recommending him to those needing advice in these times!
Senior Associate - Residential Development 

Nick did a great job of finding a role that was right for me. He listened to my requirements, took time to understand the factors that were important to me, didn't waste my time with roles that weren't suitable and communicated with me regularly. Highly recommended.
Senior Associate - Employment 

Joe knew I was broadly happy where I was working, but I was also open to hearing about really good opportunities that fitted my specific criteria. When he approached me about Slater Heelis I was pleased as I knew the firm’s Court of Protection team has an excellent reputation. Joe was happy to spend time with me on interview preparation, I never felt he was pushy and that he had my best interests at heart. Two interviews later I accepted an offer to join the team and I can’t wait to get on board. PS. Thanks for congratulations lunch at Wagamama!
Court of Protection Solicitor

I contacted Thornton Legal when I was in the unfortunate position of facing redundancy from the firm I was working for and I wished to apply for a post that Thornton Legal were handling. With no previous experience of using a recruitment agency, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had no need to worry! I have been really impressed with Joe and Laura-Kate from start to finish. They very quickly lined up interviews at excellent legal firms and, after just a few days, I had offers to consider, one of which I have accepted. Thanks to you both for all of your continued help and support.
Private Client Solicitor 

Tim and the team at Thornton Legal took great care in placing me with a firm which ideally suited my needs. Tim went the extra mile in getting to know my career background and aspirations, and was always on hand for interview preparation and follow-up. I would highly recommend him.
Corporate Associate 

Joe has been hands on and comforting throughout the process - from a call about the role, to speaking with me to calm nerves, and a coffee to de brief after the whole process. He works quick and effectively and clearly knows the game. Within 2 weeks, I’d landed exactly what I was looking for. Cheers Joe. Property Litigation Associate 

A huge thank you to Joe from Thornton Legal. Joe was instrumental in helping me secure my current role. He was very supportive and gave me honest and very helpful advice throughout the recruitment process. From my experience of working with Joe, I would say he is a consummate professional and a genuinely nice person. I would strongly recommend Joe and his colleagues at Thornton Legal to anyone considering new job opportunities in the legal sector.
Dispute Resolution Associate 

I would highly recommend Thornton Legal and Laura – Kate to anyone looking for a new position. Laura – Kate kept me up to date throughout the recruitment process and arranged for us to have a meeting before my interviews which helped me prepare and feel confident going into my interview. The service was professional, very supportive and friendly throughout. I cannot thank Thornton Legal and Laura – Kate enough. I’m extremely happy to have accepted a new role in an area which I love!
Court of Protection Paralegal 

I am so grateful for the support I received from Laura-Kate at Thornton Legal in securing my new job. She responded quickly to secure me an interview and gave me key information and advice to help me to prepare. This is my first legal role and I was unsure how to navigate the process, but Laura-Kate guided me through it from my initial application to accepting the job offer and was encouraging throughout.
Commercial Litigation Paralegal 

I would definitely recommend Nick to anyone. Nick was really helpful throughout the process and also kept in contact throughout. He met me on the morning of my interview to give me tips on questions to expect but also provided me with more background information on the company. After meeting with Nick, I felt prepared and confident for the interview. Highly recommended!
Court of Protection Solicitor 

 Joe approached me about a commercial/ corporate solicitor opportunity at SAS Daniels, and I’m really pleased he did as I joined their Chester office last month. It was obvious that he had done research on my background and that he knew a lot about the firm and the role. Joe was supportive and positive through the recruitment process, from our first coffee meeting through to negotiating the finer details. I can’t recommend Joe enough! Thanks for all your help.
Commercial/ Corporate Solicitor 

Thornton legal are hands down the best recruitment agency I've been in contact with. Particularly Laura who went above and beyond for me to help prepare me for my interview, and was always available to liase between myself and my new employer. Many thanks Laura and Thornton Legal for all your help and advice, it was greatly appreciated.
Litigation Assistant 

‘I was really impressed with the service that Thornton Legal provided. Laura Kate was incredibly professional and helpful throughout. She kept me updated at each point of the recruitment process and went the extra mile to make sure I could attend a second interview. I can’t recommend her enough!’
Employment Paralegal 

I wanted to thank you and Nick for your help over the past few months. In a very niche area it’s great that you were able to arrange meetings with good firms and I do very much appreciate that. Although I haven’t found my new role through you I have really valued your help and would recommend you to anyone looking to move within the North West.
Regulatory Associate 

