The smart way to
get hired in law.

Join Route1

Route1 is the fast, convenient and transparent alternative to traditional legal recruiters.

Match quickly with legal jobs and see exactly who is hiring.

You’re in control of your data – who sees it and when.

Start a new role through Route1 and we’ll give you a 5% sign-on bonus.

Guaranteed 5% sign-on bonus when you start a new role with Route1.

How does it work?

Sign up and choose your region, PQE and practice area. You can amend this at any time.

View real roles from named employers, with all the information you need all in one place.

Upload your CV, write a short summary, and click apply. You’re always in control. It’s that easy.

We’re here to help you at every stage, from sign up, to interview, to starting your ideal job.

Relevant jobs, with context.

Every opportunity has a tailored and clear breakdown of the role, the type of work you will be undertaking and who you will be working with.

Alongside information about the role, we provide details on the employer, team, rankings and publications.

We have partnered with leading content provider, Lexology to bring you the latest publications from our clients. See the work produced by the team you will be joining below the job description.

What is Route1?

Route1 is a marketplace for legal jobs, not a recruitment agency. Our platform (web and mobile) matches candidates with jobs based on their search criteria and gives them transparency in the job market. We believe you control should be in your hands, not a recruiter’s.

How is it different?

We believe candidates should have visibility in the market they are looking in and have trust in the recruitment process. They should have trust that their data is in their control, their data is seen only by those they choose to share it with, and GDPR is being complied with. We also believe in content, quality content that informs and educates. Route1 does this.

How do I sign up and start my search?

It’s easy – click here – enter your details, then answer a few questions about your location, level, and practice area, and in less than a minute you’ll be on your way to finding that new role.

What is the application process?

When you see a job (or jobs!) that you would like to apply for, check the job spec for any specific requirements from the employer. Upload your CV and any other documents, and press Apply. We’ll then check your details, making sure everything is correct and it will then be forwarded to the client. Some clients like to be in touch directly, but most like us to liaise with you to arrange interviews and provide feedback.

Tell me about your 5% sign-on bonus

Finding a new job should be rewarding, so we’ll give you 5% sign on bonus when you start a new role through Route1. We prefer that you, the candidate, not a recruitment agent, is rewarded for your success. All you have to do is sign up with Route1, search for your ideal role and make your applications. When you are successful and start your new job, we’ll give you 5% of your basic salary in two tranches.

What type of opportunities can I expect to find on Route1?

You’ll find a large range of roles on the platform – from jobs at top US and Magic Circle firms, FTSE 100 companies and high growth startups to smaller national firms, family offices and alternative legal service providers.

I’m not currently in the market for a new job. Can I still sign up?

Absolutely. Even if you are perfectly happy where you are it’s always a good idea to be aware of what’s out there. Route1 allows you to match with jobs based on your desired location, practice area and years of experience an only Apply when you are ready. We will never share your details without you pressing Apply.

Will I get lots of cold calls?

Never. We know you are tired of receiving endless cold calls when searching (or not searching!). This is an aspect of the industry we strive to change. Our mission is to make it easier to find your next job and relieving the pressure and burden is a big part of this. We will only contact you when we have something valuable to share. For example, to let you know that there is a great new role that matches your profile selections. You can always choose your options in your settings.

How do I contact you?

Email and we’ll respond as soon as we can. We are real people and will be on the end of every message. Or you can call 0203 884 2300.

What does it cost?

It is, and always will be, completely free for candidates. In fact, we’ll even give you 5% of your starting salary when you start a new role through Route1.

How secure is my data?

We use bank-level encryption to store your details, and you decide when it gets shared with employers. We believe you should be in control, so that’s how we designed it.

I have no matches… am I doing something wrong?

Absolutely not. Route1 only matches you with jobs that are relevant. It might be there are no roles in that area, location and level at the moment. If you think this is a mistake, please let us know here or try changing your preferences. Make sure you have your job match email notifications on, your push notification on the app on and we’ll let you know as soon as you have a new match.

Our Partners