All of our candidates are high achieving and high performing. Many are experts and leaders in their fields.

Our focus is always on the long-term objective of building a lasting relationship even if that means advising a candidate against a move if the opportunity or timing is not right. We go to great lengths to understand our candidates’ fundamental career goals and will often work with them for several months before introducing them to clients and, when we do, we know the importance of our role as their brand ambassador.

We offer appraisal assistance and promotion planning advice to candidates wanting strategic direction for their career ambitions as well as help and guidance on how best to develop their personal brand internally and externally.

We provide critical input on our candidates’ business plans and help them to distil their most vital data into persuasive, marketable and credible cases that are often head and shoulders above those of their competitors.

We provide critical input and interview coaching at all stages of the interview procedure and business planning. Through our partnerships with leading executive coaches we also offer access to mentoring and coaching programmes throughout the interview process.

Our policy of candidate exclusivity means that we do not work with candidates who choose to work with multiple agents.

We know that we are able to bring the best possible opportunities to our clients with our calibrated and market informed strategies. We negotiate persuasively and effectively on behalf of our candidates due to our specialist knowledge which brings skill, transparency and responsiveness to their search.

of senior candidates are referred to us from former candidates

of non-partner candidates are referred to us from former candidates or clients

of candidates are placed into a new position within 12 months of instructing us

of candidates consider the role we place them in to be positively career making and/or career changing

  • Alex Woolley – Associate | Farrer & Co
    Alex Woolley – Associate | Farrer & Co

    Somaya is the only recruiter I have recommended my friends and contacts use. She is discrete, professional and knows the high-end family law market inside out. She gave me straight and completely honest advice about what would be best for me and I do not think I would be in the position I am now without her.

    Alex Woolley – Associate | Farrer & Co

  • Olalla Garcia-Arreciado – Registered Foreign Lawyer (Spanish-Qualified) | Howard Kennedy
    Olalla Garcia-Arreciado – Registered Foreign Lawyer (Spanish-Qualified) | Howard Kennedy

    Somaya has great contacts and knowledge of the legal sector at a very high level. She knows exactly which firm may be interested in what you have to offer and is very quick to act. She's very honest in her feedback about your strong and weak points, which helps you prepare for the interview process. She helped me land the job of my dreams in a matter of weeks and in the middle of a world pandemic and a looming recession - a true testament to her value as a recruiter!

    Olalla Garcia-Arreciado – Registered Foreign Lawyer (Spanish-Qualified) | Howard Kennedy

  • Nina Lake – Partner | Howard Kennedy
    Nina Lake – Partner | Howard Kennedy

    Somaya has been a pleasure to work with, always giving reassuring and solid guidance and advice from start to finish. I felt that Somaya really worked hard to ensure my interests and needs were considered at every stage and felt fully supported throughout. I can’t recommend her enough.

    Nina Lake – Partner | Howard Kennedy

  • Natasha Slabas – Partner | Sears Tooth
    Natasha Slabas – Partner | Sears Tooth

    I cannot thank Somaya enough for her help in the process, which was invaluable throughout. She made the experience go by smoothly and quickly. Her knowledge of the market and in managing my expectations from the get-go were second to none.

    Natasha Slabas – Partner | Sears Tooth

  • Jamie McKie – Senior Associate | Dentons LLP
    Jamie McKie – Senior Associate | Dentons LLP

    Somaya is highly recommended. She is extremely thorough and on top of her brief. She is also very easy to work with - a strong communicator who recognizes the sensitivities of a career move and helps to steer you through the process.

    Jamie McKie – Senior Associate | Dentons LLP

  • Emma Harling-Phillips – Partner, Planning | Pinsent Masons
    Emma Harling-Phillips – Partner, Planning | Pinsent Masons

    Somaya recently placed me as a partner in a Tier 1 law firm. Somaya was fantastic throughout the process, ensuring I was fully briefed and prepared and was excellent at continuing contact with the firm and keeping the process moving. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.

    Emma Harling-Phillips – Partner, Planning | Pinsent Masons

  • Jessica Reid – Partner | Dawson Cornwell
    Jessica Reid – Partner | Dawson Cornwell

    Somaya is a very professional Recruiter, who makes you feel at ease throughout the whole process and recommends positions that are truly beneficial to you and furthering your career. She is knowledgeable in the family law sector, having practiced in it herself. She also regularly keeps you up to date and knows about roles before they are advertised - giving you the edge.

    Jessica Reid – Partner | Dawson Cornwell

  • Carrie Duncan – Partner & Head of Private Client | Anthony Gold
    Carrie Duncan – Partner & Head of Private Client | Anthony Gold

    Somaya is an absolute pleasure to deal with and gets results! She offered invaluable advice, support and feedback throughout the process and was always incredibly accommodating in scheduling telephone appointments and meetings around a busy working day. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to make the next move.

    Carrie Duncan – Partner & Head of Private Client | Anthony Gold

  • Daniel Wilmot – Partner | Stewarts LLP
    Daniel Wilmot – Partner | Stewarts LLP

    The service that Somaya provides is second-to-none in my experience. She has a genuine knowledge of the markets in which she operates and a strategic nous focussed on delivering results. Somaya is committed, supportive and delightful to work with and she takes the time to tailor a professional and trusted service that is bespoke to your needs and objectives. In short, I would not hesitate to recommend her.

    Daniel Wilmot – Partner | Stewarts LLP

  • Matthew Brunsdon Tully – Partner | Forsters LLP formerly of 1 Hare Court.
    Matthew Brunsdon Tully – Partner | Forsters LLP formerly of 1 Hare Court.

    Somaya recruited me from the Bar to Partnership at Forsters LLP. In a word, she was brilliant. She is discrete, utterly professional and charming. She knows the industry inside-out having worked as a solicitor herself and having briefed counsel in high-level cases. She made me feel at ease throughout the process. She was prompt at dealing with queries. She was really details focused and supportive. She helped to find solutions to issues. She had the total confidence of everyone involved. I cannot praise her highly enough, and now that I am on the other side of the profession I shall be using her for any recruitment needs I have in the future.

    Matthew Brunsdon Tully – Partner | Forsters LLP formerly of 1 Hare Court.