The FWA Specialist Divisions were set up so candidates and clients could benefit from the specialist expertise of each of our uniquely skilled teams. Learn more about our Specialist Divisions below.

FWA NQ Outlook™

The NQ Outlook™ specialist division is directed at trainee lawyers approaching qualification and recently qualified lawyers.

Securing your first NQ position can be a daunting prospect, even more so in an uncertain market. We will guide you through the process with integrity and absolute confidentiality.

The FWA NQ Outlook™ Specialist Consultants are all familiar with the NQ recruitment market and will be able to answer any questions you may have and provide relevant, current and appropriate advice to enable you to secure the offer which most suits your career aspirations, knowledge and experience.

FWA are here to help you make the right career choices for you.

FWA PartnerSelection™

Our PartnerSelection™ division provides a thoroughly confidential service to firms, partners, and senior associates on the verge of seeking a partnership. We also help teams requiring a more sophisticated approach to recruitment appropriate to the senior levels.

Timing is everything. We recognise the importance of making the right career choices at the right time. By taking the time to listen and discuss the options open to you, we’ll provide you with honest and objective advice on progressing your career.

Our specialist Partner Selection™ consultants offer senior-level lawyers guidance on career planning, CV presentation, briefing on firms/organisations and interview preparation.

FWA is here to ensure you stay on target with your long-term aspirations.

FWA CareerWatch™

CareerWatch™ is FWA’s specialist senior associate career clinic. It is aimed at lawyers at assistant and associate level.

We offer an honest and objective service to enable you to assess your current situation and provide you with practical advice to assist you in making the right choices to leverage or expand your skills and progress in your career.

FWA CareerGateway™

Assistant-level lawyers benefit from the expertise of our CareerGateway™ division.

Our specialist consultants offer guidance on career planning, as well as an innovative approach to CV presentation, briefing on firms/organisations and interview preparation. All of these are crucial pieces to the puzzle during the early years of your career. FWA will keep you on the right track.

FWA In-house™

In recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of lawyers pursuing in-house roles. This is true for people at all levels and stages of their career.

There has also been a greater demand in the legal recruitment market for lawyers looking to make the move in-house.

The in-house sector is diverse and presents a wide range of industry-specific recruitment needs. At FWA, we have the expertise and experience to help you find your perfect in-house role.

FWA Interim Solutions™

At FWA, we have developed our own unique Interim Solutions™ Division. This innovative addition to our service allows us to utilise our years of experience and considerable knowledge of the legal recruitment market to provide Interim Solutions to short-term recruitment and project needs of our clients.

This approach is based on maximising cost-effectiveness and precision, ensuring we match you with the candidates whose skills and experiences align best with your company culture and are best suited to meet your goals as a business.

Interim roles are not restricted to private practice, and are just as common in in-house roles and in the public sector.

In the same way, there are no restrictions as to practice areas or levels of seniority. Lawyers at all levels and across all practice areas may be of relevance, depending on the needs of the firm or organisation at the time in question.


Sometimes seen as a luxury resource in any firm, our FWA PSL™ division was set up in 2000 in recognition that capture, control and dissemination of a law firm’s – ‘know-how’ is key to its success.

And so, the role of the professional support lawyer or ‘PSL’ – qualified lawyers who do non-fee earning work in support of a particular team’s fee-earners – has evolved as a vital resource.

England & Overseas

Although FWA is based in Scotland, we also operate in the English and overseas legal recruitment markets – assisting both lawyers who wish to return to Scotland from further afield and those who are interested in re-locating in the UK or abroad.

If you are contemplating moving to or returning to Scotland and would to learn more about how relocating to Scotland could enhance your career or quality of life, click here to visit our Working in Scotland page. For those of you interested in working overseas, please click here to visit our Working Overseas pages.

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