"Simon Janion is the leading legal recruiter in London. His contact book is second to none and he was proactive in helping me find new positions, as a partner. I think his "USP" is sitting down with you, to understand your business and career objectives and to assist with writing a business plan. He is practical and entrepreneurial and so will help you focus on what is important in your next career move."

Leading employment lawyer and founder of emerging firm

"This was my first experience of using a consultant to secure a new role and Anna did not disappoint. Anna successfully assisted placing me in a legal role at the London Stock Exchange Group. I was particularly impressed with the way Anna managed feedback from both parties throughout the process and the evident good rapport she has with the LSE. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Anna to friends and colleagues looking for a FS role."

Legal Counsel - London Stock Exchange

"It was great working with Anna Craig. She listened to my requirements, accurately communicated them to my (now) employer and kept me updated throughout the recruitment process. I especially appreciated the fact that she never tried to pressure me to compromise my position in order the get 'the deal done'. I have no hesitation in highly recommending Anna.

Legal Counsel - European Investment Bank

"Claire is one of the best recruiters I have ever worked with. She is extremely professional and knowledgeable and always made herself available to speak to me – even whilst on holiday. She really understood what I wanted to gain from changing firms and delivered everything that I asked for. I am delighted with my new firm and role. She is always the name I give when I asked which recruiter to recommend. Don’t look anywhere else." 

City Partner

"Maud has provided excellent service, advice and insight during my search for a new role. From the outset she understood my requirements and suggested only suitable opportunities rather than trying to sell me on whatever vacancies she had. Ultimately she has found the perfect role for me - the second time she has done this - and brokered a great package too. Very impressive." 

Senior FS Commercial Lawyer

"Claire was extremely helpful in assisting me to secure a great private practice role in July 2014. She was knowledgeable, professional and responsive and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to candidates and recruiters alike."


"Maud’s candidate is great addition to the team and a perfect day one fit. He looks like he is enjoying the role. I do like working with him. Very constructive. Very good business lawyer. Thanks again for the recommendation." 

GC and Chief Operations Officer at a Hedge Fund

Maud is somebody that I have been fortunate to deal with since 2011 on both sides of the recruitment process. Maud is not a typical salesperson recruiter. She is a qualified solicitor, exceptionally professional and somebody that I trust. She is the furthest thing to me from the average recruiter and I shall always go to her first, regardless of which side of the recruitment deal I am on.

As a candidate, Maud has always provided me with an open and honest service. She knows me and she knows her clients and I have therefore found her approach to be comfortingly pragmatic. Maud takes pride in matching the right candidates with the right clients and she has never tried to push me toward roles that do not suit me or my experience. In many years of experience with recruiters, this approach is often an exception rather than a norm.

As a client, I have experienced the same highest levels of service and professionalism from Maud. She knows me and my business and when I have been fortunate enough to use her services, she has provided the highest quality candidates within my search criteria and followed that up with the highest levels of services through the interview process, hiring process and beyond.

GC at a leading FS company

"I really appreciated the fact that the recruiters at EJ made a point of meeting with me face-to-face. I think this helped them to gain an understanding not only of my practice and experience but also of my personality. This meant that the roles which they put to me were, without fail, a good fit. EJ were also very efficient and well-organised in formally confirming interviews and providing background information on hiring companies.

I cannot recommend Maud highly enough. She was a great support when it came to making my move in-house. I appreciated her direct and honest approach, which really helped me to think through my options and make the right choice for me. Her close connections with hiring managers were notable and meant that she had access to roles which were not yet out in the market. Her help with preparing for each stage of the interview process was also invaluable. Not only did she help me think through how to answer the usual "difficult" questions, her knowledge of the hiring managers also meant that she was able to give softer tips which helped me to build rapport and feel comfortable in the interviews. Finally, she was always very responsive and was in contact with me throughout the recruitment process - even whilst on holiday!"

Corporate/Commercial Lawyer

"While the last 3 months have been challenging and uncertain I have enjoyed very much all the meetings I have had, and throughout I have found your guidance and energy incredibly impressive, incisive and helpful. I understand that you have worked very hard indeed to generate the options that I got and that I have been very fortunate to have such an experienced and able promoter."

Employment Partner, West End Firm

“This is a very good selection of candidates, the best group of CV’s I have seen for a long time, so thank you for providing us with such relevant candidates." 

Vice president of Investment Bank

“I have worked with EJ Legal for the last 2 - 3 years and been very impressed with the service that they have provided. On the permanent side, Maud Dowding has been very helpful in finding two high quality individuals. She has taken the time to get to know the business, the culture, the personalities in the team and this undoubtedly has put her ahead of the game. The fact that she is a qualified solicitor means that she can understand the qualities and technical skills of prospective candidates and can provide us with a more consultative service, whilst having the confidence to challenge when needed. We are very pleased with both hires and would not hesitate to recommend Maud to other firms." 

Recruitment Manager, Leading global asset manager

"Andrew gave me encouragement and managed to help me get a role I did not think I would be able to. He phoned me the day before the interview and spoke to me at length giving me good advice. He is also really personable and friendly. The best recruitment agent I have dealt with in my career to date."

