Robert Walters private practice legal recruitment team

private practice legal UK team

Robert Walters private practice legal team focusses on tailored recruitment solutions on both a temporary and permanent basis. We recruit from paralegals and newly qualified lawyers, through to Partner level. We have a thorough understanding of the UK legal private practice marketplace. We are recognised by both our clients and candidates as experts within the field and are committed to finding top legal talent across the UK. 

With offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, we have an unrivalled reach and our track record in delivering high quality recruitment solutions is proven in quality of professionals placed within leading businesses across the legal market. 

If you're looking for your next legal opportunity, or if you are looking to grow your Private Practice team, contact our expect consultants today for the latest recruitment help & advice. 

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Ken Okumura - Senior Manager 
London & South East

Ken is a former Magic Circle Corporate lawyer with over 5 years in recruitment who manages the London private practice team – personally recruiting corporate, private practice and funds lawyers into top London firms. He also heads the Offshore function, relocating lawyers in all practice areas to the Caribbean and the Channel Islands.

+44 (0) 207 509 8741   ken.okumura@robertwalters.com

Daniel Chatfield - Manager 
London & South East

After graduating from Rhodes University (South Africa) with a BA LLB, Daniel undertook his training contract with Senekal Simmonds Inc, a corporate and commercial Law firm based in South Africa. After qualifying as an attorney of the South African High Court, in search of a new challenge, Daniel moved to London and has been specialising in law firm risk & compliance since 2015, where he has been able to use his legal knowledge and experience to assist clients and candidates with their recruitment needs.

+44 (0) 207 509 8170  daniel.chatfield@robertwalters.com

Katie Plant - Manager
Manchester & North West 

Katie is a law graduate with several year's experience working in the legal sector in both private practice and local government roles prior to becoming a legal recruitment consultant. She joined the profession 4 years ago and has developed strong relationships with both clients and candidates in the North. She joined Robert Walters in Jan 2017 to head the legal recruitment team which is going from strength to strength, recruiting both temporary and permanent positions at all levels including both qualified and non-qualified roles across all practice areas in private practice and inhouse.

+44 (0)161 240 7488 katie.plant@robertwalters.com

 

Adrian Donaldson - Senior Consultant 
London & South East

Olivia Rose - Senior Consultant 
London & South East

Adrian joined Robert Walters in 2016 and is a Senior Consultant on the Private Practice desk.
Adrian originally qualified as a lawyer with Linklaters and practised for a number of years in their London and Tokyo offices. After working in private practice and in house for almost 10 years, he now draws from his experience to recruit lawyers for Finance and Real Estate roles in London and works with many of the leading US firms in London.

Having practised for 5 years as a Litigation and International Arbitration lawyer for Hogan Lovells (both in London and Dubai), Lloyds Bank and Forsters, Olivia draws from her experience and recruits lawyers for Litigation and International Arbitration roles in London.

+44 (0) 207 509 8067  adrian.donaldson@robertwalters.com

 

+44 (0) 207 509 8819  olivia.rose@robertwalters.com

Manisha Vegad - Senior Consultant 
Lodon & South East 

Laura Gripton - Senior Consultant 
Birmingham & Midlands 

Manisha is a Senior Consultant within the London Legal Private Practice (permanent) team. She deals with Associate hires in private practice in London and Brussels primarily for Competition, Commercial, Data Protection, Corporate Tax, Commercial Projects, Construction and Environment & Planning.

After completing her Training Contract at Weightmans LLP in Birmingham, Laura moved to DWF LLP to practise as a Real Estate Solicitor. In July 2016 Laura joined Robert Walters’ permanent Legal division and specialises in private practice recruitment in the Midlands, placing candidates from Paralegal up to Partner. Laura has forged excellent working relationships with a number of international and national firms in the market.

+44 (0) 207 509 8236  manisha.vegad@robertwalters.com

 

+44 (0) 121 260 2512  laura.gripton@robertwalters.com

Clare Smith - Senior Consultant 
Manchester & North West

Vivianne Joor - Consultant 
London & South East

Clare is a former private practice solicitor, who made the move into legal recruitment in 2015. Clare provides excellent service to candidates and clients with her in-depth market knowledge and understanding. As a Senior Consultant, Clare covers legal recruitment for the North West, for permanent and contract positions across all practice areas and experience levels.

Vivianne joined Robert Walters London in 2018, specialising specialises in recruiting Junior to Mid-level Risk & Compliance professionals, Conflicts Analysts, Business Acceptance and AML professionals into interim and permanent positions within the Legal Sector. Whether you’re looking for a permanent or temporary role, Vivianne can provide in-depth industry intelligence as well as fast and effective recruitment solutions.

+44 (0)161 240 7425  clare.smith@robertwalters.com

 

+44 161 240 7425

+44 (0) 207 509 8552  vivianne.joor@robertwalters.com

Legal contract (paralegal/document review/e-discovery)

Joshua Blake - Manager 
London & South East

Josh manages the Transaction Management team covering qualified and non-qualified legal roles in: private practice, consultancies and financial services. Josh joined Robert Walters as an associate in 2013, having graduated from the University of Nottingham with a 2:1 in his LLB Law degree. Josh currently utilises his extensive legal network and industry knowledge to assist a broad range of clients and candidates with their specific needs. Josh’s main clients include: magic circle law firms, ‘Big 4’ consultancies and global buy-side and sell-side financial services firms

+44 (0) 207 509 8177 joshua.blake@robertwalters.com

 

James Walls - Consultant 
London & South East

Sian Batholomew - Researcher 
London & South East 

James joined Robert Walters in July 2017 and specialises in the qualified contract legal market working with a variety of candidates from junior lawyers to senior Head of Legal departments on a broad range of projects primarily based at leading Private Practices across the city. James is a committed recruiter and appreciates his clients’ needs and enjoys helping candidates achieve their career goals. 

Siân joined Robert Walters in 2018 and currently works alongside Josh and James on the Legal Transaction Management Team. Siân graduated in 2016 from the University of Hertfordshire with a 2:1 in her LLB Law degree and since then has worked as a Paralegal in both regional and city firms. Siân now assists James and Josh working specifically on placing Paralegals both in–House and within Private Practice.

+44 (0) 207 509 8092 james.walls@robertwalters.com

 

+44 (0) 20 7379 3333 sian.bartholomew@robertwalters.com

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