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We are experts in executive search and consulting, working for law firms as well as representing partners & teams looking to move. Click below to find out more about our recruitment and consulting services and find out how we work with partners and teams looking to move

Recruitment & consulting services

Whether you are considering a partner hire, a team hire, a new office opening or a merger – our team of experts can help you to achieve your strategic goals.

Our partner search team have been responsible for some of the most highly publicised lateral hires across the market.

As experts in the legal market, we have an understanding of partners, law firms and practice areas that can provide our clients with unparalleled insight into the market and the best way to achieve a successful hire.

By specialising in different practice areas, each of our consultants has a deep understanding of the unique issues that affect your firm and the market.

We work closely with our clients to understand their needs and what they are looking to achieve with each hire. Our team is then engaged in close contact with the client team from start to finish, we advise on the market, work to develop the recruitment brief and messaging, mutually agree on the best people to target, and are there throughout the process to ensure that every step is undertaken with attention to detail and within the preferred timeframe.

We understand the nuances, the need for absolute confidentiality and the sensitivities related to these moves. We will guide on the commercial drivers, manage expectations and work to ensure the success of the move/hire. Our attention to detail and commitment to matching firms with partners and teams who fit both strategically and culturally has led to an unmatched retention rate for lateral partner hires in the years following the move.

Our team has successfully completed over 165+ team hires in recent years which is testament to our tried and tested methodology. We work with firms to fully understand their needs and expectations in order to find teams that will not only be a good business fit but who will also fit into the culture of the firm, leading to higher retention rates and long-term successes.

From setting up new departments, bringing in complementary expertise or simply taking a team to the next level, we provide strategic advice from the beginning to the end of the process. We can help identify key factors, ideal targets and assist on developing the opportunity to ensure we can target the best talent. We will support you and the team you want to hire from the initial planning, all the way to helping with the onboarding process.

Our team advise and guide law firms on the logistics required when opening in new locations. An understanding of the local market is key as well as a deep understanding of the global client-base.

 Through our unique international approach and network, we can offer insight to markets around the globe. We have worked with numerous law firms globally to open offices in new locations; we are leaders in this unique space. Finding the right lawyer to lead a new office and the right legal talent to support them is crucial. We work in partnership with our clients to tailor the search and the entire process is approached with complete discretion.

In the fast-evolving modern legal market, a merger can usher in a new era of growth while improving a law firm’s global offering and brand. Our experienced team will guide our clients through identifying potential merger partners, timing considerations for the merger, cultural and financial sticking points whilst dealing with confidentiality, due diligence, client conflicts and other sensitive areas.

Due diligence reports on senior-level executives in other sectors have long been a standard part of hiring and are becoming increasingly common in the legal profession. Making the wrong partner hiring decision or a failure to integrate, can derail business plans, impact on revenue and strategy, and may require a further expensive search to put it right.

Our independent and impartial report at offer stage provides reassurance to proceed with the appointment or, in some circumstances, might highlight red flags or areas that require further consideration.


V&P Global is built on world class research and market intelligence, focussed on providing impartial data and meaningful insights, to underpin and ensure better informed decision-making through market mapping, benchmarking and due diligence for senior level hires.  This minimises risk and maximises reward.

We have extensive experience in the legal sector and specialise in providing rigorous and confidential research to leading law firms both in the UK and worldwide.

Get in touch to find out more about our talent mapping, market perception & analysis and benchmark studies.

Partners and teams looking to move

Whether you are looking to take your practice to the next level or require some career advice, we can provide confidential advice to help you explore your options.

Many of our clients work with us exclusively ensuring that we have access to unique opportunities to move. Our partner search team have been responsible for some of the most highly publicised lateral hires across the market. Our track record of placing partners and teams is unrivalled. 

We understand the nuances, the need for absolute confidentiality and the sensitivities related to these moves.  We will advise on everything ranging from financial and strategic business plans to lateral partner questionnaires.

As experts in the legal market, we have an understanding of law firms, finances, opportunities and practice areas that can provide you with an unparalleled insight into what you need to succeed.

By specialising in different practice areas, each of our consultants has a deep understanding of the unique issues that affect you and your clients. This experience means we also know which firms would have the support you require, which firms have conflicts and whether their experience and platform is enough to help your practice flourish.

At V&P Global, we don’t just try to fill openings, we work with individuals to find their dream role, perhaps something they would never even have considered. If a role we are working on isn’t right for you, but you have made the choice to move, we will use our understanding of you and your practice as well as our deep understanding of the market you work within to find the perfect fit.

 We can assist on every aspect of the hiring process from CV preparation, interview skills coaching and business plan analysis all the way to resignation and on-boarding. We are here to make the process as easy and enjoyable as possible.

Whether you have outgrown your platform or are simply looking for your next challenge, sometimes moving as a team is the best option.

We understand the unique challenges associated with team moves and are able to guide you through every step of the process, from arranging interviews, assisting with individual CVs and group business plans all the way to navigating resignation and restrictive covenants.

For teams, cultural fit is all the more important. We understand that teams have an existing dynamic, so part of our process is to help advise on the likelihood of cultural and strategic fit for your team at target firms. Our relationships with firms give us an in depth understanding of existing team structures and management commitment to growth meaning we can provide insight into suitability which may not be immediately obvious.

This might not be the right time for a move. You may have just made partnership or equity, but as you are building your practice, it may be good to consider the market and how you compare to your peers.

A confidential conversation with one of our recruitment consultants in order to consider your career and ambitions is a positive choice regardless of whether you wish to move or not. We can provide advice, experience, market perception or any number of other services which can help ease your mind and prepare you for your future career.

As experts in the legal market, we have an understanding of law firms, finances, opportunities and practice areas that can provide you with an unparalleled insight into what you need to succeed, whether at your current firm or whether you decide to make a move.

Due diligence reports on the firm you’re considering for your next career move could be the difference between joining a rising star or a sinking ship.

There is a lot of talk about due diligence for lateral hires in order to ensure their business case is as expected and there are no, to put it quaintly, skeletons in any cupboards. But due diligence should be a two-way process.

All too often partners join firms without knowing what they should know about the firm. From culture and office amenities to financials and even the realities of the partnership agreement. We are here to reset the balance so that partners and teams looking to move, can do so with their eyes open and can rest assured that they are making the right choice for them and for their clients.

In this current market, impacted by the turbulent economic climate, getting it right is more essential than ever. We will help you find the best platform to suit your requirements and then we will provide you with a thorough understanding of everything that you need to consider before your move to ensure your future success.

With close relationships with a number of top firms as well as an extensive research team, we can help you choose the best firm for your long-term security – from profit prospects to whether they have plans for hotdesking.

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