Why work with us

1The principal consultants are highly experienced in the legal sector. With a long standing track record and career in executive search we are contemporaries of the senior candidates being approached and this creates credibility, empathy and trust.

2Many of the larger search firms will delegate research to their junior team members. With MacLean Legal Search, what you see is what you get; we are hands on at all stages of the recruitment process.

3We focus exclusively on the legal sector and on senior appointments. We are not just a CV brokerage firm.

4Unlike some of our larger competitors who have to partner with their foreign offices, we are, for any given assignment, able to collaborate with different international industry experts and “best friends” in order to meet the client’s best needs.

5For us, the client always comes first. Our boutique size means that we only carry out a small number of assignments at any given time allowing us to give total dedication and focus to each assignment.

What we do

Opportunity & Client Profiling

The better we understand our client, and the opportunity, the better the outcome. Finding the right character and personality to best fit the client is what we do best. We advise and assist in opportunity presentation, and to this end, we help craft the profile of the ideal candidate
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Candidate Research & Refining

Utilising our extensive network, developed over almost two decades, we source and identify the most relevant candidates for the job. They may not be an obvious choice, but finding hidden talent is just one of our many skills.
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Acquisition & Audit

Once we source the ideal candidate for the ideal role, we diligently and proactively secure the relationship. We assist and advise on external and internal publicity to ensure a seamless transition. We build relationships, so we remain in contact to ensure each party is 100% satisfied.
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What our Clients Say

MacLean Legal Search have, over multiple searches, consistently sourced and delivered first rate candidates to us. They have a deep understanding of the profile we seek both in terms of technical skills and equally importantly cultural fit, and are able to successfully leverage their network to deliver the best results.- Brad Swann - Senior Vice President, Inmarsat
I found MacLean Legal Search approach to be refreshingly honest and considered, genuinely trying to match the right person to the post. They understand the client’s business and scope of the vacancy. There was no pressure to accept an offer and I found their advice genuine and valuable. - Christian Fahey, candidate.
I had the pleasure of working with MacLean Legal Search on several legal appointments at a Leading Private Equity House. Throughout the whole of the process, from discussing briefs and candidate profiles to negotiating offers and securing references, Mairi’s client and candidate management skills were exemplary. - Kevin Ringrose, Interim HR Director - Leading Private Equity House
I have known Mairi for over 12 years. She has a deep knowledge of the legal profession and its people. She provides a personal service and insight which is rare in the legal recruitment industry. I have always found her service and that of MacLean Legal Search to be excellent. For her it is about building long term relationships and she is always available to provide ad hoc support and mentoring for the Clients and candidates she represents.- COO - Leading Corporate Client