About Us

Realm Recruit is a specialist legal recruitment consultancy offering a refreshing approach to legal recruitment.

Unhappy with the scattergun approach of some recruiters, we set up Realm in 2015 to provide a more personal and tailored recruitment service to both lawyers and law firms.

Through our ethical and relationship-driven approach, our small but dedicated team work closely with private practices across the North West, the Midlands and Yorkshire, supplying them with top-calibre lawyers at all levels. 

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 consultants. 

A refreshingly human approach to legal recruitment

At Realm, we pride ourselves on our personal approach. We are passionate about developing long-term relationships with our clients and candidates to help both careers and businesses flourish.

You’ll never be left unsure about where you stand and will be guided through the recruitment process. 

Our friendly consultants are efficient, attentive and will explain everything to you in plain English. If you ever have any questions or queries, they are easily contactable and will keep you in the loop at all times.

A refreshingly candid approach to legal recruitment

We will always speak to you candidly about what we believe is in your best interests. If you’re a lawyer looking to take your next step, we’ll be open with you about your options and will never shoehorn you into a role that won’t benefit you and your career.

Likewise, if you’re an employer, we’ll only submit candidates if we believe they are suitable for your business. We’ll give you frank advice on the best way to conduct the recruitment process and an honest evaluation of the individuals you meet with.

A refreshingly niche approach to legal recruitment

Each of our recruitment consultants is ultra-specialist working in a particular niche of the legal profession. They have a thorough understanding of the state of the market relating to the practice area they focus on and are perfectly placed to advise those working in their specialist area.

What’s more, they have established relationships with talented individuals and key law firms within their niche, so they are perfectly positioned to connect clients with top-calibre candidates.

Our narrow but deep focus allows us to get to know our clients and their law firms properly. Our consultants are then able to consider our clients’ business plans and therefore accurately anticipate both their long- and short-term requirements.

A refreshingly dynamic approach to legal recruitment

While we appreciate the value of traditional recruitment methods and the importance of building human relationships, we’re also forward-thinking in our outlook. At Realm, we welcome innovation and technology and are open to embracing modern ways of working.

A refreshingly consultative approach to legal recruitment

We’re not just legal recruiters, we’re legal recruitment consultants. This means that we’re more than transactors of CVs.

We work closely with the lawyers whose careers we help develop, providing them with sound market advice and practical guidance to help them navigate the legal recruitment process. 

We partner with the law firms we recruit for, not just filling their vacancies, but helping them grow and plan for the future.

At Realm, we’re in it for the long-haul and prefer to form lasting partnerships with the firms and individuals we work with. Contrasted with the salesy approach of some recruiters, our consultative methods enable us to develop an in-depth insight so that we can match the right firms with the right people. 

To learn more about Realm Recruit and how we can help you with legal recruitment in the North West, Midlands or Yorkshire. get in touch.

Call our friendly team on 03300 245 606 or email info@realmrecruit.com


"Kelly's help was invaluable in expanding my team. She was accommodating and incredibly helpful. I am very happy to recommend her."

– Michele Wightman, Partner, hlw Keeble Hawson 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, Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors Ltd

"Realm were introduced to Maguire Family Law by recommendation and we have not been disappointed. Duane came to our office to meet the team and get a grasp of our ethos. He has placed 4 team members with us now and so far so good.

We have only ever received appropriate CVs, excellent communication and client care. Thank you, team Realm."

– Eimear Maguire, Partner, Maguire Family Law

"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

"I have recently worked with Kelly on a difficult role to fill due to a lack of candidates on the market for Private Client. Kelly was really helpful throughout - she listened to what I was looking for and actively applied that to the candidates she was representing so the candidate on paper was perfect and in person even more so!

Kelly is responsive and works hard to understand the role and our 'ideal'. It is a refreshing and reassuring approach. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her services!"

– Sarah Louise Walker, Head of Wills, Trusts, Tax & Probate, Weightmans LLP



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