Realm Achieves Record Headcount Following Successful Q1

Posted on 11/4/2022 by Katherine Memery

We're excited to announce that we have strengthened our specialist team and reached a record headcount after welcoming two new consultants.


Ben Cowlishaw and Roselyne Zekia 

Ben Cowlishaw and Roselyne Zekia have joined as Junior Consultants based at our head office in Altrincham. They will both progress through Realm’s proprietary training programme, in order to become practice area specialists in recruiting legal professionals “the right way”. 

Working within our private client division, Ben will focus on recruiting for the residential property market in the North West. Roselyne joins us directly from the recruitment sector and, like many of our consultants, has a legal background. She will be working as part of the Realm's commercial division, focussing on the recruitment of commercial insurance lawyers. 

By specialising in one practice area, our consultants gain an unrivalled depth of market expertise and develop long-lasting trusted relationships with the lawyers working in this space, due to their ability to provide wider careers and progression advice.  

Ben and Roselyne’s arrival comes in the wake of our most successful Q1 to date, with turnover up 17% on the same period last year, and a series of award wins and nominations, including at the Recruiter Investing in Talent Awards and Greater Manchester Business Awards.  

Our managing director Duane Cormell said: 

“I’m thrilled to welcome Roselyne and Ben to Realm as we continue to grow as a business. Last year Realm hit £1 million in turnover and we’ve recently celebrated our most successful month to-date and our strongest start to a year since Realm was established just over six years ago.  

Their joining will help us to further increase our coverage of the commercial insurance and residential conveyancing markets, improving our service to our law firm clients, and takes the team to a headcount of 19, solidifying our position as the largest team of legal recruiters focused on servicing the North West.” 

Realm Achieves Record Headcount Following Successful Q1


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