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Cogence Search has a policy of only advertising legal roles which are current, actually exist within our private practice client base and where we have a functioning recruitment relationship with the hiring law firm. This may mean that at times we do not have an advert that would appear to meet your requirements for your next job. Please do feel free to call and discuss your requirements with one of our consultants - we do know the legal recruitment market and understand our clients and in some cases we are able to help create a role where none currently exists based entirely around you.

Legal recruitment and legal executive search are not exact sciences; law firms are selective and want people who not only meet their technical requirements but fit with their culture, ambitions and existing teams. Matching solicitors and partners to firms is not a game of "recruitment snap"; we need to know you and our clients very well if we are to help. We will be clear with you at all times - if we believe we can help your career we will say so - if we cannot currently assist we will be equally clear.

We understand the importance of your career to you; that your requirements are unique to you and that you want to work with people who can listen, understand and add value to the legal recruitment process. A very large proportion of our work comes through referral and recommendation from the clients and candidates we have worked with this is a testament to the degree of care we apply to each recruitment process we commit to.

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LATEST legal positions

  • Commercial Litigation Partner - Lateral or Assoc to Partner

    JOB POSTED ON: 14/04/2014#MHSW578

    Urgent requirement for a dispute resolution partner in this city practice. This is a succession role and therefore the need for a lateral business case is substantially reduced. You will ideally be able to cover your overhead cost with lateral business leaving you with sufficient capacity to take on the work of the existing partner. This is a role for a true generalist litigator in that the work …

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  • Employment Partner

    JOB POSTED ON: 09/04/2014#CMPLDN002

    Employment Partner (two positions)
    Our client is a well renowned global firm which is based in central London. They have earned an outstanding reputation for the quality of their work across a broad range of specialism's in, the firm is continuing to pursue its successful growth plans.
    The firm has considerably increased its senior-level capacity within Employment Law to accelerate its …

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  • Competition Partner

    JOB POSTED ON: 09/04/2014#CMLDN001

    Our client is one of the leading law firms in the country: it continues to pursue its expansion plans nationally and across the globe. Due to strong client demand and an increasing volume of incoming work, the firm wishes to recruit a keen and able Partner into its Competition department.
    This is a chance to work with a highly regarded team across a full spectrum of matters in this field …

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  • Private Equity Partner

    JOB POSTED ON: 09/04/2014#LDPE001

    Our client, a major City law firm with offices in London and a practice reaching throughout Europe, the US, and Asia, currently seeks a bright and ambitious lawyer to join the firm's London office as a Partner sitting in the Private Equity department.
    The firm has a significant reach in the banking arena, acting on a variety of matters across asset finance, CDOs and CLOs, derivatives and …

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  • IP Litigation Associate 3-6 PQE

    JOB POSTED ON: 08/04/2014#CogenceRT1341

    Our clients are a leading practice with an exceptional quality of work and clientele. They are urgently seeking an Associate with a broad background in contentious IP work: candidates from Regional, National and City practises are invited to apply.

    You will be working with market leading Partners dealing with matters ranging from defamation proceedings to trademark, patent and license …

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  • Commercial Litigation Associate 3-6 PQE London

    JOB POSTED ON: 07/04/2014#Cogence2342MH

    Versatile litigator required to join the London office of a regional practice.

    This role is for someone who enjoys variety in their working life: the work type varies from multi-million pound shareholder disputes to high stakes insolvency litigation. You will be working as part of a small but highly regarded disputes team and will be expected to take a leadership role managing …

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  • Asset Finance Associate

    JOB POSTED ON: 04/04/2014#SAF007

    Position
    Asset Finance - 2 to 9 PQE - Stellar global practice
    Multiple placements
    Our client is a leading international law firm with a comprehensive network of offices throughout Europe, the Middle East and throughout Asia Pacific.
    The firm boasts a top tier international Asset Finance practice which operates across a variety of industry sectors and is a market leader in …

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  • Project Finance Associate

    JOB POSTED ON: 04/04/2014#MLDPF007

    My client a major international firm is seeking to add 5 project finance associates to its award winning team.
    The projects groups specialise in large scare, market-leading projects across the world covering:
    The successful candidates will have a strong academic record and will have trained and gained relevant experience at a highly regarded City Finance team. In particular you will …

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  • Senior Associate TMT

    JOB POSTED ON: 02/04/2014#CogenceDB2353

    Our clients are a mid-market law firm with an international presence. They require a mid to senior associate (5-8 PQE) to service the needs of their corporate client base specifically in relation to the outsourcing and procurement of technology.

