Our consultants are experts in legal recruitment. Between us we have worked as lawyers at Magic Circle, mid-City, niche, West End, and regional firms and we have many years of experience as senior legal recruiters working with lawyers at all stages of their careers.

Amy Hambleton

Director - Partner Team

+44 (0)20 3815 6802
+44 (0)7969 954229

amy.hambleton@
redlawrecruitment.com

 

I was very impressed by Amy and her team at RedLaw. I work in a relatively niche sector, but Amy showed a deep understan...

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Experience: I work with senior lawyers, advising on partnership and team moves within private practice at UK and US firms. I’m a Director of RedLaw, originally beginning my career as a lawyer. I spent several years at Bird & Bird, training there to becoming a mid-level associate.  I later moved as part of a team to set up a successful boutique firm, before becoming a Senior Associate at Allen & Overy. In 2009, I founded RedLaw with Jonathan Benjamin.

I work with senior lawyers (from senior equity partners to lawyers seeking their first partnership appointment) who are looking for a partnership move and I have had extensive experience working with lawyers on both individual moves and also on larger team moves. I work with a broad spectrum of law firms predominantly in London and have placed lawyers across the commercial law spectrum: corporate, finance, real estate, energy, technology and IP, competition, tax, employment, to name a few.

Awards:

Recruitment Consultant of the Year at the London and South East Recruitment Awards 2008.

Approach: I have a highly personalised and consultative approach working and often work with lawyers throughout their careers. I am proactive and positive and enjoy working closely with lawyers and law firms to understand their specific objectives and needs and then providing guidance and support through the whole process.

Outside interests: I used to run marathons, including London and New York, but now I just amble around the park or subject myself to the odd fitness boot camp. I enjoy socialising with friends and spending time with my young children.

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Jonathan Benjamin

Director - Partner Team

+44 (0)20 3815 6801
+44 (0)7969 954434

jonathan.benjamin@
redlawrecruitment.com

 

I would highly recommend Jonathan.  I found him to be very well connected and very well respected by the firms who inte...

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Background: I trained and qualified as a real estate lawyer at DLA Piper and spent 3 years in practice before switching to legal recruitment in 2003, when I joined a large international recruitment agency. I quickly became head of the London private practice division and then a director responsible for UK and Ireland. In 2009, I founded RedLaw together with Amy Hambleton with the intention of creating a quality legal recruitment boutique. Since creation we have been privileged to win a number of industry awards. My focus is recruiting partners and teams for a range of UK and US City firms.

Awards:

  • Finalist for Best Permanent Recruiter of the Year at The Global Recruiter Awards 2017 – winners to be announced 29th June
  • Finalist for Executive Search Consultant of the Year at the REC’s Institute of Recruitment Professionals Awards 2014
  • Winner of the Best Executive Search Consultant of the Year award at the REC’s Institute of Recruitment Professionals Awards 2012
  • Finalist for Best Client and Candidate Experience at the REC’s Institute of Recruitment Professionals Awards 2011

Approach: I have a straightforward, pro-active approach honed by many years working with partners and teams. My focus is giving the right considered careers advice so if a partner makes a move it is to the right firm for the right role

Outside interests: I like to go the gym and spend time with my three young children and wife. I am also a keen supporter of a variety of charities and am currently on a number of charity committees.

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Deborah Dempster

Associate Director - New York

+00 (1) 212 960 3448
+00 (1) 917 747 7768

deborah.dempster@
redlawrecruitment.com

 

Deborah Dempster

Experience: I practised in New York as an associate specialising in employment law following my graduation from Fordham University School of Law in 2007.  I then began my recruiting career with a leading legal search firm in London in 2009.

Now based in New York, I work with global law firms on strategic partner and team searches throughout the US, and I also represent partner and associate candidates.

Approach: Having worked in both the US and the UK, I have a global view of legal recruitment and a keen understanding of the cultural differences between law firms and legal markets worldwide.  I work closely with clients and candidates throughout the search process, addressing particular concerns and questions from both sides.

Outside Interests: I enjoy spending time with my family on Long Island’s North Fork and the Upper West Side.  Since becoming a mother, I have a renewed love of children’s books, which I happily share with my two young sons.

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Zoe Sive

Partner Researcher - Partner Team

+44 (0)20 3815 6804
+44 (0)7527 043 610

zoe.sive@
redlawrecruitment.com

 

Zoe Sive

Experience: I identify, screen and headhunt senior lawyers at UK and US firms to find partners who fit firms’ particular recruitment requirements.

Having been a partner in a top 100 London law firm and, prior to that, a senior associate in a large international law firm, I am in a unique position to understand the position of both candidates trying to move and the firms trying to recruit them.

Approach: I have a highly bespoke and proactive approach.  I enjoy developing a deep understanding of candidates and law firms to make matches that fit their specific objectives and needs.

Outside Interests: I enjoy spending time with my family and cultural activities including literature, theatre, art and cinema.

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Jon Kennedy

Principal Consultant - Partner Team

+44 (0)20 3815 6814
+ 44 (0)7805 831146

jon.kennedy@
redlawrecruitment.com

 

Jon provided me some fantastic advice when I was looking for a move in corporate law - in particular he listened to my p...

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Experience: I am a Principal Consultant in the private practice recruitment team focused on partner moves. Having worked in legal recruitment for over ten years, I have developed lasting relationships covering a complete range of law firms, from small London boutiques to pre-eminent international firms. Over the years, I have facilitated moves across the spectrum of legal specialisations. I am well placed to advise individuals looking for their first partnership role, or for a lateral move as a more experienced partner.

