We are committed to helping UK law firms increase turnover, enhance profitability, and achieve their strategic aims through executive search and merger and acquisition.Learn More
With offices in both London and Birmingham, our network of researchers and consultants are on hand to find the best solutions to help you achieve your business goals.
We adopt a collaborative approach to identify leading individuals and merger partners.
We’re committed to providing the highest level of service to law firms seeking growth and change within a dynamic legal market, delivering exceptional performance in retained search.
With over 45 years’ collective experience, we have a proven track record of providing the right results for our clients.
We provide bespoke search solutions to law firms throughout the UK. Our ultimate aim is to help our clients find the best people to drive their business forward.
We do this by utilising our market knowledge, industry intelligence, and sound understanding of the sector. This enables us to identify individuals with a proven track record of success. We make your business, our business, providing you with the advice and support you need to achieve your strategic goals.
From the moment you get in touch, we work alongside you to gain an in-depth understanding of your overall objectives and business aims. Whether you’re looking to expand through executive search or merger and acquisition, one of our experienced consultants can help.
We understand how important your next career move is. Whether you’ve already made the decision to leave your current firm or you simply want to have an exploratory conversation, we can offer expert advice and up to date knowledge of the market and how best to take your career forward.
Our consultants take the time to understand your career goals and long-term aspirations, to ensure your next move is the right move. Over the years, we have forged strong relationships with many UK law firms, establishing relationships with senior decision makers within the business.
Our vast market knowledge and experience allows us to provide you with a detailed overview of the market. Meaning that you will be in a strong position to make a decision about whether to move firms or stay put. If you are seeking a change in your career or would like a confidential conversation about the marketplace, please get in touch.
“Rebecca did a great job for me with my move from Shoosmiths. She was always available and a delight to work with. I had been approached by many headhunters but Rebecca was the only one I agreed to speak with whilst at Shoosmiths. It was Rebecca's relaxed manner, charm and persuasiveness which resulted in us speaking and I would recommend her to any organisations seeking a headhunter.”
Employment Partner - Penningtons Manches Cooper
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Rebecca when I was looking to move from my last firm in the City. She had an excellent knowledge of the London and regional market and quickly understood what my own requirements were and used that to identify some really interesting opportunities. We are still in touch and I would definitely recommend Rebecca for her insight, connections, discretion and perseverance.
Commercial Property Partner - Hill Dickinson LLP
“ I have worked with Apex on several occasions and have always found the service and advice excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending Apex to other firms in the South Wales market.”
Managing Partner - Legal 500 law firm (South Wales)
“Even though when first contacted I was speaking to another consultancy about search, straightaway Apex had my confidence and I knew they would get the job done.
Head of IP - Top 100 law firm
Rebecca is an exceptional search consultant. She is extremely professional and diligent and she makes you feel like a valued client. She monitors progress regularly and always keeps you updated. She provides valuable benchmarking information which is very useful when making a crucial decision as to whether to stay or move. She knows the market and specific practice areas very well. Above all she is honest and provides the "full picture". I highly recommend Rebecca if you are looking for a top class search
Technology & Outsourcing Partner - CMS
Rebecca is not like any other head hunter I have come across before: her personal skills are second to none and that’s such an important quality for what she does. I have no hesitation recommending Rebecca: whether you are an individual thinking of moving or looking to recruit for your team, have a conversation with Rebecca and you’ll see what I mean. She provides an excellent professional and thoroughly honest, personal approach to recruitment.
Corporate Partner - IBB Law
Rebecca understands what everyone wants to achieve and works hard to get deals done efficiently. A very impressive service.
Corporate Partner - Clarke Willmott LLP
“ I was pleased with every aspect of the service and I also found the interview preparation notes very useful. I am very grateful for the hard work Apex put in to find me a suitable position at a difficult time for the jobs market.”
Head of Commercial Property - Top 100 law firm
“Rebecca has worked with me on a number of varied assignments and on each occasion has delivered very clear, knowledgeable and valuable advice and has worked thoroughly and creatively on my behalf.”
Managing Partner - Legal 500 law firm
I have no hesitation recommending Rebecca. Rebecca helped with my move to Howard Kennedy. I found her knowledge of the market, her connections with others in the industry, and her support for my application, second to none. That she understood very well my needs made working with her very easy, and indeed a pleasure. Quality stuff; she is stand out in the crowd; you will struggle to find better.
Senior Associate - Howard Kennedy LLP