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Client Testimonials


Ron Raffan, Managing Director,  Head of Derivatives & Markets Legal - Commerzbank (London)

“I have worked with Scott Gibson of Edwards Gibson for nearly 10 years. Throughout that time he has always provided excellent information and advice on the in-house legal recruitment market and successfully placed a number of high quality lawyers into my team.”

Richard Kemp, Former Managing Partner - Kemp Little LLP

"Ever since we founded our firm in 1997 the consultants at Edwards Gibson have been key partners in the growth of our business. They have helped source strategically important partner positions as well as assistants in almost every department of the firm. We have regularly, and successfully, used the team to assist in set-piece recruitment advertising campaigns on our behalf and always valued their input. The consultants at Edwards Gibson are genuinely trusted business advisors - they have a highly ethical and nimble approach to legal recruitment which they combine with deep market knowledge."

Russell Carmedy, Former Partner-in-Charge (London) - Jones Day

"The team at Edwards Gibson has assisted us with several lateral hires. I have always been impressed with their professionalism."

Scott Burns, Managing Partner (London) - Brown Rudnick

"We have been lucky to work with Scott Gibson of Edwards Gibson for several years. Scott brings his high energy and deep market knowledge into play as he identifies exceptional candidates that are almost always of real interest to our Firm."

Ric Martin, Partner & Former Chief Executive - Kennedys

"I have worked with Scott over many years and have found him thoroughly professional in all his dealings. He has a deep understanding of the market and is one of those I turn to when I need advice on the market".

Philip Burroughs, Former Joint Senior Partner - McGrigors LLP

"Scott Gibson of Edwards Gibson has an excellent grasp of the legal recruitment market has a good track record of placing lawyers at both partner and assistant level with us."

Simon Hardwick, Head of Real Estate - PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal

"I have had the pleasure of working with the senior team at Edwards Gibson for a number of years. They have an excellent track record of sourcing quality partners and assistants in a wide range of practice areas and are a trusted recruitment advisor. As a group, the Edwards Gibson team are amongst the most knowledgeable and respected legal recruiters in the market and have always demonstrated the highest standards of tact and integrity. I strongly recommend them"

Stephen Lowe, Former Global Head of Legal - Dresdner Kleinwort

"During my career as Chief Legal Officer for Dresdner Kleinwort Scott Gibson and his colleagues had an excellent track record of sourcing lawyers at all levels from departmental heads down to entry level, and were always a pleasure to work with. I feel sure that Edwards Gibson will swiftly become a significant presence within the in-house legal recruitment market."

Bhavesh Dattani, General Counsel, MEA - Nomura International plc

"The senior team at Edwards Gibson is highly competent and extremely knowledgeable of the in-house banking and financial services legal recruitment market. I have no hesitation in recommending them"

Alan Marquard, General Counsel - Absa Capital

“Scott Gibson of Edwards Gibson is an effective in-house legal recruiter with a deep understanding of the market.”   

Julie Leeper, Former Human Resources Director - Barlow Lyde & Gilbert LLP

"The senior team members at Edwards Gibson have a good track record with us and have always made a genuine effort to understand our business from a broader perspective as well ensuring that they have context when looking for a specific type of candidate for us. They display a depth of market knowledge that engenders confidence and are always on hand to provide useful and up to date market information when required. Added to this, they're fun to deal with."

Richard Tapp, Company Secretary and Director of Legal Services - Carillion plc

"Scott Gibson of Edwards Gibson has a sound knowledge of the in-house legal recruitment market"

Peter Blackmore, Former Head of Manchester office - McGrigors LLP (now Pinsent Masons)

“I have worked closely with Scott Gibson of Edwards Gibson in relation to our recruitment needs and have found both him and his team to be impressive and able to deliver results. Scott has an excellent grasp of the legal recruitment market and is resourceful, tactful and a real pleasure to work with.  I can thoroughly recommend him”.

Michael Parker, Managing Director - Clyde & Co Asia

“I have had the pleasure of working with Anna Wan at Edwards Gibson and found her pro-active, sensitive to my firm's needs and to have excellent judgment. In particular she has a real knowledge of the South East Asia and London market and has successfully introduced several candidates to us. Someone to be highly commended”


Candidate Testimonials

Andrew Watson, Head of Banking & Finance - Irwin Mitchell LLP

"I'd recommend Scott of Edwards Gibson without hesitation. He took the time to properly understand my motivations and what I was looking for and it was entirely his knowledge of the market that led me to the right place. Above all perhaps, it struck me how much of a personal interest Scott took in me and how much it mattered to him that I moved to the right place, however long that took to find. It's no surprise at all that it was Scott who handled my first recruitment in my new role and I am very pleased indeed to have been able to continue our association."

Andrij Jurkiw, Head of EU Competition - Mishcon De Reya

"Edwards Gibson worked with enthusiasm, energy and diligence to assist me with my lateral partner move.  I was delighted to work with a team that was not only well connected but also had an in-depth knowledge of the market and so was able to provide invaluable advice on various issues.  I would not hesitate to recommend them."

