About SSQ

SSQ is the leading legal search and recruitment consultancy. Our expertise, track record and connections are unrivalled. We work with law firms as well as leading brands within commerce and industry and financial services in order to build their legal teams at all levels of seniority.

We aim to provide a consultative service to clients and candidates. We are committed to providing tailored, straight forward advice.

Founded in 2003, we have grown to over 140 staff working across 13 offices around the globe. From our offices in London, Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, Paris, Madrid, Milan, Rome, Dubai, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore we have an international footprint like no other legal search consultancy.

Why are we different

We are not a CV post box

Our consultants are some of the most knowledgeable in the market and their aim is be consultative above all else.

Unrivalled track record

We have been responsible for some of the most high profile moves across the legal sector. This includes office launches, team moves, partner and senior in-house placements.

Our legal experience

Many of our consultants have trained and practised as lawyers, giving them a unique understanding of the environment that both clients and candidates operate in.

Our international network

We operate as a global business. With consultants in multiple jurisdictions we have access to local and international talent and opportunities.

Our understanding

Our consultants have an in-depth understanding of each local market along side local language skills.

When & where

2003
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SSQ launches London, Frankfurt & Munich - focusing on legal recruitment for law firms

2006
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SSQ launches in Italy - focusing on legal recruitment for law firms

2007
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SSQ launches an in-house recruitment business; working to build in-house legal teams for business across commerce and industry and financial services

2007
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SSQ launches in Spain - focusing on legal recruitment for law firms, corporates and financial services

2009
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SSQ launches in Paris - focusing on legal recruitment for law firms, corporates and financial services

2012
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SSQ launches an interim legal recruitment business - SSQ Interim Solutions; focusing on placing lawyers on a contract basis and paralegals and other legal professionals on a contract and permanent basis

2012
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SSQ launches in Hong Kong & Düsseldorf -
focusing on legal recruitment for law firms, corporates and financial services

2013
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SSQ launches in China - operating from two offices in Beijing & Shanghai and focusing on legal recruitment for law firms, corporates and financial services

2014
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SSQ launches in Singapore - focusing on legal recruitment for law firms, corporates and financial services

2016
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SSQ launches in Dubai - focusing on legal recruitment for law firms, corporates and financial services