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Hunting for more than eggs

Thursday, 05 April 2012

As the Easter weekend rolls near, professional service firms and legal outfits throughout the city are seeing peaks and troughs in work-flow. Whilst children hunt for eggs, we have found ourselves actively seeking out strong talent within the following business streams.

Restructuring and Insolvency within the regions is very active. Grant Thornton has initiated a massive push in UK wide recruitment as a result of extensive work winning and a strong performance from their Advisory Unit. Leonard Curtis is also worth noting as they make waves in the market place – recruiting in Manchester and opening a Leeds office. They are also on the look out for a Partner within their Birmingham office.

In London, work is very busy on the advisory side and firms are on the look out for strong performers with IBR experience. There is a key push for mid-level hires, Managers and junior Senior Managers, and as ever within the current climate – Boutiques continue to originate and deliver a lot of work. Within the legal side of Corporate Recovery, the contentious - market continues to pick up speed and we have noted a lot more advisory work within London.

Indirect Tax on the other hand is very top-heavy – as we find a lot of desire at the Senior end. Interestingly however, the Big 4 are slowing the momentum in terms of Indirect Tax recruitment – an opportunity that has seen high activity within the mid-tier market. Law firms are also keen to get involved with this opportunity, and some notable tax outfits are actively recruiting within the VAT space.

The slowest of our specialisms are the Human Capital practices, as Pensions, Schare Schemes and Employment are somewhat stagnant. Smaller outfits, however, are still keen to keep an eye out for top performing Partners.

We would like to wish you all a wonderful Easter, and look forward to entering Q2 of 2012 to see how the market develops in light of the recent budget.

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