Law firms

Newly qualified

Completing your training contract and gaining qualification as a solicitor is an exciting time. It is the culmination of all your hard work, from university through to law school and the two years of training. But your career doesn’t stop upon qualification and the big question for all newly qualified lawyers (NQs) is what to do next.

Each year we place a great many NQ lawyers into a variety of practice areas. We work with the leading UK, US and international law firms as well as many of the mid-sized, specialists and regional practices. We also have a highly successful in-house legal search team working with some of the most widely recognised brands within commerce and industry and financial services.

One of the most important things to remember about qualification is that you should start considering your options as soon as possible; whether you think that your current firm will offer you a role or not

Some of the key points to consider are:

  1. Before you start searching you should update your CV
  2. Start your search ideally six months before you qualify
  3.  Instruct a recruitment consultancy you trust, which can add genuine value to the process and which has a strong track record of working with the firms that you would be interested in joining
  4. Make sure the consultancy you work with commits to never sending your CV for a role without your consent
  5. Remember to track where your CV is being sent

Our track record - Newly qualified lawyers

Construction

  • Leading UK law firm
Corporate

  • Private equity boutique practice
  • Transatlantic US law firm
  • Mid-Atlantic US law firm
  • Mid-sized UK law firm
  • NY headquartered firm
  • Boutique corporate law firm
Corporate insurance

  • NY headquartered law firm
Competition

  • US headquartered competition boutique
Financial services

  • Magic Circle law firm
Funds

  • Elite NY headquartered practice
  • Elite Boston headquartered practice
  • Top US law firm
Healthcare

  • Leading national UK law firm
Litigation

  • Elite US litigation boutique law firm
  • IP boutique practice
  • Leading US law firm
Leverage finance

  • 2 lawyers at an Elite US law firm
  • White Shoe NY practice
Pensions

  • Top 20 UK law firm
  • 2 lawyers at a boutique pensions law firm
Real estate

  • Mid-sized UK law firm
  • Regional UK law firm
Real estate finance

  • NY headquartered law firm
Private equity funds formation

  • Elite US law firm
Private equity

  • Elite US law firm
  • Elite Chicago headquartered law firm
  • Leading US law firm
  • NY headquartered practice
Product liability

  • Global tech focussed US law firm
Structured finance

  • International law firm
  • White Shoe NY practice
Tax

  • NY headquartered practice
Trade finance

  • Top boutique law firm
Life science regulatory

  • Leading UK law firm
  • Leading IP practice