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Brooke Thornham Consulting is a legal recruitment business specializing in the recruitment of Partners, Legal Directors and Associates.

Based in Leeds, our focus is the commercial market in Yorkshire and the North East where our clients include regional practices and boutique firms as well as Top 20 national brands.

Our service is solely delivered by Tony Brooke who has been active in the market since 1999 and so is well networked with clients in the North. Tony's trade mark is his pragmatism, and his vast knowledge of the legal market and recruitment practices.

He is known for being refreshingly honest, but demonstrates time and again that the foundation of this approach is his detailed market knowledge and meticulous attention to supporting the candidate and client.

Tony started in recruitment in 1997 having completed a Geography BA at Leicester University. He began at Hays plc, then moved to Sacco Mann in 1999 to recruit lawyers. He founded Florit Brooke in 2007 and re-branded as Brooke Thornham in 2018.

Brooke is the expertise, Thornham is the aspiration, Consulting is the approach, so it makes sense.

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More about Tony Brooke...

​Away from work, Tony has two dogs (Heston and Robbie) that keep him grounded and which get him and his wife out the house, often up to Almscliffe Crag, or Harewood.

Thornham has been the location of his family caravan since 2016. It's a great place to escape work and recharge, and it's become a source of motivation for him. With big beaches, good pubs and plenty of space it's a great UK spot.

A triplet, he has two identical brothers, one a lawyer in the UK, and the other living in Norway that he visits regularly.

He's an average electric guitar player but is gradually acquiring instruments, most recently a Guild Bluesbird, and a Mini Maton bought second hand from a chap who lives in a windmill.

His favourite drink is craft lager, favourite food is anything carbohydrate, and the car he wishes he'd bought in his twenties is a BMW Z3 M Coupe.

Values that matter.

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Family and health come first. Always.

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Add value to help others - it feels good.
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​​Be fair. And if its unfair be brave enough to question it.
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​​Remain objective. Give credit regardless of whether you agree
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Do the right thing, even when nobody is watching.