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About us

Passion. Experience. Excellence.

About us

HIA Legal was established in 2016 with the intention to disrupt the current legal recruitment market, offering an ethical, trustworthy and discrete legal recruitment service, rather than a service based on sales targets, commissions and cold calls.

There are no pushy sales consultants in our organisation. 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 60 percent of our candidates come from referrals, showcasing that you’re making the right choice instructing HIA Legal to start your search.

 

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At HIA Legal we know that moving firms can be a daunting process. That’s why we offer a confidential consultation to discuss your requirements and career goals, ascertain your specific drivers for making a move and ascertain potential options for you.

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Meet the leadership team

 
 
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CO FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

Victoria du Caurroy Tribe

Victoria qualified as an English law solicitor in 2007. She started‎ her career specialising in real estate finance origination and Commercial Mortgage Backed Securitisations at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, based in London. Following a move to Dubai, Victoria worked in the Banking ‎Team of Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP, assisting with the set up of the UAE offices, before moving to the Projects Team of Allen & Overy LLP Dubai, where she worked for a number of years as a Senior Associate leading on a broad spectrum of transactions, including acquisition finance, leveraged finance, Islamic finance, margin loans, project finance and corporate restructurings, acting for banks, sponsors and corporates.

Drawing from her broad experience within different law firms, acting for a variety of clients and working across a variety of transactional areas, Victoria has a unique insight into legal team culture and drivers, together with an understanding of lawyers, the work‎ they do and the challenges they face during their career progression.

Her own experience of using legal recruiters led Victoria to co-found‎ HIA Legal in 2016, with a view to providing the legal market with a professional, discreet and bespoke legal recruitment service, run by lawyers for lawyers, alongside experienced recruitment specialists.

 

Education

BPP Law School
GDPL, LPC

University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
B.A. Politics

Activities & Affiliations

Law Society of England & Wales

Admissions

Solicitor, England & Wales - 2007

 

 
 
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CO FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

Matthew du Caurroy Tribe

Matthew has over 20 years experience in headhunting and global resourcing with a proven track record of delivering niche and specialist recruitment services to a broad range of business sectors including Energy, Law and IT.

He is co-founder of HIA Legal and for the last 15 years has worked at board and director level, working for search and selection firms in Sydney, Singapore, Dubai and London.

Matthew is at the coalface at HIA Legal stating "we have a robust recruitment platform, we're not just reactive but also intuitive to our client needs, aware of firm strategy, specific partner and team needs and focused on delivery."

Matthew’s specialist areas include lateral partnership hiring and senior associate recruitment on behalf of the leading City law firms. This is supported with recruitment skills gained in strategic hiring / project team delivery / permanent-hire / contract-hire / search & selection / retained executive search for senior, partner and board level candidates.

Matthew has an inherent passion for the recruitment industry, inspired by talent and innovation within the workplace. He carries the beacon for ethical and transparent business practice and supporting the diversity of our global workforce.

 

 

Education

Kings College School

University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Fine Art

Activities & Affiliations

 

 
 
 
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ADVISORY BOARD

David Hallam-Peel

David is a highly experienced litigation lawyer, having qualified as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales in 1986. He has run his own successful and busy London litigation practice for 21 years.

David was formerly a member of the Law Society Family Law panel and spent many years in the accountancy profession before entering the law. He specialises in complex divorce and ancillary relief matters and particularly in depth financial investigations.

David is on HIA Legal’s advisory board and with over 21 years of personal experience hiring litigation lawyers he brings invaluable insight and knowledge to the team.

 

Education

University of London
LLB (hons)

Activities & Affiliations

• Law Society of England & Wales

Admissions

• Solicitor, England & Wales 1986

 

 
 
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Alexandra Horsley

Alexandra has been accredited by Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association) as a specialist in International Family Law and Advanced Financial Provision.

Alexandra has solely practised in family law since being admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales in 2004. She specialises in divorces with an international element and ancillary relief (financial settlements on divorce). Alexandra also undertakes children matters including child abduction. She has had numerous articles published, with several in the leading publications Family Law Journal, Resolution Review and Middle Eastern Legal Brief.

Having worked for 6 years in a Dubai based advocacy firm Alexandra offers invaluable insight into expat lifestyle for lawyers planning on moving to UAE.

Alexandra is on HIA Legals advisory board.

 

Education

Edinburgh University

Activities & Affiliations

  • Law Society of England & Wales

Admissions

  • Solicitor, England & Wales 2004