Thornton Legal were really helpful throughout the process. Laura-Kate kept in constant contact with me which made everything a lot easier. She also met me before my interview to help me prepare and offer useful advice, putting me in the best position possible to succeed. I would certainly use them again. 
Real Estate Paralegal 

Laura-Kate was always friendly and professional. She also provided guidance with the interview process. She was very approachable and down to earth.  I would recommend Thornton Legal to my friends. 
Commercial Property Paralegal

Laura is an absolute star recruitment consultant. The process of finding my new role was smooth and Laura kept me well informed at every stage of the process. The pre-interview meeting was particularly helpful in terms of interview preparation. I would recommend Thornton Legal to anybody searching for a new role.
Family Paralegal 

I just wanted to say a quick thank you to Joe at Thornton Legal for being supportive through my job search and helping me secure a ligation solicitor at a firm that’s an ideal fit. I’ve only ever worked for one firm so moving on wasn’t a decision I took lightly, but I felt it was right time to move my career on to the next stage. Joe worked hard on my behalf, and it’s obvious he has a good grasp on the Yorkshire legal market. Thornton Legal comes highly recommended by me!
Civil Litigation Solicitor 

Laura-Kate has offered me support throughout the whole process. She ensured I was well prepared for my interview and provided me with continuous updates throughout the offer/starting my new role stage. Laura-Kate ensured I was prepared for my first day at the firm and also checked in to see how my first week went. Thornton Legal have provided a great support and I would recommend to all.
Real Estate Paralegal

I would highly recommend Joe and everyone at Thornton Legal. My experience with them has been fantastic. I was sceptical at first after a not so good experience with a different firm or recruiters but i spoke to Joe, told him my experience and that it was a pushy nature and he took everything i said on board. Not once was i pushed or pressured into going for an interview or to accept a job offer. Joe was quick to respond to questions i had be it by email or text. When i was offered a new role Joe gave me the details and told me if i had questions to let him know and that was all i heard until i emailed late Sunday night to say that i was accepting the job offer and even then it was thanks for letting me know! I wasn't pushed or pressured to hand my notice in either but when i did and my notice period dropped from 8 weeks to 3 days, Joe helped me with moving my start date forward. For me Joe showed me the difference between a great recruiter and an average at best recruiter! Thank you Joe and everyone at Thornton Legal!
NQ Commercial Property Solicitor 

I sent my CV to Thornton Legal and was contacted by Laura-Kate Davies the same day. In only a few days Laura-Kate arranged an interview for me, met with me to prep me for the interview and i was successful in getting the job. I will be recommending Laura-Kate and Thornton Legal to my colleagues. Many thanks for all of your help!
Personal Injury Paralegal 

After signing up to several recruitment agencies i had become disheartened with the lack of progress. However Laura and Thornton Legal were able to guide and present me with fantastic opportunities. Laura was able to organise everything around my existing commitments and provided fantastic advice! I would highly recommend Laura to all!

Joe Rees has been invaluable in helping me to secure an exciting new role. I was looking for a very specific opportunity and was prepared to wait for the right position to come up, so i was impressed when Joe found me the perfect firm almost immediately. Joe really listened to and understood what i was looking for, and was a great help when it came to preparing for the interview and keeping me updated with feedback. Thank you for all your help, and for the lovely card which arrived in the post last week!
Commercial Property Solicitor 

I would like to thank Laura-Kate and the guys at Thornton Legal for all their help. Having not moved jobs for several years, i was especially nervous about applying for a new job and the thought of being interviewed again filled me with dread. All my nerves were put to ease by the help and support i received from all at Thornton Legal, from meeting the day before my interview to calling post interview to give feedback, i couldn't fault the service provided. I am beyond happy to have accepted an NQ role at a firm i never would have thought to have applied to.
NQ Solicitor 

Laura-Kate and the whole team at Thornton Legal have been brilliant. They listened to what role i was looking for and only put me forward for jobs that they felt were suitable for me and the firms they were seeking candidates for. They kept me fully updated and offered tips and advice throughout the process - thank you. 
Residential Conveyancer

I just wanted to thank you for your hard work and support in finding me a role. From start to finish you have been outstanding. From the initial call to discuss my present position and expectations, then taking the time to meet me for coffee to help me with interview tips and advice, i was then able to attend the interview feeling very confident. You have been supportive on both a personal and professional level. You ensured that all my expectations were met - a closer firm to my home and a bigger firm with more opportunity for professional development. I could not thank you enough for all your help, you are really easy to talk to, really thorough with everything you do, and nothing is too much trouble for you. I will be sure to recommend Thornton Legal and name you in particular (Laura) to help other people in the future find a perfect legal role for them.
Defendant PI Paralegal

