Another month, another ‘Get to Know’ blog. We love exploring the ins and outs of Manchester’s business community, providing extensive insight into the amazing professionals that populate this city.

Here at MYP, our mission is to help young, talented people find their feet in Manchester’s diverse business scene.

Because of this, we’re using our blog and social media platforms to delve into different sectors; we’re giving you the chance to explore the opportunities available in digital, recruitment, law, accountancy, customer service and beyond!

In this installment of the series, we’ll find out more about William James Recruitment – one of the UK’s leading legal recruitment companies. We asked the team to answer our usual questions, so, le’s take a sneak peek at some of the great things this business has to offer…


William James Recruitment is the number one recruitment partner to law firms in the UK & Internationally. Founded in 2009 by CEO Paul Wingfield with a commitment to exceeding client expectations.

Our culture is what sets us apart from our competitors, our growing team comprises ambitious, self-disciplined professionals who love what they do.


We work with long-established regional practices, Legal 500, Silver and Magic Circle law firms.

We cover the following UK geographies: Northwest, Midlands, London & Home Counties, and Yorkshire and the North East.

In addition, we operate on a global basis from our international desk, working with some of the world’s finest law firms.

Roles we work on:

  • Partner & Senior Partner
  • Head of Department
  • Senior Solicitor/Associate
  • Associate
  • Solicitor
  • NQ Solicitor
  • Legal Executive
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Secretary
  • Legal Assistant
  • Fee Earner

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Based in the heart of Manchester right next to St. Peter’s Square, we have a vibrant City Centre office with a private balcony – perfect for the summer months!

Our offices are dog-friendly and seconds away from some of Manchester’s best restaurants, cafés, bars & shops.


Sourcing top legal talent in this market is challenging especially with the growing rise in talent & skill shortages – that’s where we come in.

We build long-term relationships and deliver talent at every level of business, fulfilling recruitment needs across departments, and covering all desired practice areas.

Struggling to move in the legal industry? We can make your job search painless and open the door to exclusive opportunities and connections you might have missed.

How important is community to WJ?

Community is exceptionally important to us as a business. We are committed to being socially responsible and we endeavor to support our local communities, sports clubs, and small businesses in the Northwest and beyond through sponsorship and hosting events.

We support fair opportunities, we are working with local organisations to provide apprenticeships for young people to give them a head start in their career.

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If you’re looking for a career in the legal sector, William James make job hunting easy. They are also growing, with a number of live recruitment roles, and offer their consultants & support staff market-leading progression potential.

You can find out more about this company and many others by joining the Manchester Young Professionals community.

If you didn’t already attend the breakfast club event we hosted with William James, you can expect to see upcoming events in the near future – stay updated via our Instagram or email newsletter for more information !

Our networking events in Manchester are the perfect place to mingle with like-minded people in various industries. Keep your eyes peeled for future events (ps. They’re far from your average networking meet-up!).