Whether we are recruiting for law firms or in-house legal departments, we take the view that there is far more to client service than providing recruitment solutions in the form of a list of CVs, in the hope that one of them will be right. We take a far more "scientific" and technical approach to legal recruitment. You will rarely receive from us a vast quantity of candidate lawyers. We have no assessment of our recruitment consultants based on the number of CVs they send. What you will receive is, we hope, a reflection of the time taken to build relationships with and know, not just our clients' culture, but the commercial business needs and forward strategy of your firm or organisation.
As a client you should expect that we will give you an honest, candid and objective assessment of how realistic your recruitment goals are. If we accept your instruction we will make every effort, utilising all resources available to us to assist you in finding the right lawyer; whatever level you are seeking to recruit at, from newly qualified lawyer, to partner, team or General Counsel.
Working with you, our senior recruitment team are amongst the best known and respected individuals in the market. They have high end experience of partnership team moves, law firm mergers and Group General Counsel placements on a national and international level. Assisting you will involve our utilising our connections and extensively scouring the market for the best individuals. Occasionally, for unusual or hard-to-fill legal vacancies where your profile is important, we may recommend that you undertake an advertising campaign. We have proven experience in assisting clients with everything from media placement (both print and online) and copy writing to creative work.
Whilst we are always happy to give guidance on the correct level of salary for a particular role or level of qualification, our knowledge covers much more than the movements of salary and bonus trends, reaching into comprehensive assessment of the economy's impact on specific practice areas and the legal market as a whole. Our penetrative market knowledge is something we pride ourselves on and indeed we are the only legal recruitment agency to employ a dedicated know-how specialist. Our consultants have authored market-leading and detailed legal salary surveys and market assessments that have been quoted in the national press and referenced in Law Society reports. We are always happy to meet in person and have you 'pick our brains'. We see provision of knowledge as a genuine value-add and a key tool in the establishment and maintenance of lasting client relationships.
The NQ Lawyer Salary War Hots Up
Slaughter and May raise NQ salary to £70,000.
- In-house Lawyer Salary Summary 2011
The In-House Triumph over Law Firms - A Pyrrhic victory?
A discussion on how GCs have secured a short-term advantage over their external advisers.
London Law Firm Partner Compensation 2012/2013
Partner compensation in UK and US law firms in London.
London Law Firm Assistants Salary and Bonus Trends and Predictions 2012/2013
A summary of the legal recruitment market and assistant lawyer salaries and bonuses 2012/2013.
- Edwards Gibson HR Breakfast Briefing 2013
Law Firm Salaries 2012
City and US Law firm fundamentals, their impact on the recruitment market and why 'real' assistant level compensation should not rise in 2012
Restrictive covenants and moving on as a partner
Familiarise yourself with your firm's restrictive covenants and consider their enforceability.
London Law Firm Assistants - Salary and Bonus Trends and Predictions - February 2012
A summary of the legal recruitment market and assistant lawyer salaries and bonuses.
The rise and fall of the elite investment bank lawyer
From a recruitment perspective, the past 20 years has seen the position of the in-house lawyer change beyond all recognition
Attracting and retaining top talent to an in-house legal department
A contribution to Corporate Law Department Management - A Practical Guide
The successful business lawyer
What can a private practice lawyer do to be successful in a business environment in the most interesting and challenging economic times our generation has seen?
- In-house lawyer salary summary
UK City law firm bonuses
Past trends and predictions for the future
- In-house Lawyer Salary Summary 2010
London law firm partner compensation 2011
Salaried partner and equity partner compensation in UK and US law firms in London
Moving from In-house to Private Practice
The pros and cons of moving from an in-house counsel position to that of private practice lawyer.
Legal directory rankings and their effect on lawyer recruitment
The benefits for both law firms and individual lawyers.
The immigration debate and its effect on City law firms
The cap does not fit and cannot be worn.
The partnership track and moving for immediate partnership
A guide for senior associates.
Recruiting in-house lawyers - a guide for General Counsel/Legal Directors
For the recruitment and retention of qualified lawyers in-house.
Recruiting in-house lawyers - a guide for HR professionals
The recruitment and retention of qualified lawyers in-house.
A guide for the private practice lawyer.
Quantifying your following and writing an effective business plan
Including a sample business plan.
Law firms using social networking sites to vet candidates
Why it pays to keep your image clean.
The importance of the law firm-recruiter relationship explained
How mutual trust and honesty are key to a strong working relationship.