About Us

EST. Since 2007

In 2007 we noticed a gap in the market, there was no specialist legal recruiter based in the Southwest recruiting on behalf of Law Firms in the Southwest. Through research we established there was a need for such a service and Legal Southwest was formed. Having been established for over 10 years we have recruited over 500 legal staff for law firms throughout Devon, Cornwall & Somerset.

We attribute our success to working ethically and fairly, placing the emphasis on what is best for both client and candidate. We believe that we offer an unrivalled recruitment service and as such, have built and maintained excellent relationships with the majority of Law Firms based in the Southwest.

We are incredibly passionate about our business and strive for excellence when bringing together talented professionals with like-minded organisations. Working closely with our clients, we are a trusted and respected business partner.

Michala Willson

Michala has worked within the recruitment sector for most of her career and specialised within legal recruitment for the last 10 years, she is an exceptional recruiter who leaves no stone unturned when it comes to finding you the role you are looking for. Having built exceptional client relationships, she knows exactly who to talk too, matching your personality and career expectations to a firm where you can achieve your full potential.

 When not working Michala enjoys spending time with her family, horse riding and gardening. 

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Sarah Dart

Sarah founded Legal Southwest in 2007 having identified a gap in the market for legal recruiters in the Southwest and has not looked back since.

She is exceptionally proud of the organic growth of Legal Southwest since 2007 and she attributes this success to simply, providing the highest level of client care to every individual that we have the pleasure of dealing with, this a firm wide ethos and long may it continue.

Sarah is Chair of her daughters School PTFA and dedicates a lot of her spare time organising events in a bid to raise essential funds. She is also an avid supporter of her son’s football team, rarely missing a match despite the sometimes, horrific weather conditions!

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I have been extremely happy with the service Legal Southwest have provided. I have used you on 2 different occasions for different roles, and both times it couldn’t have been easier to find and apply for relevant positions.

I have always received a friendly, helpful and personal service from you and have recommended you to friends and family.

Would definitely use you again in the future!

Heather - Insolvency Paralegal - Torquay