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We are The Stephen James Partnership

The Paralegal Specialists

About us

I contacted SJP after finding it hard to find paralegal positions having limited experience. With their help I was able to land a great position at a top US Firm.

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The Stephen James Partnership is recognised as the UK's leading supplier of paralegals. Collaborating with a variety of clients, from the largest, most prestigious law firms and financial institutions in the world to smaller, specialist boutique firms, we offer an outstanding service to our clients and paralegals as we place the right people in the right positions.

When our founder, Samuel Clague, left law school he discovered finding legal work wasn't the easiest of tasks. Sam founded the Stephen James Partnership, naming it after his first successful candidates, to help law graduates find their dream firm and department through a specialist agency they could trust.

Our consultants have studied law and worked in law firms. This gives us a unique understanding of the legal market and the specialist knowledge to evaluate what candidates are best suited to the specific positions we are briefed on by our clients.

Our location

Based out of our flagship office in Liverpool Street, SJP maintains people and infrastructure across the UK so that we are always ideally placed to meet the needs of our clients and candidates in London and across the UK.

Our values

We pride ourselves on our values and live and breathe them everyday


Our collaborative approach both internally and externally means we operate in close partnership with our clients, delivering a tailored service.


Having studied law and worked in law firms, our specialist focus on Paralegals enables us to have a comprehensive understanding of the market.


We are unique in our founding, and we continually find better ways to exceed client expectations. Our approach means we always offer a market leading service.

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