“I’m impressed by the fact that GRL are focused on the best outcome for the individual and organisation rather than the commercial advantage of placing a candidate.”


GRL are the only recruiters to have placed a senior leadership role in every practice area at the Bar

Over 400 individuals placed with the legal/ professional services sectors with combined earnings of over £20M

95% of our roles are provided to us exclusively by our clients

Why Do Candidates Choose to Work With Us?

Because we have significant ‘first-hand’ experience of our markets and we are nice people!  There are one or two other reasons too:

We are committed to providing clients with high quality options and are always confident that those we put forward are capable of excelling in the role.

Start your search for the perfect legal role

Our clients trust us with exclusive roles and having worked alongside and managed many of the roles we place, we (fully) understand each assignment and the businesses we are working with. We are being paid to provide clients with an appropriate ‘short list’ (and we do mean short) we are confident that those on our shortlist can deliver the role for different reasons.

Knowledge & Support

Direct candidate feedback tells us that the in-depth knowledge of our Consultants is invaluable during any process.  The ability to provide detailed insight, an openness of discussion around positives as well as potential negatives, the flow of information, personalised advice, and on-going support functions, all make us stand out.  


We match-make.

GRL undertakes significant work with all our clients so we really understand what they want from individuals for any specific role. This makes us confident in the advice we provide and that individuals will not only deliver the role but will flourish within the business.

We provide you with the platform to learn.


As we get to know you through the interview process, we will advise on any skills gaps or specific requirements in both the short and longer term – identifying improvements which may enhance prospects or enabling opportunities in more senior positions.   

We provide access to a range of training opportunities delivered through a training partner and at significantly discounted rates. 


Who we work with.

Our clients include individuals and teams of lawyers, barristers’ chambers, law firms, agile legal businesses, entities and ABS’s. We also work with legal innovators, businesses with in-house and external legal functions and other professional services businesses.

We’ve worked hard to develop significant trust across our markets and this is reflected in the amount of repeat and exclusive business we receive.

Hands off.

We know that great individuals are difficult to find so we have a strict rule at GRL which is that we will never directly contact a candidate we have placed within a client’s business.

We work hard to build trust on the client and candidate sides and simply moving people around for a fee, does not fit with our ethos.

However, we will keep in contact with you and interact through social and other digital media.