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Who are Ajax Legal?

Ajax Legal is a high end London based recruitment firm specialising in Private Practice.

Ajax provides search and recruitment services for major US and International law firms into the London market. Founded by James Berry in 2020, Ajax has particular expertise across transactional practice areas such as Corporate, Banking, Funds, Projects and Real Estate.

Why Choose Ajax Legal?

Ajax offers an alternative to those fatigued with increasingly commoditised methods of legal recruitment. 

In a saturated market, Ajax provides candidates and clients with a bespoke, personalised and objective service.

We take a long term view with every candidate we advise. We want to help you shape your career over a sustained period of time as opposed to just the life span of a single placement.

Bespoke, personalised service

Access to high level contacts

Access to roles not widely available

Over 10 years experience

“We have used James for many years now. We value how much time and thought he puts into his candidates. His market knowledge is second to none and his approach is refreshingly honest.”

Private Equity Partner (US Law Firm)

Our Specialisms


Private Equity, Private M&A, Public M&A, Equity Capital Markets and Corporate Insurance.

Banking & Finance

Leveraged Finance, Real Estate Finance, Restructuring, Corporate Lending, Securitisation, Structured Finance, Capital Markets, Derivatives and High Yield.

Funds & Asset Management

Private Equity Funds, Hedge Funds, Real Estate Funds, FS Reg and Tax.

Real Estate, Infrastructure & Projects

Corporate Real Estate, Private Equity Infrastructure, Commercial Property, Energy, Oil & Gas and Renewables.

About James Berry

I graduated from Nottingham University with a degree in History before starting my career in Legal Recruitment in 2011. In the years since I have primarily worked with top tier US Law Firms across transactional areas such as Private Equity, Leveraged Finance, Restructuring and Funds.

  • Over 10 years Legal Recruitment experience advising Lawyers from multiple jurisdictions into top tier US and International Law Firms in London.
  • Access to high-level contacts at leading Law Firms carefully nurtured over a decade of collaboration. Many of clients being former candidates.
  • A discreet, tailored and professional service throughout the entire recruitment cycle. No mailshots.
  • Exclusive access to roles not widely available on the market.

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Ajax Legal recruitment offers objective advice for lawyers and law firms.

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