About us

Hewetson & Co is a full service legal sector search (headhunting) firm specialising at the UK Bar, UK and international law firms across multiple jurisdictions.

We are unique as the only legal search firm comprising a classically trained legal headhunter with over 20 years’ experience and a legal headhunter with experience and high profile background in a senior clerk role from a premier commercial set of chambers.

We are the pioneers and market leaders in moving silks, teams and individual barristers between chambers and have been for the last two decades.

We have a leading reputation for delivering a full support service at the Bar, from placing high profile CEOs all the way through to junior clerks.

We are unmatched in the success and volume of work we have provided to our clients in these areas.

We are also trusted ambassadors for law firms in recruiting associates, partners and highly qualified specialist non-lawyers with expertise in management, strategy, finance and marketing.

We are renowned for our authentic approach and honest career advice.

We take great pride in playing a part in an individual’s career and are known for our transparency and support. Our comprehensive assistance in guiding individuals through the interview process is something we are repeatedly informed sets us apart.

We are fortunate to enjoy significant referred business which both clients and candidates tell us is due to the quality and integrity of our service.

We use a combination of retained and contingency search (headhunting) methodologies depending on the complexity of an assignment, budget and any sensitivities in the market.

Guy Hewetson

Guy Hewetson

a pioneer and market leader in moving silks, teams and individual barristers between chambers. He is the go-to professional for chambers seeking early strategic advice on, and effective fulfilment of, their recruitment needs.
Tony Stephenson

Tony Stephenson

is the only headhunter at the Bar with experience of being in a top tier commercial chambers. His network spans across multiple jurisdictions and he is responsible for a number of high profile and significant moves in the legal profession.

Our Work

  • Silks
  • Barristers
  • Chambers management
  • Clerks/Admin
  • Bespoke


When considering a chambers move with my team, I met with all the major players in the industry. Guy and Tony were our clear preferred choice.

They were authentic in their approach, challenged us when they felt it necessary and ultimately delivered a seamless service. Most importantly they showed complete discretion, which was for us the most important criteria.

Their reputation for being leaders in their field is well deserved and I would not hesitate to recommend them to others.

Banking Silk
Premier Commercial Set, London
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