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Errington Legal stand out from the competition through our honest but friendly approach. Our teamwork and communication mean that we truly understand our clients and can successfully advise our candidates. Without the right people in our own team, none of this would be possible.

Our team

Eleanor Sidgwick, Director

Eleanor Sidgwick

Managing Director

An expert in her field, Eleanor has recruited for the legal industry for 10 years, she has recruited all levels of qualified staff for private practice clients and in house for large multinationals. She also works on a retained basis for clients that are looking to make strategic hires at senior level. Eleanor is able to offer her clients and candidates guidance from start to finish on each vacancy. In her spare time Eleanor enjoys walking her two sausage dogs Rufus and Wilson with her husband Mark and loves anything TVR.

07787 500 807

01223 803 814

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Cambridge

Sean Dodsworth Senior Consultant (Qualified)

Sean Dodsworth

Senior Consultant (Qualified)

Sean is a Law Graduate who joined Errington Legal in December 2016, with 4 years’ experience recruiting senior Professional Services roles across Cambridge and East Anglia. Sean’s approach to recruitment is relationship driven and he has a particular interest in the legal sector, having briefly worked in Law himself. Sean’s approach offers a strategic, career-driven approach for his candidates and wider consultancy offering services for his clients. Outside of work, Sean enjoys hiking and reading too much Terry Pratchett.

07539 295353

01223 803813

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Cambridge

Legal Recruitment Consultant (Qualified)

Liz Hall

Legal Recruitment Consultant (Qualified)

With a background in Psychology and HR, Liz has 7 years’ in-house recruitment experience within a commercial environment. Her in depth commercial knowledge ensures strategic hires that meet the long-term objectives of both her clients and candidates. Her own experience of building a small, close knit team and developing company culture means she’s seen the impact every new hire can have on a business and understands the importance of this dynamic/ finding the right fit. Away from work, Liz loves to be by the sea, surfing and hiking.

07464 482725

01223 803814

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Cambridge

Ellie Langley, Senior Consultant (Qualified)

Ellie Langley

Senior Consultant (Qualified)

Ellie joined Errington Legal in June 2015, having come from a legal background - following completion of a Graduate Diploma in Law, she worked as a paralegal within both private practice and in-house environments. Ellie's experience of the recruitment process from the candidate's point of view helps her to bring an understanding and intuitive approach to her role with Errington Legal. Outside of work she writes songs, plays guitar and sings in a band.

07468 519 423

0121 673 1891

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Birmingham

Sue Peers, Business Support Manager

Sue Peers

Business Support Manager

Sue comes from a Civil Service management, HR and policy background. She moved into HR within a regional law firm in 2011 and now, after having had her son, Sue is utilising her recruitment and legal field experience to support the team at Errington Legal. Sue spends her time away from work trying to keep up with her toddler and is a singer with Bury St Edmunds Rock Choir.

07468 144288

01223 803813

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Suffolk

Hollie Preston, Managing Consultant - Legal Support

Hollie Preston

Managing Consultant - Legal Support

Hollie has an understanding of both sides of the recruitment process, having experienced being both a hiring manager, and a candidate. She therefore appreciates the importance of correctly assessing the needs of the individual, as well as those of the business/ firm. There is no longevity or success in an incorrect match, but at the same time Hollie is also able to exercise judgement on when it is right to think outside the box. Outside of work Hollie enjoys spending time with family and friends, and immersing herself in a good book. She also thoroughly enjoys the outdoors - walking and cycling.

07949 276 206

01223 803 813

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Cambridge

Emily Pike, Legal Recruitment Consultant

Emily Pike

Legal Recruitment Consultant

Emily is the newest member of the team at Errington Legal and works alongside Ellie in the Birmingham office. She comes from a service-oriented professional background and, having experienced the recruitment process from the other side, understands the importance of excellent communication with clients and candidates alike in order to ascertain the perfect fit for all parties. Outside of work Emily is also furthering her industry knowledge by studying law at post-graduate level, and enjoys yoga and long-distance running in her spare time.

