Welcome to First Counsel

First Counsel is a boutique pure-law recruitment consultancy, focused on pioneering a new standard of expert service that is utterly attuned to the calibre of discerning legal talent we serve. Based in the City of London, we offer a full range of partner-level, private practice and in-house legal roles across London, the regions and internationally. We draw on the combined expertise of qualified solicitors and experienced legal recruiters that make up our team to deliver a service that deeply interprets the needs of candidates and clients.

We deal with highly qualified professionals in a tightly interwoven sector; because of this, we take the utmost care with your professional reputation – delivering a poised and insightful one-to-one service that looks deeper at the potential of every candidate. We provide the right representation for like-minded lawyers who understand the advantage of a mature, specialist service in an ever-more competitive legal landscape. As the trusted experts for many long term clients, we have the expertise and the drive to go further in matching lawyers to the role and culture that is perfectly right for their skills, experience and aspirations.

Our private practice team is specialist in legal recruitment in London. The team places assistants, associates, PSLs and partner candidates. Click here for more information and here for legal roles in private practice.

Our in-house team acts for a range of UK and international companies throughout the UK, assisting lawyers from entry-point to General Counsel. Click here for more information and here for legal roles in-house.

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