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 partners. We have a thorough understanding of the UK legal private practice market. 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 the 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 team, contact our expert consultants today for the latest recruitment help and advice. 

Search the latest private practice career opportunities here.

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Client testimonials 

"The Robert Walters Legal team has been great to work with, they know the firm well, understands what we are looking for when recruiting and asks all the right questions to enable them to find a great match. The team has provided us with some high quality candidates, and always kept in touch, providing me with market intel when needed. The team are easy to work with and a trusted recruitment partner." 

Resourcing Advisor, Top 10 law firm 

''The Robert Walters Legal team did not shy away from difficult conversations and had an acute awareness of my need to reach a mutually beneficial agreement with my new employer without starting off on the wrong foot! I recommend them without hesitation.''

Craig Cordle, Group Partner - Ogier

Meet the team

  • Legal private practice jobs in London

    Manisha Vegad - Senior Manager

    Manisha manages the London Legal Private Practice team and deals with partner and associate hires across London and Brussels. Manisha primarily recruits for competition, commercial and corporate tax lawyers. 

    +44 (0) 207 509 8236


    Olivia Rose - Principal 

    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.

    Donna Witten - Manager

    Donna is a manger of the Legal Governance Team at Robert Walters. After qualifying as a Lawyer in South Africa, Donna relocated to London in 2016 and has been specialising in Law firm Risk & Compliance for the last 4 years. 


    +44 (0) 207 509 8819

    +44 (0)20 7509 8096

    Sahar Khan - Consultant 

    Sahar joined the recruitment world in 2017 with several years’ experience working at top tier private practice firms. She specialises in offshore legal recruitment, relocating Partners and Associates in all practice areas to the Caribbean, Channel Islands and Luxembourg. 

    Nihaal Maharaj - Consultant 

    Nihaal is a qualified attorney and practised for a number of years in the Projects, Infrastructure & Energy sector in South Africa. Nihaal joined Robert Walters in 2020 as a consultant and specialises in the recruitment of lawyers in private practice for Projects & Energy, Banking & Finance and Real Estate roles, in London. 

    +44 (0) 20 7509 8451

    Conor Buckett - Consultant

    After graduating with a Graduate Diploma in Law at Swansea University, Conor worked in junior legal positions before moving to Dubai to work at Robert Walters in 2020. He has since relocated to London to specialise in law firm Risk & Compliance recruitment. Conor works with US, International, Magic Circle and Regional law firms across the UK to help recruit compliance professionals and in-house lawyers at all levels.


    Ben Jordan - Researcher 

    Ben is a researcher in our Governance division where he is responsible for assisting interim litigators, data protection along with risk & compliance recruitment from paralegals to partner level across all law firms nationally



    +44 (0) 20 7509 8544


    +44 (0) 20 7509 8100


    Muhammad Carim - Researcher                        London

    After graduating from the LLM law and legal practice course at BPP University, Muhammad joined Robert Walters as a researcher for the private practice Legal Division. Muhammad is responsible for looking at all practice areas and sourcing candidates from associate to partner level accross UK, US and international law firms.


    Grace Turner - Senior Consultant                      London

    Grace is Senior Consultant in the Private Practice team specialising in Corporate, Commercial, Data Privacy, Employment, Tax and Pensions. Grace joined the legal recruitment industry having spent 6 years working at US and International private practice firms.


    +44 (0) 20 7509 8544


    +44 (0) 20 7509 8643

  • Legal private practice jobs in Birmingham

    Laura Gripton - Principal 
    Birmingham & Midlands 

    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) 121 260 2512

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