Legal Services


Our Legal Services division, Hanbury Partners was established to provide alternative legal services to corporations and law firms. We facilitate secondments for senior lawyers into in-house legal departments and law firms and source specialist lawyers for bespoke projects at a competitive and transparent price.

We have a network of hundreds of consultant lawyers who provide additional support on short-term projects, or when there is a need for specialist legal expertise. We also place paralegals and ISDA documentation negotiators on an interim and permanent basis, and company secretaries on an interim basis. 

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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

We understand the importance of developing and maintaining an inclusive business culture. Diversity & Inclusion is vital in managing people risk and to the attraction of top talent.

Simmons & Hanbury assists clients in building workplaces that attract, retain and release the full potential of diverse talent. We provide access to the widest possible human capital by removing bias from role design, search processes and reward practices. We achieve this by sourcing talent from all groups and ensuring everyone has the same chance to develop and advance. We are proud to be a supporter of the Aspiring Solicitors Foundation, alongside other leading institutions such as Allen & Overy, Linklaters, Barclays and Mayer Brown.

Aspiring Solicitors Foundation

We are proud to be a supporter of the Aspiring Solicitors Foundation, alongside other leading institutions such as Allen & Overy, Barclays, Linklaters and Mayer Brown. The ASF is a charity focussed on social mobility, with the aim of removing financial barriers to the legal profession. It provides financial assistance to aspiring solicitors by way of scholarships, laptops, books, equipment, and formalwear to help them fulfil their ambition of a career in the legal profession.

Aspiring Solicitors

Aspiring Solicitors provides much needed support to under-represented groups pursuing and continuing a legal career. AS works with leading law firms to increase the diversity of the legal profession across all diversity strands, resulting in over 1600 training contracts being offered to their members since inception. We are also happy to provide guidance to AS members and affiliates as they navigate through their careers.

Women in Leadership

We help organisations attract a proven pipeline of female leadership candidates. We identify high-potential female talent and help organisations communicate opportunities in ways that engage, encourage and appeal to women and men. Simmons & Hanbury has a proven track record of securing high profile positions for female candidates.

Race & Ethnicity

We ensure that all our search campaigns include a diverse pool of candidates from the widest range of ethnic groups.

Staff Mentoring

Our approach to diversity and inclusion is practiced across our firm, both internally and externally. We deliver tailored on-the-job training to our employees as well as providing extensive personal development plans and professional skills programmes to all our staff.

Wellbeing

Simmons & Hanbury is committed to investing in the long-term health and wellbeing of our employees. We provide private health insurance and offer ongoing rewards to enable an active and healthy lifestyle. We are committed to maintaining a culture of encouragement and achievement across our firm also providing support on mental health issues and nutritional advice.

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 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

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