Exclusive Search

Unlocking Success in the Toughest Searches

Case Study: Strategic Search for a Senior Legal Expert


Pembury Legal was selected by a leading international law firm to run an exclusive search to fill a highly specialised Senior Risk Lawyer position.

The Challenge

Faced with a two-year unsuccessful search for the right candidate, the firm encountered significant challenges due to the rarity of professionals possessing the necessary leadership and specialised knowledge.  


Our Strategic Approach

Targeted Headhunt Search:With an exclusive mandate, we undertook a detailed market mapping to locate candidates fitting the firm's exacting standards.

Insightful Market Analysis:Offering key insights into market demand and talent scarcity, we recommended a competitive compensation package and a hybrid working model to enhance the role's appeal.

Rigorous Engagement Process:

  • Transparent weekly progress reports to demonstrate our dedicated effort.

  • Thorough candidate briefingsto ensure a comprehensive understanding of the role and


  • Efficient feedback and interview coordination for a smooth process

Successful Placement

Our efforts led to the placement of an exceptionally qualified candidate, secured with a market- aligned salary package. The role's hybrid working model was pivotal in its appeal.


This case showcases our expertise in navigating the complex field of specialised legal recruitment in hard to fill roles. By employing a focused search, leveraging market insights, and ensuring alignment between client and candidate expectations, we addressed significant hiring obstacles, fulfilling the firm's requirements and aiding in their strategic compliance sector expansion.