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He is one of the very few top drawer head-hunters who everyone in the highest echelons likes and respects equally. Total discretion and absolute loyalty to his clients is integral to his being.
Partner. Penningtons Manches Cooper:
Working with James was different – he really understands our very different and highly personal area of family law, and has huge knowledge of the intricate web of the leading firms and key players
Partner. Farrer & Co:
He made a point of really understanding the firm’s and the team’s requirements and only put forward a suitable shortlist and then suitable candidates. His written reports and communications were also excellent.
Tier 1 Partner. Retained Search:
I know that he keeps up to date with developments and changes and has a very good network, keeping in touch with a number of family lawyers with whom he has close relationships. Despite those relationships, I trust him and his discretion and professionalism which is essential and which I consider is not always there in the recruitment/head hunter industry.
Charlotte Bradley, Head of Family.
James has been instrumental in helping me build the team to its current strength. He has been my go-to recruiter for some time
Jane McDonagh, Head of Family.
Simons Muirhead Burton:
James has assisted me with two career moves to date. I felt that James took time to get to know me, my career goals, my motivations, my wish list for a new job. He listened to me. As a result, the search was focussed and clear.
Partner. Boutique firm:
A bold move that would not have been possible without James.
Senior Associate. Private Wealth firm:
I worked with James when I was looking for a new opportunity to move from senior associate to partner. James helped me identify suitable firms to approach and helped me throughout the process, resulting in two offers
Senior Associate to Partner. Top Tier firm:
I felt supported throughout the whole process by James and was impressed that, from my rather long list of likes and dislikes, he managed to find me a great job and very quickly
Partner, National firm. London office:
Prior to moving to Harbottle & Lewis I was very settled, and content with the trajectory of my career, I hadn’t considered moving and frankly had no desire to make that type of change…. or so I thought. The level of confidentiality we required was significant and I was delighted to be to handle my exit in the best possible way.
Top 10 Family Partner:
Harbottle & Lewis:
James’s positive approach and desire to do the best for us, gave us confidence that he had the right attitude to commit fully to our search and ultimately he introduced a large team who have been a great success
Glen Atchison, Managing Partner.