Private Practice

Private Practice

With offices based in London, Bristol, Manchester, Reading and Birmingham, Chadwick Nott has established a proven track record over the last 20 years of successfully placing partners and teams, legal directors, associates, NQ solicitors, legal executives, contractors and paralegals in law firms across all parts of the UK.  With our help these lawyers have found opportunities with the full range of law firms, from boutiques and niche firms, national names to major city, US and global law firms.

Keeping you fully informed throughout the recruitment process, our well-connected private practice consultants will support you throughout and beyond your placement. They provide career, interview and CV advice, building a long-term relationship with you.

Across our offices in the UK we recruit:

Newly qualified

The landscape of the newly qualified (NQ) market changes drastically each year. Choosing the right firm and practice area upon completion of your training contract to ensure you get the most out of those foundational years of your career is extremely important. Our consultants focus on ensuring they are up to date on all of the NQ positions available across the market, and as a result are well placed  to advise you on the best firms and teams to join to realise your long term legal aspirations.  

Junior associates

Whether you have moved post qualification or been trained and retained by one firm, we can help make sure your next move drives your career forward. At this stage of your career getting the right culture, work and clients is essential.

Senior associates

Whatever your path up to this point, the next move will set the platform for the rest of your career. It can drive you towards partnership, partnership alternatives or a shift in-house. We will give you the support and progression advice you need to help you make the right decisions about the firms and teams which can deliver what you need.

Junior partners

Whether you are looking for your first partnership role or you are an experienced partner looking for a move, this step is always one of the most important of your career. Joining a firm as a junior partner can give you an excellent platform to build your business and achieve equity. Business plans are important at this stage and having the right advice when constructing this is vital, so we will provide you with expert guidance and support throughout the process.

Equity partners

At Chadwick Nott we understand that joining a firm as an equity partner is a big commitment. Maintaining confidentiality throughout this highly sensitive process is essential. We will use our many years of expertise and our established relationships to help you arrange discrete and informal initial discussions before guiding you through the more formal process that follows.