HIA Legal | Legal Recruitment | Lawyer Jobs in London


How we can help you.

Areas of candidate focus

Associate hiring

Drawing from our own extensive experience, both in recruitment and law, we can help you achieve the right career move. We provide a full service, including: 

  • reviewing your CV and assisting in final drafting if required;

  • providing advice as to relevant roles and latest market information;

  • promoting you and making applications to potential employers on your behalf and ensuring the application process runs smoothly;

  • assisting with interview preparation, including skills testing, role plays, mock partner interviews;

  • negotiating terms on your behalf; and

  • providing support to ensure a smooth transition into your new role and after you have started employment with your new firm.

We have been in your shoes, so we understand how important each move is to you and that it is handled in a discreet and professional manner. We focus on finding the right position for you, helping you to take the next step in your legal career as easily as possible, whatever your objectives.

Lateral partnership hiring

We provide a discrete, comprehensive service including:

  • confidential discussions regarding current market opportunities;

  • assistance with the preparation of your CV and business case; 

  • access to a network of hiring partners within the leading City and US law firms;

  • strategic market advice; and

  • consistent support throughout the partnership process.

We make an ideal "buffer" between you and a law firm, supported with up-to-date market information and in-depth knowledge of the various law firms.

Areas of client focus

We understand that each client is different, with unique drivers and strategic direction. We know that each client will need bespoke recruitment support to fit its specific needs. 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

We have extensive knowledge of the legal market in the jurisdictions in which we operate, helping us to quickly understand your specific hiring needs, your firms culture, team dynamics and key benefits. This means when you instruct us to run a search we only select candidates that are likely to proceed to interview and who would be a good fit within the current team, not just in terms of experience, but also in terms of personality and future ambitions.

We understand that spending time reviewing candidates that are not “the right fit” in terms of experience, qualifications and personality can be both frustrating and a waste of your valuable time.

Temporary & 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 to source candidates for specific roles offers many benefits. Working this way allows us to provide you with a dedicated resource, who can focus specifically on meeting the team’s requirements, often within a short time frame. 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.