There are 3 big career problems legal professionals get trapped by.
Which one have you faced?

No Future Plan

Not having a plan is something a lot of people do, but a long and successful career needs a plan that maps out the way forward. Legal professionals in all stages of their career come to us to build that plan.

The Right Job

Getting stuck in a job you don’t like is another common career trap. But how do you get the job you really want? We help professionals escape their current job and find what the one they’re looking for.

Best Foot Forward

Looking for a new job can be nerve-wracking: application after application, then, if you’re lucky, “interview hell”. We prepare legal professionals for those challenges and to maximise their chances of getting the job they want.

Have you looked at your career lately? Book a career audit call with 5 Legal and find out how to realign what you’re doing with what you want, and to start moving towards a more satisfying, successful career.

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Helping Senior Legal Professionals Make Their Next Move

When you’re planning your next career move, you want to be sure you find the right role. And that right role is not always obvious or easily available. Like any leader, you need the right support to reach that objective.

We work closely with leading law firms and blue-chip organisations across the UK to place roles from In-House Counsel or Senior Private Practice positions to non-legal, director-level roles. This gives us early and often exclusive access to some of the best legal openings available in the region, and means our network of professionals enjoys that access to those positions.

As both experienced legal professionals and recruiters, we understand the challenges in finding the role you’re looking for, along with the general market for legal jobs itself. By working with us, you’ll be able to position yourself in the right way to attract or secure the job you’re aiming for.

Whether you’re an experienced legal professional ready for a new challenge or you’re wanting to retake control of your career, get in touch and let’s have a conversation on what you’re looking for.

The Ultimate Career Toolkit

Find out how to build a career that gets you the positions that you want, the
promotion you’re searching for, and a long, successful profession in the places
you’ve always dreamed of working.

Download the Ultimate Career Toolkit

Talk to Recruiters Who Help You, Not Themselves

As a motivated professional searching for their next role, you’re well aware of the pros and cons of working with a recruiter. If you’re after recruiters focused on helping you and not themselves, give us a call.

If you’re looking for your ideal role but aren’t sure where to start, we can help.

If you’re sick of being contacted by recruiters who don’t bother reading your CV or your profile, we can help.

If you’d like to be able to openly discuss career goals knowing the recruiter can relate, we can help.

If you want to explore options but can’t stand the thought of talking to recruiters giving you the hard sell, we can help.

Here Is What Some of Our Candidates Say

Operational Director

5 Legal worked with me to help me secure my current role and provided fantastic communication and feedback throughout the process. I would definitely recommend them to both candidates seeking their next position and companies looking to appoint senior managers and leaders.

Sole Legal Counsel

Matthew was fantastic to work with from initial conversation to starting my new role. He has great knowledge of the in-house Legal market in the North West and provided me with great advice and counsel. His personable and commercial approach means that I’d have no hesitation in recommending his services.


I would highly recommend Matthew at 5 legal. He worked very quickly and found a position for me and an interview was arranged within days. I was offered the post in an excellent practice and have never looked back. I feel that Matthew went “that extra mile”. Very much appreciated.

Operational Manager

5 Legal has been fantastic, when I started job hunting I contacted a number of high profile agencies, not one returned my contact request. Matthew was genuinely a pleasure to work with, he did what he said he was going to do and kept me up to date at all times even at weekends and out of office hours. He perfectly matched my skills with the vacancy and now I have a great new job with a great employer. I will definitely recommend their service and will use them when I recruit!

The First Step Isn’t a Better CV

Finding your ideal position doesn’t start with updating your CV or scouring online job sites. It starts with an objective audit of your career. Get in touch with us and take that first step.

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