In-house Legal Recruitment Specialists
Florit Legal is an in-house legal recruitment and search firm specialising in the search, selection and retention of in-house legal counsel across the UK, and covering all commercial industry sectors, from our hubs in London and Leeds. Clients retaining us for in-house legal recruitment projects include FTSE 350, mid-cap, and small-cap PLCs, as well as AIM-listed companies and large private equity backed organisations – all looking to set up or grow an in-house legal department.
We frequently undertake the most senior in-house legal search projects for businesses, such as General Counsel and/or Company Secretary positions, but also Legal Director, Chief Legal Counsel and Head of Legal Services roles, or their equivalent.
Within established legal teams, in-house legal recruitment assignments are focused on Assistant General Counsel, Senior Legal Counsel, and other less senior Legal Counsel roles, including ‘generalist’ corporate and commercial lawyers and other more niche legal specialists.
Whether as an integral part of a retained in-house legal search project, to bridge a gap, or as a stand-alone requirement for additional in-house legal resource, we provide senior interim legal counsel for fixed term contract assignments. An ideal “test drive” for both parties.
Florit Legal recruitment consultants have undertaken in-house legal recruitment assignments for a wide range of businesses in the UK since 1998. This is selection of successful assignments we have been intructed or retained on .
What our customers say
“Having never recruited a lawyer before, I contacted Florit Brooke following a recommendation from Addleshaw Goddard. They quickly understood my needs, grasped the issues and delivered what we were looking for.”
Andrew Turner - Chief Executive, API Group plc
“Miguel and his team have worked with ASDA for a number of years, and have helped us to recruit several members of our Legal Team. They have a good grasp of the issues and qualities that really matter to us.”
Alex Simpson - General Counsel & Company Secretary, ASDA
“No waffle and certainly not pushy. It’s worth speaking to them. As an experienced HR professional, I can honestly say that their approach is much better than many of their competitors.
Sian Evans - Group HR Director, Severfield plc
“I faced a very important and urgent resourcing issue and they not only offered a pragmatic solution, but also secured a very capable appointee. I can trust Miguel to give me honest, helpful and practical advice.”
Sarah Caddy - Company Secretary, Communisis plc
“Miguel’s, and his team’s, approach to in-house legal recruitment is refreshing, breaks the stereotypes and is one to which all legal recruitment consultants should aspire.”
Richard Fox - Head of Legal, Fendercare Marine, Norwich
“Miguel provided the best candidates by far. An excellent result and very easy to deal with.”
Jennifer Hamilton - Development and Environment Director, Grontmij
“I have always found Miguel to be personable, proactive and responsive. He tends to present options rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach, and provides honest insight and feedback. He has delivered every time.”
Paul Gregson - HR Director, Infinis Energy plc
“Their honesty and knowledgeable approach works. I would strongly recommend any company looking for an in-house lawyer to speak to Florit Legal.”
Andrew Greenwood - Risk Director, Leeds Building Society
“Florit Legal is a legal recruitment business I feel I can trust. They have proven their ability to identify and engage with some excellent candidates and successfully recruit for us.”
Mark Amsden - General Counsel and Company Secretary
“Honesty and integrity is what we look for when hiring, and the same goes for the consultants we choose to deal with. We found Miguel lived up to his reputation and also displayed tenacity, tact and understanding.”
David Biesterfield - Legal & Development Director
“Initially recommended by DLA Piper, Miguel Florit is a trusted advisor who recruited several members of our UK legal team, including me. My personal expectations have also been exceeded, evolving beyond legal into a general management role.”
Paul Ravenscroft - Global Head of M&A, NSG Group/Pilkington
"Miguel has hired lawyers for me here and in two other companies. He has a real ability to understand your business and your needs quickly, which enables him to add value. The team are professional, reliable and able to deliver a result."
Ken Mullen - Company Secretary & General Counsel, Provident Financial plc
“I worked with Florit Brooke since their inception and have found Miguel’s team to be well informed, responsive, and creative in their approach to the legal market. I have no reservation in recommending them.”
Andrew Hoyle - Utilitywise plc
"The consultants at Florit Legal have assisted Croda with three in-house searches. They are easy and enjoyable to work with, working collaboratively with us, and importantly putting forward a good mix of candidates for interview."
Tom Brophy - General Counsel & Company Secretary, Croda International
"I worked with Andy and would have no hesitation in recommending him at all. He is a very hardworking individual who has the personality to build rapport and relationships with both his clients and candidates across a wide range of industries and at all levels."
Jenny Geddes - Recruitment Partner, 2 Sisters Food Group
Miguel was an absolute pleasure to deal with as an applicant. He works really hard, goes the extra mile in recommending research, giving access to contacts and being available outside normal working hours. I felt he really cared about getting the fit right and building rapport with both the company that recruited me and me as the candidate. I highly recommend him for executive search.
Catherine Ledger - General Counsel and Company Secretary, Flybe Plc
Miguel works fast - I secured a job offer within 48 hours of the first phone call! Miguel has a professional and honest approach and demonstrated a good understanding of what the company was looking for. Recommended.
AB – In-house Real Estate Lawyer
Based on my experience, I cannot genuinely recommend Miguel and his team more highly and his service and work ethic simply surpasses that offered by the opposition; you should give them a try.
