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Executive Search

executive search consultants

In a competitive market, leading law firms and in-house legal teams continue to compete for the best talent.

Thomson Legal Search works on a retained project basis with our key clients advising on recruitment strategy, market evaluation and conducting cost-effective search processes. Working on projects on all levels including Partner level, Head of Legal and full team moves, we work collaboratively with our clients, helping them successful recruit in a challenging market, using innovative solutions.

With unparalleled market knowledge and a track record of successful search assignments has made Thomson Legal viewed as key partner to many top tier law firms and in-house legal teams in Scotland, Ireland, London and Overseas working with our international network. One of or core methodologies, is that we ensure that we take the time to get to know our clients. We want to clearly understand your requirements, the positives and he the challenges, allowing us to present the legal market with their opportunities in an informative manner and allowing us to source candidates that have the correct background, experience, motivation and personality. Our dedicated research team analyses the market data  for each individual project and we tailor our approach and methodology specifically to our client’s requirements.

Our search process starts with a open discussion with clients on what they aim to achieve, the current market conditions and the most effective strategy for success. We do not advocate a ‘one size fits all approach’- on the contrary, our methods are always bespoke, presenting the most effective approach for each individual client.

We provide tailored market-mapping data (often adopting a multi-jurisdictional approach) highlighting current market trends and ultimately, providing a comprehensive list of potential targets with an evaluation of potential suitability for the specific role or projects. After discussing the target list with our clients, we professionally and diligently approach potential candidates presenting the opportunity to them resulting in a short list of candidates available for interview by our clients. As with all recruitment processes we assist with offer management and resignation processes to ensure an end result that is beneficial for both client and candidates.

To discuss how Thomson Legal Search can assist you or to have a conversation around our offerings as Executive Search consultants, please contact us via Contact Us details at the top of the page.


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

 


 

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