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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.

If you obtain a new role via Route1, we’ll give you a sign-on bonus of 5% of your salary!

Guaranteed 5% sign-on bonus when you embark on a new Associate role via Route1.

How does it work?

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

View real roles from named employers, with all the information you need 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 the opportunities the job will entail.

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

We have partnered with Lexology, the leading content provider, to bring you the latest publications from our clients. You can 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, rather than a recruitment agency. Our web and mobile-friendly platform matches candidates with jobs based on their search criteria, and gives them transparency in the job market. We believe that your control should be in your hands, not a recruiter’s.

How is it different?

We believe candidates should have visibility in their market of focus, and have trust in the recruitment process. They should be able to trust that their data are in their control, their data are seen only by those with whom they choose to share it, and that are stored in a GDPR-compliant manner.

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; in less than a minute, you’ll be on your way to finding your next role.

What is the application process?

When you see a job (or jobs!) that you would like to apply for, check the job specification for any specific requirements stipulated by the employer. Upload your CV and any other documents, and click ‘Apply’; we’ll then check your details to make sure everything is correct, and then forward the application to the client. Some clients like to be in touch directly, but most prefer 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 embark on a new Associate role via Route1. We prefer that you you – the candidate, rather than a recruitment agent – are rewarded for your success. To do so, all you have to do is sign up with Route1, search for your ideal role, and submit your applications. When you are successful and have started your new job, we’ll help you get set up in your new role by giving you 5% of your basic salary in two tranches. This will prove particularly useful to those of you taking up a position in a new city.

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

You’ll find a wide 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. We are adding an average of 120 new roles to our platform each week, so keep reviewing your job matches for the latest opportunities.

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, and only apply when you are ready. We will never share your details with a client unless you submit an application.

Will I get lots of cold calls?

Never! We know you are tired of receiving endless cold calls when searching (or not even 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 of your search is a big part of this. We will only contact you when we have something valuable to share, such as to let you know that there is a great new role that matches your profile. You can always manage your marketing settings and determine the level of contact you prefer in your account settings.

How do I contact you?

Email [email protected], and we’ll respond as soon as we can; we are real people, and will be pleased to respond to every message. Alternatively, call us on 0203 884 2300.

What does it cost?

Our service is, and always will be, completely free for candidates. In fact, we’ll even give you 5% of your starting salary when you embark on a new role obtained via Route1.

How secure is my data?

We use bank-level encryption to store your details, and you decide when it is shared with employers. We believe you should be in control, and we designed our services with this perspective in mind.

I have no matches… am I doing something wrong?

Absolutely not! Route1 will only match you with jobs that are relevant, and it might be that there are no roles in your specified area, location, and experience level at the moment. However, if you think this is a mistake, please let us know by getting in contact or try changing your job search preferences. To receive the latest opportunities, make sure that you have your weekly email notification set up on your Route1 profile, your push notifications for our app switched on, and we’ll let you know as soon as you receive a new match.

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