Hugh Williams, Former Managing Partner - WHCG (merged with Beachcroft LLP)

"Scott Gibson was immensely helpful in assisting my old firm in targeting and approaching suitable merger candidates. His input covered cultural as well as complex financial metrics and displayed a firm understanding of the market and law firm decision making processes. Throughout the process Scott and his team displayed great attention to detail and were able to foresee and, at times resolve, complex issues which might otherwise have slowed or stalled matters. At all times Scott was proactive, highly competent, candid and politically sensitive to our needs and those of the firm we successfully merged with. I found it refreshing to find good old fashioned professionalism in a sector where that is not always to be found"

Zarenah Bessifi, Executive Director - UBS Private Bank (Singapore)

"I had the pleasure of working with Scott Gibson both when I was looking for a career change and also when recruiting for my legal team. He is very knowledgeable, reliable in providing best advice and above all his professionalism is second to none.  He helped me hugely in my career move to Singapore, always acting in my best interests and gave me the time and space to consider the decision to choose a more challenging career path. He was always at hand to help me see things through and was genuinely looking out for my best interests. Having had a lot of experience with other recruiters, I can firmly say that the team at Edwards Gibson is head and shoulders above the rest." 

Richard Clayton & David Pacey, Banking & Financial Services Litigation partners - TLT Solicitors (London)

"Scott Gibson was very energetic on our behalf and succeeded in ensuring that we joined a firm that was a perfect fit. As part of the service he provided a practical and effective editing contribution to our business plan that we both found most helpful"

Andrew Picken & John Benstead, Business Crime & Commercial Fraud Group Partners - McGrigors (London)

"The senior team members at Edwards Gibson were of real support when we moved as a two partner team to our current firm. They identified a number of opportunities for us to consider, gave us unbiased advice and made it their business to develop an understanding of our very niche area of practice, helping us to market ourselves as commercial proposition. They were pleasant and responsive in their dealing with us"

Felicity Cole, Investment Funds Of Counsel - Hogan Lovells (London)

"The Senior Team at Edwards Gibson provided me with exceptional service and advice and were integral in securing my current role. They demonstrated a deep understanding of the recruitment market in investment funds (my specialism) and provided immensely helpful practical advice. The team were extremely well connected with the senior players and their relationships enabled them to positively influence events. In a challenging recruitment market they refused to take "no" for an answer and consistently acted "outside the box" to engage with contacts that demonstrated the depth and breadth of their network within the industry and which enabled them to come up with the perfect result in a personal context. I would recommend them without hesitation. I was always convinced that they understood what I wanted and they were very prompt and constructive with feedback. Ultimately they delivered just what was required - the perfect job.

William Tsang, Corporate Insurance Partner – Clyde & Co (London & Hong Kong)

“The Edwards Gibson team is quite simply excellent. Their knowledge of both the legal recruitment market is exceptional and their balanced advice on the options and processes involved in my lateral partner move was invaluable. I highly recommend them."

Ryan Carthew, Employment Partner - Dentons (London)

"Kristi Edwards and Scott Gibson successfully assisted with my move from an associate role to a partnership appointment. Both provided excellent service. They took the time to fully understand my credentials and preferences. They had also conducted extensive research on the requirements of the firms I was introduced to and played a key role in ensuring I was placed with the right firm. Both Kristi and Scott were engaged, highly responsive and a pleasure to deal with. I would recommend them to any lawyer looking for the right placement."

Nilam Sharma, Insurance Partner - Ince & Co (London)

"I found the quality of service provided by the senior team at Edwards Gibson to be exceptional. Their knowledge of the market, law firm partnership structures and financials was insightful and their assistance with structuring and drafting my business plan was invaluable. I particularly valued the way they gently challenged aspects of my business case so that I was able to tighten it in advance of presentation. Their excellent high-level connections and responsiveness and wit made them a pleasure to work with".

Paul Stanistreet, Real Estate Senior Associate - PwC Legal (London)

"Having worked with Scott Gibson on a successful move as a senior assistant, I was impressed by his detailed analysis and knowledge of the market.  Scott provided an excellent service, ensuring that he fully understood my experience and aims in a move and was able to match them with a suitable opportunity.  Throughout the process Scott was constantly proactive in his approach and a pleasure to work with, providing impartial and focused advice at every stage."

P.Ramaswamy ("Ramu"), Energy Of Counsel - Eversheds (Paris)

"Kristi Edwards at Edwards Gibson is arguably one of the best recruitment consultants in the market. She has great contacts and is not hesitant to put them to use for her candidates. She is admirably organised and very proactive. Kristi is an accomplished professional who brings a human touch to her job. I highly recommend her to anybody looking to move."

Jamie Lee, Capital Markets Senior Associate - Freshfields (London)

"Before I decided on my next career move, I spoke to a number of recruiters to understand the marketplace. While knowledgeable and experienced, there was no one who had the depth of understanding and insight of the market (and a direct line to hiring managers) in the same way as Edwards Gibson. Most recruiters specialised in either in-house or private practice, but Edwards Gibson was the only recruiter who could give me chapter and verse on the inner workings of each organisation (bank or law firm!). Scott Gibson in particular, is a recruitment genius. I have never met a recruiter with so much knowledge and passion for his trade – I cannot recommend him highly enough."

news & events

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