James Brewster

Director | Head of Midlands | Law Firms

Birmingham, UK

James’s Recent placements

  • Senior Associate | Gowling WLG
  • Legal Director | Pinsent Masons
  • Senior Associate | Gowling WLG
  • Associate | Clarke Willmott

James leads our Birmingham office and is a specialist in recruiting qualified lawyers across firms in Birmingham and the wider Midlands region. Having started his career in legal recruitment in 2002 and working at various well-known recruitment firms, James has extensive experience sourcing talent for permanent roles within the legal sector. James is a graduate of St Mary’s University, Twickenham, where he earned himself a degree in sport science and education.

James’s testimonials

Senior Associate | International Law Firm

“James did a fantastic job of assisting in finding me a new role which allowed me to relocate to Birmingham. Guidance was given at each step of the recruitment process as James and the team were communicative throughout. Taylor Root was able to give sector-specific advice and found great job opportunities (despite the market being difficult).”

Senior Associate | International Law Firm

“James and all the team at Taylor Root were so helpful from day one. James put me at ease, was able to answer all my questions and encouraged me. He took my responses and made suggestions for roles I would never have considered on my own and I’m so glad he did because I’ve landed in a role where I know I will be challenged, but will thrive. James’ knowledge of the market is next to none and his relationships with individual firms means he is able to thoroughly prepare candidates before interviews. I really enjoyed the whole process and would recommend James and Taylor Root to anyone considering a change in role – thank you.”

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Commercial Associate/Senior Associate

Associate or Senior Associate opportunity with an international law firm with a focus on commercial procurement/projects work. Do you have experience of acting for a variety of public sector clients, with a focus on local government, commercial contracts and procurement? Our law firm client has a growing procurement team that work on a wide range […]
  • Salary £60000 – £85000 per annum
  • Posted Posted 2 weeks ago
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Construction Associate/Senior Associate

Join a growing national construction team at a Top UK law firm at either associate or senior associate level in Birmingham city centre. Are you an ambitious non-contentious construction solicitor with 4+PQE looking to take your legal career to new heights? Our law firm client is a prestigious UK top 100 law firm seeking talented […]
  • Salary £65000 – £90000 per annum
  • Posted Posted 3 weeks ago
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Real Estate Associate NQ-4 PQE

Exciting opportunity for a talented real estate solicitor with 0-4 PQE to join a leading real estate team in Birmingham (September 2024 qualifiers will be considered). Are you a driven and ambitious real estate solicitor with 0-4 years PQE looking to take your career to new heights? Join this dynamic team at one of the […]
  • Salary £63000 – £80000 per annum
  • Posted Posted 3 weeks ago
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Construction Associate/Senior Associate

Join this Top 50 UK law firm based in Birmingham and become an integral part of its leading construction team. About The Firm: They boast a nationally recognised construction team renowned for its excellence in advising contractors, developers, and housebuilders on a wide range of construction projects. With extensive experience in both domestic and international […]
  • Salary £65000 – £80000 per annum
  • Posted Posted 3 weeks ago
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Construction Disputes Associate/Senior Associate

Join a prestigious UK-Top 100 commercial law firm based in Birmingham and become an integral part of their esteemed construction team. About the firm: This firm pride themselves on delivering exceptional legal services to our clients across various sectors. With offices strategically located in Birmingham, they are at the heart of commercial activity, providing comprehensive […]
  • Salary £65000 – £80000 per annum
  • Posted Posted 3 weeks ago
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Construction Director

Are you an experienced construction lawyer with 7+PQE with a passion for construction law looking to take your career to new heights within a more unique setting? About The Firm: This firm is a global leader in professional services, offering comprehensive solutions to clients across various industries. With a reputation for excellence and innovation, this […]
  • Salary £100000 – £120000 per annum
  • Posted Posted 4 weeks ago
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Construction Associate

Are you a talented transactional construction lawyer with 4-7 years PQE looking for an exciting opportunity in Birmingham? Take the next step in your career and join this rapidly growing construction and projects team and become an integral part of a dynamic firm. About This Firm:This firm are at the forefront of providing innovative legal […]
  • Salary £60000 – £80000 per annum
  • Posted Posted 4 weeks ago
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Commercial/IT Senior Associate or Legal Director