    The ideal candidate will have gained their experience within an international law firm and may also have spent some of their career on …

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  • London M&A Private Equity

    JOB POSTED ON: 14/03/2014#LDNMPE001

    U.S Major Firm MA/PE is seeking to recruit an English qualified M&A and Private Equity Associate.

    The ideal candidate would be around 5 years PQE with strong M&A and private equity experience gained at a City or leading international firm.

    The successful candidate would be involved primarily in M&A and equity investment transactions for private equity funds and portfolio …

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  • Project Finance Associate - London

    JOB POSTED ON: 14/03/2014#LDNPRF002

    English law qualified Finance associate. US Firm

    Candidates should ideally be 4-5 years PQE with strong banking and finance experience gained at a City or leading international firm in the London market.

    Experience in distressed debt and restructuring, structured finance and/or derivative transactions would be an advantage but not essential.

    The successful …

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  • Commercial Dispute Resolution: 4 to 6 PQE - major regional firm

    JOB POSTED ON: 13/03/2014#AH/DisRes/EA/la

    Major regional law firm head quartered in East Anglia, seeks to appoint a talented and versatile Dispute Resolution/Commercial Litigation solicitor in the mid/senior range (circa 4 to 6 PQE).

    This established firm is characterised by its entrepreneurial and sector focused approach, which has seen it enjoy impressive growth over the past 5 years, and is a trusted adviser to a roster of …

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  • Family Law Associate - 4 to 7 PQE - City practice

    JOB POSTED ON: 06/03/2014#AH/Fam/City/ba

    This progressive and entrepreneurial law firm supports an impressive and varied client base London, the South East and internationally. They have built a particularly strong reputation for providing a comprehensive legal service successful individuals.

    A key element of their Private Client offering is the firm's highly regarded Family Law team. The practice focuses on acting for high …

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  • Private Wealth - Jnr Partner/Counsel - Exceptional opportunity

    JOB POSTED ON: 04/03/2014#AH/WP/Sing/ce

    International law firm seeks to appoint a senior level UK/International Tax & Trusts solicitor to join its established practice in Switzerland. The team advises a range of UHNW individuals, families, and intermediaries on a broad range of sophisticated tax planning, trusts, wealth protection, investment advice, residence/domicile and succession planning issues.

    You will be an …

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  • Construction Associate NQ to 1 PQE

    JOB POSTED ON: 24/02/2014#AH/NCC/tj

    Prestigious City firm with a well developed global footprint seeks to appoint a junior level (circa NQ to 1 year) non-contentious Construction solicitor to support a partner and mid-level associate in a newly formed practice group.

    Following a recent impressive lateral hire the firm is now looking to enhance its Construction offering by appointing a talented and highly motivated junior …

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  • Family Law Associate - 4 to 7 PQE

    JOB POSTED ON: 17/02/2014#AH/Fam/EA/ba

    Headquartered in Cambridge this progressive and entrepreneurial law firm supports an impressive and varied client base across East Anglia, the South East, London and internationally. They have built a particularly strong reputation for providing a comprehensive legal service to high net worth successful individuals.

    A key element of their Private Client offering is the firm's highly …

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  • Tax and Private Wealth - 5+ PQE - leading City practice

    JOB POSTED ON: 12/02/2014#AH/PW/m2s/ce

    Prestigious City law firm with international profile seeks to appoint a mid to senior-level (circa 5 to 8 PQE) Tax & Trusts solicitor to join its market leading Private Wealth practice. The team advises a range of UHNW individuals, families, and intermediaries on a broad range of complex tax planning, trusts, wealth protection and succession planning issues.

    You will be an …

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  • Family Law Partner: Practice Head - national firm

    JOB POSTED ON: 12/02/2014#AH/Fam/Ptr/of

    This prestigious mid-tier national law firm focuses on providing a comprehensive suite of legal and advisory services to successful individuals, families, their intermediaries and closely held businesses. To further develop their sophisticated offering they now seek to appoint a highly regarded family law practitioner to lead this practice group.

    The successful candidate will be an …

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  • Senior Associate / Partner - Project Finance Power

    JOB POSTED ON: 11/02/2014#LDPJF001

    Project Finance / Power - Snr Associate/Partner- London
    London
    This very highly regarded international law firm boasts a network of offices throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Their well established London office acts as the hub of its European operations and provides a full business service offering which is built upon their bedrock strengths in cross border …

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  • Partner US Firm Litigation and Arbitration

    JOB POSTED ON: 10/02/2014#CogenceMH9876

    Our clients are a leading U.S. firm with a long established London office which is fully integrated into the wider network of offices which channel very high quality DR work into London.

    They are seeking an existing junior partner or senior associate to enter at Partner level and support the work of the existing team in international arbitration and High Court Litigation.

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