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Why work with us?

  • We're a specialist boutique legal recruitment agency based in London and Manchester, however we cover the whole of the UK market.

  • Our consultants are former lawyers who genuinely understand what it's like to be in your shoes. We cover the full range of practice areas, so whatever your specialism, we can offer expert market knowledge.

  • We have excellent long-term relationships with our clients and work on the latest private practice and in-house opportunities. 

  • We're very happy to keep you updated on the market when you aren't looking and then help you to find your ideal role when you are.

  • We focus on building long-term relationships and are always happy to have a quick chat about the market and help in any way we can.

  • We also offer a more bespoke and tailored service compared to the larger agencies so we can focus on finding the perfect role for you.

Latest Legal Roles

London Negotiable

New – Property Dispute Resolution Associate, 7+ PQE, Global 100 Law Firm, London

​Job Description: New – Property Dispute Resolution Associate, 7+ PQE, Global 100 Law Firm, London The Role This Glob...

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London Negotiable

New – Construction Associate (Contentious), 1-4 PQE, Leading Global Firm, London

​Job Description: New – Construction Associate (Contentious), 1-4 PQE, Leading Global Firm, London ​ The Role This le...

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New – Contentious Construction, Managing Associate, 5 PQE +, Leading International Firm, London

Job Description: New – Contentious Construction, Managing Associate, 5 PQE +, Leading International Firm, London The ...

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London Negotiable

New – Employment Associate, 1-3 PQE, Independent City Firm, London

​Job Description: New – Employment Associate, 1-3 PQE, Independent City Firm, London ​ The Role: This independent cit...

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London Negotiable

New – Real Estate Disputes Associate, 1-3 PQE, Leading Global Firm, London

​Job Description: New – Real Estate Disputes Associate, 1-3 PQE, Leading Global Firm, London ​ The Role This Global F...

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London Negotiable

New – Corporate Associate, 3+ PQE, Full-Service National Law Firm, London

Job Title: New – Corporate Associate, 3+ PQE, Full-Service National Law Firm, London ​ The Role This Full-Service Nat...

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London Negotiable

New – Restructuring Associate, 1-5 PQE, Large International Firm, London

Job Description: ​New – Restructuring Associate, 1-5 PQE, Large International Firm, London ​ The Role This Internatio...

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London Negotiable

New – Corporate Solicitor, 2-5 PQE, High-Profile Global firm, London

Job Description: New – Corporate Solicitor, 2-5 PQE, High-Profile Global firm, London ​ The Role This Global firm are...

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London Negotiable

New – Commercial Litigation Associate, 1-5 PQE, Top International Firm, London

Job Description: ​New – Commercial Litigation Associate, 1-5 PQE, Top International Firm, London ​ The Role This Inte...

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London Negotiable

New – Corporate Associate, NQ - 5 PQE, Leading Offshore Law Firm, London or Guernsey

Job Description: ​New – Corporate Associate, NQ - 5 PQE, Leading Offshore Law Firm, London or Guernsey The Role This ...

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London £70-90k

New - 1-5 PQE Real Estate Solicitor, Rapidly-Growing City Law Firm, London

​1-5 PQE Real Estate Solicitor, Rapidly-Growing City Law Firm, London ​ We are a London based, full-service law firm,...

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London £70-120k

New -1-5 PQE Dispute Resolution Associate, Full-Service Global Firm, London

​1-5 PQE Dispute Resolution Associate, Full-Service Global Firm, London ​ As a full service global law practice, we a...

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London Negotiable

New - 2-4 PQE Corporate Associate, Leading Global Firm, London

New - ​2-4 PQE Corporate Associate, Leading Global Firm, London Our lawyers work on the full spectrum of corporate tr...

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London Negotiable

New - 5+ PQE Employment Associate, Top Global Firm, London

​5+ PQE Employment Associate, Top Global Firm, London ​ We are ideally looking for a highly motivated Employment lawy...

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London £70-110k

New - 1-5 PQE Employment Solicitor, Market-Leading Global Firm, London

​1-5 PQE Employment Solicitor, Market-Leading Global Firm, London We are a market-leading full-service global employm...

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Manchester £50-70k

New - 1-5 PQE Employment Solicitor, Leading International Firm, Manchester

​New - 1-5 PQE Employment Solicitor, Leading International Firm, Manchester ​ Job Introduction We are proud to lead a...

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Manchester £45-85k (negotiable at more senior level)

New - Corporate Associates, NQ-10 Years PQE, Top Tier International Firm, Manchester

​New - Corporate Associates, NQ-10 years PQE, Top Tier International Firm, Manchester The Role This top tier internat...

