We partner with law firms and companies across the UK, US and international markets to find lawyers and solicitors who are the best fit for their teams. With over 35 years’ experience, we are trusted to assist clients and connect individual lawyers with legal career opportunities in an evolving and complex legal market.
We recruit for both private practice and in-house roles and regularly place General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Partners, Counsel and experienced Associates, and more. Our industry clients retain us for senior hires, complex cross-border roles, confidential searches, and in law firms for lateral hires, M&A transactions, and team moves.
We work in two distinct and highly specialist areas – in-house Legal Executive Search for companies and lateral hire Executive Search for national and international law firms. With a unique understanding of the EMEA market, we provide high-end Executive Search focused solely on the legal market, combining local market and functional understanding with our global recruitment experience. We have experience of working internationally and have an extensive network of contacts in multiple jurisdictions. Our key markets are the UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy, Scandinavia, US and Asia. We have three offices in London, Munich and Frankfurt.
Our in-house legal team assists clients with the recruitment of senior in-house Counsel up to and including General Counsel. We have a particularly strong track record in recruiting specialist IP Counsel, Data Privacy & Regulatory Lawyers, Heads of Compliance and Company Secretaries.
Our Legal Department supports General Counsels across EMEA and we have extensive experience of setting up legal teams and hiring first General Counsels for smaller companies.
We frequently move senior lawyers between markets and jurisdictions. Chris
Adamson, Managing Partner, a bi-lingual French speaker with over 15 years’
experience in the legal market also handles senior in-house appointments on an international basis.
We are one of the few Legal Executive Search firms to offer specialist Partner, Counsel and Associate Searches. We work with a select number of national and international law firms to help grow their practices and teams. This practice is led by Chris Adamson, who has worked across various practice areas but has particular expertise in IP and Patents. We headhunt Partners and lawyers (Counsel / Associates) in all areas of law, working predominantly with UK, US and European firms to grow and establish both existing and new teams in key markets. We have an especially strong track record in the UK, France and Germany.
Our clients work with us due to the depth of our experience, sector knowledge and professionalism. We provide our clients with the intelligence required to enter new markets, identify skill gaps and recruit outstanding lawyers who are both a professional and personal fit for their business. Each Assignment is led by a Partner or Director and supported by our dedicated in-house Research Team. Our professional and creative approach is highly-valued and we ensure that we act as a complement to our clients’ internal HR resources. Executive Search means that we pro-actively target, engage and network with only the best talent in the market on a client’s exclusive behalf, rather than touting lawyers and teams around the mass market. This ensures that you, the client, not only access the finest lawyers (the best candidates are rarely ‘on the market’) but that you are not vying with your competitors to secure this talent.