I feel like I need to point out that I have nothing against recruiters, and frankly they generally do a great job, particularly in times such as these.
I was recently approached by a recruiter, conversation went well, and they suggested a role for me. They even went as far as telling me the actual company name, this was done so in confidence.
Since agreeing to have my details sent over to the company I have heard nothing back. It's been two weeks since the original conversation. I emailed 1 week after asking if there was any news, on the back of a separate application with the same recruiter. I plan to contact them again when it will be 3 weeks since the original correspondance.
If I do not hear anything back, despite several reasonable attempts to get in touch, would it be acceptable to apply directly to the company, in doing so circumvent the recruiter? If so, when?