We are Route1, the fastest growing legal recruitment platform in the UK. We are the future of legal recruitment, using technology to make hiring legal talent better.

Route1 was founded in the UK in 2015 and is headquartered in London. Our founders and investors include experienced lawyers, digital entrepreneurs, recruitment consultants and HR professionals.

We are not a traditional recruitment agency. Route1 is a marketplace solution ensuring efficiency, transparency and trust using a custom-built platform.  Three months after launch, we were voted the Thomson Reuters Legal Geek Marketplace of the Year.

Empowering Candidates through Technology

Route1 fundamentally challenges existing hiring dynamics. Candidates only see relevant jobs filtered using bespoke matching algorithms. Our candidates get direct job information and supporting details from employers: about the hiring team, its people and its work, provided by our content partner, Lexology.  Candidates have all relevant information at the point of application. We put the candidate in control.

Creating Efficiency for Employers

Our employer clients reach hundreds of suitably qualified candidates in a key-stroke, and receive a full suite of documentation upon application. We also provide them with data analytics to measure how our thousands of candidates engage with their job descriptions and content. Therefore improving speed to hire.

A Fully GDPR-Compliant Recruitment Solution

The GDPR will revolutionise recruitment. Our 200+ clients want to ensure that candidate data is properly consented, collected and managed. As Route1 puts the data subject (the candidate) in control, we reduce GDPR compliance risk to zero. Employers know they have obtained data subject consent because the candidate makes the application. Candidates don't have to receive cold calls anymore and we don't construct "legitimate interest"​ arguments to form the basis of our data compliance.    

Social Responsibility

Finally, Route1 places charitable giving in the middle of our process, giving £500 to our charity partner, War Child, and £500 to a charity of the successful employer's choice. Using Route1 and recruitment budgets to effect positive change.