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 5 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


"Kelly has worked with me on a number of assignments at both Paralegal and Solicitor level. She is a pleasure to deal with. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her if you are looking to recruit within the legal field."

– Sophie Reaney, HR Adviser, Jackson Lees

"Cameran helps us with our conveyancing vacancies on a weekly, almost daily basis. Cameran is continually helpful, understands our needs, and accommodates accordingly. Even with candidates placed, his attention to the placement continuing as smoothly as possible is upkept."

– Amy Berry, HR Assistant, Optimal Solicitors (Optimal Claim Ltd)

"Kelly did a fantastic job of finding us a new private client fee earner.

Great service and communication - I would be definitely recommend Kelly and her team."

– Sarah Clowes, Partner, Clowes & Co Solicitors

"Joseph has been, and continues to be, a pleasure to deal with.

He is both professional and personable and crucially, he has a real feel for our business. His understanding of the brief and the type of candidates we require means there have been regular success stories as our team continues to grow."

– Matthew Heap, Partner, CLmedilaw

"Duane and Paula at Realm have been enormously helpful and effective in assisting us with recruitment. They have listened carefully to our brief; where appropriate, have suggested alternative solutions; have managed our expectations realistically; and have been very focussed in their selection of the candidates they have offered us for consideration. 

They have clearly briefed the candidates well about us; have followed up interviews promptly, and have been our best advocates to the applicants. The effect of all this is that we have a high success rate for recruitment, so far a high retention rate, and it is an effective and therefore commercial use of our time. 

Overall, Realm provide an excellent, focussed service." 

– Mark Hirst, Managing Partner, Bromleys


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