Blackbridge Communications is an employee-owned agency that specialises in employer branding, helping clients attract and engage talent.
We work with organisations ranging from FTSE 100 businesses through to start-ups and charities to creatively communicate and deliver their talent attraction strategies.
Based in Spitalfields, we’re a team of 35 specialists. Our employer marketing expertise lies in employer brand building, creative concept development, campaign management, website and digital solutions. As a member of the OneAgent network, the world’s largest network of employer branding agencies, we can also assist our clients to implement their people communications strategies internationally.
Find out more about Blackbridge at blackbridge.co.uk.
Sponsors of: Grand Prix
Clyde & Co’s employment team are dedicated to advising clients on all the ‘people’ issues that they face. With a focus on the professional services sector, they deal with all partner and employment issues, including hiring, assisting in change programmes, managing and resolving disputes when they arise (including partner disputes), and much more.
Sponsors of: Excellence in Equality & Inclusion
CM Murray LLP is a specialist employment, partnership and regulatory and professional discipline law firm, advising international professional services firms, senior executives and multinational partnerships. CM Murray LLP is recognised as one of the UK’s leading law firms for employment and partnership law advice and is ranked in Tier 1/Band 1 in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners legal directories for partnership law and employment (senior executive) law, as well as being ranked as a ‘Firm to Watch’ by Legal 500 for professional discipline.
With nine partners and eight lawyers, we have a particular reputation for advising law firms and their partners on LLP mergers, conversions and constitutional reviews, and on partner investigations, discrimination and restrictive covenant disputes, including with extensive expertise in advising on sexual harassment and bullying allegations. We are also well known for our work providing strategic advice to senior executives and founders, including in private equity and hedge funds, US and multi-national companies with UK operations, and US and UK law firms on their employment and HR issues.
We are the founders of the International Forum of Senior Executive Advisers (IFSEA), and co-founders of leading specialist partnership law network the Professional Practices Alliance and international employment law alliances Innangard and Innangard Executives.
If you would like to find out more about our firm or would like to discuss how we may be able to help you, please contact our Managing Partner, Clare Murray, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.cm-murray.com.
Sponsors of: Best Social Mobility Initiative
Cyan Partners is a partnership of experienced recruiters with decades of experience in the legal sector.
We pride ourselves on being knowledgeable – whether it's partner roles in law firms or senior positions in legal teams, we really know what we are talking about in our sector, especially when it comes to growth areas such as law firm risk and compliance or renewable energy.
Authenticity is at the core of our approach and we’re fuelled by our professional integrity.
We prioritise relationships over transactions – our focus is on people, not just talent, jobs and placements. We listen to our clients and candidates, understand their needs, and work with them to find the best possible match.
We’re also committed to sustainability and having a positive impact – we're members of 1% For The Planet , and donate 1% of our turnover to charities and social enterprises. We believe that our success should be shared with the community and the planet.
Expertise. Integrity. Sustainability. Committed to positive change. This is Cyan Partners.
Sponsors of: Best Internal Engagement Campaign
The world of work is rapidly changing and so it’s important that the benefits you offer your people remain relevant and fit for purpose. An effective benefits strategy can help you to recruit and retain talent, boost employee engagement and support workplace wellbeing.
We are an award winning employee benefits consultancy that has long been recognised as experts who understand the trends and pressures within the legal sector. This enables us to apply our creative and innovative approach to benefit design and consultancy.
Together we can create a tailor-made benefits and wellbeing plan to suit your unique business and employee needs and budget. We’ll help you to support and maintain a happy and healthy workforce.
Speak to a member of our expert legal team today on 0203 327 5700 or visit our website www.howdengroup.com/uk-en/cover/employee-benefits-and-wellbeing-consulting
Sponsors of: Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative (for firms of up to 750 employees)
Innecto is a Pay and Reward consultancy offering a real alternative to the traditional large consultancy practices. With an established presence in the legal sector, Innecto bring fresh ideas and challenge to clients, providing creative solutions and insights for Fee earners and Business Services roles alike. We specialise in developing total reward strategies and employee value propositions for clients, providing bespoke reward solutions to enable clients to attract, retain and motivate their employees. As the UK's largest independent reward consultancy, we provide a holistic view not just on the legal sector but on the wider professional services and general industry reward practices.
