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Our specialist legal team is made up of several legal professionals who have worked within the legal industry and therefore understand the market and your requirements equally. We build strong and lasting relationships with reputable law firms (most of which are Legal 500 rated) ranging from high street practices to global organisations. We also have a unique in-house offering as well as dealing with private practices in Wales and England.

In addition to recruitment, we offer consultative advice on salaries, law firm benefits, local networking events and firm mergers & acquisitions, as well as keeping you up to date with the movers and shakers in the legal world.

We engage with experienced legal professionals at all levels and the relevant consultant for your area and level are noted below. In our communication with you, we promise to provide regular updates, prompt and honest feedback and we strive to provide a service beyond expectations whilst putting your needs at the forefront of everything we do.

We have partnered with Cardiff and District Law society since 2014 and have worked with Bristol Law society since 2018. We are also the preferred supplier for local junior lawyer divisions and are proud to power the only free Legal News platform in Wales.

Roles we specialise in include (but are not limited to):

  • Partner

  • Head of Legal / Head of Department

  • Solicitor / Associate / Senior Associate

  • Legal Executive Lawyer

  • In-house Counsel

  • General Counsel

  • Group Solicitor

  • Litigator / Litigation Executive

  • Licenced Conveyancer

  • Paralegal

  • Legal Assistant

  • Case Worker

  • Claims Handler

  • Claims Technician

  • Legal Secretary

For a confidential conversation about your next career move, or if you’re looking for talented professionals to join your firm, speak to our Head of Legal or any of the specialist legal team (details below).

Sarah Smith - Head of Legal at Yolk Recruitment

"We are specialists in the legal industry, we understand the legal jargon, and we have built excellent relationships with law firms across the country."


​Here's what some clients and candidates have had to say

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  • ​I wanted to get in touch with you to highlight the fantastic service we have received from Abbie in the last couple of weeks. I have not previously worked with Yolk recruitment before but have been so impressed with Abbie I would not hesitate to work with you again. She has been consistent with her communication, always keeping me updated and happy to respond to any query in a timely way. She has been an absolute pleasure to work with fr...


  • "Sarah is the ideal person to have in your corner when navigating the job market. Sarah is friendly and approachable, with excellent knowledge of the job market and fantastic contacts. She was instrumental in facilitating meetings which ultimately led to a very rewarding and positive career move." 

    Tom Evans, Senior Solicitor


  • "Sarah is a highly personable recruiter, which shows from her great network. She took the time to understand the exact requirements of the role to ensure she put forward the best candidates to us, which converted to a highly successful placement rate. Once placed she would always conduct a post placement meeting. Despite stepping away from a Legal role I still recommend Yolk, and more importantly Sarah to those that still work within the field."

    Catherine Sprague

  • "I couldn’t recommend Sarah enough. She is very helpful, professional and easy to talk to. Sarah has placed me in two roles, one pre-qualification and one post qualification and she is always incredibly keen to place her clients in the best role for them."

    Vashti Williamson, NQ Solicitor


  • "I worked with Sarah during my time spent as a HR Advisor for Redkite Law LLP. Sarah was superb at allowing me to take a hands off approach to recruiting while she sourced and vetted candidates. Candidates put forward were always of a high caliber. Sarah's communication skills were second to none as she seamlessly kept both myself and each candidate informed throughout each recruitment process, every step of the way. I would have no hesitation...

    Tristan Jones

Case Studies

Here are some case studies that demonstrate our expertise in the area of Legal recruitment. 

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What We've Been Up To 

  1. Kaplan Partnership 

    1. Cardiff-based legal training provider, Kaplan Altior, has partnered with us to offer its wide range of training services to our clients at an exclusive rate.  For more information, download here.

    2. Download the discount code here.

  2. Legal News Wales 

    1. We're happy to be the sole recruitment partner for Legal News Wales, the first free, independent news and analysis platform to inform, engage and showcase the legal sector in Wales. The website will be launching in February 2020. 

    2. Sign up here.

  3. Cheese & Wine Networking Event

    1. We held a cheese & wine networking evening in back in October with a panel of guest speakers from Admiral Group, Principality Building Society, Innogy Renewables UK and Helen Morgan. 

    2. Check out the photos from the evening here. 

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Latest jobs in Legal

Key Contacts

  • Oliver Coodye
    Oliver Coodye


    02921 673 719

    Legal Recruitment Specialist

  • Sarah Smith
    Sarah Smith

    Divisional Head of Legal

    02921 673 737

    Divisional Head of Yolk Legal - Senior Professionals in Wales

  • Nicole Smith
    Nicole Smith


    02922 260 612


    Non-qualified legal professionals in Wales

  • Dan Mason
    Dan Mason

    Principal Consultant

    02921 673 747

    Qualified Legal Professionals in Wales

  • David Jenkins
    David Jenkins

    Business Development Manager, Private Sector

    I identify new business in the private sector, allowing Yolk to partner with clients who are undergoing growth and discovering how Yolk can take this to the next level.

Get in touch with our Legal team by clicking below: 

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