GRL Legal Recruitment

Trusted to deliver. Excellence.

“GRL are proactive and often come to us with ideas that are beneficial to both parties”

Practice Director, leading Commercial Chambers

“I have no doubt that without GRL's valuable input Chambers would not now be leading the way in our sectors as we presently are”

Head of Chambers, leading PI and Civil set

"GRL confidently and seamlessly guided us through the crucial process of recruiting a new Chambers Director”

Head of Recruitment Committee, leading Commercial and Civil set

“Great in providing advice when discussing future plans for individuals and chambers giving progression advice”

Senior Clerk, leading Property and Civil set

“What sets GRL apart is their unique understanding of the Bar and the issues that both members and staff face, in their daily working lives”

Senior Clerk, leading Public Law, Employment and Commercial Chambers

“I trust GRL's judgment and guidance on who might be suitable for the role”

Senior Practice Manager, leading Commercial Chambers

For too long the recruitment process has added little value to clients and candidates. GRL has changed all that. Big statement? Big changes.


We work with barristers’ chambers, boutique and small to medium sized law firms, innovators, and other professional services businesses. We add value by enabling business success through a professional and attentive approach. We focus on our clients and their businesses and our reputation is built on trust, integrity and much more.


We work predominately on an exclusive basis, underlining our trusted position. We deliver service excellence through our detailed and highly personable approach.

We take time to understand not only the skills our clients require but also the cultural fit and expectations of the candidate. But this is just the start of how we support candidates.

“We are constantly told by CEOs, MDs and business owners, that there is nothing more important to the growth of their business than their employees. Therefore, can there be anything more important than finding them?”


Nick Rees, GRL Managing Director

Our ethos

Our ethos is straightforward, we want to work with and partner businesses and individuals who value outstanding service and are striving for success and growth.  We add significant value by being knowledgeable, easy to work with and trusted.  We lead on market and business change through an innovative approach.  

Current opportunities

We take great pride in the fact that our clients provide us with exclusive and retained instructions and we work hard to form strong partnerships with all those we work with. All longlisted and shortlisted candidates are met in person (by us) and we also use online tools where this is more convenient or appropriate.  


40 of the top 50 chambers have trusted us with their recruitment

Since our inception – we’ve placed more management and leadership roles at the Bar than any other company

92% of new business comes from repeat instruction and client referrals