Mark spent most of his career as a Commercial Litigator in private practice initially with Hammond Suddards (now Squire Sanders) and later as Head of Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration with a boutique practice. Mark is able to provide in-depth knowledge of the private practice sector to support both clients and candidates in achieving their objectives. Having personally developed and grown dispute resolution practice groups and practised in the area for 16 years Mark is able to add substantial value to firms seeking to acquire Partners and teams in this area. Mark is responsible for the day to day management of Cogence Search Ltd and Cogence Search Pte Ltd.
Expertise: All forms of Dispute resolution. Partner and Team Lateral moves. Practice mergers.
Mark Husband, Director.
DD: 0207 264 4909
Mob: 07920 402530
Alec is an experienced specialist legal recruiter within the private practice arena. He set up the legal arm of Law & Finance International (LFI). He successfully grew the team from 2 consultants to a high performing team of 8 within 12 months. From LFI he was internally recruited to the prestigious legal search team at Longbridge International. He was then headhunted by the chairman of Bayfield Search & Selection to help set up their Legal search team. Prior to working in recruitment Alec has had 10 years of experience in the legal industry as a barristers’ clerk and Private Practice fee earner.
Alec Harvey, Senior Consultant.
DD: 0207 264 4910
Mob: 07825 442978
Grahame has spent much of his career working in private practise for major US law firms including White & Case and Sullivan & Cromwell in the corporate, capital markets and project finance sectors. His principal areas of practice were Project Development & Finance (Project Finance), he also has extensive experience in Corporate and M&A transactions, as well as European Competition, Capital Markets and Private Equity. His primary industry sectors were oil, gas, liquefied natural gas, telecommunications, banking finance and construction. In addition to these areas, he also spent some time in-house advising a major international steel manufacturer across all its areas of business activity. Grahame joined Cogence Search in 2010 to bolster our service delivery in these specific practice areas.
Grahame Warby, Consultant.
DD: 0207 264 4911
Mob: 07920 886803
Oliver has a recruitment background in high level regulation and compliance for the Financial Services sector in the City. He worked on specialist mandates for top tier Investment Banks through to Boutique Investment managers and Hedge Funds, as well as some commodity trading houses. Recruited for Cogence to manage the candidate search process for the legal search side of the business. Oliver studied law and philosophy at the University of Leeds before training at the City offices of a global recruitment firm.
DD: 020 7264 4913
Mob: 077 1288 1057
Sarah Leighton is a specialist Legal search consultant with particular expertise in Commodities, Oil & Gas and International Trade. Sarah joined us from a leading boutique commodities search firm where she headed their international legal practice, successfully completing Global mandates in Private Practice and In House roles. Sarah started her legal recruitment career as a graduate at a global recruitment business where she successfully helped launch and grow their legal practice. Sarah brings a unique skillset to the Singaporean market. Her specific experience in International Trade and Commodities enables her to assist her clientele in the acquisition of key talent in the APAC region.
Sarah Leighton, Senior Consultant, Singapore office
Mob: +65 98344368
DD: +65 66225476