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The turbulence of the past 12 months has emphasised the critical need to hire the right Head of Legal, General Counsel or Partner.

Having a team of experts to help navigate change means identifying and hiring the right senior legal talent. Whether you are looking for a proactive, strategic partner to the Board, an inspirational, energetic team leader, a specialist partner/team to complement your practice offering, or indeed your first legal counsel to set up and roll out business efficiencies, the GRG Executive Search team are able to advise.

Commerce & Industry

The right senior legal hire can be immensely beneficial to any business, particularly in today’s ever-changing market whereby speed and expertise are crucial for success. Senior lawyers provide overall strategic input and inspire increased business and investor confidence. A proactive lawyer drives efficiencies and consistency to facilitate growth, whilst balancing the associated risk. Looking ahead and managing regulatory and risk issues provides additional comfort and peace of mind to the Board, particularly given the increase in compliance. Additionally, there are the obvious cost-saving benefits as trained in-house lawyers will drastically reduce outsourced legal costs whilst managing the external panel, ensuring value for money on any specialist advice.

To ensure the right legal hire is made, it is imperative to also assess softer skills since technical excellence is often inadequate on its own. We work closely with our client base to help uncover commercial nous, business pragmatism, relationship building skills and influencing abilities. Very often, the most successful senior lawyers can capture both heart and minds.

Private Practice

To recruit and integrate the best senior legal talent in such a competitive market, law firms need a smart, proactive approach to lateral recruitment. We aim to build long-standing relationships, working with clients of all sizes including international, national, regional, boutique and challenger firms as trusted advisors helping with their strategic needs.

Our clients use us for retained, exclusive and contingent searches across all practice areas in relation to partner, lateral or associate hires. The specialist team also has experience of supporting on team moves, senior operational roles and regional office launches. Additionally we are on hand to provide detailed market analysis, compensation benchmarking and profile-raising campaigns.  

Having recruited lawyers across the region for nearly 20 years, we are well placed to ensure access to the very best legal talent and culture fit, allowing organisations to realise their strategic goals.

We recruit for the following senior legal roles:

Commerce & Industry

  • General Counsel
  • Head of Legal
  • Sole Counsel
  • Legal Manager
  • Legal Counsel 
  • Company Secretary

Law firms

  • Partners and teams across all disciplines
  • Legal Directors / Senior Associates
  • Law firm operational management roles
  • Risk & Compliance
  • Regional office launches

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