appoints inaugural Head of Recruitment and Onboarding

In a newly created role, the leading distributed law firm, has appointed James Wright as its Head of Recruitment and Onboarding.

Founded in 2021, now has over 80 Members in the UK, Australia and Canada and is looking to increase its Member base and geographic coverage.

James’s role will focus on strategic talent acquisition and developing and executing effective recruitment strategies to attract lawyers, teams and firms. Whilst managing the end to end recruitment process, he will be sourcing and following leads, providing them with information on the benefits of joining and supporting them through the recruitment process. He will lead and execute a comprehensive strategic onboarding process across all the locations.

James joins from Lloyds Bank Group where he was as a Specialist Recruitment Manger. Previous to this he was an Internal Recruiter at Capita Resourcing and has specialised in recruitment and talent acquisition strategies and solutions across a wide range of industries and sectors.

Founder and CEO Andrew Leaitherland says, “James has proven experience and a track record of successfully hiring, retaining and onboarding top talent with a results-driven approach. We are looking to harness these skills to drive further recruitment and enhance our onboarding process. provides a clear pathway for individuals, firms and teams to expand and build their capability.”

James Wright adds, “This is what I’d call a ‘golden unicorn’ role. Working with a scale up has been a key career objective for me and I’m really looking forward to working with Andrew delivering a strategic recruitment and onboarding strategy as embarks on the next stage of its growth journey.” is a digital law firm providing technology-led legal solutions to a wide range of businesses in the UK and Australia. Operating on a distributed law firm model has over 80 members and was founded in 2021 by Andrew Leaitherland, the ex-CEO of DWF Group plc, which he built from 450 people to over 4,300 people across 33 offices world-wide.

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