“Being a lawyer is only the beginning... finding the right law firm and team is a whole different challenge”

“The success of any law firm depends on the calibre of its lawyers...”

At O'GormanTaylor our mission is simple:

Law Firms: To assist firms in achieving their business objectives through hiring the best talent.
Lawyers: To assist lawyers in finding the right firm to allow them to achieve their individual professional ambitions.

About Us

Established in 2006 O’GormanTaylor is a niche legal recruitment business operating in the City of London. We are one of the few businesses in the UK legal recruitment market with a practice specific approach, allowing us to provide our clients and candidates with an in-depth knowledge of specific practice areas.

Our consultative, confidential and results driven approach, where quality is more important than quantity has allowed us to become trusted advisors and build an extensive network of contacts amongst the private practice law firms at all levels including managing partners, heads of department, associates and HR.

At O'GormanTaylor we pride ourselves on the following:

  • Extensive practice specific knowledge
  • Over 20 years of Legal recruitment expertise
  • Proactive recruitment
  • Consultative approach giving trusted advice

Our Services

Law Firms

The success of any law firm depends on the calibre of its lawyers. At O’GormanTaylor we strongly believe it is important to invest time with clients enabling us to find lawyers who not only meet their technical requirements but also fit the firm’s and the individual department culture. Our knowledge and understanding of our clients is second to none allowing us to successfully place lawyers who complement the firms existing team. We act as trusted advisors to an array of law firms (Magic Circle, Global, top 50, West End and niche firms) providing in depth practice specific knowledge.


At O'GormanTaylor we represent lawyers at all levels of qualification from nq to senior equity partner and teams. Each consultant is an expert in practice specific areas, allowing us to have a unique level of knowledge not only of the law firms but also of the different departments and personalities in those departments.

As we are genuinely focused on building long term relationships our approach is consultative and our advice impartial. It is important for us to invest time in you to gain a thorough understanding of your professional ambitions, experience and personality. This enables us to work closely with you with a high level of transparency to find the right law firm for your long term goals.

Practice Specific Expertise

  • Real Estate
  • Construction
  • Planning & Environment
  • Employment & Pensions
  • Corporate (public and private M&A, ECM, Private Equity and Investment Funds)
  • Tax
  • Private Client

Our Team

Claire O'Gorman

Claire is a founding partner of O’GormanTaylor with over 20 years legal recruitment experience in London. Prior to this she worked at IBM after completing her undergraduate Law degree at University of Birmingham.

Claire specialises in placing lawyers from newly qualified to senior equity partners and teams within private practice firms across London and the main cities in the UK. Her specialist areas of legal recruitment include real estate (including construction, planning, environment), employment, pensions and private client.

Outside of work Claire spends time with her two children or enjoys the theatre, swimming, lifting weights in the gym and trying new restaurants around London!

Charlotte Taylor

Charlotte is a founding partner of O’GormanTaylor with over 20 years experience in the London recruitment and executive search field, 15 of those solely focussed on the legal sector. Prior to this Charlotte completed her undergraduate Industrial Economics degree at Nottingham University.

Charlotte specialises in placing lawyers, from newly qualified to senior equity partners, at top global private practice firms across London. Her specialist areas of legal recruitment include corporate, investment funds, tax and real estate.

Outside of work Charlotte enjoys spending time with her family, generally on the side of a rugby pitch watching her two boys or enjoying a G&T or two with good friends.

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