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Are you a FRUSTRATED Senior Associate, Legal Director or Of Counsel looking for Partnership?

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As we move into spring of 2024 and many firms make up their new crop of Partners, you may find yourself disappointed about the fact that it was still not your turn....

As a legal recruitment agency only dealing with Partner hires and senior non-Partner hires, we frequently assists Senior Associates, Of Counsel and Legal Directors to take the next step in their careers by securing a Partnership position.

Since opening our doors in 2020 we have assisted two or three individuals in each of the last 4 years making the leap up to Partnership at another Firm, for example:

  • An Employment Of Counsel at a US Firm straight into Partnership at a City Firm
  • An insolvency lawyer (previously a Senior Associate) direct from In-House straight into Partnership within the London office of a large Regional Firm
  • A Real Estate Legal Director straight into Partnership into a highly rated Mayfair Firm

As well as many others.

Through many years of experience and strong connections, Segal Placements now work with a number of Firms across London and the South East where we are actively encouraged to send them top quality Partners-in-waiting from other leading Firms who have already started building a following and who understand what it takes to bring work into their Firm. Some sort of a client following / network of connections / referrers is essential.

Where a substantial following is lacking, we can equally assist by recommending Firms where the wait for Partnership may not be as so long as the one that you are currently experiencing or where that firm has a history of fast-tracking talented lawyers.

We now work directly on such opportunities with many of the UK's Top 200 law firms ranging from some of the more progressive International/City Firms to Mid Town, West End and Regional Firms all who recognise the value of bringing the next crop of Junior Partners through. We have placed lawyers as Junior as 6PQE straight into Partnership elsewhere.

We are sector and practice area agnostic and have worked with lawyers who specialise in all of the practice areas that are listed here.

Ideally you will

  • Already have some clients and connections of your own who might continue to instruct you were you to move
  • Have current or recent experience at a leading (ie Top 200) Firm
  • Have realistic salary expectations where potential following is more limited

If you think you are ready to take the next step in your career we would be happy to provide you with a thorough audit of the market and let you know which of our clients may be interested in having a conversation with you.

To learn more about these opportunities in confidence please contact Julian on 0203 930 1003 or at


Segal Placements is a leading Executive Search Firm placing senior lawyers within private practice, both in London/The South-East and abroad. Over the course of many years a number of our consultants have placed some of the most notable practitioners into some of the most prestigious Firms in the world, whilst others focus on helping ‘boutique’ Firms, or smaller regional or provincial Firms. We have experience not only on individual placements but also Team moves, Bolt-ons & Mergers and Office Openings. We are proud of maintaining an utterly discrete and tailored approach for all of the clients and candidates who we work with.

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