Are you ready to take the next step in your legal career with one of the UK’s top 100 law firms? This firm were recently celebrated as one of ‘The Times Best Law Firms 2024’. It seeks 2 talented Associates/Senior Associates or Legal Directors to join its esteemed Commercial/IT team in Birmingham. About The Firm: […]
  • Salary £60000 – £90000 per annum
  • Posted Posted 4 weeks ago
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Corporate Tax Senior Associate / Legal Director

Pre-eminent Birmingham law firm seeks a 4+PQE corporate tax lawyer to join its corporate tax practice in Birmingham. The successful candidate will focus on advising on the corporate tax aspects of mainstream corporate, banking and commercial transactions as well as providing standalone corporate tax advice for FTSE 100/250, leading financial institutions and private business clients. […]
  • Salary £70000 – £110000 per annum
  • Posted Posted 1 month ago
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Corporate Associate/Senior Associate

Top 50 UK law firm seeks an experienced corporate associate or senior associate (4+PQE) to join its national corporate team. This role will be based in the firm’s Birmingham office (offering hybrid working). Our client’s corporate team continues to thrive and with an impressive client list it is the perfect home for an ambitious corporate […]
  • Salary £65000 – £80000 per annum
  • Posted Posted 1 month ago

Commercial IP/IT Partner

Well regarded commercial team is now looking to hire a Commercial Partner who will focus on and have expertise in IP, IT and data protection based in the firm’s Birmingham office. Our client’s commercial team is currently 30 strong, inclusive of 7 Partners. The team operates across all the firm’s offices, providing a broad network […]
  • Salary £80000 – £120000 per annum
  • Posted Posted 1 month ago
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Employment Partner

Leading international law firm seeks an employment partner to join its Birmingham office. Our client’s employment law group provides its services through three offices in the UK. The employment team in Birmingham is supported by immigration and pension fee earners. They now have a fantastic opportunity for a senior employment solicitor to join this established […]
  • Salary £100000 – £150000 per annum
  • Posted Posted 1 month ago
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Real Estate Senior Associate 5+PQE

Are you a seasoned real estate solicitor with 5+ years PQE? Are you ready to take the next step in your career by joining a leading regional law firm? About the firm:This prestigious regional law firm, is seeking a dynamic and experienced real estate solicitor to join their thriving real estate team. With a reputation […]
  • Salary £65000 – £75000 per annum
  • Posted Posted 1 month ago
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Construction Senior Associate

Are you a talented and ambitious construction solicitor with 4+PQE? Are you eager to take the next step in your career with an award-winning construction team? Birmingham or Manchester based. The Firm:Our client law firm pride themselves on delivering exceptional legal services to clients around the globe. With a reputation for excellence and a commitment […]
  • Salary £70000 – £85000 per annum
  • Posted Posted 1 month ago
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Private Client Solicitor

Thriving private client team in Birmingham seek an experienced private client solicitor with 6 years or more PQE. This firm’s private client offering lies at the very heart of the firm. Its ongoing success in winning new instructions finds them looking to expand their thriving team with a bright and pragmatic private client lawyer, ideally […]
  • Salary £60000 – £75000 per annum
  • Posted Posted 1 month ago
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Property Litigation Lawyer

Specialist Property Litigation Team in Birmingham seek a 6+PQE Property Litigation lawyer to join them. This property litigation team is one of the largest in the country and has been involved in some of the most complex and high-profile property litigation cases of recent years in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court […]
  • Salary £75000 – £90000 per annum
  • Posted Posted 1 month ago
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Data Privacy Senior Associate/Legal Director

UK-Top 100 commercial law firm seeks a 6+PQE Senior Associate or Legal Director to join its Information Law & Privacy Team in Birmingham. This specialist team advises clients from all sectors on all aspects of information law and, due to an increase in workload, they are looking to grow the team. Working in a specialist […]
  • Salary £70000 – £90000 per annum
  • Posted Posted 1 month ago