Legal

As former lawyers and Magic Circle recruiters, our Legal team members have a deep practical and technical understanding of a broad spectrum of roles across the law sector.

The legal profession continues to attract high calibre candidates, drawn by its range of career opportunities.

Legal practice requires a sharp analytical mind, agile problem-solving abilities, commercial acumen and the interpersonal skills that win client confidence. Those who work as solicitors, barristers, in-house counsel, in paralegal services or who serve on tribunals share a passion for helping others, good judgement, the stamina to handle a demanding caseload and an enthusiasm for new ways of working. The rewards are commensurate with the challenges – a top salary, constant stimulation and opportunities to be part of a highly motivated and intellectually diverse team of colleagues.

Understanding this diversity and its accompanying challenges is one of City CV’s strengths. Not only does our team understand the sector but we know how to support our clients on their journey to find the role that best meets their qualifications, goals and aspirations.

For some, this means identifying and consolidating their skills through a targeted coaching programme. Others benefit from a fresh approach to their personal branding documents, resulting in powerful CVs and LinkedIn profiles which reflect their professional expertise, their command of a legal specialism, their commercial value, and give an immediate snapshot of their career history and achievements.

Whether for an in-house lawyer position, a general counsel, partner, a family, tax or corporate lawyer or just seeking a change of direction, individuals and organisations can take advantage of our executive coaching programmes. 

Talk to an expert

Whatever your field of expertise, we have industry specialists to transform your career.

Email us or call our team on:

“I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that I have been offered the role at the law firm that I was interviewing for. I have no doubt that I would not have got this role without the help of City CV – writing my CV, writing my LinkedIn profile and the interview coaching. Without these things I would have been in the same position as before – getting nowhere. I have already thanked Nick, the interview coach and Rachel for writing my CV and LinkedIn profile. And thank you City CV – money well spent!”
TA, Senior Litigation Lawyer

Specialist Expertise from a Committed Team

City CV legal clients benefit from the rich insights and specialist knowledge that we offer.

Our team of consultants, writers and coaches includes former senior legal professionals, who have recruited and consulted at every level both in the UK and internationally.

Their backgrounds include Magic Circle law firms, where they covered complex multi-track litigation, corporate support, employment law, commercial caseloads, legal recruitment and training.

Our client list encompasses judges, general counsels, commercial lawyers, chief legal officers, barristers, paralegals, advisors, academics and consultants.

Clients who choose City CV benefit from:

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Expertise and experience:

As former lawyers and Magic Circle recruiters, we have practical and technical understanding of a broad spectrum of roles across the sector. Credentials include backgrounds with leading private practice firms and legal recruitment search firms as well as senior legal roles with international organisations.

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Industry insight:

Having recruited at every level across the sector, both in-house and private practice, we have insider knowledge of how hiring decisions are made at top international law firms, legal bodies and blue chips that require in-house legal practitioners. Our credentials include roles at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Taylor Rose, Fieldfisher, Anakin Seal, Stanton Chase International and Hanover Search.

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Proven track record:

City CV legal clients have secured roles at firms including Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Freshfields, Linklaters, Slaughter & May, 3PB Chambers, Harbottle & Lewis, DWS Group, RPC, Shearman & Stirling, United Nations, Sport England, Citi, Barclays, Nestlé, Tesla, AstraZeneca, Wells Fargo, and RPC.

We are confident we can provide a structured solution to your needs whatever your field of expertise. We cover all aspects of contentious and non-contentious practice areas, including:

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Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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Banking and Financial

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Corporate Commercial and M&A

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Capital Markets

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Private Equity and Investment Management

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Restructuring and Insolvency

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Competition & Antitrust

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Employment

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Intellectual Property

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Sport, Media and Entertainment

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Private Client and Charities

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Property / Real Estate

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Family

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Civil Fraud and White-Collar Crime

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Tax

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Pensions

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Construction

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Technology, Telecoms and Outsourcing

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Projects and Energy

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Shipping and International Trade

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Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

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Criminal

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Judicial Review, & Human Rights and Immigration

Call +44 (0)20 7100 6656 or email our expert team to discuss your career transformation.

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