When first speaking with Nick i imagine i was like a lot of people in the legal sector; ready for a move but anxious at the same time. Nick appreciated that it had to be the right move for me to consider and he delivered. He listened to my needs (and wants) and completely understood my position. I would highly recommend Nick and wouldn't hesitate to approach him again. 
Private Client Solicitor

I am very pleased with the service i received from Thornton Legal and i would definitely recommend Nick Tappin to anyone seeking a new opportunity. Nick contacted me regarding a Private Client Solicitor position exactly suited to my requirements. Nick is professional, enthusiastic and a great motivator who gave me the confidence i needed to make the move! Thank you very much Nick for all your assistance and for helping me to secure a position in an excellent firm i have always admired. 
Private Client Solicitor 

Joe recently approached me on Linkedin about a private client solicitor position he was instructed on. The client he was working with uses Thornton Legal exclusively and it was obvious Joe had an excellent relationship with them. He provided me with an excellent and personable service, taking the time to come and meet with me pre-interview and spending time preparing me for interview including the personalities of the hiring managers which was helpful. I’m delighted to say that I’ve accepted the position and I’m looking forward to getting on board in the New Year.
Private Client Solicitor 

I was referred to Joe and I’ve been really impressed by his contacts in Manchester and the speed of the process from initial conversation through to me accepting a new position as senior associate at a leading commercial firm. The position fits my requirements perfectly. Joe was always there for a conversation, whether that be background information on the firm or a well-timed pre-interview pep talk! The personalised service was just what I needed, thanks very much for your advice and assistance. I will be recommending Joe and Thornton Legal in the future.
Senior Associate – Property Litigation

Alex assisted me in finding a new role when I was relocating to Lancashire. He managed to arrange a number of interviews at firms of interest which lead to me securing the perfect role with a great law firm. I would recommend Alex and Thornton Legal for any recruitment needs.
Residential Conveyancer

I couldn't recommend Thornton Legal enough. I have been job searching for over a year and finally i have been found with a perfect job role. Alex Daniel of Thornton Legal provided a professional service throughout my job search. He has adhered to each and every query and made my search less stressful. I am now in a role which i enjoy and i actually look forward to going to work! Alex has also been in communication after starting work to make sure i am comfortable in the job role and it is the right one for me. I also feel Alex has gone out of his way to make sure i am settled and to make sure any questions i have are answered. Alex has lived up to the services of Thornton Legal. 
RTA Legal Secretary

Alex contacted me with a suitable opportunity after previously taking the time to understand my requirements for my next position. Alex kept me in the loop and remained consultative throughout the entire process. He managed to overcome a slight issue with my application and ensured that this was resolved smoothly. I would recommend Alex and Thornton Legal to anyone looking for a career move.
EL/PL Claims Handler

I would just like to say thanks for Joe at Thornton Legal for his hard work in securing me an employment associate position at a firm that I have admired for a long time. He was patient, encouraging and enthusiastic, and wasn’t afraid to give constructive criticism when it was needed. I imagine I wasn’t the most straight forward placement you have made but we got there in the end! Thanks as well for the lunch and pint, a lovely gesture. Thornton Legal will always my first recruitment call.
Employment Associate

Laura-Kate has been fantastic in her services and assistance through the process of me leaving a role, to being successful in a interview process. She was always there to offer support, confidence and guidance in what i need to do, as well as tips and hints on how to impress. She has been a delight to work with over the past two months while going through this process, constantly in touch and keeping me up to date, with what was going on. I have nothing but thanks and praise for Laura-Kate, for all the help she offered me.
Employment Paralegal

Joe assisted me in finding my most recent role for a placement year. I was delighted with Joe and the support he gave me in finding my next role, especially in helping with finding employers who would accept a student on a placement year. I can't recommend him enough.
Legal Assistant 

Nick was just a delight throughout the whole process. Once i decided to move to a firm closer to home, Nick took the time to understand my needs and requirements and presented me with tailored and well thought out opportunities. Nick is well connected and i would have no hesitation recommending Nick and Thornton Legal to any of my colleagues.
Commercial Litigation Solicitor

Alex kept me informed and in the loop throughout the process. Although there was number of delays, Alex ensured he kept in close contact and gave me regular updates where possible. Thanks to Alex and Thornton Legal i was able to secure a role in my preferred location and area of Law. The service received was excellent and i would recommend Alex and Thornton Legal for any recruitment needs.
Commercial Debt Recovery Paralegal

