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We'll keep you updated on the market when you aren't looking and help you to find the perfect role when you are

Why choose CGW Legal?

  • We're a specialist boutique legal recruitment agency based in London and Manchester.

  • 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 fantastic 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

Manchester

New Insolvency Role, International Firm, Manchester, 2-5 PQE

We are looking for an Associate to work in the Insolvency team. This is an exciting opportunity to join our highly r...

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Greater London

New 1-5 PQE private client opportunity with a leading Legal 500 London firm

​ 1-5 PQE Associate, Private Client, Leading Mid-Size London Firm ​ ​ ​ The role Our Private Client Department...

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London

Corporate Lawyer, 4-6 PQE, Leading International Firm, London

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

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London

Real Estate Associate, 1-2 PQE, Mid-Tier International Firm (great quality work and work-life balance))

​Real Estate Associate (1-2 PQE), UK International firm, London (highly rated firm for real estate) We have a fanta...

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London

Construction Insurance & Litigation Role, NQ-2 PQE, International Firm, London

We are looking for an Associate to join the Property, Energy and Construction team in London, to focus on constructi...

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London

New Corporate Opportunity, 2-7 PQE, Small & Friendly London Firm (Maternity Cover)

​Corporate Solicitor Job Description Introduction The firm wishes to recruit a Corporate Solicitor to join the C...

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London

New Insurance Litigation Role, NQ-5 PQE, Leading Mid-Size City Firm

​The Firm We are a leading mid-size independent law firm (Legal 500 & Chambers rated) that now employs over 550 law...

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England

Construction Lawyer, 3-6 PQE, Leading National Firm (flexible on location & remote working)

Construction Solicitor / Associate (flexible on location and remote working possible) Our Team The team are known ...

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City of London

New Mid to Senior Level Pensions Associate, Truly Global Firm (Tier 2), London

​MID TO SENIOR LEVEL ASSOCIATE - PENSIONS LONDON THE OPPORTUNITY Pensions (within Employment, Pensions and Incen...

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City of London

Commercial Litigation (Insolvency Focus), 2-7 PQE, International Firm, London

​Please note that this is an active role. The job spec contains a general description of the position and the work i...

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City of London

Restructuring & Insolvency Lawyer, Transatlantic Firm, London, NQ-7 PQE

​The Firm: We are a leading global law firm with offices in key business centres across the Americas, Asia, Europe ...

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City of London

International Employment Lawyer, NQ-4 PQE, Boutique Firm, London

​ New International Employment Law Role, NQ-4 PQE, London ​ Interesting and varied international employment law o...

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City of London

Real Estate Associate, 1-6 PQE, Mid-Tier London Firm (Legal 500)

​ Real Estate Associate, 1-6 PQE, Leading Mid-Tier City Firm (Legal 500 & Chambers Rated) The Firm We have offices...

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City of London

Construction Associate (Mixed Role), 1-6 PQE, UK International Firm, London

​ Mixed Construction Role in London, 1-6 PQE, Leading UK International Firm (Legal 500 & Chambers) The Firm We ar...

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City of London

Employment Associate, 1-6 PQE, London, UK International Firm (Legal 500)

​ Vacancy Description Employment Lawyer - London Level of role Associate, 1-6 PQE Division ...

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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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...