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JMC Legal Recruitment works extensively with legal professionals of all levels and NQ’s form a significant part of those candidates we work with on a day-to-day basis. Our clients know that there are excellent NQ candidates in the marketplace and the value they can bring to their firm.

Many NQ’s, unfortunately, find themselves in the position that they really enjoyed a certain aspect of their training contract and there either simply isn’t the work levels to retain these candidates into those teams or the competition levels are simply very high (yes Corporate departments we’re talking about you!). This is really that firm’s loss and another’s gain as academically and commercially astute candidates can really benefit them moving forward.

Qualification can be a very frustrating time for NQ candidates who have already fought off thousands of applicants for a handful of Training Contract’s to find themselves then not able to stay working for the firm of their dreams. On the converse, we also speak to a lot of NQ’s who have simply realised the hulking City giant they wanted to work for throughout their degree & LPC simply isn’t the right cultural fit or doesn’t offer the correct quality of life. For NQ’s in this position, a recruiter can be a vital resource in finding them the right new home to continue to develop their legal career.

At JMC, we combine not only the benefits of a smaller agency in that we have strong relationships & a superb understanding of the firms we work with but we also work with many of the top City, West End, Regional and Boutique firms across the UK. If you’re nearing the end of your training contract and wish to specialise in commercial/ corporate law, or have recently qualified in to these practice areas; we have an expert team who can help you secure that job you’ve always been looking for.

We have been instructed on a number of stand out NQ commercial/corporate opportunities based in Dorset & Hampshire ranging from highly respected Legal 500 practices, Top 200 practices and International Top 50 Law firms. For more information, get in touch with regional legal recruitment consultant Dorset - Charlie Simpkin on 0117 422 0318 ( and for Hampshire - Joe Bryant on 0203 865 2113 (

Written by Joe Bryant (Specialist Hampshire/Kent Recruitment Consultant)