Our Middle East consultants focus purely on placing partners, lawyers and paralegals in the Gulf. As a result, they have exceptional knowledge of this niche, so can offer you expert support when you’re looking to move or recruit.
We’ve placed over 80 lawyers in the last five years in the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. We’re able to give advice specific to you or your organisation about the market, current trends, your career options or recruiting needs.
Our consultants split their time between the UK and the Middle East. This means they’ll understand the culture of your organisation and project your values when sourcing candidates from our global platform.
Our Middle East team have specialist experience and knowledge in the private practice and in-house markets. We’ve placed law professionals in organisations such as:
- Magic Circle
- Silver Circle
- US firms
- UK firms
- regional law firms
- boutique law firms
- international and local banks
- investment companies
- funds and financial institutions
- hospitality and hotel chains
- international conglomerates
- technology, media, technology and telecoms companies
- retail organisations
- energy, oil & gas, power and renewables companies
We work with fee earners of all levels, from general counsel, managing partner and partner level, to senior associate, legal counsel, junior associate, assistant legal counsel and paralegal level.
Half of the lawyers we place are already based in the GCC. We relocate the other half from the UK, Australasia and North America. This means we’re experts in global relocation and can provide access to the best candidates no matter where they’re currently located.
A consultative approach
We build long-term relationships with candidates and clients. On average, we work with lawyers for over three years before placing them in a new role. This gives us deep knowledge about them and their aspirations and enables us to make informed recommendations when we take on new roles. It also allows us to give jobseekers impartial consultative advice. Of the lawyers we work with, 70% work with us exclusively.