With over 125,000 practicing solicitors as of July 2013, but a total of around 320,000 individuals supplying legal services in the UK, generating a turnover of £25.6bn, or 1.48% of gross value added, the legal sector is an important part of the UK economy. According to the Law Society, with a forecast growth to £27.5bn in 2015 and 4.2% growth rates from 2015 onwards, the legal sector is becoming increasingly competitive.

It's not surprising given the importance the law plays in everyday business and personal lives. Regulation is growing across a number of industries as well as an increasing tendency to litigate, with legal advice being sought across the individual and business customer spectrum.

The lawyer of today needs to be both technically proficient and commercially astute and legal advice is increasingly sought on every day issues affecting corporate life. Many firms are now undertaking active marketing campaigns to help them stand out in the market as additional challenges such as changes to civil litigation and legal aid funding, the ever-changing regulatory environment as well as technological innovation and advances, all having a significant impact on legal firms growth and survival.

We understand the need for strong individuals who are not only experts in legal matters, but also leaders with vision, strategic insight and most importantly of all, commercial awareness, that will ensure a business can thrive in a competitive market. We are experts at finding the best calibre candidates from highly specialised sectors and have significant experience within the legal sector. Examples of some of the roles we have successfully recruited for in the past include:

  • General Counsel
  • Company Secretary
  • Head of Legal Practice
  • Head of Commercial Law Division
  • Director of Legal Services

    Alison Ryan

    Alison has 15 years’ experience in the recruitment and headhunting market has enabled her to gain a thorough understanding of a vast range of market sectors as well as successfully delivering new business across all business sizes.


    James Parr

    James has been working in the recruitment industry for over 10 years, delivering to a huge mix of companies, from start-up through to multi-nationals. James specialises in hard-to-fill roles, mainly focusing on technology, IT, marketing/comms and professional services.




"I have no hesitation in recommending Elliot Marsh as an expert recruiter that identifies the best staff"

"It is very refreshing that we can rely on a specialist sector recruiter to identify the right people suitable to help our business grow."

"Having worked with Elliot Marsh for in excess of 5 years I have found them to be a consistent, highly committed, professional and motivated recruitment company."

"We were delighted with the whole process and we felt comfortable in the knowledge we were appointing from the very best available talent. We will certainly be using Elliot Marsh Ltd in the future."