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Team Moves

Partner team moves are the holy grail of legal recruitment - law firms eulogise them because, unlike individual lateral hires, fully integrated groups of mutually supportive partners cross-selling to longstanding clients dramatically increases the chances of successful client transfer and, unlike full blown mergers, they come with minimal client conflict and team integration issues. Teams themselves favour them for the same reasons, but also because of the psychological re-assurance that goes with moving with close, and often long standing, colleagues.

Despite their clear utility, outside of full law firm mergers and insolvent collapses, the complexities of large team moves - where five or more partners move together - make them very rare. Edwards Gibson is one of the few UK legal recruiters to regularly advise on large team moves and our track record is second to none; in the five years between 2014-2018, of the twelve large team moves in the London legal market, Edwards Gibson is proud to have brokered a quarter.

Recent large team moves by Edwards Gibson:

news & events

  • March 2019: EG sponsors the 'Real Estate Team of the Year' Award at the Legal Business Awards 2019 more
  • June 2019: Edwards Gibson director quoted in ‘US Top 50 Firms in London’ report (The Lawyer) more
  • September/October 2019 round up of lateral partner moves in London more
  • November 2019: Edwards Gibson director quoted in ‘The Lawyer’ article ‘Just Pay Me In Dollars: The Long, Slow Toppling Of The Magic Circle’s Buying Power’ more

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