Corporate Tax Solicitor, West End Firm

"May I take this opportunity to thank you very much for your assistance. I'm delighted that everything has worked out. I very much appreciated your good advice along the way, especially in relation to the business plan, and I was impressed with how you always stayed on top of things. I would not hesitate to recommend you to my friends.

Employment Partner, National Firm

"I wanted to express my appreciation for all assistance with my recent move to Beachcroft. Quite simply, I cannot recommend you highly enough. Your help, analysis and advice were all spot on and played an instrumental role in taking my career to the next level. Thank you.

Professional Indemnity Associate, National Firm

"I would like to thank you for all of your efforts in finding a new senior associate role for me. Your efforts went far beyond merely identifying a role, however, which was the case with other recruitment consultants I encountered. You provided me with support throughout the entire recruitment process and you were always available to provide good quality information about my new firm. It is not easy to make a move after a long time at a previous firm. With your help, my experience of moving firms was positive. Most importantly, you found a role for me at my new firm in which I am very happy.

Employment Senior Associate, International Firm

"Many thanks for your assistance in helping me to secure my new position. I was impressed by your friendly, informative and candid approach. It was always easy to contact you and you even took the trouble to touch base when you were on holiday abroad, which certainly shows dedication to the role and a commitment to your candidates and clients alike! I would certainly recommend you to colleagues who are looking to move.

Professional Indemnity Solicitor, National Firm

"I found your advice and attention to detail extremely helpful to me in securing a partnership position, particularly in relation to considering angles that many agents simply would not have considered. …I would say that you were certainly prepared to go the extra mile. I would have no hesitation in using you again, and in recommending you (as I have done already) to business acquaintances.

Professional Indemnity Partner, National Firm

"She is a very good recruiter. She knows her clients very well and manages your expectations reliably. She is with you every bit of the way from your old job to your new position."

Equity derivatives lawyer at an international bank

“I was really impressed by Simon’s professionalism. He had a great knowledge of not just each firm but also the people in the real estate group within each firm, this greatly assisted in selecting the firms that I wanted to approach and meant he could easily access the key decision makers."

Commercial property partner in a City firm

"Zandria ensured she thoroughly understood our needs as a client, taking time to get to know our business and our personality. As a result, the candidates she subsequently found for us were stronger than we expected, and more likely to be a better fit with our organisation. She and EJ have been first-rate business partners for us in recent times."Head of legal in a global entertainment corporation. “I have found EJ Legal different to other agencies in that they take positive steps to understand the candidate, what you are looking for and the firms that are seeking to recruit. My consultant, Simon Morley, took a proactive approach and made every effort to maintain communications. I would have no hesitation recommending EJ Legal to any professionals in the sector exploring other career options."

Commercial property associate at a West End firm

"I found EJ Legal to be pro-active and supportive, extremely knowledgeable about the market, very responsive and totally professional in their dealings. They have a real ‘can do’, positive attitude and are keen to ensure the right fit between their candidate and his or her new firm."

Employment partner at a City firm

"Their support, enthusiasm and discretion were invaluable... They made a huge difference to the whole process."

IP Partner at a City firm

“I highly recommend EJ Legal for their professionalism and friendliness. Their consultants, and in particular Zandria Papprill, who helped me to find this new job, have demonstrated a pro-active and supportive approach throughout the whole selection process. EJ legal goes the extra mile to ensure they match their candidates to the right position by listening to their needs. This, in addition to their extensive client base, is what truly sets them apart from the rest of the recruitment consultancies in the City. Thanks to them I secured a great role with a major European bank in my first choice area!"

Banking lawyer at a European bank

"You and your team have really made me feel like my concerns are your concerns - and not just another target met."

Commercial lawyer at a media company

"It is very clear that EJ are enormously respected by the firms they place people into; they clearly understand their market and have contact with the right firms at very senior level."

Corporate Partner at a national firm

"If you are looking for that something extra and you don’t want to be purely processed, speak to EJ."

IP counsel placed into an energy company

George - or EJ - had an in depth knowledge and strong contacts in my sector. They took a focused approach to my search identifying and analysing all opportunities before advising fully on the most suitable for my experience and personality. They recognised that personality fit was as important to a candidate and an employer as experience and knowledge and were looking for a long term fit rather than a quick fix.

Throughout the process they remained motivated and dynamic - driving the search and continuing to actively follow up all opportunities even when there were already attractive offers on the table. Every opportunity was explored - at no point was I pressurised or encouraged to compromise or accept an offer where there were doubts.

Throughout the search I felt that EJ were strongly representing my interests providing mentoring and strategy advice as well as opening doors. I liked their frank and straightforward, no bull business like approach and felt at all times that I was given a highly personalised and tailored service."

