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Welcome to HIA Legal
Expert Legal, Risk & Compliance recruiters

Reach higher 

Established in 2016 by an ex magic circle Senior Banking & Finance Lawyer and experienced recruiters, HIA Legal has quickly gained a reputation for ethical, transparent and results focused recruitment.

We support the hiring needs of the majority of City and US Law firms along with a diverse range of in-house clients, offering intelligent market advice and insight, with a service underpinned with integrity.

Our legal recruiters are more than just headhunters or CV pushers -we are commited to the growth of our clients and dedicated to supporting the careers of our candidates.

Get in touch with us if you would like further information or are just looking for the latest market intel within the legal sector.

Our specialisms 

Associate Recruitment

From NQ level through to Senior Associate and Counsel, we successfully place into leading City and US law firms in London, New York and Washington. We offer the latest market knowledge and specialist recruitment advice, ensuring your next move is the right one. We have a comprehensive client network enabling us to keep candidates abreast of the latest market opportunities.

Partner Search & Selection

We offer a discrete, intelligent and transparent service, leveraging our experience and contacts in the City and headhunting some of the best talent available in the market. Our multijurisdictional recruiters both in the UK and US give us a unique range of contacts and opportunities. We are consistently networking and building our partner and client reach.


We work with in-house legal teams within financial institutions and corporates. Our team has direct experience of working within such institutions and understands the dynamics of such teams in themselves and as part of a wider corporate structure. We have a wide talent base and experienced consultants to help you hire the perfect fit for your team.


We work with many of the major international law firms in respect of their ongoing legal requirements. Our team includes recruiters who have previously lived and worked in in various countries, including the Middle East, US and UK and who are able to provide comprehensive support and advice to candidates looking to move into different jurisdictions.

The leadership team

Latest news

This year we celebrate our 8th anniversary at HIA Legal. Thank you
to all the exceptional lawyers we have worked with over the years alongside our consistently loyal clients and our own outstanding team. Your support has been immeasurable.

Matthew du Caurroy Tribe
MD & Co-founder

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