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Top recruiters launch new legal search & recruitment consultancy

Top recruiters launch new legal search & recruitment consultancy with focus on UK and emerging markets

Guy Hewetson and Anil Shah, two of London’s most well respected recruitment experts have announced the launch of a new specialist legal search and recruitment consultancy Hewetson Shah, which opens today Monday 3rd October 2011.

The new firm will offer a highly personal and professional approach to both the Bar and law firms based on the 35 years combined experience of the two founding partners in the legal sector. Guy Hewetson will lead the firm’s Chambers and senior executive speciality whilst Anil Shah will lead the Partners & Teams, Private Practice and In House divisions.

In addition to an established expertise in the UK market, the new firm will focus on emerging markets where there is significant activity in both legal search and recruitment. Based in The Old Patent Office, London WC2, Hewetson Shah will offer clients access to their extensive international connections to source the best talent worldwide.

Guy Hewetson was previously an associate director at LPA Legal. With Anil Shah, he was the first legal recruiter to offer a full search and selection service to the English Bar, moving individual barristers and teams, restructuring clerks’ rooms and implementing new management structures from Chief Executives to Chambers Administrators to assist sets strengthen their commercial footprint.

Anil Shah was managing director of LPA Legal and his core areas of expertise are the movement of partners and teams in top UK, US and international law firms, senior associates in private practice and in house lawyers in leading corporates.

Commenting on the launch of their new firm Anil Shah said: “The new firm is a natural extension of our existing skills and contacts in the UK and international legal sector. We believe this is the ideal time to launch a high value, specialist consultancy as both law firms and the

Bar manages significant change, which will require them to consider a new balance of skills and expertise. In addition, our emerging markets focus will provide a unique resource for our clients who are recruiting in these areas”

Guy Hewetson added: “We have both been pioneers in certain areas of our work in the legal sector and this will be a theme with our international development. UK legal services are in demand globally and we will continue to provide clients with unparalleled access to the very best talent."


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