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The Firm

 Founded in 2016

HIA Legal was established in 2016, offering an ethical, trustworthy and discrete legal recruitment service based on integrity. Our recruiters are experienced and well-informed. Our aim is to introduce candidates to the roles that are right for them as an individual and to provide clients with candidates that are the right fit for their various teams.


We can discuss multiple options in the current market, giving you concise information on specific teams, hiring partners and the strategic direction of a firm. We offer a sensible buffer between a candidate and a law firm. We know the pressures of being a lawyer and our primary focus is acting as a trusted recruitment partner, not just today, but going forward during the course of a lawyer’s career.

Over 85 percent of our candidates come from referrals, showcasing that you’re making the right choice instructing HIA Legal to start your search.

HIA Legal
Our Vision

HIA Legal are committed to ensuring that any business undertakings are conducted as ethically as possible. Our aim is to empower the people we work with, offering a safe, inclusive workplace for all our colleagues and meaningful, long  term relationships with our clients based on integrity.


Ashton Headlam

US Associate

Ashton Headlam is an Associate Recruiter at HIA Legal who specialises in US operations aligning attorneys with highly regarded law firms and in-house opportunities in New York and London.

A proven and successful legal recruiter, Ashton relies upon deep market knowledge and extensive contacts acquired after several years in the industry in London to provide talented attorneys to law firms and large corporations in New York and his home city of London. 

Email : Tel: +1 212 480 5000

'The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle.'


Steve Jobs, 2005

Man Reading the Newspaper

Market knowledge

As a firm we are uniquely placed in the market.  Our market intel is second to none, with information on partner and team moves, inside knowledge on practice area growth within firms and who is hiring and who is not within the City.

We are proactive in gathering market information, continuously networking, speaking to lawyers on the ground and building hiring data on all the major City and US law firms.

Whether  you are looking for a new role or just want to see what's happening in the market in your particular practice area, our consultants are both knowledgeable and up to date with current market news.

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