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James specialises in private practice legal recruitment in London. He graduated in 2009 from the University of Nottingham with a BA in History. In 2011, he joined an international search firm where he spent six years placing lawyers at US & International law firms based in London. He has extensive experience assisting lawyers from newly qualified up to senior associates and partners. His particular areas of expertise include transactional areas such as Private Equity, M&A, Leveraged Finance, Project Finance, Funds, Derivatives & US Capital Markets. In July 2017, James joined Taylor Root as an Associate Director as part of the London City team. His focus point is US firms across all practice areas.

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Testimonials

Irfan Ahmed

Irfan Ahmed

Associate

James is an outstanding recruiter. His desire to secure the right move (not any move) is truly refreshing and inspires confidence. I had no doubt he was acting in my best interests at all times - a rare find in a recruiter. He shows a great deal of empathy to candidates, gives excellent advice and possesses astute knowledge of the PE market. James has been a pleasure to deal with and I thoroughly encourage anyone who is looking to move to make him their first port of call - James will not let you down

Oliver Ward

Oliver Ward

Associate

James was a big help in securing my move to Slaughter and May's financing practice in 2017. He clearly has a very strong knowledge of the legal market and I felt he had a sincere desire to ensure the move was right for me. James is a rare find in this regard, as he did not seek to encourage or pressure me into a role that would suit his own ends (unlike other recruiters I have spoken to). To top it all, he is thoroughly affable person and a pleasure to talk to. I highly recommend his services

James Freeland

James Freeland

Corporate Associate

James is excellent at what he does - he is a pleasure to work with, responsive and candid. His sophisticated and objective understanding of firms and the market is invaluable