Leading the way in legal recruitment

About Us

Origin Legal

recognised as one of the UK's leading providers of legal jobs at all levels for lawyers, legal executives, solicitors and paralegals.

Origin Legal is a specialist legal recruitment company launched in January 2005 by a management team that first came together in 1996. The company’s primary goal is to deliver the highest quality of service and through successful legal recruiting develop and maintain long term client relationships with firms throughout the UK and internationally.

The legal recruitment team at Origin have their roots in search or headhunting and offer a reliable and efficient solution to legal recruitment through the provision of a fully integrated service combining the benefits of both a proactive approach and more traditional methods such as client advertising.

The company has grown steadily since its launch by recruiting fully experienced legal recruitment consultants to offer comprehensive recruitment services to National and International Law firms and In House legal teams for roles ranging from temporary and contract Paralegal to Partner and Senior Counsel and including all legal HR functions and Support Services.

Contingency Based Database Search

This service is exactly as described. We have been handling and advertising over 75 vacancies a month since launching in 2005 and accordingly have built up a considerable database mapping lawyers and their skill sets throughout the UK and internationally. An introduction fee is contingent on a completed recruitment assignment when the successful candidate starts. This service can often provide a rapid result to an immediate problem.


Origin Legal is a specialist legal recruitment company, recognised as one of the UK’s leading providers of legal jobs at all levels for Solicitors, Lawyers, Legal Executives and Paralegals in private practice and in-house legal roles.

Advertised Recruitment Campaigns

Our dedicated team of recruitment consultants boast an impressive network of contacts spanning the length and breadth of the country, providing you with the latest legal jobs in the UK from small boutiques right through to global law firms and in-house legal teams.

Comprehensive recruitment services to National and International Law firms and In House legal teams.

A business built on the key to business success, client satisfaction.

What We Do

Origin is a legal recruitment company created and inspired by a management team who first came together in 1996, offering a comprehensive legal recruitment service to legal professionals and law firms encompassing all levels across all disciplines. With a strong emphasis on quality and attention to detail, Origin Legal combines commitment and market knowledge to provide clear and honest advice across its 5 operating Divisions: Private Practice, International, Paralegal, Legal Support Services and In house.

The business has been built on the key to business success, client satisfaction. In order to achieve and maintain this a number of recruitment methods are employed from search or headhunting to database search and campaign advertising. Origin firmly believes that it is imperative that clients are offered a recruitment solution that best meets their requirements and this often necessitates a combination of tactics. Consultants prefer to meet law firm clients at their premises to discuss the proposed recruitment assignment and offer recommendations based on the role, timescale, geographical considerations, skills set required, level of confidentiality required, target audience and package on offer.

Origin Legal is a full recruitment service to lawyers at all levels with regional experts on hand to offer bespoke guidance.

We specialise in placing Paralegals and support staff throughout the UK and offshore across all experience levels.

We work across the full remit of legal support services to ensure a human approach and high levels of customer service.

Our experts provide Legal Counsel to a broad range of companies from SMEs to Blue Chip international organisations.

Pairing candidates with roles in leading law firms across the world. Find your next legal role today.


Our Team

Origin Legal’s team of recruitment professionals are committed to connecting top legal talent with placements in leading firms across the world, drawing on their years within the sector, a wealth of experience and their wide network of contacts. Origin’s success is driven and fuelled by the passion and expertise of our team.

Head of International

“Birkett Long LLP has worked with Origin Legal on many occasions over several years. Origin Legal have always taken the time to carefully establish our recruitment requirements and we have a good working relationship with them. They identify candidates who are most suitable for us and successful placements have been made.”
– HR Executive
Birkett Long LLP
“Andrew was extremely helpful throughout what can be a stressful time. He is very knowledgeable and always made himself readily available whenever I needed to talk to him and I cannot recommend him highly enough.”
– Matthew D
“Andrew is very knowledgeable about what is happening in the market and he instinctively knows what will be the right fit. I had two interviews lined up within a week of contacting Andrew. I highly recommend him.”
– Tina M