About Us

Our mission

We believe in treating lawyers like people, not candidates. And we believe in treating law firms like valued partners, not just transactional customers.

 

Our vision

To become the leading specialist legal recruitment consultancy in the regional market, whilst recognising that when it comes to life-work balance, life is the more important of the two.

Our story

Unhappy with the scattergun approach of some recruiters, we set up Realm in 2015 to offer something different. Over the last 5 years, we’ve grown from a team of two to a team of 17, comprising a core group of dedicated recruitment consultants, an in-house marketing team, a devoted office manager and an enthusiastic administration executive.

On a day-to-day basis, we work hard to deliver a personal and tailored recruitment service. We’re truly passionate about the people we work with and are committed to developing long-term mutually beneficial relationships with both lawyers and law firms.

In January 2018, we decided to narrow our focus and hone our proposition.

We have specialists in all core legal practice areas, with each of our consultants working within a single legal niche. Their focused approach has enabled them to develop an unrivalled depth of market knowledge and build a solid reputation as an expert within their specialist area.

Through our refreshing approach, underpinned by our five core values – to be refreshingly collaborative, consultative, dynamic, human, and niche – we help to develop careers and sustainably grow law firms.


Whether you’re a hiring manager looking for talented legal personnel or a lawyer looking for an exciting new challenge, we are ready to help you.

Call us on 03300 245 606 to speak to one of our specialist legal recruitment consultants.

Testimonials

"Lucy has been great throughout the whole process. She really listens to what you are looking for and makes real effort to make sure you are matched with the right firm. Lucy is very dedicated and very easy to talk to. I would definitely recommend Lucy to everyone who seeks a new venture"

 

 

– Anna Barnard, Associate Solicitor, Emselys Solicitors Limited

"Paula was fantastic – she clearly had top candidates in mind when we first met but she took the time to listen to our needs, ethos and plans before suggesting anyone to meet. The first candidate we met was the one who eventually joined us so her instinct was right.
 
Paula communicated throughout the process and followed up in a personable way; ensuring both us and the candidate had settled in well. 
 
I would certainly recommend Paula for any future recruitment needs." 

 

– Chris Longbottom, Partner/ Head of Family Law in Manchester, Clarke Willmott

"Kelly did a fantastic job of finding us a new private client fee earner.

Great service and communication - I would be definitely recommend Kelly and her team."

– Sarah Clowes, Partner, Clowes & Co Solicitors

"We began working with Joseph and Realm in August 2016 and have received an excellent service from him at all times as well as an excellent calibre of candidate. Joe always seeks to find the perfect candidates to fit the roles; within the last 12 months, he has found 8 candidates for the firm.

Joe is extremely professional at all times and grasps our needs very quickly. He communicates with us and the candidate throughout the recruitment process and is always willing to go the extra mile to see the deal completed."

– Nicola Harrison, Practice Manager, Nicholson Jones Sutton Solicitors Ltd

I was impressed with Paula's proactiveness and response in finding suitable candidates, particularly compared to other agencies. I would highly recommend her!

– Anthony Jones, Director and Head of Family and Children Law, O'Donnell Solicitors

FIRMS WE'VE WORKED WITH

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