Our Team

London Office

We handle vacancies on behalf of the top 350 private practices in the capital as well hundreds of small, medium sized and niche practices in London, the South, the Home Counties and the Midlands.

Our In House team, managed by Lucy Boyd, is widely regarded as the most connected and effective in the country, handling vacancies within the financial, manufacturing, construction and engineering, commercial, high-tech, regulatory and industrial sectors.  

Our renowned Professional Support team is also based in London. 

Vacancies in Europe, the Far East and North America are also handled from here.


The London Team

Marian Lloyd-Jones, Director

co-founded Lipson Lloyd-Jones with Simon Lipson in 1987 from a standing start. Marian was previously involved in the advertising and marketing industry. Now widely recognised as the most respected and effective legal recruitment consultant in the country, she handles vacancies across all sectors and is noted for her expertise in senior level recruitment marian@ll-j.com 

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Lucy Boyd, Director 

joined Lipson Lloyd-Jones in 1987 soon after being called to the Bar. She established and developed Lipson Lloyd-Jones's In House team soon after and is noted for her expertise in managing dedicated recruitment campaigns for clients in the commercial, financial. technology, regulatory, energy and manufactoring sectors. Lucy continues to place lawyers in private practice at all levels  lucy@ll-j.com 

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Shelley Carr, Associate Director 

joined Lipson Lloyd-Jones in 2001 and initially handled both private practice and in-house recruitment. In 2003, she joined our Professional Support team and has since established herself as one of the country’s leading exponents in this area of recruitment. Shelley also places lawyers into senior non fee-earning roles such as risk management, compliance and training  shelley@ll-j.com 

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Jon Cowdry, Associate Director 

joined Lipson Lloyd-Jones in 2002 and specialised in legal executive recruitment, quickly building the first ‘go to’ division for this sector. Since then he has developed a wider portfolio, recruiting solicitors from NQ to partner, and has managed a number of high profile mergers. Jon has also become an acknowledged specialist within the insurance law field  jon@ll-j.com 

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Lisa Rose, Senior Consultant 

qualified and practised as a barrister before joining Lipson Lloyd-Jones in 2002. She handles recruitment at all levels, from NQ to partner and departmental head, in private practice and in-house, specialising in US and City firms. Lisa also specialises in moving barristers into private practice, the UK's only dedicated consultants to offer this service  lisa@ll-j.com 

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Jane Fry, Senior Consultant 

trained at Wragge & Co and specialized in commercial/IP work there after qualifying in 1997. She subsequently worked in-house for two media companies in London before joining Lipson Lloyd-Jones in 2002. Jane joined our Professional Support Division in 2004, where she handles  assignments across the sector  jane@ll-j.com 

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Manchester Office

Our Northern team is based in our Manchester office. The team covers the major legal centres of the North West, North East & Yorkshire markets as well as the surrounding towns.

We have operated within the Northern legal community for over 10 years and each region is serviced by a specialist consultant who has in depth knowledge of the local markets.

Our client base consists of all major international and national commercial firms as well as a vast array of mid-tier and smaller, niche firms.  We are instructed on mergers and lateral Partnership hires and we act for lawyers of all levels from Partners to Newly Qualified. Whatever the level, we offer invaluable advice and guidance on finding the right opportunity for our candidates.


The Manchester Team


Emma Kirk, Managing Consultant

Emma joined Lipson Lloyd-Jones in 1999 and has worked in recruitment for over 20 years.  Emma is an experienced legal recruitment consultant and manages recruitment campaigns from paralegal to partner level.  She recruits for  the Midlands, North West, Yorkshire and the North East of England 


07852 515510


Emma Chisholm, Senior Consultant

Emma originally qualified as a Solicitor, and has worked in legal recruitment since 2002. Emma has a wide range of legal recruitment experience 
having placed legal professionals at all levels in private practice and in house roles in the Midlands, North West, Yorkshire 
and the North East of England.


07496 230079