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London £75-100k

New - 1-4 PQE Financial Services Associate, Major Global Firm, London

New - 1-4 PQE Financial Services Regulatory Associate, Major Global Firm, London Our global FSR practice helps our cl...

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London £80k +

New - 2+ PQE Non-Contentious Construction Associate, Global Law Firm, London

​2+ PQE Non-Contentious Construction Associate, Global Law Firm, London Our firm offers a full suite of services incl...

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London Negotiable

New - 6+ PQE Real Estate Disputes Managing Associate, Leading International Firm, London

​6+ PQE Real Estate Disputes Managing Associate, Leading International Firm, London Part of the Real Estate Division,...

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Manchester £50-60k

New - 1-4 PQE Commercial Associate, Leading International Firm, Manchester

1-4 PQE Commercial Associate, Leading International Firm, Manchester We stand out for being consistently excellent in...

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London £55k +

New - 3 PQE + Financial Regulation Associate, Leading International Firm, London

​New - 3 PQE + Financial Regulation Associate, Leading International Firm, London ​ The Firm We stand out for being c...

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Manchester £50k+

New - 1-2 PQE Contentious Restructuring Associate, Leading International Firm, Manchester

New - 1-2 PQE Contentious Restructuring Associate, Leading International Firm, Manchester ​ Our Restructuring team ha...

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City of London Negotiable

New - Residential Property Conveyancer / Solicitor, London & Kent

New - ​Residential Property Conveyancer / Solicitor, London ​ We are a long-standing and well-established law firm wh...

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London £65-90k

New - 1-5 PQE Corporate Associate, Leading National Firm, London

​1-5 PQE Corporate Associate, Leading National Firm, London ​We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic individual ...

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London £75-120k

New - 1-5 PQE Investment Funds Associate, Outstanding Global Firm, London

​New - 1-5 PQE Investment Funds Associate, Outstanding Global Firm, London We are a leading global law firm with a hi...

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London £75-100k

New - 2-5 PQE Pensions Associate, Global Top 10 Law Firm, London

2-5 PQE Pensions Associate, Global Top 10 Law Firm, London Our teams of lawyers around the world operate seamlessly t...

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London £66-80k

New - 0-2 PQE Banking Associate, Mid-Tier City Firm, London

​New - 0-2 PQE Banking Associate, Mid-Tier City Firm, London We are renowned for our discretion, commitment, technica...

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Manchester Negotiable

New - 0-3 PQE Property Litigation Solicitor, Ambitious National Firm, Manchester

​New - 0-3 PQE Property Litigation Solicitor, Ambitious National Firm, Manchester ​ Our well regarded Property Litiga...

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London £85-120k

New - 5-7 PQE Arbitration Associate, Global Firm, London

NEW - ​1-5 PQE ARBITRATION ASSOCIATE, GLOBAL FIRM, LONDON We have been ranked as a top 15 Global Arbitration Practice...

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London £80k +

New - 1-5 PQE Employment Associate, Major International Firm, London

New - 1-5 PQE Employment Associate, Leading Global Firm, London ​ Job overview: We would like to recruit an Associate...

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London £65k +

New - NQ -1 PQE Real Estate Solicitor, Leading City Firm, London

New - NQ-1 PQE Real Estate Solicitor, Leading City Firm, London Our Real Estate practice provides expertise across al...

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London £85k +

New - 3 PQE + Corporate Associate, Leading National Firm, London

3 PQE + Corporate Associate, Leading National Firm, London​ We advise companies, management teams, investors and debt...

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London £95-120k

New - 2-5 PQE Employment Associate, Global Law Firm, London

NEW 2-5 PQE EMPLOYMENT ASSOCIATE, GLOBAL FIRM, LONDON This is an opportunity to join our growing and very reputable E...

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London £65k +

New - 1-3 PQE Disputes Solicitor, Leading National Firm, London

1-3 PQE Dispute Resolution Solicitor, Leading National Firm, London We act for a broad range of clients, including pr...

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London £90-110k

New - 3-5 PQE Construction Disputes Solicitor, Major Global Firm, London

​New - 3-5 PQE Construction Disputes Solicitor, Global Firm, London Consistently ranked number 1 globally for constru...

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London £70-85k

New - 2-4 PQE Construction Solicitor, Leading Boutique Firm, London

New - 2-4 PQE Construction Solicitor, Leading Boutique Firm, London ​ ​Job Role This is a great opportunity for an in...

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London £95-115k

NEW - 4-6 PQE REAL ESTATE FINANCE ASSOCIATE, GLOBAL FIRM, LONDON

New - 4-6 PQE Real Estate Finance Associate, Global Firm, London Our global Real Estate Finance (REF) team has a prov...