The service i have received from Alex and all at Thornton Legal has been incredible. They are extremely attentive, right from the very beginning Alex would call, text or email to keep me updated and was so helpful at all times. I was very pleased and surprised at how quickly things moved. They are by far the best recruitment agency i have used and would certainly recommend them to anyone!
Office Coordinator 

I can't thank Joe enough for helping me find not only an NQ position at an excellent firm, but one in clinical negligence. He was friendly and approachable throughout, and kept in touch throughout the process - I was never left wondering what was going on. It was lovely to meet him for a coffee and I would happily recommend Joe to anyone looking for a new job. Thornton Legal have certainly stood out from the crowd!
NQ Clinical Negligence Solicitor 

Thornton Legal are a 5 star recruitment company who not only look to help you forward in your professional career but also look for the very best place to suit your needs and that of potential employers. Right from a warm welcome, guidance on direction with specific, knowledgeable advice on potential employers and information required for interview, Thornton Legal offers an exceptional service.
Costs Draftsperson

Throughout the process Alex was professional, friendly and helpful. He covered off all of my potential options and always kept me informed. Alex arranged interviews for me in no time which led to me securing my preferred role. I would recommend Alex and the Thornton Legal team for anyone looking for a new role.
Corporate Commercial Legal Secretary

Having worked with Nick in connection with a recent career move relocating from the South of England to the North West, I found Thornton Legal to be a great firm to work with due to their responsive and dedicated approach to recruitment. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Thornton Legal and Nick personally to people who want to feel included and not pressured when making a step forward in their career.
Commercial Property Solicitor

Alex was professional and enthusiastic and kept me regularly updated. He arranged an interview for me in no time at all leading to me securing a position. I'd definitely recommend Alex and Thornton Legal.
Conveyancing Assistant

I would highly recommend Alex and Thornton Legal for all your recruitment needs. Alex contacted me after I had recently taken a redundancy from my current firm and I had been out of work for a little while. The turnaround from initial contact through to offer of employment has been exceptional and the role and location are perfect for me.
New Business Administrator

I cannot recommend Nick and Thornton Legal highly enough. I felt completely supported throughout the process and it was clear that Nick was focused on finding a role that ticked all of the boxes for me. I would have no hesitation recommending Thornton Legal - a breath of fresh air - completely professional, personable and very efficient. 10/10!
Planning Associate

Joe contacted me with regard to a commercial property solicitor role during a difficult time for me, as I had just been made redundant. Joe was great and listened to the kind of role I wanted to secure and his colleague Nick was able to secure an interview for me at an excellent firm. Nick was very knowledgeable about my new employer, he was always available to answer any questions and provided me with prompt updates on my application. I would highly recommend Thornton Legal to anyone seeking a new position.
Commercial Property Solicitor

I cannot recommend Thornton Legal highly enough. I approached Joe when I was looking to relocate to Chester with my family, and he managed to secure me the ideal role at Brabners in Liverpool. His support and advice were invaluable, and I was confident in his knowledge of the market and the quality of his firm relationships. Joe was fully committed and worked really hard on my behalf. I am delighted with my new position and would not hesitate to recommend Joe and the team at Thornton Legal.”
Commercial Litigation Solicitor 

Just a quick note about Joe and Thornton Legal. I contacted him after I was put on notice of redundancy at my current firm, a worrying and unexpected situation to find myself in. The exceptionally quick turnaround from introductory phone call to an offer of employment has been outstanding. The firm and location are perfect. Thornton Legal is certainly the recruitment firm of choice if you are in the legal market in the North West.
Residential Conveyancer 

I was very impressed with the service offered by Thornton Legal. I have used other recruiters in the past, and the service offered by Nick and Thornton Legal was head and shoulders above these. Nick offered valuable advice and guidance throughout the process, as well as a personal approach by being contactable at all times, including 'out of hours'. I would highly recommend Nick, and Thornton Legal to anyone searching for a new role.
Clinical Negligence Paralegal 

Thank you to Joe and the team at Thornton Legal for assisting me in securing a commercial litigation solicitor position in at a great firm ideal location. Joe listened to my requirements and was supportive through the entire process, keeping me up-to-date at all times (including outside of work hours, discussing pre-interview strategy, chasing post-interview feedback and working hard on my behalf when it came to offer negotiation.  I would certainly recommend Thornton Legal to anybody who is looking for a new position. 
Commercial Litigation Solicitor

