• In-depth Legal Market Knowledge
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What our Candidates say

"Having been unemployed for some time while waiting to start my training contract, I responded to one of the many adverts on a major recruitment website. Less than half an hour after I clicked "submit", FLR phoned me to discuss a paralegal job at a magic circle firm. She sent them my CV and got back to me the very next day with an interview date. Things moved quickly and I got the job, and happily worked there until shortly before the start of my training contract. With a less attentive recruitment consultant       I doubt I would have got the job - throughout the whole process FLR was efficient, informative, friendly, quick to reply to e-mails and calls and a pleasure to work with."

Efficient & Informative

Laurie Marks

Associate at a respected UK Firm

It's not often you come across someone like Katie who truly cares about a candidate's prospects. She clearly tries to match your skillset & interests to a role and considers the future development of a candidate in that role. I highly recommend Katie! - Jane Hon


Jane Hon

Trainee at an international Firm

Honesty & Integrity

Bryan Cave 

Coming from a high street Criminal law firm with my Law degree and experience, Katie landed me an interview with an international American law firm. I was thrilled beyond belief. I went on to secure the role as a litigation paralegal and I never looked back to thanks to First Legal Recruitment.



Katie again got me an interview with this top 5 law firm and my career went from strength to strength. I secured the role and worked on one of the worlds biggest litigation cases. Again another life-changing step all brought about by Katie.


Throughout my career, I worked with many agents but there is no question Katie is head and shoulders above the other agencies used? Why? Honesty. Integrity. Relationships with law firms. High level of placements in top law firms. Can not recommend her highly enough.


Derek McAuley

Trade Surveillance Analyst

Range of Opportunities

I contacted First Legal Recruitment after my fixed-term paralegal contract ended, looking for another paralegal contract and ultimately a training contract. First Legal Recruitment was able to provide me with a range of suitable opportunities and helped guide me towards the best fit. I started an in-house paralegal job, which led to a training contract. I would highly recommend First Legal Recruitment.

Catherine Born

In house Lawyer

Great Journey

I am a graduate from the University of Warwick (2017) and I completed my LLM Legal Practice (Solicitors) degree at BPP University, London.     I left BPP not having secured a training contract with minimal exposure to the “city” law firms.         I met Katie during a paralegal opportunities drop-in session at BPP and later made contact with her through LinkedIn – which, unknowingly, was the start of a great journey. Katie helped me secure an interview at Slaughter and May for a financing paralegal position in their banking department. We had an array of pre-interview calls to discuss the process and this was also an opportunity for me to practice my interviewing technique and refine my answers. Katie is easily accessible, supportive and has exceptional knowledge of the legal industry and the paralegal market. We had a telephone call before my interview and immediately after which is something I have not experienced with other paralegal recruiters.

After the interview, I was successful in obtaining the position and joined Slaughter and May in June 2018. After several months in this position, the experience helped me find a transactional paralegal role at Proskauer Rose (UK) LLP in their private investment funds department; this then led me to my current position as a trainee solicitor at Goodwin Procter (UK) LLP.

Katie has played an enormous part in my legal career to date and I thank FLR for their help, commitment and most importantly, for putting there're client first.

Jake Simons 

Trainee at Goodwin Proctor


“First Legal Recruitment was by far the most diligent and professional agency I spoke to regarding paralegal opportunities. FLR's wealth of experience and industry contacts were instrumental in helping me secure my first paralegal role with a leading law firm. FLR had a great ability to match my skills to the right paralegal role, which subsequently provided the platform to help me secure a Training Contract with another firm so I would strongly recommend contacting FLR   to anyone seeking paralegal opportunities.”


Assoicate at a Leading Law Firm

“Approaching the end of the LPC and having already secured a training contract which was due to commence the following year, I was actively seeking a 12 month-long Paralegal position in the City of London. I contacted Katie via LinkedIn (having seen a number of similar recommendations) and she was immediately very approachable, helpful and knowledgable. 


Katie provided an excellent overview of the Paralegal job market generally and, importantly, took the time to discuss my preferred practice areas and the type of role/firm I was interested in applying for. 


Katie helped place me with a magic circle firm and made the whole recruitment process as simple as possible, keeping me regularly updated throughout. 


I would not hesitate in recommending Katie to anyone looking for a new legal position.”


Took the time

Elliot Wooton

Trainee at leading UK Firm


First Legal Recruitment was very helpful to me when I first moved to London in search of a paralegal position and was instrumental in finding me a role that would prove to be the platform for me to build a career at a top US firm in investment funds. 


Joshua - Funds Lawyer