James Brewster

Director | Head of Birmingham | 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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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 1 week geleden geplaatst
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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 2 weken geleden geplaatst
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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 2 weken geleden geplaatst
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Real Estate Associate 1-5 PQE

Are you a talented real estate solicitor with 1-5 PQE in real estate? Do you have a proven track record in land development work? If so, why not join one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the industry? About the firm:This real estate team is one of the largest within the firm, […]
  • Salary £60000 – £72000 per annum
  • Posted 1 maand geleden geplaatst
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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 1 maand geleden geplaatst
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Real Estate Solicitor NQ-3PQE

Are you a talented and ambitious NQ-3 PQE real estate solicitor looking to take the next step in your career? Our client, a leading national law firm with a strong presence in Birmingham, is seeking a dynamic individual to join its Real Estate team. Key Responsibilities: As a Real Estate Solicitor, you will be responsible […]
  • Salary £55000 – £65000 per annum
  • Posted 1 maand geleden geplaatst

Non-contentious Construction Lawyer 4-8 PQE

Leading global law firm is looking to recruit a non-contentious construction lawyer from 4 to 8 PQE to join its established team in Birmingham. Our client is one of the world’s strongest integrated legal practices, renowned for its local connections and global influence, delivering comprehensive legal services across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia […]
  • Posted 1 maand geleden geplaatst
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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 1 maand geleden geplaatst
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Procurement Senior Associate/Legal Director

Our client seeks a senior solicitor/legal director to join its leading procurement/projects team. The team carries out a wide variety of work focused on the local government (including public transport), housing, social business and health and social care sectors. This firm has a particular strength in governance, especially in the establishment of joint venture vehicles […]
  • Salary £65000 – £90000 per annum
  • Posted 1 maand geleden geplaatst
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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 1 maand geleden geplaatst

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 1 maand geleden geplaatst
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Corporate Partner

Leading international law firm seeks a corporate partner to join its Birmingham office. This is a first-class opportunity for an established corporate partner or corporate legal director to join a Times Top 20 Law Firm and a highly commended firm in the European Financial Times Innovative Lawyers rankings, a firm that is repeatedly nominated for […]
  • Salary £100000 – £200000 per annum
  • Posted 1 maand geleden geplaatst
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Employment Senior Associate

UK-Top 100 commercial law firm providing a comprehensive range of legal services seek an employment associate or senior associate with at least 5 years PQE plus. The team is looking for an associate/senior associate with 5 years PQE plus to join them. There is scope to support with corporate support matters, transactional, advisory and litigation […]
  • Salary £65000 – £80000 per annum
  • Posted 1 maand geleden geplaatst
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Corporate Solicitor

Exciting corporate solicitor opportunity for a 1+PQE to work alongside a personable, vibrant and innovative team of corporate lawyers based in Birmingham. The ideal candidate will have 1+PQE in general corporate work, to assist the team in delivering a broad range of advice relating to varied corporate related matters across the firm’s specialist sectors. You’ll […]
  • Salary £50000 – £60000 per annum
  • Posted 1 maand geleden geplaatst