Career advice during Covid-19
About Us - Meet Our Team | Thomson Legal Recruitment
Edinburgh +44 (0)131 450 7164 Glasgow +44 (0)141 244 0260 Aberdeen +44 (0) 1224 502 044 London +44 (0)203 174 2482 Dublin +353 (0)1 699 1360


legal recruitement

Thomson Legal was founded by David Thomson, a veteran and leading expert in the legal recruitment markets in Scotland and Ireland. Having worked internationally and with a network of global clients, the aim of Thomson Legal is to help candidates with their career moves both domestically and internationally. After graduating in Law & Modern Languages from University of Glasgow and working in-house, David moved into legal recruitment in 1999, initially working with respected legal recruitment specialists, Mahlab in Sydney, Australia. After returning and working in the UK and Ireland, he has built up the reputation of being an expert in his field working with global recruitment companies including Taylor Root, Hays Legal and Hudson.

David provides strategic advice and recruitment assistance to major international law firms and FTSE 100 companies and has experience working with market leaders in the UK, Ireland, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Offshore and Asia Pacific. Additionally, he has a track record in designing innovative recruitment and social media advertising campaigns for clients both domestically and internationally.

When not working, David likes nothing more than spending time with his wife and three children and when time permits, he enjoys a glass of wine or the occasional malt whisky.  A member at Dundonald Links, David is a keen golfer and enjoys running marathons, recently raising money for UNICEF and Maggies Cancer Centres.

Edinburgh:  +44 (0) 131 450 7164
Glasgow:     +44 (0) 141 244 0260
Aberdeen: +44 (0) 1224 502 044
London:      +44 (0) 203 174 2482
Dublin:       +353 (0) 1 699 1360
Mobile:       +44 (0) 775 380 9223


Are you a recruiter or a lawyer interested in a move into recruitment and working with Thomson Legal? Please email us at or contact us on the phone to discuss in confidence.


The Latest Legal Positions & News