Shilton Sharpe Quarry (‘SSQ’), the leading international legal search consultancy, is pleased to announce it has hired a new consultant for its London office to provide a dedicated service to the mid-tier, boutique/niche, West End and regional law firms.
Nick Shillinglaw began his career as a litigation lawyer at some of the leading regional law firms. He then worked for another well known recruitment consultancy and gained a number of years’ experience recruiting for law firms within the mid-market and regionally around the UK. SSQ has worked with these types of law firms for some time, however this new hire will allow the business to focus more comprehensively on these clients and give them access to expertise specific to their market.
Speaking about the expansion of the London team, SSQ’s Chief Executive, Nick Shilton said:
“In the current market it is important to be able to offer clients a specialist service. The law firms that Nick works with are all specialist, whether it be because they are niche or because they serve a specific sector, client base or region; from a recruitment strategy point of view they need to work with a search consultant who genuinely understands them and this is what Nick is able to offer. He trained and practised in leading regional firms and has an in-depth understanding of the way these firms work and the kinds of lawyers they are looking for to take them into the future.”
“SSQ is well established as a leader in legal search in London, particularly with the top tier UK and US practices, and I am very excited about my new role to better establish our capabilities and track record with the mid-tier, West End, regional and leading niche law firms.”
Notes to editors
Shilton Sharpe Quarry (‘SSQ’) is a leading international legal advisory, business services and search consultancy. Founded in 2003, SSQ has now grown to over 120 staff. It has a unique geographic footprint with offices in London, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Madrid, Milan, Rome, Dubai, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore, with additional coverage in the MENA and CIS/CEE regions, as well as the USA, Australasia, South Africa, Switzerland and Austria.
SSQ operates a global business and with consultants in multiple jurisdictions it has access to local and international talent, as well as an in-depth understanding of each local market. SSQ recruits across the private practice and in-house markets, dealing with roles at all levels of seniority, from newly qualified and associate to senior partner and senior/global legal counsel.
The SSQ Interim Solutions team also works within private practice and in-house, placing lawyers of all levels into interim, contract and temporary positions. They also place other non-qualified legal professionals on a permanent, contract or temporary basis.