Legal

Given the complexity of business decisions facing corporate senior management today, the recruitment of  high calibre solicitors and specialist legal professionals is critical for any organisation.

Our legal  executive search practice focuses on strategic recruitment for a wide range of private practice legal companies and financial institutions, recruiting Senior Associates and Partners.

Our executive search consultants bring a sophisticated understanding of the legal community and the corporate world as well as extensive senior-level executive search experience to each assignment.

Clients turn to us for our legal sector recruitment knowledge and expertise, unequivocal advice and proven results. We have legal market place executive recruitment expertise in the following legal areas:

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Personal Injury
  • Family
  • Commercial and Residential Property
  • Private Client 
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labour & Employment
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Restructuring
  • Securities and M&A
  • Commercial Services

Please view the case studies to see examples of our executive search service and executive recruitment for the legal sector. Working closely with our clients, we have a wealth of knowledge, experience and executive search and executive recruitment skills in the legal sector.

To discuss your requirements further please contact:

George Woodward: [email protected] or

Ben Gulland: [email protected] 

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Novo's Legal sector experts can help you identify & attract your next exceptional executive.

Sector Clients

  • Coffin Mew
  • Downs Solicitors
  • Veale Wasbrough Vizards
  • Forrester Sylvester Mackett
  • Chubb Bulleid
  • Clarks Legal
  • BPE
  • Bray & Bray

Current Roles

We have recently successfully fulfilled numerous roles in this sector.
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Corporate Solicitor (Director level)

Salary: £100,000 + Benefits

Our client is a highly successful privately owned law firm in Crawley, West Sussex. The practice is well established, has blue chip clients and is looking to recruit an experienced Corporate Solicitor into the company.  Your experience could be just in UK corporate law or could be a combination of Corporate and Commercial. The department works with household names and FTSE clients on a wide range of Corporate matters - the work is high level, diverse and very interesting.  There is a great opportunity to head up the department and work your way up to…

Board Director/Partner

Legal Sector

Crawley, West Sussex (GB)

Job Ref No: CS GW 02/22

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Private Client Solicitor

Salary: Competitive Base Salary + Package

Our client is a well established private practice law firm in Wiltshire, UK. The business is doing extremely well and continues to grow its work in areas such as private client law.  Due to continued growth and expansion the practice is looking to recruit a Solicitor, Associate or Partner level Private Client practitioner into their Chippenham office.  Expertise needed is: A notable level of private client law experience  A qualified private client law solicitor  Ideally STEP Membership but not a must have  The company offers an excellent…

Legal/Company Secretarial

Legal Sector

Chippenham, Wiltshire

Job Ref No: PCS GW 12/21

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Private Client Solicitor (Surrey)

Salary: Attractive Base Salary + Package Benefits (Flex)

Our client is a well established private practice law firm in Surrey, UK. The business is doing extremely well and continues to grow its work in areas such as private client law.  Due to continued growth and expansion the practice is looking to recruit a Solicitor within Private Client.  Expertise needed is: A notable level of private client law experience  A qualified private client law solicitor  Ideally STEP Membership but not a must have  The company offers an excellent caseload of private client work for the individual, support…

Legal/Company Secretarial

Legal Sector

Epsom, Surrey (GB)

Job Ref No: GW Private Client Lawyer 07/21

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Senior Solicitor (Commercial Property, Oxfordshire)

Salary: Competitive Base Salary + Package

The Company & Opportunity   Our client is a well established multi service legal practice based across South Oxfordshire. The practice works for businesses and individuals across a wide range of matters. The firm is having a very positive year and is keen to expand its Commercial Property offering, hence is looking to recruit a Senior Associate level Commercial Property Solicitor. This role provides an excellent opportunity for an ambitious Solicitor to work on a diverse workload of real estate work, support the owner of the firm and progress into…

Legal/Company Secretarial

Legal Sector

Oxfordshire (GB)

Job Ref No: GWLawCP

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Commercial Property Partner, Hampshire

Salary: Attractive Base Salary + Bonus + Package Benefits (Flex)

The Company & Opportunity   Our client is a well established multi service legal practice based across Hampshire that works for regional and national clients. The practice works for businesses and individuals across a wide range of matters. The firm is having a very positive year and is keen to expand its Commercial Property offering, hence is looking to recruit a Partner to further drive growth of the function. This role provides an excellent opportunity for an ambitious Senior Associate or junior Partner to work on a diverse workload of real estate work,…

Legal/Company Secretarial

Construction and Property
Legal Sector

Winchester, Hampshire (GB)