07932 247 938

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Birmingham

Testimonials

Sean Dodsworth provided excellent assistance in landing an exciting NQ position. Sean was a proactive, informative and reassuring figure throughout and helped to make what was first anticipated to be a long and stressful experience into a very short and positive one. Sean and Errington have an excellent knowledge of the NQ market and I would not hesitate to recommend their services to anybody, irrespective of career stage.
NQ Solicitor - Cambridge
I found the consultants Ellie and Emily both very helpful. They would call me when they arranged to call and would update me even without me chasing them. I found it helpful to meet with them prior to my interview so they could allay any concerns I had over the interviews. They provided feedback as soon as it was received. They were both very friendly and accommodating. I have already recommended them to friends and family.
Paralegal - Birmingham
I cannot recommend Hollie at Errington more highly. She was so helpful and the communication from her was first rate. She fully understood my skills and background and the things that were important to me and my prospective employer. I would not hesitate to use Hollie again, had she not already helped me to get the perfect job.
Conveyancing Executive - Ipswich
Eleanor was fantastic to deal with. She took time to go through my background and ran through all of the available positions in detail. Within 24 hours of our first conversation, Eleanor had secured three interviews for me with my preferred firms. Eleanor and the rest of the Errington team were very prompt to respond to queries, very quick to update me with news and on hand to provide invaluable advice regarding the recruitment process. I would not hesitate to recommend their services.
Jimmy Wheeler - NQ Solicitor , Cambridge
I have never used an agency to find a position before but Hollie at Errington Legal has made my experience very easy. I have been invited to apply for positions that meet my criteria and after two successful interviews I have now found a new job that I am excited to start. Hollie and the team have been very supportive and communicated at every stage. I would highly recommend Errington Legal to anyone looking for employment in the legal sector.
Richelle - Legal Secretary , Norwich
I cannot thank Hollie enough for helping me secure the perfect position. Throughout the whole process Hollie has been helpful, professional and always kept me up to date. I set out my requirements during our first conversation and Hollie went above and beyond to find me a position that suited. The time and attention given to my search is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Ashley - Paralegal , Cambridge
Sean provided a personable, proactive and supportive service from our initial contact through to accepting an offer. He was readily available when required and on hand to provide feedback and support at all stages of the process. I would not hesitate to recommend Sean to anyone.
NQ Solicitor
Errington Legal are on-point and are fully engaged with wider legal recruitment market, yet also take time to fully understand Birketts' culture and our individual requirements in order to support our growth. Eleanor and the team are always aiming to provide a first class service to us and also their candidates, and will advise and work very hard on all parties’ behalf. The calibre of introductions made by Errington Legal are for us, the strongest in the East Anglia market. They always make themselves available to have a friendly, informal chat and would not hesitate to recommend them to new clients or those looking for a new position.
Recruitment Officer - Cambridge
We have worked with Errington Legal for a number of years sourcing both legal and support candidates. The team at Errington Legal always takes time to fully brief themselves about the role, putting forward candidates who closely match our requirements. I would recommend Errington Legal for their excellent, client-centric service.
Senior HR Adviser - Suffolk
"I first emailed Hollie of Errington Legal with my CV and what sort of position I was looking to move into in March. She called me within 24 hours of receiving my CV to discuss in more detail what exactly it was I wanted to do and help move my career forward. Within a week she had found me a suitable role and put me forward for interview. I got offered the position and Hollie has been a total superstar with keeping in touch, giving me all the information I needed and answering/solving any problems or queries I have had, above and beyond the call of duty! I would recommend Hollie and of course Errington Legal for anyone looking for a new role, she really takes the time to listen to you and find you the perfect job."
Sharon L - Legal PA , Cambridge
'Hollie really listened to my career aspirations and took the time to select a specific role. I received 1:1 interview coaching which gave me confidence throughout the entire recruitment process. Thanks to Errington I have secured my ideal job, much sooner and with much more ease than I could possibly have done without them!' Thanks again to Hollie, especially for the time she spent with me going over interview questions and for you negotiating my salary yesterday'.
Ruby, Legal Support, East Anglia - Legal Support , East Anglia
'I worked with Ellie on several roles in Cambridge in 2016. These were excellent opportunities which I could not have located otherwise. Ellie prepared me extremely well for interview and clearly understood the firms and their requirements well. She really got to know me, understood my priorities and used this knowledge to help me demonstrate how my experience and interests matched the needs of these employers. Ellie was also strategically and tactically very astute. Her work secured me several interviews and I would have no hesitation in recommending her to other candidates in future.'
Trainee Solicitor - Trainee Solicitor , Cambridge
In 2015 Eleanor helped us successfully recruit our first Group Head of Legal Affairs. As a new role to the organisation we appreciated that Eleanor took the time to speak with all of the relevant stakeholders within Cambridge Assessment to understand the type of person that would fit in well. With an understanding of our organisation she created a strong foundation that supported the search throughout its entirety. The shortlisting options that Eleanor provided highlighted just how well she knows the legal market and represented her strong understanding of our requirements. If you are looking for an expert in Legal recruiting, someone who truly understands good cultural fit, then I would recommend Errington Legal.
Liz Allan - Group HR Director , Cambridge Assessment
At a difficult time, approaching qualification and looking for an NQ role, Errington Legal made contact with me and made the whole process so much easier and less daunting. Both Eleanor and Ellie were fantastic, helping me to prepare my CV, target the right the firms and provide great advice and assistance heading into the interviews. Without Errington Legal’s knowledge of the legal jobs market and strong relationships with local firms, I would not have been able to secure the role that I did. I can’t recommend them enough!
Solicitor - Cambridge
Errington Legal provided a personal, tailored and friendly service. They listened carefully to the kind of firm that I wanted to work for and the nature of work in which I hoped to be involved then made targeted suggestions based on this. They outlined a range of options to me but were careful not to waste my time or that of firms by putting me forward for interviews for roles which were not aligned with what I was looking for. They also spent time with me in the run up to the interview helping me to prepare. As a result, they found me a role at a firm where I am extremely happy and doing a job which I love, for which I will always be immensely grateful.
Solicitor - Commercial Property/ Agriculture
I cannot praise Errington Legal and Eleanor enough. I have never been with a recruitment agency who really fight your corner. without Eleanor I would never have come across the role I now hold. Eleanor spoke with people on my behalf and really pushed my case, as well as offering advice and preparation tips she could not be more helpful. I am most grateful for all the help and support, thanks to Eleanor I have now found my niche in a job that I truly love and enjoy.
Laura - Case Worker / Paralegal , Suffolk
The level of service which I received from Eleanor was consistently excellent. She took the time to fully understand my situation and to identify the options that would be most suitable for me. She has an excellent knowledge of the legal market in East Anglia and is highly astute. I have no hesitation in recommending Eleanor.
Paul - Corporate Solicitor , Cambridge

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