Client Services

Our clients work in diverse sectors, with specialist firms and legal departments often requiring widely differing recruitment support. Our recruitment services are focused on delivering a smart solution for every situation.

Lateral Partnership Hiring

We offer a discrete, intelligent and transparent service, leveraging our experience and contacts in the City and headhunting some of the best talent available on the market. Noting that the majority of our client assignments at partnership level are of a sensitive nature, we offer our clients peace of mind that matters will be dealt with in strictest confidence and with integrity. We are consistently networking and building our partner reach and have connections in most practice groups, however niche.

Associate Hiring

Time spent hiring the wrong staff can cost your firm more than just a financial loss, it can also have a negative effect on your team and potentially your clients. Spending time interviewing candidates that are not “the right fit” in terms of experience, qualifications and personality can also be both frustrating and a waste of your valuable time.

At HIA Legal we have extensive experience and insight into legal firms and departments, helping us to quickly understand your requirements and your organisation’s culture. This means when you instruct us to run a search we only select candidates that are likley to proceed to interview and would fit into your current team with ease.

Temporary Hiring

Hiring in temporary legal expertise is an increasingly popular option for private practice and in-house legal departments. The flexibility and short-term commitment offers a practical solution to many workload issues and HIA Legal has specialist expertise in this area.

We are adept at quickly understanding your needs and given our specialist database, you will find the people you require in the shortest time possible. Barristers, solicitors, legal support staff, paralegals – whatever your temporary need and situation we have the candidates to match.

Fixed term contracts

When there’s a specific timeframe you need to fill with a temporary vacancy, a fixed term contract can be a useful solution.  We can advise on the pros and cons of the arrangement and the best way to proceed, based on extensive in-depth experience of fixed term contracting. 

Contingency recruitment

If your recruitment need is for someone with mainstream legal skills, contingency is often a practical option. Our experience and knowledge also helps keep contingency candidate lists to a manageable number. We’ll ensure you don’t spend inordinate amounts of time working through CVs that don’t really fit the bill.

Retained recruitment 

Choosing to retain HIA Legal as your organisation’s recruiter offers many benefits. Working this way allows us to build a strong understanding of your firm or department’s culture, operations and specialisms. It helps us to really get to know your people, your markets, ambitions and challenges.

From this in-depth knowledge we can match candidates to roles with speed and precision, saving you time and effort and delivering highly focused, cost-effective recruiting through your own preferred methodology.