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Education recruitment case study


The University of Leicester


Client brief

The registrar at the University of Leicester was looking for an in-house legal counsel to reduce the amount being spent on outsourcing legal matters to private practices. There were some complications with regards to timescales as the registrar was not able to commit to permanent recruitment until the new academic year.


Michael Page has been exceeding clients expectations in the legal recruitment market for 26 years. In this period, our Birmingham team have built an extensive database of high quality professionals, providing bespoke solutions for clients.
We pride ourselves on our local knowledge within the East and West Midlands. Adele Somers has been instrumental in running numerous, permanent and interim recruitment campaigns for a range of not-for-profit organisations in this region. She arranged a meeting with the client to discuss their requirements in more detail.

Candidate attraction

After exhausting those available candidates on our database we networked with and identified a number of candidates with relevant experience. 

Candidate selection

One candidate in particular showed both a keen interest in the role and had precisely the experience that the client was looking for. After sending on her details we received a request to arrange an interview.


After discussing salary expectations, our candidate was offered and accepted a twelve month contract.


We secured a job offer within a month of the first client meeting.

Success rate

100% success on first attempt.