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


"I have recently worked with Kelly on a difficult role to fill due to a lack of candidates on the market for Private Client. Kelly was really helpful throughout - she listened to what I was looking for and actively applied that to the candidates she was representing so the candidate on paper was perfect and in person even more so!

Kelly is responsive and works hard to understand the role and our 'ideal'. It is a refreshing and reassuring approach. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her services!"

– Sarah Louise Walker, Head of Wills, Trusts, Tax & Probate, Weightmans LLP

"Kelly's help was invaluable in expanding my team. She was accommodating and incredibly helpful. I am very happy to recommend her."

– Michele Wightman, Partner, Keebles Solicitors

"Excellent service received from Kelly at Realm. Thank you."

– Julie Johnson, Business Operations Partner, Morecrofts LLP

I was impressed with Paula's proactiveness and response in finding suitable candidates, particularly compared to other agencies. I would highly recommend her!

– Anthony Jones, Director and Head of Family and Children Law, O'Donnell Solicitors

"It has been a pleasure working with Michaela on a recent recruitment exercise. Michaela was professional and understood our needs as a legal aid family firm. Michaela secured our most recent new recruit to the firm who has settled in so well and it an excellent for for the firm and clients."

– Andrea Fogg, Director, Maria Fogg Family Law Ltd


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