UK Legal Recruitment Consultants

Our Fees

Our Fees – A Guide for Law Firms and Legal Employers

As a legal recruitment agency we are unique in our approach. We try to be as open about everything we do as possible and this includes our fee structure. Our fees are transparent and we offer a variety of recruitment solutions. People often ask the question online “how much do recruitment agencies charge?” and their search for answers is often fruitless!

When you recruit through us there are four options as follows:

Option 1 – Permanent Recruitment

18% fees based on the first year salary or package. Standard terms of 21 days payment with a 3 month standard recruitment industry rebate. Option to pay over 12 months with a 12 month rebate period at no extra cost.

NB: Please contact us to request a quote for permanent recruitment if you are a high street solicitors firm, sole practitioner or undertake LAA funded work – discounts available. Email

Option 2 – Exclusive Permanent Recruitment

Instruct us as a sole supplier for 4+ weeks, let us advertise the vacancy in the legal press and we discount our rates. Quotations available on request via email to

Option 3 – Locum Recruitment

18% fees invoiced monthly.

Option 4 – Unlimited Legal Recruitment

From just £60 per month – this option requires you to sign up with us in advance of the recruitment process. 5 year term. Details can be found at

Options 1,2 and 3 are success fees – ie you only pay us if we are successful in finding you a suitable member of staff and you employ them.

Option 2 is a bespoke recruitment option – we can tailor our service to fit your requirements. We can telephone or skype interview each candidate, we can run an assessment exercise, commission your advertising, handle all enquiries, prepare and sift through application forms and negotiate any offers.

Option 4 is a membership fee – you pay to join the service whether you use it or not and whether we are successful in finding you staff. 100+ law firms are signed up to option 4.

How do we compare with other agencies? Hard to tell! Most employment agencies will not publish their fee structure and are usually reluctant to release the information generally. The larger agencies tend to be around 25% and upwards for all aspects of recruitment, with the smaller recruiters offering anything from 25% down to 17%. Whether or not a recruitment agency will be successful in finding staff is another matter entirely…

No other recruitment agency offers 12 month rebate periods or unlimited recruitment packages. In offering both of these to our law firm clients we remain a unique company.

Having read the above you may be wondering, quite rightly, why we are called Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment if we charge a minimum of 18% fees for one-off recruitment. Good question! The answer is that we donate 10% of our profits to charity every year. Further details can be found at

To request a copy of our terms and conditions for each option please email

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