About DMJ

DMJ Recruitment specialises in legal and company secretarial roles. We started the consultancy because there was the need for a firm that took the time to get to know candidates and clients to deliver the best results for everybody.

We are consultants - we listen to and question you, sharing our insights and expertise when they will make a difference. Consulting is a two way process and being open with us gives our consultants the opportunity to provide you with the best possible service.

We pride ourselves on the fact that our candidates often become clients and vice versa. Many of our relationships date back to before 2007 when we founded DMJ and it is this ethos of long term partnerships that we instil throughout our teams.

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DMJ - Built on long-term relationships

  • David, Marc and Justin founded DMJ Recruitment in February 2007 believing there was demand for a recruitment firm committed to long term relationships with clients and candidates in the legal and company secretarial space.


  • Starting in modest offices in Greville street, DMJ Recruitment built its client base of both leading and up-and-coming companies and law firms by finding the right person for each role, not simply filling vacancies.


  • Many of DMJ's clients and candidates from the early year's continue to work with DMJ - a reflection of its ethos of building relationships and providing consultancy not simply placing people.


  • With the Company Secretarial, Legal In-house, Legal Partners & Mergers and Legal Associates teams all growing DMJ moved from Greville Street to new offices in Smithfield market. 


  • DMJ’s reputation resulted in the company being appointed ICSA’s (the Institute of Company Secretaries and Administrators) sole recruitment partner.


  • DMJ was accepted onto the Government's GrowthAccelerator initiative, a programme designed to support successful companies with the potential to grow faster, and brought on board specialist recruitment non executive director Alex Arnot.


  • To help embed the values and culture that underpin DMJ's success and continued growth David, Marc and Justin recruited Ali Braid, now director of operations, to lead DMJ's internal recruitment and training programmes.


  • With the company almost 20 strong and continuing to grow, DMJ Recruitment moved to spacious, light offices on Clerkenwell Road. Look out for the union jack mini in the reception area.


  • Building on the investment in the company training programme and the office move, DMJ invested in the latest technology and software to help consultants deliver the best possible experience with such success that Microsoft commissioned a video about how we use their technology.


  • DMJ launched our new website and selected RNIB as the company’s first Charity of the Year and was again the only company that ICSA – The Chartered Governance Institute, endorsed as its recruitment partner.


  • DMJ  announces May as record month in the company's 10 year history and continues to expand its company secretarial, private practice and in-house teams.


  • Winners - The Best Professional Services Recruitment Agency - Recruiter Awards


  • Over 200 students attend our Company Secretarial Insight Days 


  • The DMJ team grows to 27 with a new regional team for 2019


  • DMJ is shortlisted for ‘Recruitment Agency of the Year, 2019’ at The Recruiter Awards


  • DMJ launches its first comprehensive salary guide for the private practice market


  • DMJ Releases its inaugural Governance Hot 100 Awards honouring the most innovative, influential and creative governance professionals in the UK


Finding a new job in the legal market (particularly for the first time) can be a daunting experience. Alex placed me in my current role and, with his help, the process was much simpler. He is realistic, knows the market very well and clearly has a wealth of contacts. He is also very responsive and helpful throughout. I would highly recommend Alex to any one looking to make a move.

White & Case LLP

Connor provided me with an incredible service that was second to none. DMJ and the team there are one of a kind. Throughout the process of placing me into a role, Connor supported me in my applications as closely as my direct recruitment agent. For a reliable, considerate service, with recruiters who genuinely care about your application, I would look no further . Thank you Connor and DMJ.


Nicola is a very professional, knowledgeable and approachable recruiter. She has a detailed knowledge of the legal industry & the market in general. She is more than happy to spend time with candidates and clients alike to get the best fit for both parties. I wouldn't hesitate contacting Nicola again!