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JM Legal is a leading legal recruitment consultancy, specialising in secretarial and business support requirements.  We are proud to have been a key supplier to the majority of the world’s leading legal institutions for almost 30 years, consistently offering comprehensive recruitment solutions to all of our clients, ranging from boutique law firms all the way up to Magic Circle law practices.  We pride ourselves on the quality of support we have been able to offer candidates and clients within the legal support market over such a considerable period of time, and despite being one of the longest standing agencies in our field, we do not take our position as market leaders for granted.  Our pledge to both candidates and clients alike is that we will always strive for excellence, and continuously search for new and innovative ways to offer the highest quality support to all those that require our services in order to maintain and build upon our esteemed reputation.

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  • ​Lee is an incredibly friendly yet, professional Recruitment Consultant that really understands the needs of his clients.  In the past 20+ years that I have known Lee, he has assisted me on many occasions with both top notch candidates and job opportunities.  Lee’s attention to detail and ability to recognise his clients’ needs makes him one of the very best in his field.  Whether you are looking to hire, or for a new position yourself, I cannot recommend Lee highly enough. 

    Tanya - Senior Legal PA

    U.S. Law Firm

  • ​I have worked with David for a number of years on secretarial recruitment.  I have always found him to be responsive, committed and professional in his approach.  We have recruited a number of excellent candidates via David, who always takes the time to understand the culture of the organisation and the needs of the role, and match this to the experience and career aspirations of the candidates.

    Corinne - HR Manager

    U.K Law Practice

  • ​Sian couldn't have done a better job with helping secure my position. She gave me complete confidence throughout the interview process and helped me prepare. She clearly had a great relationship with the HR team at my new firm. Sian managed to secure a salary more than I had ever expected to get, for which I am extremely grateful for. She is the best recruiter I've used to date!

    Mia - Executive Assistant

    U.S. Law Firm

  • ​I have known and worked with JM Legal for more years than I care (or wish) to remember and in particular, I worked closely with Lee, recruiting legal secretaries into various firms. What I appreciate most is that JM Legal know their market inside out and they make it their business to understand your firm and its culture.  This ensures that it is not just the skills set that they get right, but they also get the right ‘fit’.   Lee genuinely takes your comments and concerns on board and has a wealth of knowledge which he is always willing to share. As well as being professional and easy to talk to, he is also good fun to work with!

    Marcia - HR Manager

  • Adam helped me from start to finish during the recruitment process, keeping me informed and up to date. As well as checking in after I had started my new position. Could not thank him enough for all the help and support he has given me!

    Chloe - Legal PA

    International Law Firm

  • ​David is the first recruiter we reach out to for our support staff; he always finds candidates that fit exactly what we are looking for.  He is honest, has great knowledge and gets it on a commercial level.  He has played a crucial role in helping us find some of our top employees.

    Chloe - Hiring Manager

    U.K Law Practice

  • ​My experience of using Vince as a recruiter is highly recommended. From initial contact until he successfully placed mein to my new position, which was exactly the role I was lookingfor, he consistently supported me and actively kept in contact.Very good, well rounded and personal service.

    Roxanne - HR Professional

    U.S. Law Firm

  • ​I’ve worked with Lee at JM Legal for a number of years now, mainly on PA recruitment. He has always been approachable and knowledgeable on market conditions and puts forward excellent quality candidates for the roles he is working on. He knows his candidates well and ensures that they are ready for interview, and equally, he has always been helpful and hands on when it comes to interview logistics. Lee always goes the extra mile to ensure that the business and the candidate is happy at offer stage. I’ve been very happy with the service received from JM Legal to date and I’m excited to continue working with Lee moving forwards.

    Bhavika - Recruitment Manager

    International Law Firm

  • ​David recently assisted in securing the perfect role for me. As soon as I let him know I was interested in the role via LinkedIn he made direct contact and we discussed everything in detail. Throughout the process David was always at the end of the phone for me with guidance and answers to my questions. He is one of the most personable recruiters I’ve dealt with, which made the process a whole lot more enjoyable. He kept me up to date with progress and I always felt informed. Since starting the role David has kept in contact, checking in and ensuring I am happy and settling in. That is so important, especially at a time like this when working autonomously from home, which can be daunting in a new position. Thank you so much for your support, I am loving my new role

    Nicola - Legal PA

    International Law Firm

  • ​Adam is fantastic at what he does! I approached him at the end of last year as I was looking for a new job and within 6 weeks I had a job offer. From the beginning right up until he successfully placed me into a permanent role at a magic circle firm, he consistently supported me in my applications. He went above and beyond to ensure I was prepared for interviews and provided a professional service. Highly recommended!!

