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.


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Duane Cormell


Duane is the Co-founder and managing director of Realm. 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 Team Lead of the Private Client division

Kelly is Associate Director at Realm with more than fifteen years of legal recruitment experience.

Paula Pawlowska

Associate Director and Family Team Lead

Paula is an Associate Director at Realm and leads our family team.

Joseph Shenton

Principal Consultant

At Realm, 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 is a Senior Consultant at Realm and specialises in the recruitment of litigation lawyers, working with lawyers and law firms across the North West, Yorkshire and the West Midlands.

Lucy Wickham

Associate Consultant - Yorkshire

Lucy is an Associate Consultant at Realm and specialises in the recruitment of family and care lawyers across Yorkshire.

Michaela Baddeley

Associate Consultant - North West

Michaela is an Associate Consultant at Realm and specialises in the recruitment of family and care lawyers across the North West.

Ben Cowlishaw


Ben is a Consultant at Realm and works as part of our specialist property team, recruiting conveyancing lawyers across the North West.

Bill Szajna-Hopgood


Bill is a Consultant at Realm and works as part of our private client team recruiting Private client, Court of Protection and Contentious probate lawyers across the North West and Yorkshire.

Rebecca Hopwood

Head of Support

Rebecca joined the Realm team at the start of 2017 and is the Head of Support.

Bridget Lavery

Junior Administrator

Bridget is an Administrator and an integral part of our support team. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a degree in Geography and joined Realm in the Spring of 2021.

Chloe Whittaker

Junior PA

Chloe is a PA within our support team. She joined Realm in 2022 after previously working in an administrative role at the NHS.

Sarah Glynn

Head of Marketing

Sarah leads Realm’s four-strong in-house marketing team and is responsible for steering the business’s marketing strategy and bringing our best-in-class services to new regional markets.

Katherine Memery

Principal Marketing & PR Executive

Katherine is a Principal Marketing & PR Executive at Realm.

Lucy Cade

Senior Marketing Executive

Lucy is a Senior Marketing Executive at Realm. She joined us in 2021, after working in a social media and brand management role in the medical manufacturing industry.

Emma Marsh

Associate Marketing Executive

Emma is a Marketing Executive at Realm. She graduated from Durham University with a degree in Archaeology and Ancient Civilisations in 2020.


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.