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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