 Joe has been a fantastic help through a stressful time. He was supportive, professional and efficient from beginning to end, and only spoke to me about opportunities that fitted my criteria. In the end he secured me an NQ Private Client role in a great location at a firm that suits . He met me face to face and his knowledge of the company was very useful in helping me to prepare for the interview. Thanks for all your help!. 
NQ Private Client Solicitor

 Joe was professional throughout, he selected only the most suitable roles and was clearly well respected by employers. I highly recommend Joe and thank him and Thornton Legal for finding me an exciting new role and making the whole process a smooth one.
Senior Associate

I found Joe very easy to work with. He took the time to meet with me, and he was knowledgeable about the firm I was interviewing with which was a real help. It was obvious that Joe and his client has an excellent relationship. Communications were very good, and he kept me updated throughout. With his proactive and professional approach, Joe helped me to secure a position as a Private Client Solicitor at the firm I was particularly interested in joining at the salary I wanted. I am very satisfied with the experience of using Thornton Legal and would highly recommend Joe.
Private Client Solicitor

Nick is a fantastic recruiter, his ability to seek out an interview that is relevant to your skill set and enthusiasm, is spot on! He remained available throughout our contact and made it his priority to answer any questions or concerns quickly and concisely. He is a credit to Thornton Legal and would be top of my list were I to make recommendations to colleagues or friends.
Employment Paralegal

From the moment I spoke to Nick to discuss the vacancy I knew I had found someone I could trust. He was open and honest throughout the whole recruitment process, kept in touch with me, when he said he would, even when he didn't have anything to feed back. He thought nothing of speaking to me 'out of hours' when necessary and was very knowledgeable about my potential employer.
Family Solicitor

Joe's mantra of quality over quantity really proved true for me. He took the time to get to know me and focused on finding the right fit for my skill set and personality. He took time to speak to me outside of office hours and even drove across Cheshire to meet me. I thoroughly recommend Joe's services to anyone looking to move jobs. To top it off, he's a great bloke too.
Private Client Solicitor

I'm delighted with the service that I received from Thornton Legal. The team were helpful, friendly and always kept me updated. Highly recommended!
Residential Property Solicitor

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

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

I would not hesitate in recommending Nick and Thornton Legal to anybody in the market for a move. He was well connected and understood exactly what I was looking for. He also took the time to meet me in person which I found helpful. He kept me in the loop throughout the process and always made himself available to talk. Something I found very reassuring.
Housing Partner

I would just like to say a big thank you for all your hard work in finding me a new job. I found your service to be friendly, efficient and effective. I was most impressed to find myself with a job offer within just one week! I would not hesitate to recommend your services in the future.
Residential Property Solicitor

Nick was a refreshing change from other recruiters. We had a lengthy discussion about my career to date, where I wanted to be in the future and provided full support throughout the process. Their level of communication and personal touch is, in my experience, unrivalled in the legal recruitment industry.
Head of Credit Hire

Approachable, friendly, diligent and above all professional Nick and Joe care about the people they work with and both strive to find that job role suitable to your experiences and skills. They go that one step further than any other recruitment consultant I have worked with in the past and keep you updated and well informed throughout. I would highly recommend Thornton Legal to anyone looking for that new role.
Family Solicitor

I was very pleased with the professional and personal service I received from Joe at Thornton Legal. It took a bit of time to find the right opportunity, but I was more than happy to stay with him on an exclusive basis as I was confident is his recruitment ability and his knowledge of the local market. The interview advice and general support through a challenging time was excellent and I have ended up with a new job at a firm that is ideal. Thanks to Joe and the team at Thornton Legal.
Dispute Resolution 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.
Commercial Litigation 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 would highly recommend Thornton Legal and Joe Rees to anybody looking for a new position within the legal arena. I had been looking for 'the right move' for several months and Joe has facilitated that for me. His support for me as a candidate was outstanding, ensuring I had the best information at my fingertips in preparation for my interview and then afterwards ensuring that I was offered the contract which met my requirements.
Residential Conveyancer

Nick managed to find me an ideal role at a firm close to my home in North Wales. I had recently relocated from Manchester and knew that a Family Law role might be difficult to come by. Nick knew the market well and was proactive in approaching a small number of firms on my behalf to find something that suited my skill set as a Children Panel Solicitor. I would recommend Nick and Thornton Legal to anybody in the market for a new role.
Family Solicitor

