Search and Selection

Highly detailed and targeted service which gives you access to the entirety of the market, including those solicitors who aren't actively looking for a new role.  


What you get​

  • An assigned consultant who specialises exclusively in recruiting within the practice area you’re looking to hire in, as well as in search & selection assignments  
  • A well-researched long list of potential target candidates within 7 working days of sign-off  
  • An in-depth consultation with your consultant to work towards an agreed shortlist  
  • A comprehensive weekly update on progress  
  • Optional advertising across a range of online media; including legal industry-specific job sites and social media 


  • 22% of annual remuneration
  • 1/3 of the fee payable by way of upfront deposit (7 days payment)   
  • Remaining balance invoiced on the candidate commencing employment (30 days payment terms)
  • Rebate schedule over a 12-week sliding scale 


Client case study

In early 2019, we carried out a search and selection assignment on behalf of Bromleys Solicitors who were struggling to find suitable candidates to grow their established childcare team. Within a few months, our senior consultant Paula Pawlowska had found the firm two specialist childcare solicitors. 

Visit their featured client page to learn more about how this approach worked for Bromleys.

For a confidential conversation about your requirements, please get in touch with our specialist consultants on 03300 245 606 or email


"Rebecca took the time to listen and gain an understanding of not just the role, but the team and the strong culture of the firm. This enabled her to present candidates with not only the desirable experience but who would also be a great fit for us."

– Rachel Bird, Operations Manager, Aequitas Legal

"Kelly recently helped us recruit into our contentious probate department. It is a niche field and a difficult one to recruit into but Kelly made the process simple and did a fantastic job. I would highly recommend."

– Liz Fyfe, Head of Contentious Probate and Private Client, Thornton Jones Family Law

"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, Nicholson Jones Sutton 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


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