About Us

Michala started her recruitment career working for a leading Blue Chip organisation, she has vast experience of recruiting individuals in to office support and accountancy and finance positions, specialising for over 5 years in recruiting senior finance candidates in Devon and Somerset.

Michala progressed her career quickly and worked as a Business Director before joining Legal Southwest in August 2011. Michala works alongside Sarah recruiting at all levels within the legal sector.

Michala's focus is delivering an exceptional service to candidates and clients in order to achieve the best results possible.

If you would like to contact Michala please call 01392 211122 / 0777 287 0523 or email michalawillson@legalsouthwest.co.uk.


Client testimonial :

"Michala was great to work with. Understood our needs and filled our requirements accordingly. I would not hesitate to use Michala's services again"

Tim Roper, Director, Roper James Solicitors

Candidate testimonial :

"Michala has proved to be a most valuable resource. She always has a positive attitude and has secured a number of very valuable contracts for me over the years. Michala has excellent contacts and is also someone I can trust to keep vital information confidential."


Sarah began her career in recruitment over 17 years ago. She joined Hays as a recruitment consultant in Exeter in 1998 and when she left in 2006 she was Regional Director, responsible for 6 offices throughout the Southwest.

In 2007 Sarah started Legal Southwest. "Having worked across Devon, Cornwall & Somerset, running offices in Truro, Plymouth, Torquay, Exeter, Taunton and Yeovil, I gained exceptional geographical knowledge of all three counties. Recruitment has always been a highly competitive industry and I was astonished to find there was not a legal recruiter based in the Southwest, recruiting solely for the Southwest. Through further market research I realised a large gap in the market".

Sarah is passionate about recruitment and ensuring client satisfaction. "The business has grown organically since 2007. In 2011 due to a continued increase in business I approached Michala, having worked with her for several years at Hays I knew we shared the same ethos in delivering recruitment solutions. She joined Legal Southwest as a Director in August 2011 and since then, the business has continued to grow and we are delighted with the results. We have now assisted over 500 legal professionals in their search for alternative job roles and that feels like a fantastic achievement!".

If you would like to contact Sarah please call 01392 211122 / 07813 093780 or email sarahdart@legalsouthwest.co.uk.


Client testimonial:

"Sarah is always happy to go the extra mile in trying to find the right person for the right role. She understands the pressures of business and is willing to be sensible and creative in structuring deals."

Kit O"'Brien, Managing Partner, Pardoes Solicitors

Candidate testimonial:

"Sarah is an excellent recruiter who builds strong relationships with her clients and candidates to ensure a perfect match. Sarah has invaluable knowledge and experience within her field, and her honest, straightforward and 'un-cut throat' approach is very refreshing. Sarah is approachable, very likeable and her professional manner means she'll get the job done with the best outcome. Sarah will be a great asset to you and / or your business."