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Our Approach

We are one of London's Leading Legal Recruitment Agencies. We begin every engagement with a defined view of what success looks like. We work to measurable, agreed outcomes. This is built into our work from day one. Success may mean:

  • A team move is completed
  • A key partner identified and secured
  • A new practice group is developed
  • A strategic acquisition or merger is achieved
  • A lateral partner is welcomed into a new firm

These kinds of client assignment define Cogence Search. Working on specific projects, or longer-term engagements, we stand by our clients until the results we agree to deliver are achieved. Legal jobs are more than just jobs; we recognise the importance of cultural fit which means that the candidates we place are more likely to succeed. 

London Legal Recruitment and Legal Search are all that we do: our consultants specialise in tightly defined vertical areas of legal practice which provides them with a depth of understanding and ability to deliver that generalists simply cannot replicate.

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  • "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. December 10, 2013 "

    Mark Lewis
    Partner, Pennington Manches

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Hussein Haeri recommended Mark Husband: 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 collegiallity."

    Hussein Haeri
    Partner, International Arbitration, Withers

  • "Anouska was essential to finding the right job in London. She was responsive, understanding and took the time to understand what I wanted. She was 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 Anouska is hands down the best with whom I have worked. Contact her 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

  • "I really recommend Anouska. She understands the needs of her clients and helped me secure my current role. She was very helpful, patient and offered excellent advice and perspective."

    Andrew King
    Associate at Clyde & Co LLP

  • "I found Anouska to be a very helpful and professional consultant who takes the time to fully understand the needs of individuals, thereby offering a highly bespoke service. She is patient, personable and a pleasure to deal with."

    Jack Tsang
    Associate at King & Wood Mallesons

  • "Anouska is an open, honest and positive Consultant who, most importantly, gets great results. She was 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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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 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

  • "Cogence know the market and are politely persistent. September 17, 2015 "

    Andrew Newbery
    Director, VN Consulting Ltd

  • "Ross Davis Solicitor 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. November 26, 2015, Ross was Manisha's client"

    Ross Davis

  • "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. Jan 26, 2016 "

    Christopher Hendry

  • "Michael provided a helpful professional recruitment service throughout."

    Tom Windsor
    Tax Associate and Barrister

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Michael is friendly, enthusiastic and great at keeping you in the loop and updated. He takes care to listen and understand exactly what you are looking for in a role, and tailors the search to your needs. He also has good market knowledge and coverage."

    Amel Fenghour
    Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills

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

    Leo Shaw
    Associate at Sidley Austin LLP