Meet your team

Realm provides an incomparably specialist legal recruitment service, as each of our consultants recruits for a specific area of law. This means we can develop closer relationships with more lawyers in that field than any of our competitors. What’s more, over half of our team has a legal background, so they can really get under the skin of what makes your firm great to work for.


Role type

18 results

Duane Cormell

Managing Director and Co-founder

Duane co-founded Realm in 2015 with the aim of developing careers and sustainably growing law firms through a refreshing, values-driven approach to legal recruitment.

Kelly Reid

Associate Director and Private Client Team Lead

Kelly specialises in the recruitment of private client positions, including wills & probate lawyers, Court of Protection solicitors and trusts lawyers.

Paula Pawlowska

Associate Director and Family Team Lead

Paula specialises in the recruitment of family and childcare lawyers across the North West.

Joseph Shenton

Principal Consultant

Joseph specialises in the recruitment of clinical negligence and personal injury lawyers, ranging from paralegals and fee-earners to solicitors and partners.

Rebecca Blundell

Senior Consultant

Rebecca specialises in the recruitment of litigation lawyers across the North West and the West Midlands.

Lucy Wickham

Associate Consultant - Yorkshire

Lucy specialises in the recruitment of family and care lawyers across Yorkshire.

Michaela Baddeley

Associate Consultant - North West

Michaela specialises in the recruitment of family and care lawyers across the North West.

Nonso Okonyia

Associate Consultant

Nonso specialises in the recruitment of litigation lawyers in Yorkshire.

Ben Cowlishaw


Ben specialises in the recruitment of residential conveyancers and legal support professionals across the North West.

Bill Szajna-Hopgood


Bill specialises in recruiting private client, Court of Protection and contentious probate lawyers across the North West and Yorkshire.

Kathryn McGeoghegan


Kathryn specialises in the recruitment of commercial insurance and costs lawyers, as well as support staff in the personal injury and insurance sectors.

Rebecca Hopwood

Head of Support

Rebecca does a little bit of everything here at Realm, but mainly works to put strategies and processes in place that make sure our employees feel that their career aspirations are achievable, that they are engaged in their work and that their wellbeing is supported.

Bridget Lavery

Junior Administrator

Bridget is responsible for a plethora of tasks to keep things moving along behind the scenes, ranging from formatting CVs to organising social events for the team.

Chloe Whittaker

Junior PA

Chloe splits her time between being a PA for our Managing Director Duane, administration and HR.

Sarah Glynn

Head of Marketing and Client Experience

Sarah is responsible for steering our marketing and business development strategy and bringing our best-in-class services to new practice areas and regions.

Katherine Memery

Principal Marketing & PR Executive

Katherine oversees the business’s content strategy, helping to grow the Realm brand through PR, online and offline content and email marketing.  

Lucy Cade

Senior Marketing Executive

Lucy is responsible for managing our campaigns and our social media content. She also helps our recruitment team to build and cultivate successful personal brands online.

Emma Marsh

Associate Marketing Executive

Emma is heavily involved in our job marketing, helping to promote our job opportunities on behalf of our recruitment team.


Start your journey with Realm

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.