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The independent legal recruitment specialist, Adlestrop Consulting, is opening its doors for business this month with plans to dominate the legal recruitment market in the Midlands within the next two years.

“There is no real competition for us in the Midlands which I think most people agree is ill served in terms of legal recruitment. People are cynical and weary of dealing with recruitment consultants, who they feel are primarily driven by commission, lack real in-depth knowledge of the market and don’t put the time into understanding complex requirements”, says Adlestrop founder and managing director Tim Bates.

Bates, who has ten years experience in legal recruitment in the Midlands most recently setting up the legal search brand Macildowie Bates’ office in Birmingham, says: “There is a real gap in the Midland’s market for an independent player. I am going to use this opportunity to create a consultancy that has but one objective, helping clients and candidates achieve theirs.”

“I know that the key to our success will be our professionalism, our in-depth knowledge of the market and the fact that we will put doing a good job before short tem fee gains. With minimal competition in the area, I am confident that we will be everyone’s first choice for legal recruitment very soon.”

Adlestrop will offer everything from giving advice on the market to assisting organisations recruit talented lawyers be they just starting out in their career or a lateral hire.

Bates continues: “We will seek to gain an in-depth understanding of the organisation and its recruitment requirements, offering detailed incisive and commercial advice backed up by quality, talented candidates. We will also retain contact with potential recruits who may not match up to a specific role today, but are the ideal potential hires for the future.”

To summarise, Bates says: “It’s simple really; we will deliver outstanding recruitment services, from both the clients and candidates perspective, and be the one everyone else has to follow!”

Anyone interested should contact Tim Bates at Adlestrop Consulting on 0870 240 1010 or e-mail,


For further information please contact Suzanne Orsler, SOPR, Tel 07813 131350 or email