About Us

The Journey so far…

Firstly, thanks for reading this far. Having established in 2016 we have been fortunate enough to develop a strong market presence in the regional legal recruitment market. We have worked with firms of all sizes from the very largest international firms in the UK, to regional players in the North West as well as high street practices. We have also placed lawyers ‘in house’ with companies. We have been able to expand and use our strong networks to connect lawyers to opportunities across the country. Despite our growth, our values remain.

  • Our personal experience and connections are extensive. Our personal experience includes working as a lawyer in firms ranging from international commercial top 50 UK to boutique and high street practices. Additionally we have spent a significant number of enjoyable years in some of the most successful UK legal recruitment businesses. Our pedigree is strong.
  • It is the insight drawn from our background that allows us to truly understand the needs of legal professionals.
  • Think Legal Recruitment was established, not to re-invent legal recruitment but to allow the personal approach to rule over the corporate. We firmly believe that legal recruitment remains driven by individuals and we are committed to building strong and enduring relationships.
  • We want the journey to be enjoyable and for you to trust in what we do. We know that we have to earn that trust and we are confident we can. Your experience matters to us, not just right now but throughout your career and we hope to be able to help at all stages not just should you choose to move.
  • As we grow we continue to be led by our core beliefs of enjoying working with people and developing relationships based on mutual trust which endure.
Thanks for being part of the journey. We look forward to working with you.


Our Aims and Values

Our aim is simple. We want to make our candidates and client journeys the best they can be whilst always adhering to our Values. We are confident we can deliver.

Our values are important to us and in every instance of our relationship we strive to be on POINT:

We love what we do and are invested in the right outcome for you and delivering that in a professional approachable manner. We are passionate about matching the right candidate with the right client. Its why we do what we do.

We want what you want. To get there we need to know everything (well, almost everything). In turn we will give you an honest and open view on the suitability of any roles or approaches.

Our knowledge of the local market is vital to adding value. We aim to know things that others don’t (and the things they do).

Without discretion and security in what you tell us we can’t achieve openness that flows both ways. Confidentiality is key. Having evolved from practicing law to recruiting for lawyers confidentiality is ingrained in our DNA. We will never send your information anywhere without your express consent.

In adhering to the values above we hope to earn your trust.

We are accountable to you so if we ever fall short of our values then please tell us. We want to know, it helps us be better.

Diversity & Equal Opportunities

Think Legal Recruited is committed to avoiding discrimination and embracing diversity in all aspects of our business endeavours. Policy documents covering these are readily available on request.

Your Data & Privacy

Think Legal Recruitment is committed to ensuring your privacy and the safeguarding of your data. Please see our Privacy Notice for more information on the data we hold and how we use it.


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Our People 

Paul Warburton
Paul is a founding Director of Think Legal Recruitment. Paul is a former solicitor of 9 years practice and 6 years in legal recruitment with an extensive network throughout Manchester and the North West.
Direct Line: 0161 826 1411

Joe Gregory
Joe is a founding Director of Think Legal Recruitment and has been recruiting legal professionals since 2007. He’s worked for some of the leading names within the industry and developed a reputation for delivering results with an honest, personable and knowledgeable approach. His focus is on working with lawyers and law firms in Manchester, Liverpool and the North West. Outside of work he’s an enthusiastic cyclist and general sports fan.
Direct Line: 0161 826 1413

Adam Zdravkovic
Associate Director
Adam is an Associate Director at Think Legal Recruitment. He originally qualified with Walker Morris in Leeds and has worked in legal recruitment since 2010. Adam has a good reputation within the in-house legal market across the UK and represents a varied client base on Legal Counsel, Senior Counsel and Head of Legal opportunities. Outside of work Adam enjoys cycling and spending time with his family. He is also a keen cook and co-owns a street food business in Manchester.
Direct Line: 0161 826 1417

Gishan Abeyratne
Associate Director
Gishan is an Associate Director at Think Legal Recruitment. He is an LLB graduate of Birmingham City University. After his studies he spent several years in London in financial services and corporate sales before relocating home to the Midlands. Gishan has since built his career and experience in legal recruitment over the past five years, having worked with some of the most reputable firms throughout Birmingham, the Midlands and the South West. He has an excellent reputation for combining his in-depth market knowledge with his thorough understanding of both candidates and clients alike to deliver the right results. Outside of work he is an accomplished musician and sports fan.
Direct Line: 0121 392 8139

Lucy Grainger
Associate Director
Lucy is an Associate Director at Think Legal Recruitment. She is originally from Leeds and moved to Manchester in 2009 to complete an LLB in Law. Lucy’s career path took her away from Law, spending a couple of years as a recruitment consultant in a different field, eventually moving into legal recruitment in 2015, where she has been ever since. Lucy is known for her relationship building and has developed an excellent reputation with both clients and candidates across the legal market, delivering an honest and knowledgeable approach. She has also worked with many leading firms in the North West. Outside of work Lucy is passionate about nutrition and fitness and is usually found swatting up on the latest knowledge.
Direct Line: 0161 826 4344

 Clients We Have Worked With

CMS Law Tax
Eversheds Sutherland