SSQ ranks 2nd in Recruiter Hot 100


SSQ, the market leading legal search and recruitment consultancy, is pleased to announce it has been ranked second in The Recruiter magazine’s “Hot 100”.


SSQ has featured on this list since 2009, with no other recruitment consultancy achieving the same consistent success in the list’s existence. The Recruiter Hot 100 ranks the most successful recruitment companies in the UK by analysing gross profit per employee.


This achievement follows another impressive year for SSQ, with over 500 lawyers placed globally, including 70 partners and 150 In-House placements. In addition, 50% of’s Top 10 UK Moves were made by SSQ’s consultants.


The company has also grown, with 20 new joiners in 2022, along with a move to 100% employee ownership.


Co-CEO Jonathan Field said:


“I am absolutely thrilled to announce that we have been ranked #2 by the Recruiter Magazine in its Hot 100 league table for 2022. SSQ has consistently been in the top 5 of the Hot 100 over the last ten years and this cements our place as the largest specialist legal recruiter. Congratulations to all our employees on this amazing achievement. This is fantastic recognition for all our hard work and we are delighted with the result. We’re aiming for the top spot in 2023!”

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