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 – Corporate Client

MacLean Legal Search have over multiple searches consistently sourced and delivered first rate candidates. Mairi and Fraser 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 had the pleasure of working with Mairi and MacLean Legal Search on a couple of legal appointments whilst in the role of interim HRD with a 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. When you’re dealing with MacLean Legal Search you know that Mairi and her team have hands on practical experience of the roles they’re dealing with; they totally get the market for scarce talent, and they go out of their way to understand your business, your needs, your culture and, most importantly how the candidates they introduce will add most value. And if that’s not enough ….they’re fun people to work with too!

Owner & Managing Director

I would happily recommend MacLean Legal Search to anyone looking to recruit or be recruited. I found Fraser’s approach and that of the wider team at MacLean Legal Search to be refreshingly honest and considered, genuinely trying to match the right person to the post.  The team clearly makes an effort to understand the client’s business and scope of the vacancy, information which he provided during the recruitment process to help candidates evaluate which roles may be suitable. There was no pressure to accept an offer and I found their advice was genuine and valuable.


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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