Richard Fox, Head of Legal
Miguel has great contacts amongst clients and candidates and is easy and good to work with. Recommended.
Legal Director – Healthcare Group
I have known Miguel for a number of years and worked with him as a client and candidate. He was instrumental in securing my current appointment and was brilliant to deal with. Always kept me up to speed and was very professional throughout the process. I have no hesitation in recommending him.
Lloyd Lemmon, General Counsel
Miguel is easy to work with; thinks imaginatively, understands what is needed and is completely professional.
Mark Hogarth, General Counsel
Miguel ensures that as a candidate he keeps you informed, he never leaves you hanging. He genuinely wants to achieve the right fit for both parties and so you know you can trust him to place you and recruit for you.
Dagmar Basquill, Head of Legal at Allied Healthcare
I have known Miguel for a number of years and have worked with him on a significant recruitment project. I have found him to be trustworthy, well connected and commercially minded. I have no hesitation in recommending him.
Carl Atkinson, gunnercooke llp
Miguel is professional, approachable, and easy to deal with. I would recommend him wholeheartedly.
In-house Employment Lawyer
Miguel is well connected and very easy to deal with. I know him to be a lateral thinker and very diligent in his efforts on behalf of corporate clients and candidates.
Cathy Baxandall - Company Secretary and Group Legal Counsel at Marshalls plc
Very responsive and always very professional and friendly. Miguel found new jobs for both me and my husband. I have since recommended him to friends and would highly recommend him to other candidates.
Victoria Dimmick - Chief Operating Officer at Piriform - Makers of CCleaner
I have worked with Miguel both as a client and a candidate on several occasions. His experience in the Legal Services Sector speaks for itself and he will do his best to make sure he understands your requirements. I hope to work with him again in the future.
Robert Powell - GDPR Legal Compliance Analyst at Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC
Miguel has his finger on the pulse of the legal market in the North and has an almost uncanny knack of anticipating vacancies. He is persistent in a way that gets results and is not a negative.
Jennifer Hamilton - Development & Environment Director at Sweco UK
Miguel has extremely high standards and approaches his work in a meticulous way which leaves the client with no doubt that an assignment is safe in his hands. His honest approach coupled with his sense of humour, make him a joy to work with.
Talent Acquisition Manager, Construction Sector
I have always found them highly professional, refreshingly out-of-the-box in considering potential solutions to my requirements and committed to long-term relationship-building. I would happily recommend them to friends and colleagues alike.
Denis Connery - Legal & Corporate Development Director
Andy is a fantastic recruiter. He knows the northern legal market extremely well. However, he is more than that. He genuinely has an interest in your career and, unlike a number of recruiters, will always keep you updated through calls and email.
Michael Grocott - Commercial (Legal) Director, Capita
I would highly recommend Andy as a recruiter to any legal professional looking to make their first move in house, or to move to a new position in house. Andy’s knowledge of the companies he works with is very impressive and I found that the qualities he felt I would enjoy about my employer entirely correct.
Amy Oram - Employment Lawyer, Provident Financial Group
I would wholeheartedly recommend Andy as a recruiter to any legal professional looking to either make their first move in house, or to move to a new position in industry. Andy is great at matching candidates to potential roles. He has an excellent knowledge of the in-house market, and the roles that are available.
Jay Moroney - Legal Counsel, HSBC
I’ve dealt with Florit Legal recruitment consultants over several years and highly recommend them for the placement of ambitious legal professionals. Andy provides support, updates and critical feedback whilst enhancing long term goals. An excellent service!
Rohit Basra - Legal Counsel , Calor Gas
The most proactive and informed recruiters I used whilst looking for my current in-house role. They were happy to answer any daft questions about the move in-house and they were very good at keeping me updated on how my applications were progressing, rather than leaving you guessing or not contacting you like some other agencies I dealt with.
Jade Ginger - Solicitor, NCC Group
Andy Balmer placed me in my first in-house role as a newly qualified commercial solicitor. Trust is not something which is easily earned but I trust Andy’s judgement and advice implicitly throughout the process. Both Andy and Miguel have an excellent knowledge of the in-house legal market and the way in which they approach in-house recruitment, gives a real “value-add” service.
Heena Lad - Corporate Counsel EMEA, Level 3 Communications
Andy was extremely personable, yet professional. His knowledge of the legal industry was excellent and his ability to understand and meet my needs was even better. Andy was keen to provide the right service for me and not just treat me as another client to place as soon as possible. I would (and have) unreservedly recommend Andy and his team.
Richard Crabb - Senior Legal Counsel, HSBC
Throughout the process Andy was approachable and open; always making the effort to be available whatever time of day suited best. He gave excellent feedback and support throughout the recruitment process. Andy ensures that both parties' personalities and styles of working complement each other which in turn ensures highly successful placements for both candidates and employers.
Isabel Smillie - In-house Solicitor
I would highly recommend Andy as he was greatly supportive during the recruitment process. This included helping me to prepare before interviews and providing feedback. Andy was quick with correspondence and went out of his way to answer my queries throughout.
Heather Dyson - Solicitor at Smiffys
Our highly experienced team comprises experienced in-house legal recruitment consultants, former practising solicitors, C-suite level in-house lawyers and other professionals. Executive coaching associates provide fully bespoke coaching to both clients and candidates, and their services form an integral part of our premium in-house legal recruitment service which is focused on appointee retention.