Approach: having an established network and in-depth knowledge of the market, I can be relied upon to open doors and provide invaluable bespoke advice on the right move to suit an individual candidate’s particular objectives.

Outside interests: whilst my young family keeps me busy much of the weekend, I still find enough time to stay actively involved with my cross country and road running team.

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Matthew Parsons

Divisional Head - Associate Team

+44 (0)20 3815 6807
+44 (0)7736 295688

matthew.parsons@
redlawrecruitment.com

 

Matt is a great agent, very personable and responsive and really listens to your requirements. He is by far one of the b...

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Experience: A Law graduate with a strong client facing background. My approach is personalised & transparent, with a view to building long term relationships.  I graduated from The University of Newcastle (Law LLB, 2.1) in 2007, before joining a Construction Group for 5 ½ years where I progressed to ‘Head of Sales & Marketing’.

Outside interests: Outside of work, I am a huge football, cricket & rugby union fan and this passion extends to both playing and watching. I particularly enjoy following Sheffield Wednesday & the England cricket team around the country. I am a member of a running club in West London & my ambition is to run the London Marathon in the coming years. I regularly ski and also play the saxophone.

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Nishi Gandesha

Consultant - Associate Team

+44 (0)203 815 6809
+44 (0)7805 635476

nishi.gandesha@
redlawrecruitment.com

 

Nishi Gandesha

Experience: Having spent 9 years in private practice across 2 large City firms as a Restructuring and Insolvency solicitor, I fully understand the variety of reasons which lead to solicitors wishing to explore new opportunities. I focus on assisting senior solicitors and partners to move between roles in private practice.

Approach: I believe that a focused, bespoke and proactive approach to recruiting results in a seamless move for both the candidate and the firm. Listening to the needs of both candidates and firms is key to bring the right parties together.

Outside interests: I enjoy good food and lots of holidays!

 

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Theo Varcoe

Consultant - Associate Team

+44 (0)20 3815 6803
+44 (0)7772 827447

theo.varcoe@
redlawrecruitment.com

 

Theo is a professional, personable and extremely knowledgeable consultant. He took the time to meet with me and get to k...

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Experience: Having spent five years in private practice as a solicitor, I have a good understanding of the legal market and the challenges that are faced by private practice associates. After reading Law at Durham I trained at a full service firm before moving to a niche private client firm in the West End. Accordingly, I have a good understanding of a range of practice areas and their associated demands. I focus on assisting associate solicitors move between roles in private practice.

Approach: I take a consultative and proactive approach that takes the strain away from candidates. Client firms and candidates alike can expect a thorough and genuinely helpful approach to meeting their needs.

Outside interests: I organise an annual charity fundraising Scottish reeling ball. I enjoy playing tennis, skiing and sailing.

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Debbie Fine

Consultant - Associate Team

+44 (0)20 3815 6813
+44 (0)7736 295822

debbie.fine@
redlawrecruitment.com

 

Debbie Fine

Experience: I am a consultant with RedLaw’s private practice team helping associates at all levels find the right firm for them. Prior to joining Red Law, I worked as an in-house lawyer for eight years at a major UK commercial broadcaster.

Interests: I love exploring London, spending time with family and friends, and keeping fit through very slow runs and very hot bikram yoga.

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Rajiv Dosani

Consultant - Associate Team

+44(0)20 3815 6806
+44 (0)7772 902598

rajiv.dosani@
redlawrecruitment.com

 

Raj helped me to obtain an excellent role in Australia. He found the exact role for what I was looking for in a job and ...

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Experience: I am a specialist consultant with RedLaw’s private practice team and assist qualified lawyers at all levels with moves to leading international and UK based law firms. Prior to joining RedLaw I worked for an international recruitment business and focussed on transactional lawyer moves in the London market.

Approach: I avoid a ‘one size fits all’ approach and instead focus on gaining an in-depth understanding of each individual’s motivations and long term goals so as to provide genuinely bespoke advice and guidance.

Interests: Outside of the office I enjoy good music and good movies as well as socialising with friends. I am also an avid football fan (Manchester United) and attend as many games as I can fit in.

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Jasmyn Izzard

Internal Recruitment Officer and Team Secretary

+44 (0)20 3815 6816

jasmyn.izzard@
redlawrecruitment.com

 

Jasmyn Izzard

Background: After graduating from Deakin University in my hometown of Melbourne, Australia, I decided to fulfil my ambition to journey overseas. I was lucky enough to be a part of some amazing non-profit projects in Cambodia and spent 6 months working and travelling in Asia, before coming to London and joining the fantastic team at RedLaw.

Approach: My role is to support the team in all aspects of their consultancy work, as well as assist in advertising and research. I believe that positivity and teamwork are crucial in creating a successful and happy workplace, and this is something I always try to reflect in my attitude, both inside and outside of the office.

Outside interests: include going to see theatre shows on the West End, exploring London with friends and making the most of weekend trips to Europe when possible.

‘We rise by lifting others’ – Robert Ingersoll

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Dee Weir

Marketing Manager

+44 (0)20 3815 6817

dee.weir@
redlawrecruitment.com

 

Dee Weir

Experience: After graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a degree in Marketing & Public Relations in 2000, I have held a number of creative marketing roles which have provided me with a wealth of varied experience across the Marketing & Communications spectrum.

My role at RedLaw includes the management of brand strategy for the business, internal and external communications, events, digital marketing as well as CSR.

Outside interests: I have a new found interest in baking which I have discovered since starting to make birthday cakes for my two young children. Each cake is a personal challenge to out-do the previous year’s creation! I also enjoy travelling when I can.

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