About Us

A specialist legal recruitment agency...

We work on the latest private practice and in-house opportunities covering the full range of practice areas. Our clients are Legal 500 / Chambers rated law firms and leading Companies that are based in London, the UK regions and abroad.

Please connect with us on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/cgwlegal/ for regular market updates and insights.

It's all about adding value...

Our consultants have previously worked as lawyers in reputable firms or in leading agencies which means we know our market inside out. We work closely with both our candidates and clients and listen carefully to their needs so that we can add real value to the recruitment process. Whatever your legal background you can expect professional and honest advice together with industry experience and expert market knowledge.

Why choose CGW Legal?

We work on both private practice and in-house opportunities in London, the UK regions and abroad

We have 10 + years of industry experience both in law firms and agencies so we are experts and know the market inside-out

We have previously worked as lawyers in leading London law firms so we understand the importance of finding an excellent recruiter

We have an extensive list of high quality contacts at leading law firms and companies combined with a thorough knowledge of the legal job market

We offer a more bespoke job search and tailored

job market updates

We listen to your needs and focus on finding the right opportunity / candidate for you

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Chris Woodward, Director

I originally trained and qualified as a lawyer with a well-regarded City firm before moving to a market leading legal recruitment consultancy (personally assisting lawyers with their moves to a wide range of Legal 500 and Chambers rated law firms). I founded CGW Legal with the aim of providing a friendly, trustworthy and more bespoke legal recruitment service to a high quality candidate and client base.

Finding the right position for you...

Having been a lawyer and candidate myself, I understand how difficult it is to find a good consultant who will answer their phone, reply to emails, keep you updated and give honest feedback. It's also hard to find someone who acts in your best interests when their focus is on hitting targets. We are able to offer a much more personable and responsive service because we work with fewer candidates and have realistic targets. We listen to your career aspirations and offer tailored job searches so that we can focus on finding the right opportunity for you.


More than just recruitment...

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A more tailored approach...

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