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Recruitment and the non-legal professional

Chadwick Nott is obviously well-known as one of the best specialist legal recruiters in the UK. We have teams based in Birmingham, Manchester, London and Bristol allowing full nationwide coverage as well as international placements. We have been operating in Bristol since 1992 and represent a diverse range of legal professionals to include Paralegals, Legal Executives, NQ’s, Associates and Partners for permanent roles as well as fixed term contract and locum assignments.

What you might not know about us, however, is that we also assist non-legal professionals in finding roles within law firms. Examples of some of the candidates we have assisted and placed into new positions over the years include those who specialise in:

Risk and compliance: Compliance officers to heads of risk and compliance.
Operations: Assistants, to officers and heads of departments.
Business Development: BD executives, managers as well as bids and tenders specialists.
Marketing: From marketing assistants to those in head of department roles.
HR: Assistants, to officers and heads of departments.

Over the years we have made a number of placements in these disciplines to include some high profile hires for Top 100 and Chambers rated firms, as well as smaller regional and high street practices. Our expertise within the legal industry is pivotal when understanding the needs of our clients in these areas and many of our clients are happy to use us exclusively for these roles, safe in the knowledge that we can and will deliver exactly what they are looking for.

Candidates with relevant experience in these areas come from a variety of industries to include financial services or accountancy, and don’t always need a legal background. The crucial piece is that there is a transferable skill set and a want to work in the legal industry.

Our dedicated team at Chadwick Nott specialising in these roles is four strong and made up of myself, Emily Lonsdale, Rachael Travers and Sarah Boxall. We also have a dedicated team dealing with these roles for the North of the country as well.

If you are a law firm looking to recruit in any of these areas please do get in touch as we have a fantastic pool of candidates already registered with us. Alternatively if you are a candidate looking for a new role to kick off 2019 then we would be delighted to discuss the market and any relevant opportunities with you in more detail.

Briony is based in our Bristol office and has been with Chadwick Nott for more than 8 years, recruiting across the South West and South Wales.

Briony Barber-Wood
T:  0117 917 1874
M: 0792 189 5795

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