Legal Recruitment Specialists



Partners & Teams

We provide expert advice to individual Partners, teams and law firms, and have significant experience in the law firm market. Cayley Coughtrie has long-standing relationships, deep knowledge and a market-wide reputation for our discreet and professional approach to recruitment.

Risk & Compliance

We have significant experience of recruiting General Counsel, COLPs and compliance specialists into law firms and have worked successfully on several retained assignments for leading firms. We are specialists in this area and well placed to assist with these crucial hires.


We have experience of recruiting at all levels for a range of companies and institutions, with strong relationships at a number of high profile clients including those in the FTSE 100. We can also advise about the transition from private practice to in-house.


As highly experienced legal recruiters we have gained a thorough understanding of the issues facing lawyers in a dynamic market. We work hard to properly understand the needs and motivations of all parties. We believe that market knowledge, understanding the specifics of a requirement project, and delivering straightforward advice are essential to a successful recruitment process.

As a boutique and independent recruitment business we have the freedom to offer a truly bespoke service. We partner with our clients and candidates to achieve the best results and believe in building long term relationships. We work with a diverse range of law firms and companies and our breadth of experience means we can give strategic and pragmatic advice whether you are looking for a new role or to recruit.

Working With Clients

Advising firms and in-house legal teams is at the core of our work. We value a thorough and considered process and aim for appointments that last, working closely with clients to help them make the best possible hires.

Making The Move

We understand that discretion is paramount and the beginning of our working relationship is an informal conversation in confidence. We always discuss the opportunities and challenges unique to each individual.

Job Search

Some of our current assignments are listed here and in addition many of our clients brief us on their strategic growth plans. To discuss any opportunities please contact us by email or call at your convenience.