Sponsors of: Best CSR Initiative
Since our inception 30 years ago we’ve had a simple approach to recruitment; be the best we can and strive to exceed client’s expectations in everything we do. It’s an approach that has served us well and we are proud to recruit for many of London’s most prestigious law firms.
We supply the vital business support staff responsible for making sure their practices run smoothly and efficiently. Our Legal Industry expertise encompasses a wide range of business support roles from Administrators, EA’s and PA’s to Advisers, Execs and Managers within: HR, Secretarial Services, Marketing & Business Development, Risk & Compliance, IT and Facilities/Front of House.
We also supply consultancy services to law firms going through periods of support staff re-organisation, from the initial discussion and planning stages through to final implementation.
Sponsors of: Rising Star
When it comes to HR recruitment, you’re in safe hands with Oakleaf Partnership. Since 2005, we have been successfully placing people into jobs across every HR discipline, in every sector imaginable. Yet we’re still as approachable as ever. For clients and candidates alike, we’re more than just experts. We’re trusted advisors.
Our specialist professional services team specialises in recruiting top HR, Reward and Payroll talent to US & UK law firms on both an interim and permanent basis. Oakleaf Executive focuses on Head of / Director level search across the full HR spectrum. Our client base ranges from small employment law boutiques through to global, full service powerhouses. With over 30 years combined professional services HR recruitment experience, our team has a fantastic track record of building relationships within and commitment to the legal sector.
Oakleaf has also recently launched two new businesses! Our Tech, Change & Transformation practice, which works with businesses looking for diverse technology and transformation professionals within areas such as Data, Cloud, Digital and Change Management. Our Oakleaf US business has national capability with hubs in San Fransisco and New York, providing a full spectrum service supporting HR professionals on their career journey embracing developing talent as well as Heads of, HRD’s, CPO’s and CHRO’s.
Oakleaf has become the market leader by working hard for our customers, and by making sure that our enduring relationships are built on trust, delivery and an outstanding customer experience. We are proud to be a Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small Company to Work For and we are also a Recruiter Magazine HOT 100 company.
Sponsors of: Best People Professional
We’re pioneering the field of people analytics & data in the legal sector with two market-leading products currently being used across the UK & USA.
Pirical On Demand is people analytics software that enables DEI leaders to self-serve HR, rewards & diversity data and compare against peer firms. We’ve built a suite of analytics alongside 45+ leading law firms, giving them the insights they need to advise their practices and help lawyers at the firm thrive.
Pirical Legal Professionals is the leading global database of 500,000+ lawyers across 130+ countries. Used by law firms and legal recruiters all over the world, discover the smarter way to recruit top legal talent.
Sponsors of: Excellence in Learning & Development
As champions of direct sourcing, Professionals in Law is the only legal job board to advertise all roles within a law firm. Vacancies come straight from law firms looking to connect with top candidates directly to promote their employer brand while making cost savings.
Working with a diverse mix of firms from the magic circle to regionals, Professionals in Law supports HR teams in their direct recruitment efforts with hands-on account management.
A chosen partner to many law firms large and small, Smart About Health is a doctor-led, evidence-based workplace health and wellbeing solution that improves your employee’s health and happiness. In the health and wellbeing space we are trailblazers, challenging the status quo through our innovative programmes and trainings for all your staff, wellbeing champions, managers and leaders (such as our Partner Wellbeing Programme). Our programmes complement your reactive provisions such as PMI and EAP.
