Consultant Details

Rachel Birkinshaw

Principal Consultant

Who am I and what can I do for you?

I work in the Private Practice division and recruit solicitors up to partner level into permanent roles in the Yorkshire market. My clients range from small high street practices to international firms. 

What team are you part of, and what is the best thing about your team? 

The best thing about the private practice team in Leeds is working with people who also care about providing a quality service to clients and candidates and making sure this is paramount in everything we do

5 words that describe me?

Hard-working, organised, friendly, loyal and considerate.

What else should you know about me?

My legal career started when I joined Hamers Solicitors, in Hessle, as a Trainee Solicitor. I moved to Rollits to finish the final three months of my training contract before qualifying into the Commercial Property team. Realising that Commercial Property was not for me, I moved to Leeds after I secured a job at Eversheds in their Banking team.  I spent two years at Eversheds before deciding that I wanted to be doing a job which was more about people and less about drafting long documents.  After much thought and consideration, I decided to take up the fresh challenge of legal recruitment and joined the private practice team at Sacco Mann.

  • Likes: Holidays in the sun, exercising and spending time with my family and my dog Reggie
  • Dislikes: Red meat, rudeness and photos of myself 
  • If you weren’t in this career, what else would you do and why? Good question! Perhaps a role in the fitness industry so that I could exercise and work at the same time.