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  • I would highly recommend Manisha as a recruiter. She listens carefully, is attentive, accommodating, considerate and personable. She is always available, reverts quickly and is extremely reliable. She doesn't just help to look for a job - she listens carefully to feedback and makes sure she finds the firm that is the right fit for you. Very knowledgeable and professional , she is a pleasure to work with!

    Magda Miecznikowska
    Associate at White & Case LLP, London

  • Mark was pro-active from the outset and was almost immediately in tune with my objectives. As an ex-litigator he has a real understanding of the market in my practice area. Most of his competitors had a rather more superficial knowledge of what actually makes a litigator tick. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to individuals and firms alike and fuly intend to use him for my recruiting needs going forward

    Paul Brehony
    Partner, Stewarts Law

  • Cogence Search knows the legal market and are politely persistent.

    Andrew Newbery
    Director, VN Consulting Ltd

  • Manisha was quick, highly efficient and knowledgeable. She provided sensible advice and was quick to follow up. She understood my specific market and worked within her team to find me the best possible position I cannot recommend her too highly and anyone looking to move should have a chat with her.

    Brian Taylor
    Solicitor at Gateley Plc

  • Manisha assisted me with my recent job search and helped me find my current position at Bond Dickinson. Manisha was very helpful throughout the process, taking the time to understand exactly what I was looking for and only presenting me with suitable opportunities. I was briefed thoroughly before interviews and she always got back to me quickly with any queries that I had - certainly not what I have experienced with other recruiters. I would recommend Manisha highly to anyone looking for a legal position

    Zaheed Patel
    Commercial Solicitor at Bond Dickinson LLP

  • Michael was an invaluable source of information and advice to me when I was going through the qualification process. He has a great working knowledge of the market, and is a pleasure to work with. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to other qualifying solicitors.

    Jack Jones
    Solicitor, Winckworth Sherwood LLP

  • Mark is an outstanding legal recruitment professional. His deep knowledge of the legal profession is borne out of significant experience and is matched by Mark's sound judgment, great acumen and genuine collegiality.

    Hussein Haeri
    Partner, International Arbitration, Withers

  • I found Cogence to be very helpful and professional; they take the time to fully understand the needs of individuals, thereby offering a highly bespoke service.

    Jack Tsang
    Associate at King & Wood Mallesons

  • From the outset it was clear that Mark knew the market inside out. He is commercial and very useful to bounce ideas around with. Mark was very diligent throughout, nothing seemed too much trouble, and he moved things along very quickly. As I said to during the process, "if Carlsberg was a recruitment agency…”. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mark and Cogence.

    Mark Lewis
    Partner, Pennington Manches

  • Manisha helped in me in my recent lateral move. I was very impressed with Manisha's professionalism and excellent management skills throughout the process. Manisha has a flexible and pragmatic approach which allows her to adjust her style as the situation demands. I think this is a great asset for her. She is also tenacious, has excellent client care skills and above all understands what is needed to make any lateral move work. She is also just a great person to work with. I would recommend Manisha to anyone exploring new opportunities

    Indradeep Bhattacharya
    Associate at JONES DAY

  • Manisha is easily one of the best, if not, the best recruiter I have worked with thus far. She is attentive, gives notably thoughtful advice and is genuinely knowledgeable of the industry that she is recruiting in to; I would recommend her highly as the first port of call to anyone looking to move.

    Ross Davis

  • Michael is a highly capable legal recruitment consultant with whom I very much enjoyed working. He is professional in his approach, well informed and extremely efficient. I appreciate his integrity.

    Laura Teodorescu

  • Manisha is an effective and pro-active recruiter - she was very helpful during my move to Singapore.

    Leo Shaw
    Associate at Sidley Austin LLP

  • In contrast to other legal recruitment firms I have come across, I felt Mark was always acting in my best interests rather than focusing on his bottom line. Whilst doing so, as well as being excellent company, he was always diligent, professional and courteous. I have no hesitation in recommending him very highly.

    Adrian Rainey

  • I was very impressed with Michael's approach, he came across as knowledgeable, transparent and a good communicator. He was also very pleasant to deal with and managed to get things done in a very short space of time.

    Matthew Corrie
    Associate Barrister, Blake Morgan LLP

  • Mark is great to work with - He understands his clients and targets well and is genuinely a different breed of Search Consultant. On a number of occasions he went beyond the call of duty and at all times provided a great service.

    Tim Pullan

  • I had the pleasure of dealing with Mark on my move to Stewarts Law. Mark had a thorough grasp of my practice area and the nature of what is a fairly nascent legal market. He was able effectively to understand my particular goals and how best to achieve them. I have recommended Mark to a number of friends already and will happily continue to do so. I firmly believe that his service is head and shoulders above all others in the market.

    Scott Campbell
    Partner, Stewarts Law

  • Manisha recently assisted me with a move. I would highly recommend her as a recruiter. She has an in-depth understanding of the legal market, is attentive, amiable and reverted to any questions fully and promptly. If considering a move her knowledge and guidance is invaluable.

    Christopher Hendry

  • I really recommend Cogence Search. Cogence understands the needs of their clients and helped me secure my current role. They were very helpful, patient and offered excellent advice and perspective.

    Andrew King
    Associate at Clyde & Co LLP

  • Michael knows his market, gets results and, most importantly, is a thoroughly nice bloke. It was a breeze dealing with him.

    Dave Palmer
    Associate Allen & Overy

  • I highly recommend Manisha as a recruiter. I was referred to her by my former colleague. She was immediately available and dedicated lots of her time to helping me. She is excellent at assessing your skills and finding the perfect fit for you. Her communication was always timely and informative. Her advice was extremely valuable and I could always count on her to follow-up on the interviews. Overall, I found Manisha’s service to be extremely helpful, well-rounded and personal.

    Ekaterina Harrison
    Associate at Dentons

  • Mark gets the job done. He is a likeable, cheerful, tenacious and adaptable high level recruitment operator with sound values and worthy ambitions.

    David Pritchard

  • Cogence is an open, honest and positive consultancy who, most importantly, get great results. They were keen to understand my long term goals for my career and helped secure the perfect role for me at Hill Dickinson.

    Darren Wall
    Partner at Hill Dickinson LLP

  • Michael provided a helpful professional recruitment service throughout.

    Tom Windsor
    Tax Associate and Barrister

  • Manisha is a great recruiter and truly gives a personalised and attentive service to her clients. She is always available to answer questions and help in any way she can. She also knows the industry and the market incredibly well. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mani.

    Nichola Foley
    Associate at Morgan Lewis

  • Cogence were essential to finding the right job in London. They were responsive, understanding and took the time to understand what I wanted. They were diligent in finding the right positions and did not waste time with positions that were not right for me. I have dealt with many recruiters and Cogence is hands down the best with whom I have worked. Contact them as soon as you can if you are looking for new job in the London legal market.

    Jim McInerney
    U.S. Senior Associate at Simmons & Simmons

  • Michael is one the most pleasant people that I dealt with when looking for a new role in law. He is quick to respond, good at getting your applications into the market and does not push you to compromise. I highly recommend using Michael.

    Philip Povey
    Associate Solicitor, Hogan Lovells

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