Job Ref No: GWLaw

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Head of Conveyancing

Salary: Excellent Base Salary + Package

Our client is a leading alternative asset-based infrastructure group with a bold vision to cure the housing crisis for those who need it most: key-workers, first-time buyers and last-time homeowners. The group invests directly into the delivery of affordable housing and healthcare communities. Through the vertical integration of investment management, property development and customer-centric operations the group effectively transforms land into annuity – delivering exceptional asset based, inflation-linked, long-term income streams. Aligning the interests of…

Legal/Company Secretarial

Construction and Property
Legal Sector

Bournemouth, Dorset

Job Ref No: DP-Conv 08/20

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Solicitor, Commercial Property

Salary: Competitive Base Salary + Package

Client & Requirement  Our client is a leading Somerset solicitor practice with a thriving commercial property division that works with clients throughout a broad range of areas. This growing firm is looking to recruit a high calibre commercial property Solicitor for one of their Somerset offices, to help build and continue to develop their brand and relationships.    Expertise Needed To be suitable for this Solicitor/Associate role candidates will have the following type of core objective expertise and knowledge:  Proven ability to…

Legal/Company Secretarial

Legal Sector
Construction and Property

Wells, Somerset (GB)

Job Ref No: GW CP Somerset 03/20

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Salaried Partner, Dispute Resolution (Law)

Salary: Competitive Base Salary + Package

Client & Requirement  Our client is a leading Leicestershire solicitor practice with a thriving Dispute Resolution division that works with clients throughout a broad range of areas. This growing firm is looking to recruit a high calibre Dispute Resolution Solicitor for one of their regional offices, to run the Division and come in at Salaried Partner level.     Expertise Needed To be suitable for this Salaried Partner role candidates will have the following type of core objective expertise and knowledge:  Proven ability to fee earn…

Legal/Company Secretarial
Board Director/Partner

Legal Sector

Leicester, Leicestershire (GB)

Job Ref No: GW Law DR 03/20

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Associate Solicitor, Corporate Law

Salary: Attractive Base Salary + Bonus + Package Benefits (Flex)

Company Our client is a fast and growth and highly successful Cheltenham based solicitors practice with national and international clients. It’s a business that has a very prominent and distinguished Corporate department that is recognised nationally. Requirement Due to expansion and growth the Corporate Team are looking for an ambitious and driven Associate Solicitor to work closely with the Partners on some really exciting projects. This will provide an excellent opportunity for support, mentoring and shadowing with some highly experienced Partners, and therefore a…

Sales/Business Development

Legal Sector

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (GB)

Job Ref No: GW Law 01/20

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Head of Risk, Compliance and Audit (COLP)

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits

Our client is a highly successful, North-West based law firm. As a dynamic and high energy business, on a fast track upward trajectory, there is a requirement to appoint a Head of Risk, Compliance & Audit (COLP) to their team of experienced legal professionals. The successfully appointed individual will be responsible for ensuring the systems and controls are in place across the firm and its employees, to comply with their obligations under the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). As a member of the Executive Team and Board of the practice, the role will have further…

Strategy/Planning
Finance/Risk

Legal Sector

Greater Manchester

Job Ref No: RCA-JW 11/19

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Development Land Solicitor / Associate

Salary: Competitive Base Salary + Package

Client & Requirement  Our client is a leading regional law firm in Wiltshire. This growing practice is looking to recruit an experienced 'Development Land Solicitor' into one of their Wiltshire offices. The practice continues to grow work within the field of Development Land so this is an excellent time to join the business.      Expertise Needed Our client is very flexible on the level of PQE within Development Land. Ideally candidates will have 3 years + Development Land experience but there is an openness for someone to come in at Solicitor,…

Legal/Company Secretarial

Construction and Property
Legal Sector

Wiltshire

Job Ref No: GWLaw 09/19

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Commercial Real Estate Partner (Solicitor)

Salary: Circa £150,000 + Benefits

Client & Requirement  Our client is a London based full service legal practice with a thriving commercial real estate division that works with high net worth clients throughout London and abroad. This growing firm is looking to recruit a high calibre commercial property Partner for its London office to help build and continue to develop their brand and relationships.    Expertise Needed To be suitable for this Partner role candidates will have the following type of core objective expertise and knowledge:  Proven ability to fee earn…

Board Director/Partner

Legal Sector

London (Greater) (GB)

Job Ref No: GWLawyers

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Corporate Solicitor

Salary: Competitive Base Salary + Package

Company  A well established and highly successful Shropshire solicitors practice that provides multiple services to clients across the business marketplaces through to individuals.  Requirement  A Corporate Commercial Solicitor with previous PQE, able to do work efficiently and effectively, to be based across any of our client's offices in Shropshire with flexible working on offer. Working closely with the Head of Department and other key Corporate Solicitors you will be a key part of the Corporate Commercial division.  Key Expertise  Previous…

