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What you need to know about Birchrose Associates

Whilst the search for a recruitment partner is not easy, we are taking a fresh approach to legal recruitment and are intent on changing the perception of the industry for good.

When Birchrose Associates was established in 2019, we were clear on our goal of establishing ourselves as an approachable and trusted legal recruitment specialist, dedicated solely to private practice. With significant experience in locum, perm, and legal support recruitment behind us, we have set our sights firmly on growing and expanding our reach across the UK.

Despite the significant challenges faced by the recruitment industry throughout the pandemic, we have gone from strength to strength and established ourselves as a niche but significant player in the market. Whilst our success to date is partially due to the fact that we only specialise within private practice, it also comes down to taking a flexible and consultative approach and evolving with the wants and needs of both our candidates and clients. In the process of building our business we have made mistakes, learned from them, and aligned our business to ensure that we improve the lives of our people, our clients, and our candidates.

Our ‘fresh approach’ reflects the needs of everyone we partner with. Put simply, we believe our specialist knowledge and the service we offer may not make us unique but certainly help us to stand out and make us the first choice for so many candidates and clients.

All of our consultants not only have a passion for the legal industry, but to date also have a background in the sector meaning the knowledge and advice they are able to offer is honest and valuable.

Our service again is simple to say but not so easy to do, we treat everyone how we would like to be treated by doing what we say we’re going to do. Whether that is calling you back when we say we will or simply saying we can’t help even though it may be easier to overpromise. Whilst this may sound like common courtesy we believe it sets us apart from so many!

Today marks the launch of our new website which will enable candidates to arrange career consultations with our experts, as well as providing prospective clients with all the information they need to assess whether we are the legal recruitment partner for them.

“The team and I are incredibly excited to be launching a new website that emulates the quality of our service and our brand

When we launched Birchrose two years ago we set out to be a specialist recruiter that people could trust, because of our expertise, and genuinely want to deal with, because of our people. We have done incredibly well in such a short space of time and I wholeheartedly believe this comes down to how we treat our staff, our clients and our candidates. I feel immensely proud of what we’ve built and look forward to reaching new heights in 2022!”

Lauren Skinner – Head of Legal Recruitment

All our consultants have come from law or legal recruitment backgrounds and have over 20 years’ combined experience working within legal recruitment. We partner with law firms across the UK from high street practices to the UK’s Top 100, placing talented legal professionals from qualified solicitors to legal support staff, into permanent, contract and locum positions.

Birchrose Associates is part of Huntress, a successful recruitment business established over 20 years ago. This association has enabled us to achieve our initial goals and ambitions whilst benefitting from being part of a much larger organisation.

Whether it’s finding your next legal job or sourcing the best talent for your team, you can be confident you have a trusted partner by your side. For more information about our services, or for a career consultation, please contact us.


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