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Sparkes Recruitment is run by me, Bin Sparkes.

I’m a recruitment and career consultant specialising in finding and placing top legal talent or private practices in Yorkshire.

I have over 17 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, but who’s counting?

I’m based in Leeds and partner with private practices in the local Yorkshire area, supporting their search to find invaluable assets to their business.

I work with legal professionals at all levels of seniority: from newly qualified solicitors looking to take their first steps in the legal industry, to experienced partners searching for new challenges in their career.

I’m interested in your story. I want to know how you got to where you are today and where you see yourself moving towards; be it as a private practice owner or solicitor.

I take great care and time into listening to your journey and goals. There’s no script or step-by guide that we follow, just the start of a longstanding relationship forming as I begin to understand the challenges you are facing and what is motivating you to reach that next step – whether the goal is to grow your team or to find a new career path.

I don’t fear the pressures to fill jobs with just anybody for the sake of meeting a monthly quota. I’m not motivated by usual recruitment targets because I am a business owner.

And as a business owner, I understand how important it is to find that perfect candidate; that someone who is going to add value and make a big impact on your business.

But as someone who has taken their own journey to find their way in the legal sector, I know how life-changing it is when you land that dream role, and the excitement as you take those next steps in your career.

At Sparkes Recruitment, you’re my priority.

Because your success is the success of Sparkes Recruitment.

While the thought of recruiting or searching for a new role may feel daunting, for me, I feel inspired.

Who is Bin Sparkes?

I graduated from Leeds Trinity University and spent a few years living in London working in the TV industry. As glamorous as it sounds, it wasn’t for me.

So I moved back to Leeds and in 2002 worked for a large multi-national recruiter, quickly working my way up to a Team Manager.

Three years later, I moved into professional services and decided to go into the legal recruiter market. It was the best decision I ever made, until I ventured out on my own and founded Sparkes Recruitment in 2020.

Now, here we are… I have the privilege of meeting and working with some of the most inspiring people in the industry, and the best part is, I get to call it my job!

But other than loving my work, I also enjoy travelling, food and keeping fit.

Get to know me better on LinkedIn.


Whether you’re searching for a new job, need some career advice or looking for some support to grow your team, get in touch today!

Don’t be shy to pick up the phone or alternatively, email me.


Telephone: 07568 053 302

Address: Sparkes Recruitment Limited, 15 Queen Square, Leeds, LS2 8AJ.