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Acorn launches legal division

Acorn has launched its legal recruitment division.


The company launched the division in the Principality Stadium in Cardiff at an event attended by nearly 100 lawyers and HR teams drawn from law firms based in London, Oxford, Bristol, Gloucestershire and from across south and west Wales.


Acorn’s group marketing director, Dan Langford, said, “The establishment of this new legal unit is a natural development for us, and it builds on the success of our other specialist areas such as IT & digital, senior executive search, technical & engineering, Acorn Global and so on.


“Over the last few months we have held meetings with senior representatives of many leading law firms in various parts of England and Wales to help establish the scope of the legal recruitment market, the issues they face generally in growing their business and specifically in terms of recruitment and skills, and also how they feel their recruitment efforts might be better-supported.


“The feedback has been excellent not only in informing how best we target and develop our own legal recruitment services but also in terms of how warmly we were welcomed by the law firms when we mentioned we were setting this up. We can’t thank the lawyers and HR teams we have met enough for their insight, objectivity and support.”


Matt Southall, Acorn’s founder and managing director said, “We’re delighted with the progress being made; already there are many firms engaged with Acorn and an increasing number of law candidates being attracted to us due to the vacancies we’re working on and the reputation of the firms we’re working for.


“It’s an exciting time as our offering to employers and job-seekers continues to develop locally and nationally; and specifically through this new legal division, our support for the professional services sector in particular is further enhanced.”

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