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 candidates and clients 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 it's 5 operating Divisions:

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.

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. 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.


Headhunting has overcome initial inhibitions within the legal profession to become the recruitment style of choice for many of the country’s law firms. Origin provide a highly confidential search service controlled and tailored to meet clients expectations and operated within agreed guidelines to maximise the chances of recruiting the best suited candidate. A professionally handled search assignment will always be a positive marketing exercise for a law firm ensuring that the firms profile in the legal community is enhanced.

Advertised recruitment campaigns

In some circumstances Origin will recommend this more traditional route to successful recruitment particularly where the target audience is widely distributed geographically or there are likely to be potential candidates working in commerce/industry or overseas. Consultants will arrange to meet with clients to complete the assignment details required in order to design and write an advertisement that will best convey the message. Origin will produce the recruitment advertisement, run the advertisement in the publications most likely to get response and handle all enquiries.