No matter your position, experience or aspirations, we can help. Unlike other recruiters, we put you first, and ensure the legal move you make matches your ambitions – not ours. We recognise the faith you place in us by putting your career in our hands – and we never underestimate the importance of making the right decision. But rather than shirk from the pressure, we’ll happily rise to the challenge, and thrive on fulfilling your needs.

From paralegals to partners, mergers to team moves, we are experts in what we do. No challenge is too big for us, and our success stories back this up. Our business has never relied on mass advertising, rather our growth is almost predominantly based on referrals and word of mouth –  and there is no bigger testament to the success of a business than this.

Offering a genuinely different approach to recruitment, we provide you an opportunity to explain fully what it is you want and where you think you should be, and we aim to realise this for you. We will guide you through every step of the way, from initial contact to bedding in at your new firm. However, unlike other recruiters, once you’re in your new firm, we won’t suddenly disappear onto the next candidate. Our door is always open for you to let us know how you’re getting on, and we can provide any support or guidance as you get to grips with your new position.


Trainees and newly-qualified solicitors are often faced with difficult career decisions that could impact upon their entire futures. If you are unsure as to what your next step should be, then speak to us.

A solicitor’s training contract is one of the most exciting – and stressful – periods that you will go through, and the gateway to your success. We work with those who are looking for direction in their career. You might be undertaking your training contract but feel you’d be better suited at another firm, or be in two minds on what to do when you’re finished. You may well have recently completed your training contract but have not been kept on, or feel like you fancy a fresh start at a new firm. There are any number of reasons why solicitors at the beginning of their career look elsewhere, and we can guide you no matter your issue.

Training contracts can throw up all manner of uncertainties, and it would be disingenuous of us to say that it’s plain sailing throughout, but it is a life changing period. It is therefore important that you reap the rewards for your hard work.

No matter what issues you might be facing, contact us – we will help take the weight off your shoulders.

Although QC Legal has its roots firmly set in Manchester, our reach extends far beyond that – and we don’t just mean nationally. Another factor setting us apart from other recruiters is our ability to do work with international firms.

You may be a foreign-qualified lawyer interested in working in the UK, or you may be currently based here and looking for new challenges further afield. Don’t feel that either of these scenarios are beyond your reach. If you want it, we can make it happen.

We will help you manage the process on a step-by-step basis, and guide you throughout what is inherently a stressful process by making it as easy to navigate as possible. No matter where your current location is, or where you desire to be in the future, we will strive to make your vision a reality.

If you are looking for an international move, speak to us. We will explain the process to you and help you on your way.

QC Legal has established itself as the consultancy of choice when it comes to partner moves, which form an integral part of our business. There has been a spate of partner moves across the north in recent years and it is no coincidence that QC Legal has been behind the majority of these.

You may be looking to push your career onto the next level, or your circumstances may have changed and you are seeking a new position. You may just feel your future lies in a commercially minded firm.

QC Legal can provide you with the perfect sounding board to help find the perfect career move. Our unrivalled market knowledge will help you focus in on the perfect position to match your skillset, experience and ambitions.

As with everything we do, we can promise you complete confidentiality and honesty throughout the whole process. By working on your behalf, we appreciate that you are putting your prospects in our hands, and endeavour to ensure that you feel comfortable throughout the process.

In return, we are confident that we will find you the position that exceeds your expectations. Our past successes speak for themselves.

If you are indeed a partner looking for a move, get in touch and let us do the hard work for you.

Law firms are constantly evolving, and it is vital there is more to your practice than just being technically competent. Utilising our expert market knowledge, we can help you identify your strengths and what sets you apart from the crowd to help find the right firm for you.

We understand how important it is to make the right move – this is your career, and it is vital that you do what is best for you. We work extensively with you to get a measure of your desires and work with you throughout the whole process to help realise your aspirations. Rather than dictate, we listen and allow ourselves to be guided by you.

Crucially, we strive to build relationships with our candidates. We do not simply get a CV, send it around and hope for the best.

We guide you throughout the entire process, from initial meeting to the final move, providing advice, feedback and a general experienced hand (as well as the odd coffee or two!) to assure you that you are working with someone who cares and that you can rely on. We take a confidential and honest approach to our work, and do not impose our goals onto you and you can be assured that the end result will more than satisfy you.