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Private Practice


We have been building lasting relationships as trusted advisors and recruitment experts with major UK, US and international law firms for over 35 years primarily in the broad spectrum of commercial litigation and international arbitration.

Our international network spans multiple continents and jurisdictions and due to the strength of our global decision-maker relationships we can be proactive on an individual’s behalf in introducing them to the right firm and team.

Our clients particularly enjoy our refreshing, discreet and confidential approach and indeed encourage us to keep them abreast of talent for their bespoke requirements.

What they say

Tony knows the market and understands what makes a lawyer tick. He is personable, authentic and always adds value.

Richard Neylon - Partner
Holman Fenwick Willan, London

I have worked with Tony for many years. He is a consummate professional, who at the same time is easy to get on with and very personable.

Craig Acquaye, Foreign Qualified Lawyer
Leading Law Firm, Singapore

I have worked with Guy on numerous recruitment exercises recently and would very highly recommend him and his team. There really is an art to good recruitment and Guy has a rare touch. He’s never simply “chasing the fee” but invests a huge amount of time in really getting to know his clients and candidates. He has an extensive network to draw on and is a truly lovely person to work with, which helps enormously and is so refreshing from the employer’s point of view. From the wonderful new members of our team who have joined through him, I know that candidates feel the same way. An exceptional person all round!

Ann Symonds - Founder & Director
ASG

Tony is a pleasure to deal with and I would not hesitate in recommending him. He provides excellent professional support and has an in depth understanding of the market. Tony is sincere and always goes the extra mile.

Nigel Meeson QC - Partner - Head of Asia Disputes
Conyers Dill & Pearman, Hong Kong

Guy is a delight to deal with and makes the whole recruitment process seem effortless. He is authentic and honest in keeping all sides up to date on where matters stand and plays a pivotal role in negotiations. He found a superb candidate recently for me who is exactly the calibre and personality I needed for my team.

Partner - Head of Dispute Resolution
Leading international law firm, Dubai.

When placing me from the Bar into private practice, Guy and Tony stood out from other recruiters owing to the personal level of service they provided. They both took the time to get to know me and what I was looking for, and then kept me updated every step of the way. Their diverse network of contacts between them meant they were able to secure me an interview with my target firm very quickly and provide insightful advice in preparation for interview. I would highly recommend them, particularly to self-employed barristers looking to move either laterally or into private practice. Their specialist knowledge about the Bar and their vast experience between them makes them uniquely placed to secure candidates the very best roles available.

James Smithdale - Associate
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
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We handle all commercial fee-earner roles from 1 year PQE through to partner level opportunities.

Our strength and focus are in the UK, Middle East, Far East and Offshore jurisdictions.

We are renowned for the assistance given in the preparation of detailed CVs and clarity in bespoke business plans.

We actively manage you through the interview process.

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We are the go-to people with major international law firms when seeking individuals with expertise of ICC, LCIA, SIAC, UNCITRAL and LMAA. Our network also covers individuals and firms with experience of the CIETAC, HKIAC, AAA (ICDR), ICSID, NAFTA and GAFTA. 

We assist clients and candidates who are at the forefront of this field.

We have an established network in the UK, Middle East, Far East and Offshore.

We are able to assist all levels of solicitors and barristers in discussing opportunities and in making introductions.

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We are the go-to specialist firm for barristers seeking life outside of the Bar.

We are the specialists law firms come to when seeking commercial litigation pupils who have not been successful in gaining tenancy.

We assist commercial litigation and white collar/fraud practitioners at all levels of call, including high profile silks, with major international and US law firm opportunities in the UK, Middle East, Far East and Offshore jurisdictions.

As the leading recruiters for the UK independent Bar, we offer practitioners the comfort of being the best in being able to represent them outside of the Bar.

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We’ve been placing CEOs, COOs, Business Managers, Finance Directors and Business Development Directors in leading law firms for nearly 20 years.

Our extensive expertise also covers business support roles particularly mid-senior level positions in management, finance, business development & marketing.

We primarily focus on opportunities in the UK, Middle East, Far East and offshore jurisdictions.

Our clients for these roles are the top 100 UK, US and international law firms.