Laura Kate - my first year with Thornton Legal

It has been 1 year since I joined Thornton Legal and I can genuinely say it has sped by! As the saying goes “time flies when you are having fun!”.

After 3 years with my last employer (my first role within recruitment), it is daunting making a move and something I thought long and hard over. However, it was by far the best decision that I made and I am thoroughly enjoying my time at Thornton Legal. I settled into things quickly having worked with both my directors Joe and Nick previously and haven’t looked back. They have provided a lot of support while giving me autonomy to get on with the job, and having access to their expertise has been invaluable – Joe and Nick already had a great reputation across the legal market and there is loads of scope for further growth.

I mainly recruit for Solicitors and Paralegals across Chester and Cheshire as well as handling some paralegal roles across Merseyside. It has been great to built up relationships with a lot of new clients that I didn’t work with previously as well as continuing some existing relationships.

No day is really the same which is why I enjoy recruitment so much. I also like a challenge which I guess is a good thing as things do not always run smoothly! A first for me in my recruitment career this year was a Senior Solicitor accepting a job and not showing up for her first day without telling myself or the client (it has happened before with junior candidates but never anyone of this level!).

The highs have outweighed the lows with lots of happy legal professionals placed in new roles. It has been great to see candidates come to me off the back of referrals from both clients and candidates I have previously worked with. My favourite placement has been an NQ Solicitor into her dream firm after meeting at a networking event over a cocktail.

The past year has been very rewarding for me personally as well as for Thornton Legal as a whole and I am looking forward to what 2020 has in store. But first, I am celebrating my first year with Thornton Legal with a weekend abroad with some friends and the last bit of summer for 2019!

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