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London Negotiable

New - 1-5 PQE Real Estate Associate, International Firm, London

​New - 1-5 PQE Real Estate Associate, International Law Firm, London Our team has handled some of the market’s larges...

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United Kingdom Negotiable

New - 1-5 PQE Real Estate Practice Development Lawyer, Well-Established Global Firm, Remote

​New - 1-5 PQE Real Estate Practice Development Lawyer, Well-Established Global Firm, Remote We now have an opportuni...

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London Negotiable

New - 1-2 PQE Junior Corporate Associate, Leading Global Firm, London

New - 1-2 PQE Junior Corporate Associate, Leading Global Firm, London This is your chance to join a global team advis...

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London Negotiable

New - 3-4 PQE Litigation & Arbitration Associate, Leading International Firm, London

​New - 3-4 PQE Litigation & Arbitration Associate, Leading International Firm, London ​An exceptional opportunity exi...

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London Negotiable

New - Corporate Associate, 2-5 PQE, Leading International Firm, London

New - Corporate Associate, 2-5 PQE, Leading International Firm, London We are currently seeking a mid-level Corporate...

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London £80-100k

New - 2-4 PQE Construction Associate, Leading International Law Firm, London

New - 2-4 PQE Construction Associate, Leading International Law Firm, London ​ We're looking for a bright and persona...

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United Kingdom Negotiable

New - 6 PQE + Senior Employment Associate, Global Law Firm (Remote Position)

New - 6 PQE + Senior Employment Associate, Global Law Firm (Remote Position) ​ We are looking for a bright and person...

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London £100-125k

New - Construction Disputes Associate, 2-5 PQE, Leading Global Firm, London

​New - Construction Disputes Associate, 2-5 PQE, Leading Global Firm, London ​ We are looking for a 2-5 PQE Construct...

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London Negotiable

New - 2-6 PQE Construction Solicitor, Top 100 National Firm, London (friendly team and great work-life balance)

​New - 2-6 PQE Construction Solicitor, Top 100 National Firm, London We are seeking to recruit a Construction Solicit...

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London £80-110k

New - 2-5 PQE Litigation Associate, Leading International Firm, London

​New - 2-5 PQE Litigation Associate Role, Leading International Firm, London ​We are seeking to recruit an associate ...

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London Negotiable

New - 5-6 PQE Tech Disputes Associate, UK International Firm, London

​New - 5-6 PQE Tech Disputes Associate, UK International Firm, London We are looking for a mid to senior level Tech D...

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London 80-95k

New - 2-4 PQE Corporate & Commercial Associate, International Firm, London

​New - 2-4 PQE Corporate & Commercial Associate, UK International Firm (Legal 500), London We are looking for a 2-4 P...

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Manchester £45-65k

New - 0-5 PQE Construction Solicitor, Leading National Firm, Manchester

​New - 0-5 PQE Construction Solicitor, Leading National Firm, Manchester We are looking for a 0-5 years PQE Solicitor...

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London 75-95k

New - 2-4 PQE Corporate Associate, UK International Firm, London

New - 2-4 PQE Corporate Associate, UK International Firm, London Our client is looking for a 2-4 PQE Corporate Associ...

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London 120 -140k

New - 2-4 PQE Private Equity Associate, Leading US Firm, London

​New - 2-4 PQE Private Equity Associate, Leading US Firm, London Our client, a leading US firm, is looking for a 2-4 ...

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London 73-90k

New - 1-3 PQE Tax Litigation Associate, Mid-Size City Firm

1-3 PQE Tax Litigation Associate, Mid-Size City Firm, London​ ​Our client is looking for a 1-3 years PQE Associate to...

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London 70 - 110k

New - 1-6 PQE Commercial IP/IT Associate, Leading International Firm, London

​New - 1-6 PQE Commercial IP/IT Associate, Leading International Firm, London ​ Summary of role The team is looking t...

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London Negotiable

New - 2-4 PQE Banking Associate, UK International Firm, London

New - 2-4 PQE Banking Associate, International Firm, London ​ Role overview Our client is looking for a corporate ban...

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Manchester 60k +

New - 4 PQE + Disputes Position, Leading National Firm, Manchester

4 PQE + Disputes Position, Leading National Firm, Manchester ​ The role Our client's Litigation team undertakes a bro...

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Manchester 48000

New - Employment Lawyer, NQ Level, Leading International Firm, Manchester

New - Newly Qualified Employment Solicitor - Leading International Firm - Manchester ​ JOB ROLE This role will suppor...

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Edinburgh Negotiable

New - 1-7 PQE Banking & Finance Role, Major Global Firm (Edinburgh or Glasgow)

*New* 1-7 PQE Banking & Finance Role (Edinburgh or Glasgow) Purpose of role To carry out a broad range of finance wor...

