Law Firm Partner Recruitment
Partners form an integral part of any legal business, making the recruitment of a Lawyer in this position a significant decision for the hiring firm.
Will the new Partner be able to deliver what’s expected of them? Will their way of working fit with the working culture of the firm? Will their arrival add value or cause tensions that distract? Will they have found their home?
At Interlink, we work closely with our clients to help find the right calibre of Partner. Our unrivalled market knowledge will help you focus on the perfect candidate to match your firm’s required skill set, experience and ambitions. For candidates looking to find their new role, you will find more information on our Partner Moves page.
If your law firm is looking to hire a Partner, contact Louis Rosenthal, the Managing Director of Interlink on 07787 155588 for an initial confidential conversation about your expectations. Alternatively, contact Louis via the form on this page, it will be sent directly and confidentially to him alone.
Our Partner recruitment services:
We pride ourselves on our long-standing relationships and connections with law firms and legal professionals across the country. The clients we help with law firm Partner recruitment trust that we understand their business goals and the complicated process of moving a Partner and/or team into a new firm.
The support we provide our clients includes:
- An initial detailed conversation with you to understand your business goals and objectives
- Lending our expertise to help prepare a robust partner recruitment plan
- Talking you through the best methods to action the partner recruitment plan
- Tackling issues and discussing key points throughout the process, including offer negotiations, resignation planning, restrictive covenants and the transition into your firm
If you’re looking to build a new team within your law firm, we can help you form an effective strategy and introduce you to the right connections. We have ample experience working on large-scale, high-level recruitment projects where discretion and pin-precision talent spotting is key.
FAQs about partner recruitment
Why should I use a recruiter for my Partner hires?
While you can use your own contacts and relationships within the market to find your own partners, using a recruiter that specialises in partner hires can make a huge difference to your search.
Some of the benefits of using a recruiter to assist in your hiring process include:
- In-depth knowledge of market developments in multiple practice areas
- Experience and ability to analyse candidate potential
- Terms negotiation
- Transition assistance
Can you help with restrictive covenants?
If you are considering taking on a Partner from another law firm, there is a good chance their contract with their existing employer contains a restrictive covenant, potentially with clauses relating to:
- Garden leave
- Client solicitation
- Employee poaching
All of these clauses can make Partner hires very challenging. However, our team can help you by:
- Checking candidates’ existing contracts and advising on the next steps to take
- Helping candidates plan their communication and notice with their current employer
- Advising on how to avoid contentious departures
Can you help with full team moves?
Yes, we have many years of experience in assisting full team moves, ensuring successful and long-standing colleagues can transition into a new firm together.
Why choose Interlink for your partner recruitment?
There are many reasons why law firms at their highest level choose to work with the team of experts here at Interlink:
Access to the best talent
We are well known for our skill, knowledge and connections at the highest end of the market, placing Partners and other Senior Solicitors. We also have a whole team dedicated to business support, recruiting for the full spectrum of legal positions.
We understand, after doing some due diligence, that the right option might not be immediately available, which is why we handle all Partner moves with complete confidence throughout the process.
We truly listen to our clients
We want to find out your motivations, ambitions and preferences so we can match you with the most suitable Partner that will drive success for your firm. You tell us what you’re looking for, and we’ll find the best people to achieve it.
We work with unrivalled drive and ambition, and the utmost sincerity. Nothing is more important to us than finding the right Partner for your law firm, and you can be sure that we approach everything we do with positivity and professionalism.
Pages Within This Section
Partner Representation and Lateral Moves
If you’re a partner looking to move firms or you run a practice that wants to build its partnership then we can help you.
Careers in the Legal Sector
We have excellent connections with law firms and legal employers across the legal sector in all the major cities of the UK and beyond to help you find the role you deserve.