    Jessica - Legal Secretary

    Magic Circle Law Firm

  • ​I was out of work for six months, really struggling to find a job that was suitable for me. But a friend of mine recommended JM Legal. I gave them a call and Sian became my recruitment consultant. As soon as I met Sian and spoke through my options I was really excited and hopeful. For the first time in six months I really felt like I could actually find I job. Sian worked really hard finding as many opportunities for me as possible that she knew would be suited to me and within a few weeks I had an interview. Sian was so helpful in the preparation; going through all types of questions, examples etc. I'd never felt more prepared for an interview! So with my first interview I got the job and I was so pleased. Sian made sure everything went as smoothly as possible and made finding a job in law look so easy. I'm a week into my job now as a general office assistant, working with the nicest people, all thanks to Sian and she still makes sure I'm happy and settled in. I cannot thank Sian enough. For the first time I have found a recruitment consultant that really cared.

    Connor - General Office Assistant

    U.K Law Practice

  • ​I have worked with David for many years, and cannot recommend him highly enough. He has a thorough understanding of the legal market and really listens to a firm’s requirements so that I know I can trust his recommendations and my time isn’t going to be wasted

    Emma - Hiring Manager

    Boutique Law Practice

  • ​Adam was fabulous! As someone who has been fortunate enough to have never had to go to market to look for work in my whole career, I was daunted, to say the least! Adam put me at ease instantly and did a fantastic job at putting me forward for roles that I may ordinarily not have looked at. I would not hesitate to recommend him. Adam, thank you for your patience. I know I wasn’t the easiest of candidates!!!

    Stephanie - Legal PA

    International Law Firm

  • ​During the pandemic I was struggling to find my forever job. I found myself hopelessly signing up with recruitment agencies with promises, but after the initial process I felt like I was constantly hitting a brick wall. I spoke with David who was upbeat and a pleasure to talk to, but again I wasn’t expecting anything.  I was pleasantly surprised when I got a phone call the next day comfirming my CV had been sent across to a firm and we were waiting to hear back. David kept me in the loop with everything, even when there wasn’t any news. Then, the news finally happened.  I got an interview. From then I secured a position and have been happy and content within my role and can honestly say this is my forever job. David listened to me and met my expectations without holding back.

    Samantha - Legal Secretary

    West End Law Practice

  • ​I have known Lee for many years, and he helped me obtain my last and new roles. Lee's friendly rapport makes you feel at ease when discussing exactly what you what for your next role, and gives great advice and constructive feedback throughout the whole process. Lee was the first person I thought of to speak to when I decided to find something new - I would highly recommend Lee and JM Legal, and never hesitate to pass Lee's details to friends who find themselves in a similar situation.

    Clare - Legal PA

    U.S. Law Firm

  • ​I have known Lee for nearly 6 years and he has helped me secure my last two jobs.  He has connections with a number of top law firms and has excellent judgment of what is the right fit.  Lee helped me with my CV, with interview preparation and was on hand to help with last minute nerves.

    Rachel - Legal PA

    International Law Firm

  • ​David is an excellent recruiter who took the time to listen to myrequirements and match me with an excellent firm whom I havenow been with for over two years. I highly recommend him andwould not hesitate to use his services again should I ever belooking for a placement in the future.

    Laura - Legal Secretary

    Intellectual Property Law Firm

  • ​I was registered with lots of recruitment agencies but David at JM Legal was the only person that responded back to my emails, answered all my questions and never gave up on getting me interviews.David Stoddart secured a temporary role for me whilst trying to secure interviews for permanent positions. It was through his support and determination I was able to find a job that is perfectly suited for me. I am so happy I went to David and would definitely recommend his services to others searching for a job.

    Samia - Legal Secretary

    International Law Firm