Get to know William James Recruitment

19th April 2024, 9:54 am


William James Recruitment is the number one recruitment partner to law firms in the UK & Internationally. Founded in 2009 by CEO Paul Wingfield with a commitment to exceeding client expectations.

Our culture is what sets us apart from our competitors, our growing team comprises ambitious, self-disciplined professionals who love what they do.


We work with long-established regional practices, Legal 500, Silver, and Magic Circle law firms.

We cover the UK on a national and regional basis.

In addition, we operate on a global basis from our international desk, working with some of the world’s finest law firms.

Roles we work on:

Partner & Senior Partner
Head of Department
Senior Solicitor/Associate
NQ Solicitor
Legal Executive
Legal Secretary
Legal Assistant
Fee Earner


Based in the heart of Manchester right next to St. Peter’s Square, we have a vibrant City Centre office with a private balcony – perfect for the summer months!

Our offices are dog-friendly and seconds away from some of Manchester’s best restaurants, cafés, bars & shops.


Sourcing top legal talent in this market is challenging, especially with the growing rise in talent & skill shortages – that’s where we come in.

We build long-term relationships and deliver talent at every level of business, fulfilling recruitment needs across departments, and covering all desired practice areas.

Struggling to move in the legal industry? We can make your job search painless and open the door to exclusive opportunities and connections you might have missed.

How important is community to WJ?

Community is exceptionally important to us as a business. We are committed to being socially responsible and we endeavour to support our local communities, sports clubs, and small businesses in the Northwest and beyond through sponsorship and events.

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