PRACTICES


We identify our practice areas according to our specialist experience. Each practice leader uses their experience and track record to tailor specific insight and action to every unique assignment.

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Practices

Practices

We partner with a broad range of clients, including a variety of leading financial institutions and law firms, to solve their legal human capital requirements. Our coverage spans the UK, Europe, and Asia, where we have access to an extensive international network of senior talent.

Legal Financial Services

We support a wide range of clients including multinational corporations, major international law firms, fortune 500, and UK headquartered companies to meet their legal human capital requirements. Our coverage spans the UK, Europe and Asia, where we have access to an extensive international network of senior talent.

Legal Commerce & Industry

Hanbury Partners is a division of Simmons & Hanbury, set up by recruitment industry experts and Heads of Legal. We help a wide range of clients, including major international law firms, financial institutions and multinational corporations, by providing specialist interim lawyers and company secretaries as well as permanent paralegals and documentation specialists.

Legal Interim Solutions

We partner with a wide range of clients, including international banking groups, asset management firms and multinational corporations, to manage their compliance & risk management human capital requirements.

Compliance & Risk

We help a wide range of clients, including major international law firms, financial institutions and multinational corporations manage their corporate governance recruitment requirements. We have unique insight into the blend of legal and corporate governance within company secretarial and legal teams.

Corporate Governance

Professionalism, integrity and trust are integral to the Simmons & Hanbury offering which are important, but often overlooked, delineations for me when selecting Matt and his team for hiring projects across the full spectrum of roles. This coupled with their in depth understanding of our business needs and alongside the breadth and depth of their market knowledge makes them hard to ignore.

$20 billion AUM Asset Manager, Global Head of Compliance

I have used Jonathan successfully over a number of years for several legal searches, both permanent and interim hires. He has consistently introduced and placed top tier candidates and has contributed significantly to the growth and strength of my legal team as it stands now. Jonathan truly ‘gets’ our corporate culture and filters candidates appropriately to fit our business needs.

Head of Legal, Telecommunications Business

I have used Simmons & Hanbury for a number of legal searches within the European Legal Team, ranging from fixed income for buy side to consultants on reform projects such as MIFID II & GDPR. I have been constantly impressed with their level of professionalism, responsiveness and in-depth knowledge of the market. All the hires we have made have been excellent additions to the team.

$170 billion AUM Asset Manager, European General Counsel

Highly recommend Jonathan who has helped me build out my legal and compliance teams at numerous finance and tech companies. What sets Simmons and Hanbury apart from the crowd is their ability to understand the values and DNA of our company and find candidates from around the globe that "feel at home" from the get go. On a personal level, Jonathan is a longtime confidant that has helped me navigate my career path to date.

Global General Counsel, Technology Venture Capital Firm

I have used Simmons & Hanbury for some time as both a candidate and a client. On the client side, they have always found good candidates for any role I have hired for and they manage the recruitment process extremely well. On the candidate side, they worked with me to secure a senior role. I was very impressed with their knowledge, diligence and professionalism. I would not hesitate to recommend Simmons & Hanbury to anyone looking to change jobs or to hire for new roles in the legal/compliance sector.

Tier 1 Investment Bank, Managing Director, General Counsel Division

I have used Simmons & Hanbury for several legal searches and have been consistently impressed with their professionalism, expertise and knowledge of the market. They are always willing to go the extra mile. Every candidate we have hired through them has been exceptional and I would - and have - recommended them to other firms for their legal searches.

Proprietary Trading Business, Head of Legal

I have worked with Simmons & Hanbury for two senior hires into my team. We offer a range of products and they were brilliant at identifying candidates with the correct breadth of experience. I found Simmons & Hanbury to have a great network with excellent sector knowledge and would definitely use the firm again.

$97 billion debt fund, European General Counsel

Jonathan has kept in touch with me for years without ever giving me the ‘hard-sell’. When the right role did come along, he was instrumental in helping me to get it. Highly recommended.

Head of Digital and Technology Law, major Retail Bank