In-house legal

Proven and trusted in-house legal counsel search and recruitment for corporates, banks and financial institutions, all over the world 

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Market-leading in-house legal search and recruitment 

Since 1989, we have been a market leader in in-house legal search and recruitment. 

We have partnered with some of the world’s leading companies over the past three decades as they have built and expanded their in-house legal functions, from tech unicorns and scale ups, to FTSE and Fortune listed companies. 

We are known for an exceptional success rate on our projects and solving complex hiring mandates by drawing on our extensive expertise and network in the market. As part of our briefing process, we take the time to truly understand the nuances of your business, culture and what good looks like. We also use our unparalleled global reach to solve those challenges in most global locations.

benefits

By choosing to work with us, you will benefit from: 

Genuine global reach

Our 13 global offices have completed projects in more than 55 locations.  Through our extensive network we can consistently deliver in your search for talent

An unrivalled track record

We are a recruitment partner you can trust

Market longevity

We pioneered the first recruitment consultancies in numerous global locations. We offer local market knowledge on a global scale 

Focused expertise

We are a legal specialist search and recruitment consultancy, dedicated to the legal profession. We speak your language and understand your markets  

Tailored services

We tailor our services to suit your needs and goals. Typically, they include contingent and retained search, permanent, temporary and interim recruitment as well as consultancy solutions


In a competitive talent landscape, our impeccable success rates and unmatched global reach are vital tools in helping you to solve your hiring challenges. 

Roles we typically recruit for include:

Global general counsel  
Regional general counsel  
General counsel
Legal director 
Head of legal   

Interim general counsel
Interim head of legal  
Senior legal counsel  
Legal counsel 
Interim legal counsel  

Commercial lawyer  
Corporate counsel  
Contract manager  
Paralegal 

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