Candidates: Our Service to You


Garfield Robbins is one of the UK’s leading legal recruitment agencies, having specialised in placing qualified lawyers into legal roles since 1989.  We have long-standing relationships with the leading law firms and corporates worldwide and an enviable track record in legal recruitment, placing lawyers of all levels, from newly qualified to partner, into the best legal jobs.

Our consultants have a thorough knowledge of the legal recruitment market place and access to top legal jobs.  We provide bespoke, confidential and professional recruitment advice to candidates and clients. Our legal recruitment consultants are qualified lawyers (non practicing solicitors or barristers) and operate as ‘Professionals Advising Professionals’.

Our service to candidates encompasses the following:

  • one designated consultant for each candidate;
  • where possible, an initial face-to-face meeting to discuss your experience and career aspirations in detail;
  • assistance with the drafting of your cv;
  • a full briefing on the roles that match your experience and career aspirations;
  • a personal introduction of your cv to firms of your choice by a GRI consultant;
  • a full briefing pre-interview including a meeting regarding interview technique with one or more GRI consultants;
  • continued assistance throughout the interviewing process;
  • and finally, negotiation of the salary package on your behalf.


Our website carries information to assist candidates who are considering making a move including a full job search facility with details of active vacancies worldwide; our latest salary surveys and several other fact sheets including information on living and working in various locations around the world.

Quotes/Testimonials from Candidates who we have successfully placed

“I was referred to Garfield Robbins by a friend and found the service provided extremely professional. My GRI consultant demonstrated excellent knowledge of the market to help find me a suitable position and to prepare me for interviews. She was interested in finding out about my requirements, interests and personality and then giving me an honest view on whether the vacancies were suitable for me. I will certainly recommend Garfield Robbins in the future.”
Banking Lawyer placed by GRI into the London office of US firm.

“I was delighted with the service I received from my GRI consultant. She managed to set up numerous interviews in the areas I was interested in and was always prompt with information. I have used other recruitment consultancies in the past but rate her as the best consultant I have dealt with.”
Corporate Lawyer placed by GRI into Major Offshore Firm, Cayman Islands.

“I found my GRI consultant extremely helpful, always professional and he constantly gave me the impression he genuinely cared about placing me in a suitable role. He was vigilant in keeping me informed right throughout my recruitment process and I felt that I was able to be honest with him in my opinions and feelings. As a result, I have been placed with a terrific firm with which I feel I fit perfectly and am subsequently very happy. I found my consultant knowledgeable, dependable and enthusiastic, all of which I believe are essential attributes in a recruitment agent. I appreciated his attitude and professional guidance and have recommended him to the many of my friends interested in new legal roles in London. Overall I found him very impressive.”
Litigation Lawyer placed into London office of Major National UK Law Firm.

“From start to finish my GRI consultant provided me with an excellent service – she was able to see me on the first day I called, gave me useful tips on my CV and seemed to understand very quickly what I was looking for in a new employer and found why I wanted to move to a PSL role. I found her supportive without ever feeling she was being pushy – she never tried to push me towards one particular firm as some consultants do. She was always available and happy to talk about any concerns I had, whether in relation to particular applications or just my job move generally. Her attitude was always positive and encouraging and she helped me make a stressful process a lot easier.”
Corporate PSL placed by GRI into London office of Magic Circle Law Firm.

“I found the service provided by my GRI consultant to be first rate. Any query was quickly dealt with and all available opportunities were explored. Her market knowledge was excellent as was her ability to know exactly what the different firms were looking for. She didn’t try to push me towards positions which were not suitable (as some other consultants did) but found the jobs which were best suited to my skills and experience and overall career plan.”
Construction Lawyer placed by GRI into London office of top 15 UK Law firm.

“My GRI consultant was always super-efficient in keeping in contact and keeping me informed of any progress made and was very helpful whenever I had any queries (including an urgent last-minute one about moments before one interview began!). He had a pleasant manner and was incredibly supportive during the whole process. There were several occasions when I contacted him simply for advice on my options and he always took the time to offer his opinions and do further research for me where necessary. Most impressive of all was his organisational ability - he seemed to remain a step ahead of both me and the law firms at all times, and at no point did I experience delays or obstacles, thanks to his foresight and efficiency.”
Litigation Lawyer placed by GRI into large London Law Firm.

“She was the best consultant that I have used. She was responsive, proactive and pushed my job search forward. She was extremely professional and efficient and I would highly recommend her. I used to be a recruitment consultant and she did everything you are meant to do and more.”
Property Finance Lawyer placed by GRI into London office of Top 10 UK Law Firm.


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