Our Team

Mairi MacLean


Mairi has over 25 years’ experience of working in the legal sector both as a legal professional in private practice and in house and as an executive search consultant. She has previously set up the legal practice for two other leading Executive Legal Search Firms in London.

Mairi obtained an LLB from the University of Strathclyde and an LLM from Cambridge University. She also attended the Inns of Court School of Law and is a qualified barrister. Prior to a career in search, she worked in Chambers, for Gartmore, Grant Thornton and Barlow Lyde and Gilbert.

Contact: 07951 156 442

Fraser MacLean

Legal Head Hunter & Management Consultant

Fraser has worked in the legal sector since 1999, initially in a variety of business support roles including as an IT consultant, market analyst, and researcher, but more recently as a legal head-hunter and start-up management consultant. Prior to this, he worked outside the legal sector, in commerce and industry, in a variety of multi-functional roles.

He originally trained as a Chartered Accountant after qualifying from Newcastle University with an Honours Engineering degree in Metallurgy. He also obtained a Business degree from Edinburgh University in the early 1990s.

Contact: 07951 156 445

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
Read More

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.
Read More

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.
Read More

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.- Senior VP Corporate
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.- 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.- 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 - Leadig Corporate Client