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Glasgow Negotiable

New - 1-7 PQE Banking & Finance Role, Major Global Firm (Edinburgh or Glasgow)

*New* 1-7 PQE Banking & Finance Role (Glasgow or Edinburgh) Purpose of role To carry out a broad range of finance wor...

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City of London

New 3-5 PQE Dispute Resolution Position, Leading Mid-Tier firm, London

​PQE: 3-5 Term: Permanent Department: Commercial Dispute Resolution Location: London Company background We are a lead...

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London £80-115k

New Restructuring Role, 2-6 PQE, UK International Firm, London (award winning firm)

​RESTRUCTURING LAWYER – 2-6 YRS PQE – LONDON Brief We are looking to recruit a Restructuring Lawyer from 2 to 6 yrs P...

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Bristol Negotiable

New Restructuring/Insolvency Role, Silver Circle International Firm, 2 PQE +

​Job title: Supervising Associate – Restructuring/Insolvency Department: Financial Markets Location: Bristol Overview...

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London £75-90k

New - Real Estate Associate, 3 PQE + , Mid-Tier City Firm (Legal 500)

​TITLE: Real Estate Associate  HOURS: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm (flexible applications considered)  WORKING WEEK: Monday - F...

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London £100-150k

New - Corporate Lawyer, 2-6 PQE, Leading International Firm, London

​ M&A and Corporate Finance Associate ​ M&A and Corporate Finance – Associate Location: LONDON Salary: COMPETITIVE JO...

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The right approach to legal recruitment...


Recruitment should never be complicated so we aim to keep things simple, we want to provide a highly professional yet straightforward approach to the recruitment process and we aim to be one of the most respected and trusted agencies in the market.

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Our Expertise...

CGW Legal is a legal recruitment agency which focuses on private practice and in-house opportunities in both the UK and overseas.

We work closely with an extensive range of companies and leading law firms including West End, Mid-Tier, UK International, US, Magic and Silver Circle.

Our consultants have previously worked as lawyers in reputable firms or in market leading agencies which means we know our market inside out and can add real value to the recruitment process.

What our clients say about us...

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  • Insurance Disputes Lawyer

    Silver Circle Firm, London

    ​There can be very little doubt that I am unlikely to ever again come across a recruiter as dedicated, hard-working, personable and tenacious as Chris. It was nothing short of an absolute pleasure to work with him and his extensive contacts list of high profile firms speaks for itself. I have rec...

  • Insurance Lawyer

    UK International Firm, London

    ​Chris is a highly effective recruitment consultant. He assisted me with securing an excellent role within the space of only a few weeks of us working together. I was very impressed with his down to earth approach and personal integrity. He has a professional approach without being pushy and is h...

  • TMT Lawyer

    US Firm, London

    ​Chris is by far the most effective recruiter I have worked with in London. Chris helped me get a number of interviews with highly regarded firms within a couple of weeks of working together, and I went on to secure an excellent role with a highly regarded US firm. Chris uses his industry knowled...

  • Real Estate Lawyer

    UK International Firm, London

    ​I had an excellent experience with CGW legal; Chris helped me to find to secure a newly qualified role in a great firm within the space of a few weeks. From the outset Chris was approachable, helpful and responsive. He consistently kept me up to date with roles that would be of interest to me, a...

  • Construction Lawyer

    US Firm, Dubai

    ​Chris is well regarded by all who work with him. He is extremely pro-active and innovative in his approach. He was very friendly and supportive. I would recommend him without hesitation.

  • Disputes Lawyer

    Leading National Firm, London

    ​Chris is a very diligent and attentive recruiter who takes the time to find out what kind of role each individual client is looking for, rather than trying to push unsuitable positions like some in his field. He is excellent at recommending firms which suit clients' individual requirements and p...

  • Construction Lawyer

    Mid-Tier Firm, London

    ​I found it great working with Chris - he understood exactly what I was looking for, knew the market and was focused on establishing a long-term relationship. I would certainly recommend him to others.

  • Disputes Lawyer

    International Firm, London

    ​Chris has a very thorough understanding of the legal market. He takes the time to get to really know candidates and find the vacancies that are right for you. I would highly recommend Chris.

  • Corporate Lawyer

    US Firm, London

    Chris was a pleasure to work with: dedicated, responsive, supportive, down to earth and friendly. He helped me through every step of recruitment process, answering all of my questions and providing invaluable information about interview preparation.

  • Disputes Lawyer

    National Firm, London

    ​Chris is a very diligent and attentive recruiter who takes the time to find out what kind of role each individual client is looking for, rather than trying to push unsuitable positions like some in his field. He is excellent at recommending firms which suit clients' individual requirements and p...