Partners Placed

We have been responsible for some of the highest profile moves across the legal sector, including office launches, team moves and partner placements.

Associates Placed

With over 5,000 associate placements made since SSQ’s inception in 2003, our consultants are some of the most knowledgeable in the market.


We have placed lawyers into over 600 law firms, across 25 countries, and provided hiring and strategic advice to many others.


Many of our consultants trained and practised as lawyers, giving them a real understanding of the environment in which our clients and candidates operate.

Our Law Firm team is a leader in the legal search and recruitment market


SSQ’s Law Firm team is a global leader in the private practice law firm search and recruitment market. It has extremely strong relationships with all the leading UK, US and international law firms, as well as many of the mid–sized, boutique, specialist and regional practices. The team works collaboratively to provide the best possible service, and many of our clients engage with SSQ exclusively, giving the lawyers we represent access to opportunities they cannot find elsewhere.

We understand that deciding to make a move can be difficult, and that absolute confidentiality and sensitivity is crucial.  We will guide you through the whole process by providing detailed market intelligence, combined with practical advice on the appropriate firms to approach and the best method of doing so.

Meet the team

“I’m proud to say that SSQ has helped shape the global legal landscape over the last 20 years, delivering clients their long-term growth strategies in a constantly evolving market.”


Partner recruitment

SSQ has been responsible for some of the highest profile moves in the law firm recruitment market, working with the leading global law firms to find the best legal talent.

Every recruitment process is bespoke, and we never take for granted the fact that partners are trusting SSQ with their career. We put together everything they need to make their move a success. We guide candidates on what law firms are looking for, the commercial drivers for the hire, and what to expect from the moment we make an approach to a law firm all the way through to accepting an offer.

SSQ’s Law Firm team offers:

  • Unrivalled track record across all practice areas and seniority
  • Deep and wide-ranging relationships with law firm management teams
  • Exclusive mandates
  • Bespoke consultative advice throughout the recruitment process
  • Thorough guidance during the business planning and lateral partner questionnaire stage
  • Experienced research team

Associate recruitment

SSQ’s Law Firm team has a strong presence in the associate recruitment market, with established relationships and deep understanding of the needs and expectations of both associates and law firms. We provide detailed market intelligence and practical advice to help associates make informed career decisions and approach firms effectively.

Our team is dedicated to supporting associates throughout the process and providing tailored, confidential and sensitive advice. With our expertise and experience in the associate recruitment market, SSQ is a trusted partner for associates looking to advance their careers.

SSQ’s Law Firm team offers:

  • Trusted partner with a track record of success in the associate recruitment market
  • Established relationships with leading law firms, providing access to unique opportunities
  • Team of experienced consultants committed to supporting and guiding associates through the career advancement process
  • Specialist research team provides detailed market intelligence and practical advice
  • Confidential and sensitive approach to career moves
  • Tailored, consultative advice to help associates achieve their career goals

Interim recruitment

SSQ works with the leading UK, US and international law firms, as well as many of the mid-sized, specialist and boutique practices, and has helped supplement teams at all levels of seniority.

Our large network of e-discovery lawyers can be utilised on demand and at scale. We have helped some of the world’s largest law firms manage litigation with teams of lawyers who are experts in their field.

Benefits of engaging interim lawyers:

  • Reduce operating costs
  • Provide a practical solution to manage fluctuations in work patterns
  • Fixed-term or short-term assistance for maternity and paternity cover/long-term sickness
  • Help to manage headcount restrictions within the business
  • Give access to a broader range of talent

Meet our Law Firm team



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