Law firms

Team moves & office launches

Since setting up in 2003 we have established SSQ as the leaders in partner and associate team moves and office launches. Our consultants are experts at working with clients to establish exactly what they are looking for when building out practice areas with new teams and helping them with all talent related aspects of launching in new locations.

Team moves

Finding the right team and combination of partners and associates in order to grow a law firm is crucial for the ongoing success of the firm. It requires careful mapping of the market, complete discretion and an awareness of timing. Our team of senior consultants has an enviable track record of working with clients in order to achieve these types of moves. We undertake in-depth mapping of the market, using our extensive candidate network along with complete discretion and careful timing to deliver viable team options for our clients.

Office launches

We have worked with countless law firms around the world including London, Ireland, continental Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South Africa to open offices in new locations. We are leaders in this unique space.

Finding the right lawyer to lead a new office and the right legal talent to support them is crucial. We work in partnership with our clients to tailor the search and the entire process is approached with complete discretion.

An office launch requires more than just finding the right talent and our team advise and guide law firms on the logistics required when opening in new locations. An understanding of the local market is key. We have an experienced team based on the ground in Dubai giving our consultants first hand knowledge and an understanding of the local market.  

Through our international network we are able to offer insight into markets across, the Middle East, Asia and around the world. We also have a strong track record of opening offices for law firms in locations where we do not have offices. For example we have worked with law firms to launch offices in Ireland, South Africa and Kazakhstan.