Kaye is a Divisional Manager within eNL’s  interim / locum division and has responsibility for the temporary legal recruitment team nationally.

  • Kaye has been involved in legal recruitment since 2006 and has over ten years experience within the interim / locum legal professional market.
  • Kaye is well placed to offer sound career advice, with a proven track record of supporting candidates moving into and around the temporary legal field.
  • Educated to postgraduate level, including a first class honours degree and a distinction in her postgraduate legal qualification, Kaye has a thorough understanding of what clients require and has built up a strong network of contacts throughout the UK.
  • Her practical and honest advice has resulted in a successful commercial reputation respected by both candidates and clients.

  • Kaye is a highly professional and knowledgeable recruiter. Her help has been of great value. She has done her best to find the right company for me and has supported me throughout the recruitment process (which ended successfully) with her honest advice and useful information. I have not met any other recruiters as dedicated to the candidate’s success as she is. Kaye is not only driven by the business necessities but she is also an empathic individual and she genuinely cares about the candidate’s satisfaction as well as their personal situation. She is definitely one of the best recruiters I have been in touch with and I would highly recommend her.

  • Kaye was able to find me a role in regulation within a few weeks of making contact with her. When she first made contact she had a list prepared of roles to put me forward for that matched my experience. Her strong relationships with employers makes her a great recruitment agent and she was very professional throughout the whole process. On top of that she is lovely to deal with and not pushy like other agents you can encounter. Foreign Qualified Solicitor, London  

  • "Kaye provided a great service for me when I was looking for a change of direction, She identified an opportunity for me and helped me with my application and interview. I am now where I want to be, and it is due in no small part to the support Kaye and ENL gave me."  

  • Thank you very much. I also hope that I will not be requiring your services again! I have had a great break over the past couple of weeks. You have done an incredible job. I have been in contact with a considerable number of other recruitment agents whose services I can compare your own with. The difference is that you actually listen to what I want out of a job and what a firm wants from an employee. You don't just put me forward for anything (which ends up in a series of unsuccessful interviews and decreased confidence on my part). I think that is why I was able to secure my current role by attending only one interview. You also have confidence in people with different types of work experience.  Funnily enough, I even think you did a very good job last year with the firm in Reading which offered me the job which I refused due to the location.      

  • When I called ENL it was in relation to fitting my broad experience into a new role and looking for a new challenge. I gave Kaye the basics of what I required. Kaye managed to find roles, which I would perhaps otherwise not have considered. I am an 8 years pqe solicitor, who is now working in a compliance and risk role, but loving it. The organisation and people are great and throughout the whole recruitment process, Kaye kept me at ease and any concerns I had she raised with the employers straight away. Kaye was fast and efficient from the day I first made contact until the day I started the role. There is a positive attitude and Kaye's ethos is definitely client comes first. Kaye has looked after my interests and I would recommend her to others in the future. http://enllegal.co.uk/testimonial/kaye-thumpston-2/ ‎Edit

  • “Kaye and Katie come across as very professional consultants. When working on our vacancies, it is great to have a dedicated lead consultant working for our role/s, but at the same time I know I can rely on ‘team ENL’ if I need to, and so – from a client perspective – it makes me feel re-assured that I can rely on a team effort with the added value of an individual service.  Both Kaye and Katie are extremely personable and knowledgeable consultants and – speaking from a more public sector type of client – I quite like that they never come across as very ‘sales/pushy’, something that cannot be said for quite a lot of consultants in the recruitment industry. We do regard ENL as one of our recruitment partners for vacancies in the legal sphere and I look forward to continue working with them for the duration of our PSL agreement.”