I have with dealt with David on a number of occasions. I found his knowledge and contacts in the legal job markets in Dublin and London extremely helpful. From a candidates perspective, I particularly appreciated his honest and discrete management of the recruitment process. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others.
James MurphySolicitorDentons, London
I’ve worked with David for a number of years both as a recruiting employer and as a successful candidate and can highly recommend Thomson Legal. David has a great network, has strong relationships with major employers and has a refreshing straightforward, open approach which sets him apart from other agencies.
Karen GilchristHead of LegalHymans Robertson LLP
David is a great listener, is really well-connected, and offers great options. David’s communication is also absolutely excellent. He even followed up to ask about the birth of my son, which was really appreciated.
John D. McGonagleSenior AssociateDentons
David recently helped me to secure a permanent role with an excellent organisation. He was brilliant to work with and was much more attentive than any other recruiters I have worked with in the past, returning calls and answering queries very quickly. He made the recruitment process simple and straightforward. I would not hesitate to recommend David.
Elena McLachlanIn-House SolicitorThe Institute & Faculty of Actuaries
David is a committed and enthusiastic legal recruiter. He takes pride in ensuring that the people he represents are well briefed in advance of interviews and kept up to date throughout the selection process. David’s friendly and professional manner made it a pleasure to work with him.
Sabrina JenquinIn-House Solicitor, The University of Edinburgh
David was really good to work with and very helpful throughout the whole recruitment process. He kept in touch regularly and was very knowledgeable about the legal market. I would highly recommend David to any candidate seeking a career move.
Kate PrimroseSolicitor, Burness Paull LLP
David has “been there” since my time in Biggart Baillie (now DWF LLP). David understands the ethos of his industry and what makes lawyers, client/ candidate or client/ recruiter, satisfied. Simply put: aleader.
Bhalindra BathLegal CounselTelehouse Europe
I have found that David is an excellent recruitment professional. He is responsive, manages expectations well and obviously understands the value of really knowing his clients. He made a significant effort to understand me, my skills and motivations and was a brilliant sounding board on testing these against the position I had applied for.
Scott McLarenIn-House Legal Supplier ManagerHymans Robertson
Bond Dickinson has worked in partnership with David and Thomson Legal this year on a strategically important project to open our new Edinburgh office. David worked closely with a number of Bond Dickinson Partners and myself to research the various markets, identify individuals, and make approaches in order to facilitate conversations with interested parties. With David’s help we have been able to hire four fantastic new lawyer recruits and we are extremely pleased with the quality of the candidate that David was able to introduce us to.
From a personal perspective I have enjoyed working with David – he has a very warm and personable approach, and always makes himself available regardless of how busy he is. David has a strong understanding of the Scottish market and his knowledge and experience, for us, was invaluable during the process. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him for executive search projects.
Sarah RogersRecruitment ManagerWomble Bond Dickinson LLP
It was great working with David! He listens to what you want and need in a role. He makes time for you and really seeks out the perfect match!
Caroline SullivanIn-House LawyerInstitute & Faculty of Actuaries
ABOUT THOMSON LEGAL
Legal Recruitment Specialists
With over 18 years of experience and knowledge behind us, our bespoke approach is assisting, advising and placing Scottish and Irish lawyers into private practice, in-house, both in London and overseas law jobs. Regarded as one of the leading legal recruitment specialists for legal jobs Scotland and UK wide, we actively help lawyers with their legal career journey.
At Thomson Legal, we operate locally out of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dublin and London. We also work with our recruitment partners across Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the US and the Middle East, helping lawyers looking to move overseas and working with clients seeking international legal talent.
Our legal expertise ensures that we can truly offer what lawyers need from recruitment agencies for legal jobs – options and advice. Based on our knowledge of your goals and aspirations, we will help find your ideal law job and help you progress your legal career.
CURRENT LEGAL MARKET TRENDS
Lawyers looking to move to a national/ international law firm
Increase in lateral Partner level recruitment in the last 12 months
Private Practice lawyers feel work/life balance is improving
Junior level lawyers looking to make a move to London or Overseas
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As legal recruitment specialists, our approach is different. Regarded as one of the leading recruitment agencies for law jobs in Scotland, at Thomson Legal we spend time getting to know each candidate personally. Through a deeper understanding of your aspirations and motivations, we can help you to achieve your career goals.
With Thomson Legal, you can find your next legal job across a broad range of sectors with global opportunities to progress your career. Come and speak with us and let us see how we can help you with your next legal career move.
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