London Private Practice & In-House
Scott originally practised as a Barrister at Goldsmith Chambers in London, having been called to the Bar in 1997. Prior to founding Edwards Gibson, he was a Director and operation head of the London office of a major international legal recruitment consultancy. His extensive experience of recruiting senior level candidates extends to both private practice and in-house and includes equity partner and team moves, domestic and international law firm mergers and global heads of legal in investment banks and financial services organisations.
Scott has written published articles and authored reports on both law firm and in-house recruitment matters which have been referenced in the national press including: the Financial Times, The Times and The Telegraph as well as official Law Society documents. He is a contributor to Corporate Law Department Management 2011 (published by Corporate Counsel Research) and is a regularly invited speaker at industry events. Scott’s forthcoming presentations include: the C&I Group event "Managing an In-House Legal Department in a Cost Effective Way" (April 2013) and the LexisNexis Legal Practice Management webinar: ‘How to manage partners moving firms’ (May 2013).
Email Scott: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Articles by Scott Gibson
Why use a legal recruitment consultant
The benefits of using a good recruiter.
Quantifying your following and writing an effective business plan
Including a sample business plan.
A guide for the private practice lawyer.
Recruiting in-house lawyers - a guide for HR professionals
The recruitment and retention of qualified lawyers in-house.
Recruiting in-house lawyers - a guide for General Counsel/Legal Directors
For the recruitment and retention of qualified lawyers in-house.
The partnership track and moving for immediate partnership
A guide for senior associates.
Legal directory rankings and their effect on lawyer recruitment
The benefits for both law firms and individual lawyers.
London law firm partner compensation 2011
Salaried partner and equity partner compensation in UK and US law firms in London
Lateral Partner Moves in London
A round-up of all the latest lateral partner moves in London law firms.
UK City law firm bonuses
Past trends and predictions for the future
- In-house lawyer salary summary
The Associate Recruitment Conundrum
Why law firms struggle to find the right candidates.
Attracting and retaining top talent to an in-house legal department
A contribution to Corporate Law Department Management - A Practical Guide
The rise and fall of the elite investment bank lawyer
From a recruitment perspective, the past 20 years has seen the position of the in-house lawyer change beyond all recognition
London Law Firm Assistants - Salary and Bonus Trends and Predictions - February 2012
A summary of the legal recruitment market and assistant lawyer salaries and bonuses.
Law Firm Salaries 2012
City and US Law firm fundamentals, their impact on the recruitment market and why 'real' assistant level compensation should not rise in 2012
London Law Firm Assistants Salary and Bonus Trends and Predictions 2012/2013
A summary of the legal recruitment market and assistant lawyer salaries and bonuses 2012/2013.
London Law Firm Partner Compensation 2012/2013
Partner compensation in UK and US law firms in London.