Duane Cormell

Duane Cormell



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I set up Realm in November 2015 after working in legal recruitment for a number of years. Alongside running the business, I continue to work as a recruiter, handling a series of retained assignments for law firms across the North West and the Midlands.

Outside of work, I am a FutureProManchester committee member and an Ambassador for Forever Manchester. 


How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Compassionate, driven, loyal

What’s your favourite thing about working at Realm?

It’s hard for me to settle on just one thing, as I’ve been lucky enough to watch Realm grow from nothing to the business it is today. I suppose I’d say it’s the team I work with - not only are they are all lovely, down-to-earth people whom I enjoy spending my days with but it’s been fantastic to see how much they’ve all developed and what they’ve all achieved whilst being a part of the Realm team. 

How do you unwind after a busy day at the office?

Listening to a podcast (usually football related, if not specifically 90s football) on my drive home, cooking dinner if it’s my turn, and then slobbing out on the sofa with my partner and our springer spaniel, Trevor. 


What people say about Duane...

Duane helped me find my new role in September and I cannot recommend him and Realm highly enough. He is helpful, quick to respond and has a great knowledge of the market.

I had a number of questions, having been with my previous firm for a number of years and having not looked for a new role for quite some time.

Duane had helpful and practical advice for me and was always on hand to calm any fears I might have had. He is patient and calm and worked very hard to secure my new role; one in which I am very happy.

Nathan Penny-Larter, Senior Associate at DWF


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 at Maguire Family Law

Looking for a new challenge? Get in touch with Duane today on 03300 245 606 to learn about his current legal jobs in the North West and the Midlands.