Legal/Company Secretarial

Legal Sector

Shropshire

Job Ref No: GWLaw 06/19

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Head of Department, Commercial Property (Solicitor)

Salary: Circa £70,000 Base Salary + Bonus + Benefits

Company & Requirement Our client is a well established £6m legal practice based in Ipswich that has a wonderful brand, heritage and diverse range of clients. Due to continued growth and expansion they are looking to recruit a suitably experienced Head of Commercial Property, to oversee and lead that team.  Expertise Needed Suitable candidates will have the following experience:  Extensive PQE in commercial property work  Experienced at running Departments and overseeing teams  Strong commercial property sector networks and…

Operations
Legal/Company Secretarial
Strategy/Planning

Legal Sector

Ipswich, Suffolk (GB)

Job Ref No: GWCP 10/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Senior Industrial Disease Solicitor

Salary: Very Competitive - PQE Based + Car Allowance

Significant PQE Leeds Experienced legal executives and qualified solicitors will be considered for this position if they have the required experience of contentious multi track Industrial Disease work. Industrial Disease specialists currently working on defendant case-loads also be considered if they are looking to make a change in their career. A competitive basic salary is offered for the successful candidate plus car allowance and exceptional pension scheme and holiday allowance. The Opportunity A very interesting opportunity to be a Senior Industrial Disease…

Legal/Company Secretarial

Charity / Third Sector
Legal Sector

Leeds, West Yorkshire (GB)

Job Ref No: CN/1003 10/18

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Commercial Property Solicitor

Salary: Circa £60k base + benefits

The Practice & Requirement Our client is a well established and highly successful solicitors practice based in Somerset. The firm works with a broad range of clients, including Plc's and FTSE businesses on a diverse mix of legal matters. The company has a thriving commercial property team and is looking to recruit an experienced Commercial Property Solicitor into one of their Somerset offices. Salaried Partnership opportunities could be available for people with the correct level of experience.  Expertise Needed: Have had PQE in commercial property (UK…

Legal/Company Secretarial
Board Director/Partner

Legal Sector
Construction and Property

Somerset (GB)

Job Ref No: GWLaw

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Commercial Property Solicitor

Salary: Circa £40,000 base salary + benefits

The Practice & Requirement Our client is a well established and highly successful solicitors practice based in Worthing. The firm works with a broad range of clients on a diverse mix of legal matters. The company has a thriving commercial property team and is looking to recruit an experienced Commercial Property Solicitor into their Worthing office.   Expertise Needed: Have had PQE in commercial property (UK Law) Ideally, candidates will have significant PQE in commercial property but our client is open minded.  Commercial property experience could…

Manager/Team Leader

Legal Sector
Construction and Property

Worthing, West Sussex (GB)

Job Ref No: GWLaw

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Novo has been retained to help a national law firm proactively build a partner level franchise network across England. This is an opportunity for experienced, entrepreneurial senior lawyers to build their own business with our client providing office space and all of the insurance, compliance, IT, marketing and accounting support to ensure the greatest possible success. This opportunity allows seasoned lawyers to work with total autonomy and to retain a far greater proportion of the fees generated than may normally be expected of an employed lawyer. Our client has 20…

Board Director/Partner

Legal Sector

multiple locations across England

Job Ref No: FranDir 2/17 MS

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Senior Associate / Fixed Share Partner Family

Salary: £70,000 to £90,000

Our client is a full-service practice with offices in Surrey and London. The firm works for a wide range of individual and business clients. Due to continued growth and expansion the practice is looking to recruit an experienced Family Solicitor for one of the company’s offices in Surrey. The company provides a broad range of services across family matters and has an established department. The role will provide someone with excellent career progression opportunities, the chance to run a Department and access to a highly impressive client base. It is expected that…

Board Director/Partner

Legal Sector

Surrey

Job Ref No: GW SnrAss

This job has now been successfully concluded.

Associate/Partner Private Client (Legal)

Salary: Base salary & package is flexible - dependant on experience

The Company  This fast growing south coast legal practice provides a full range of services for businesses and individuals. The practice is multi service orientated and is committed to delivering a personal and professionally-focused service to help clients make informed decisions and to complete their transactions as swiftly as possible.  The Requirement The practice is keen to recruit an experienced private client solicitor for one of their south coast offices - individuals could be based out of Brighton, Portsmouth or…

Legal Sector

Brighton, East Sussex (GB)

Job Ref No: GWLaw

This job has now been successfully concluded.

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