Through our bespoke partnership with you, we support your firm to be proactive and preventative in your approach. Through engagement in areas of health that can impact productivity, retention and absenteeism, we use our expertise to focus in on key health and wellbeing issues faced by those in the legal profession and more broadly. Our programmes and trainings are delivered by our team of over 100 frontline doctors enabling access to high quality information, realistic and proven approaches, and questions answered by a true expert.
We have a range clinician-led programmes dedicated to wellbeing, health and DEI, one size does not fit all. To find out more about our work within the legal sector and beyond contact: Laura.David@smartabouthealth.com
Sponsors of: Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative (for firms of over 750 employees)
About three years ago, we committed to reduce our footprint as early talent recruiters. The result of that decision was the founding of the Sustainable Recruitment Alliance. We’re beginning to stem the decades of damage that our early talent practices have caused to the environment. Our purpose is to help reduce the carbon footprint of early talent professionals. Our mission is to create and empower a deeply connected ecosystem of stakeholders, including early talent recruiters, universities, and student organisations, who are committed to reducing their collective carbon footprint and embedding sustainability at the heart of their practices.
Sponsors of: Best Environmental Initiative
targetjobs provides its 1 million+ monthly users with access to advice and opportunities through partnerships with graduate employers and course providers. The platform delivers personalised, sector – focused content to students and recent graduates, including those interested in legal careers from both law and non – law academic backgrounds and profiles.
Sponsors of: Best Early Talent Recruitment Campaign
Totum is the leader in law and professional services firm business services recruitment – passionate about the evolving role of business functions in delivering, supporting and accelerating change. We know that today's firms can only succeed with the best business skills and capabilities. That's why we specialise in business services recruitment, dedicating all of our resources to matching up the very best business services talent from across industry sectors with law and professional services firms based in the UK, as well as on the international stage.
Totum spans all business services divisions, with our dedicated HR & Operations specialists here to help support the successful development of your own team, placing Chief, Directors, Heads, Managers and Advisors/Officers in all areas of HR and Operations. We work with individuals over a long period, often supporting their careers up to HR & Operations leadership including COO level, and we have helped grow and develop HR & Operations teams by applying our keen understanding of the evolving dynamics of this critical function. Whatever HR & Operations skills you need, we are on hand to deliver.
If you would like to find out more about how we could help you with your HR & Operations recruitment needs, or just to have a chat about latest market trends, contact email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Sponsors of: Best People Leader
The University of Law is one of the longest-established specialist providers of legal education in the UK, alongside offering a wide range of professional courses including law, business, policing, criminology, psychology, computer science and education. With campuses in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Guildford, Leeds, Manchester and Nottingham, and an international presence in Hong Kong and Berlin, the University prides itself on being accessible to all and promoting widening participation in higher education. In 2020, The University of Law launched their virtual campus, ULaw Online, providing a high quality and flexible way for students to achieve their ambitions remotely.
You can also study The University of Law courses at the University of East Anglia, The University of Chester, The University of Exeter, The University of Reading, The University of Liverpool, The University of Sheffield, The University of Southampton, Newcastle University, and Royal Holloway, University of London.
The University delivers a wide range of high-quality courses and provides students with opportunities for legal training across 94 of the top 100 law firms in the UK, with exclusive relationships with 60 of the firms. The University has also been awarded a five-star rating from QS Stars, as well as being named the best University in England for Teaching in the National Student Survey 2021 (NSS).
Sponsors of: Most Innovative People Initiative
Vero is the largest UK independent supplier of background screening checks. We deliver a global service across 200 hiring locations delivered with a local feel. As an independent business, all our technology is built in-house, enabling us to customise our systems to your needs. We’re passionate about service. We focus on partnership and provide a dedicated point of contact for clients and candidates.
Currently around 70% of Vero's clients operate in the Global Financial Services, Professional Services and Legal sectors. In July 2022, Vero became part of Accurate Background Inc., the largest privately held provider of compliant background checks, with presence in the USA, APAC, Europe, and Australia. By joining forces with Accurate we can offer clients 24/7 contact support for you and your candidates.