We ensure we understand the strategic context for any search project before identifying, researching and assessing the ideal candidates.
We combine deep industry knowledge and a consultative approach, underpinned by rigorous and qualitative research.
Our focus is on the Professional Services and Legal sectors, with a long heritage in the Private Practice, Technology, Management Consulting and Financial Services markets, where we have undertaken searches for organisations of varying scale on a global basis.
Our expertise is built upon our extensive contact network and a great deal of our time is given to supporting individuals seeking a career move.
Such moves can be life-changing for the individuals involved, so impartial advice based upon in-depth knowledge of their market is critical.
We work with individuals proactively to source suitable opportunities on their behalf, using our extensive market knowledge to suggest the right organisations. In turn, we work closely with the individual to develop their proposition to the market, guiding them as to best practice in preparing for interviews, business plan preparation and offer negotiations.
For our clients, we ensure access to the best individuals in the market, whether or not they have formal hiring plans. Understanding our clients’ strategy and growth plans means that we introduce individuals that can truly make a difference to their business.
We are in an ideal position to assist with the relocation of City lawyers to the UK regions or elsewhere in the world. We bring overseas talent to the UK.
We advise on which locations within the UK or international jurisdictions would work best for an individual’s skill set, level and background, and offer a truly consultative, bespoke service geared towards long-term goals and ambitions.
We are market leaders in advising City lawyers relocating to regional locations across the UK, and law firms looking to attract City talent to other locations. Our relocator talent pools give our clients an edge in the competition for relocators, and our extensive knowledge of local markets means we can give re-locators everything they need to make critical decisions.
Our international client base covers Asia-Pacific (Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan), Australia and the Middle East (including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman and Saudi Arabia), as well as the offshore network (including the Cayman Islands, BVI, Bermuda and the Channel Islands).
We offer bespoke, discreet and confidential due diligence services on lateral partner or team hires.
We provide validation or challenge to the hirer by drawing on qualitative intelligence and information resources beyond the public domain.
Demand for such services has grown as firms seek to mitigate their risk, often insisting on detailed due diligence as a prerequisite to partner hires.
The true impact of an unsuccessful hire is not limited to pecuniary loss, but can encompass disruption to established teams, strategies and broader business development timescales, in addition to wasting management and administrative time and reputational damage.
We supply senior interim professionals across all our areas of expertise. Ways of working have expanded markedly over the last ten years. More and more people opting for ‘non-traditional’ arrangements.
Our sister company, Helix Insight, is focused on providing clients with bespoke analysis and perspective based on primary research.
To navigate competitive and fast-moving markets, we provide insight enabling our clients to understand the dynamics of new and existing markets, specific organisations, and key talent, with perspective and context.
Projects are always bespoke to the client, however, they can be broadly categorised as follows:
Talent Insight – leadership risk mitigation and re-structuring through talent mapping, engagement, validation of key talent within specific markets, diversity & inclusion;
Market Insight – understanding market dynamics, key organisations, drivers of success and failure;
Organisation Insight – acquisition due-diligence, organisational design, key personnel; and
Location Insight – key employers, understanding the local talent market, social-economic drivers.
We offer strategic consulting to our legal and professional services clients, including:
Growth – mergers, new office openings and strategic lateral hiring;
Development and implementation of strategy;
Advice on partner remuneration systems; and
Integration of how a firm operates, including post-merger.
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