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Attention to detail.

Will Cairns



Will is a trusted legal recruitment partner with experience placing lawyers across a range of levels and sectors. 

Before establishing Okapi, he worked as an Executive Consultant for a bespoke legal headhunting business and as a Senior Legal Consultant for a large, south-west based recruitment company.

Before working in recruitment, Will completed a law degree and various paralegal placements.

Outside of work, Will has a keen interest in sport, outdoor pursuits and wildlife.

    01172 420 855 


Recent placements

Some examples of our previous assignments include:

  • A family law practice looking to merge with a like-minded firm, where Okapi introduced the two parties and assisted in negotiations throughout the merger.


  • ​A senior family solicitor with a strong local firm background was considering a move to into a regional firm. We introduced them to a firm which allowed them to work on their on terms from a larger platform.​

  • A private client solicitor in a large firm who felt their level of face-to-face client contact was unsatisfactory. We very discreetly introduced the candidate to a competitor firm.

What people say

Construction Lawyer - Top 100 law firm

Will has been truly amazing throughout my recruitment process. I cannot thank him enough for all his support and encouragement; he has been there for me every step of the way.

Civil Litigation Solicitor - Independent law firm

Will was very easy to work with and extremely supportive. I am very happy to recommend him as a recruiter within the legal sector. Thanks Will!

Head of Property Disputes - Top 200 law firm

Will is excellent. He shows a genuine interest in what you do but also recognises your aspirations and the potential opportunities. If you want to go places, I recommend you contact Will!

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