UK Private Practice

At gmk we can assist you throughout your career from NQ to partner level. As we act for all major law firms (both UK and US) we can keep you up to date on all roles currently on the market. Market knowledge gained since 1998 means we can advise you on the difference between firms, the work on offer, size and structure of the team, and the working culture and practices the firm adopts.

Whatever level of pqe you are, we can offer you a personal service, focused on your skills and career aspirations. Your CV will NEVER be sent out without your express consent, and we promise to keep you fully updated throughout the process.


Decisions you make now will have a huge affect on your future career. At no other stage will you have such a large number of options open to you. The early years are crucial; they shape your career, so as a newly qualified lawyer it is important you consider all of the realistic available options and seek advice from people who know the market well and who can provide sound career guidance.

It is our role at gmk to give you an honest appraisal of what is happening in the market. We will assist you through the process - from the practicalities of how to draft a CV and perform at interview, through to the choices of specialism and firm available to you.

For a confidential conversation please call us on 020 7269 9110 or apply here for a copy of our NQ brochure.


As an associate it is often incorrectly thought that the only significant way in which you can change your career is by leaving private practice completely. However there are many ways of transforming your working environment, your remuneration and even the nature of your work without taking this step.

As private practice specialists we can outline the main options open to you whatever your reasons for making a move. We can run through the firms, their cultures, deals and salaries that can be expected, together with an indication of how your future career will be affected by the move.


If you are an equity or fixed share partner, and your current firm is no longer the best platform for you to operate from, there are an increased number of firms now to choose from.

Having placed partners in a broad cross section of UK and US firms since 1998, gmk has accumulated a vast contact base which means we can ensure your CV is seen by the key decision makers in a firm. Our extensive market knowledge enables us to cover the entire market for you, because we know where the opportunities lie.

We can advise you on what is happening in the market, guiding you through the differences in culture and profitability between firms. Whether UK or US; top end, mid tier or smaller boutique; we are aware of the firms with strong management and a harmonious working environment. We can provide information on remuneration, profitability, team structures and firm client base.

We also help prepare your CV and Business Plan to ensure your key selling points are highlighted, managing the entire process for you from CV preparation to exit stage to ensure you secure the best position available.

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Referral scheme

If you introduce a friend to gmk and we successfully find them a new position, we will send you £600 worth of vouchers

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