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Overview

We have placed thousands of lawyers within the legal sector since 1987. Operating out of offices in the City of London and Manchester city centre, we cover every corner of the country as well as the European, Far East, Middle East and North American marketplaces. Quality and integrity are central to everything we do.

The Service

Our consultants are all highly trained professionals who marry state-of-the-art recruitment techniques to unrivalled expertise. Recruitment is not a numbers game; matching a candidate's experience to a client's job spec is only part of the equation. Equally important is our consultant's analysis of compatibility, a skill based on finely-tuned instinct and experience. Following every introduction, we remain on hand to assist and advise clients at all stages of the recruitment process.

Market Analysis

We provide our clients with an overview of the state of the recruitment market but also with specific reference to their own sector. We also offer intelligence on salaries, developments and trends.

Our Candidates

Word of mouth recommendation accounts for a large percentage of our candidates, while others approach us as a result of our highly visible print and internet presence. Every candidate is expertly assessed. Clients do not want to waste time reading inappropriate CVs or conducting pointless interviews, so we endeavour to introduce only those candidates whose skills and personal qualities dovetail with the client's.

Assignments

We specialise in dedicated recruitment assignments for both one-off and multi-vacancies. A senior consultant, acting alone or with a dedicated team, will design a bespoke campaign which, depending on budget, will involve one or more advertisements being placed in the most effective media. All applicants are interviewed and assessed before we introduce the best qualified of them to the client. We assist with organising interviews, provide feedback, discuss progress and, if required, broker the negotiations towards offer and acceptance. Our success rate in assignment recruitment exceeds 90%.

Private Practice

We act for virtually every leading law firm in the country, as well as myriad small, medium and niche practices. Several of our consultants have themselves worked in top private practices, adding to the vast wealth of knowledge we have accumulated - and which we finesse on a daily basis - about the sector. We convey this market intelligence to our candidates to ensure the decision to make an introduction is made with the benefit all relevant information and insight.

In House

Our clients include, inter alia, banks, financial and regulatory institutions, legal information providers, hi-tech companies, manufacturers and construction companies. Our In House team is headed up by Lucy Boyd who has been placing lawyers at every level and within every sector since 1987.

Professional Support

Our Professional Support team has two senior consultants at the helm, providing information and support specialists to both private practice and commercial legal information providers. Much of their recruitment is conducted on an assignment basis.

Project/Contract

Increasingly we have been placing lawyers on short term contracts within both private practice and in-house. It might be a sign of the times that employers are looking at temporary assignments, albeit experience has shown that many of these contracts go permanent.

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