Corporate partner at a mid-town firm

"I believe that EJ's reputation is fully justified and that they have a significant advantage over their competitors. More importantly, they care."Corporate

Associate at a West End firm

"I thoroughly enjoyed working with Maud and am grateful to her to making the recruitment process a pleasant one! I felt that Maud managed the process efficiently and kept me informed of all developments in an appropriate and discreet fashion. Her market knowledge was invaluable to me as was the fact that she took time to understand the role I was looking for before trying to find it. I would definitely go to Maud again if I was looking to move."

Corporate lawyer at a City investment bank

"13 years of working together has been a pleasure and produced great results for us."

Managing partner at a West End firm

"I have never dealt with such a proactive and responsive consultant."

Derivatives lawyer placed in to an investment bank

"Simon gave me clear and direct advice about how to go about finding my new role, correctly contradicting my own views. In pursuing my job search he pushed me, rather than the other way around and made me feel that I was at the top of his agenda throughout the process. Knowledge, energy and fearless commitment. What more could you ask for?"

Corporate partner at a boutique City firm

"EJ Legal are not only proactive but they really know the market. It feels like they are really on your side and as determined as you are to find the right new position."

Acquisition finance partner at a national firm

“If you are looking for that something extra and you don’t want to be purely processed, speak to EJ" 

IP counsel placed into an energy company

"Top Bloke. I was overwhelmed by the energy and enthusiasm of George Catt of EJ Legal and his breadth of knowledge in my particular field was remarkable. Dealing with EJ Legal was a truly great experience which worked well in ensuring that I made the right move."

Property partner at a West End firm

"a genuinely professional service which added real value to my job search"

Insolvency assistant at a mid-town firm

"EJ Legal provided me with a service that was second to none. Zandria Papprill took the time to find out precisely the kind of role that I was seeking and then worked hard to find tailored opportunities that suited both my skills and experience within the industry sector that I favoured. Zandria’s proactive and informative help ensured that I found the perfect role for me. EJ Legal’s industry knowledge, friendliness and interview preparation services were all extremely impressive. Zandria was professional, reliable, friendly and, best of all, found me my perfect role! Thank you."

Business lawyer at a global media company

“EJ Legal? EJ are fabulous" 

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"EJ Legal were extremely useful and supportive during our recruitment process. Maud, on very little notice, provided us with a number of high quality candidates – one of whom we offered the position to. I found Maud and EJ Legal, supportive, constructive and most importantly human during this process and would not think twice about using them again."

General counsel at a global investment bank

"It was such a relief to deal with a recruitment firm that not only said they would find me something that suited me but they actually did, helping me all the way through the process."

Employment partner at a City firm

"EJ know the market well, are highly focused and are able to match the right opportunities to right people."

Competition partner at a City firm

"All the team members at EJ with whom I worked were extremely friendly, hugely helpful and really went the extra mile."

Newly qualified lawyer at City firm

"I found Emma's contacts extremely good and what a candidate needs is a mixture of getting in front of the people they want to meet, along with advice on what steps to take. Emma delivered fully on each of these aspects."

Corporate partner at a City firm

"She is a very good recruiter. She knows her clients very well and manages your expectations reliably. She is with you every bit of the way from your old job to your new position."

Equity derivatives lawyer at an international bank

"I was thoroughly impressed by Emma from the first time I spoke to her. She was enthusiastic, knowledgeable about the profession, and quick to understand what I was looking for in moving firms. Having found a role at a firm that matched my requirements perfectly, Emma was particularly effective during the interviewing process. She explained the purpose of each stage of the interview, telling me about the experiences of previous candidates who had interviewed at that firm, and was fast to communicate feedback to me. One of the things that I found particularly helpful, was the practice interview session that we did, which really helped to focus my preparation and calm my nerves. I am extremely happy in my new job, and am very grateful to Emma for her hard work in getting me here." 

Employment assistant at a City firm

"Simon over the years has placed me in two roles. I have valued his sound judgment and practical approach. He is likeable, user friendly and someone you can properly talk to."

Employment partner at a City firm

"She is a rarity amongst the plethora of bland and unimaginative recruitment consultants in that not only did she take a real interest in working with me to refine what/who I (thought I) wanted but she also ensured that the shortlist contained the best candidates that were out there so that I had the best possible chance of finding the perfect candidate – which I did. I have already instructed her on the other roles that I need in order to re-build my legal team: there was no reason not too."

General counsel at a City institution

"She had a personal approach with me from day one, not making me feel like just another candidate in her database or replying to a job advertisement. She made the effort to meet me as soon as she saw my CV and listened to my requirements and needs. She was honest and upfront and gave me advice that was for my interests as opposed to saying what needed to be said in order that she earned the commission - like many other recruitment consultants in the market.Really pleased with her work and genuine advice." 

Legal counsel at a City institution

"Claire was highly professional, proactive, responsive, patient, good natured and gave me very good advice when I needed it (which was frequently). She was so much more than a recruitment consultant. She was a friend and a counsellor and was just amazing in every way. The process was, as I have said, intense and exhausting but it was incredibly successful and Claire made it extremely enjoyable during the good times and very bearable during the more difficult times.  She's a star. I will certainly use her again when next I am recruiting and I will suggest to all my peers to ask for her if they are thinking of a move. "

Head of Litigation – City Firm