Legal interim solutions

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.

We have a network of hundreds of project lawyers and consultants who provide support on short term projects or when there is a need for longer term cover for existing headcount. We currently partner with a range of in-house financial services firms, corporate clients and law firms.

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Sample track record


Real Estate Funds Lawyer – Global Investor

Derivatives Lawyer – Global Asset Manager

Funds Lawyer – Global Asset Manager

Derivatives lawyer – Tier one investment bank 

Ring Fencing Lawyer – UK Bank 

Regulatory Lawyer – UK Bank 


Interim General Counsel – Non-Profit Foundation  

Digital and Privacy Counsel x2 – Global Luxury Brand Group

Senior Legal Consultant – Global Social Network Giant 

Senior Legal Counsel – Global Consumer Brand 

Real Estate Lawyer x3 – FTSE 100 Retailer


Senior Paralegal – Top 10 Hedge Fund

Senior Paralegal – Private Equity Fund

Several Paralegal’s – Top tier law firm

ISDA Negotiator – US bulge bracket bank

Senior ISDA Negotiator – European Bank


Company Secretary – Global Asset Manager

Company Secretary – Global Asset Manager 

Company Secretary – FTSE 250 firm

Assistant Company Secretary – FTSE 250 firm

Company Secretary – International Asset Management firm

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Mark Bailey

Director, Legal Interim Solutions

Mark Bailey

Director, Legal Interim Solutions

As a Director at Hanbury Partners, Mark is responsible for providing interim legal solutions to clients across a variety of sectors. He specialises in contract and interim positions at all levels within the legal and governance sectors, for both financial and corporate clients. As part of his offering at Hanbury Partners, Mark also provides paralegal and document review solutions for law firms. Prior to joining Hanbury Partners, Mark led and managed interim focused legal recruitment teams covering the public sector, private practice and commerce and industry at globally recognised firms. Mark has an extensive record within legal, having spent more than 14 years working within government, corporate, and financial markets, providing mid to senior appointments to a variety of organisations.

Throughout his career Mark has developed strong relationships with both candidates and clients, allowing him to provide pragmatic solutions in a fast-moving market. 

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

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