Joe had excellent knowledge of the firm and what they were looking for and I have no doubt in my mind that the advice and tips he provided in our meeting was the reason that my interview turned out to be a success. I was offered the job and I could not be happier. I have found my perfect job and it would never have been possible without the help of Joe.
Real Estate Paralegal

Joe was friendly, helpful and supportive every step of the way. Joe kept me informed of relevant opportunities, provided me with detailed interview advice and updated me throughout the process. With Joe's help the selection, interview and transition into my new role was much easier and he helped me secure a fantastic job.
Private Client Solicitor

Joe is a very diligent, honest and professional recruitment consultant. He took the trouble to get to know exactly what I was looking for in my next role and delivered. I would have no hesitation in working with Joe again in future and would recommend him to fellow professionals.
Residential Property Solicitor

Nick was really helpful in finding me a great new role. He had lots of good advice and before too long he was able to secure me a new private client solicitor position at a firm that offered the flexibility I required from a childcare perspective. They are well connected with firms in Lancashire and offered a consultative service instead of pushing me in any particular direction.
Private Client Solicitor

Joe was able to quickly and effectively find me a new role when I decided to move to pastures new. He listened to my requirements and focused on these throughout. He kept me updated with progress throughout and I would recommend his services to anyone.
Residential Property Solicitor

Nick was a real help in finding me a suitable new role in Liverpool. I was really happy with his efforts and he was able to negotiate a good deal for me in a role that I was suited to. I would recommend any Costs Draftsmen in the market use Thornton Legal in their job search.
Costs Draftsman

I would highly recommend Joe Rees who took the time to assist me in finding the ideal new role. Joe took a pro-active and tailored approach which resulted in a successful move for me as a candidate. I found the team to be supportive throughout which made the process far less stressful than I was expecting.
Family Solicitor

Joe secured me a good position with a good firm. he was supportive and helpful throughout the process, and would contact me on a regular basis with updates. Joe calls after the appointment to see how things are going to and if he can help in any way, and even now months later, he calls to make sure everything is well. Joe had many ideas in relation to interview technique which I had not thought about, and which worked well.
Civil Litigation Solicitor

I have recently worked with Thornton Legal and Joe Rees and was very pleased with the service provided. Joe was able to secure me an interview at a leading regional firm after only a few days, and he went beyond my expectations by travelling to meet me in person to discuss my ideal job requirements. Thanks to all at Thornton Legal.
Dispute Resolution Solicitor

Nick has been hugely supportive throughout this process. His knowledge of the market is excellent and his passion to ensure that his client is matched with the right role is clear. I would recommend Nick and Thornton Legal for anyone seeking the right move.
Private Client Solicitor

Joe was very positive, and we met to help me prepare for interview. He was extremely helpful and approachable throughout the process and I could not recommend Joe or Thornton Legal enough. I loved the extra touch of receiving a congratulations card when I secured the job. Thornton Legal made the whole experience very pleasant.
Private Client Solicitor

Nick and Joe offer a personalised service that you don't get with other recruiters. From day one they were always happy to speak with me out of hours and carefully discuss my requirements. Not only did they think about a suitable role, but they matched this with the particular locations I wanted to work in. I found our pre-interview meeting especially useful.
Personal Injury Solicitor

Joe was fantastic from beginning to end and even thereafter. He found me a role that suited my needs to a tee. He offered unfettered support and guidance throughout the whole process and made a very difficult time for me much more bearable. I would recommend Joe to anyone considering new opportunities.
Private Client Solicitor

Joe is an excellent recruiter. Crucially he listens to what you want, takes extra care to match candidates to the right role, and actually delivers and follows up on what he says he will do. He also provides brilliant support and preparation advice throughout the recruitment process. In addition to this he is a pragmatic and astute negotiator. Very highly recommended.
Corporate Solicitor

Joe's dedication and support throughout the whole recruitment process was unwavering and he ensured that my needs were met along the way, as well as keeping me fully updated at every step. Definitely a recommendation I'll be making to friends looking for a role in the legal sector!
Private Client Solicitor

Both Nick and Joe have excellent knowledge of and contacts within the local legal scene. Nick took time to find out exactly what I was looking for and both were very patient and professional throughout the process even though it was less than straight forward. I would certainly recommend then to other lawyers looking to make a move.
Property Associate

I greatly appreciated Joe's assistance in helping me to secure a position to progress my career. He took the time to talk to me and help me identify what I was looking for and provided valuable and honest advice. He thought about the positions to put me forward for, not just anything. I wholeheartedly recommend using Joe and have already put friends in contact with him.
Commercial Solicitor