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Recruitment Services

We recruit globally across the full spectrum of HR & Talent positions for a range of Financial Services, Professional Services, Tech Disrupters and Corporate firms.

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We help exceptional companies find exceptional people

Lawson Chase is a global search firm, operating as six specialist recruitment teams with a general focus on mid-senior level appointments. We're passionate about talent and supporting our international clients to identify, attract and secure the individuals that will make a material impact to their businesses. 

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True specialists

We operate six specialist recruitment teams and develop our headhunters to be subject matter experts in their industries and heavily entrenched within their professional communities. Our dedicated focus and industry alignment is invaluable when fulfilling challenging search mandates and allows us to build and nurture an unparalleled network of candidate relationships. This 'knowledge led approach' ensures you are working with a team that really understands your business and the markets you work in.


We’re proud of our track-record of delivery and count some of the world’s most prestigious brands among the firms we advocate for. Our reputation is of critical importance to us and the volume of candidates and new clients who approach us through word-of-mouth speaks volumes. Don't just take our word for it though... our client testimonials, case studies and candidate testimonials speak for themselves.

Our headhunting methodology

The uncompromising mission of our recruitment teams is to attract and attain the best possible candidate for any given position, not just the best of whom happens to be actively looking. Our team are trained in the traditional art of headhunting in order to ensure the full talent pool is captured when we take a brief into the market. Our approach guarantees access to passive candidates who are difficult to unearth with direct sourcing methods.


We work as a trusted extension of your own team, carrying your brand values into the market as we represent your organisation to prospective employees. We’re obsessive about building relationships that last and treasure the partnership we build with clients. This non-transactional approach to talent consulting allows us to add value at every turn of the recruitment process, with our collaboration rooted in genuine, personal and honest relationships.

Our research-led approach

The backbone of our business is razor-sharp research and this extensive market intelligence underpins all of our work. This insight is critical at all stages of the recruitment process, from initial role scoping through to offer stage. We are armed with the expertise that allows us to act as trusted counsel to both our clients and candidates.

Global capabilities

Few search firms of our boutique scale can lay claim to the international footprint that Lawson Chase has developed. We embrace the philosophy that 'talent knows no borders' and have successfully recruited in the UK, United States, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kenya, Nigeria, Brazil, Australia, Austria, Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain and India to name a handful.

Diversity & Inclusion

We’re passionate about inclusion and the benefits that a diverse workforce can bring to our clients and strive to deliver diversity in candidate selection on all briefings, aiming for truly balanced shortlists that allow our clients to capture the 'diversity dividend'. We celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and champion a recruitment approach that inclusive, unbiased and fair.

Honesty & Candour

We have a straight-taking and no-nonsense approach to tackling search requirements and don't shy away from difficult conversations. As true business partners to our clients, we believe honesty is always the best policy. It is invaluable for our clients to understand the realities of the external market perception of their brands, teams and openings and we operate an open-book feedback approach to our relationships. This approach ensures we deliver on our promises and have a transparent relationship with all clients.

Supporting you to hire exceptional talent

  • 1

    We'll start by working with you on a full hiring needs assessment, helping you to create a job description if you haven't already drafted one. If you've already put something together, we'll work through this and make sure that you've captured everything that is important to the hiring stakeholders. 

  • 2

    Our recruiters will give you a view on the market, factors to consider and feedback from an early stage. We'll discuss the elements 'beyond the job spec' such as your company culture, the reasons why a candidate may want to join your organisation and the goals for the first year of employment. We will perfect the 'message to the market' that represents your brand and your requirements.

  • 3

    We'll agree on a strategy for the hiring project along with defining time-frames, interview formats and our recommended approach to the search. 

  • 4

    We will guide you through each interview stage, helping you to prepare and arming you with the information we believe will give you the best likelihood of success.

  • 5

    Lawson Chase will deliver a shortlist of vetted candidates that we believe represents the upper quartile of the interested talent pool for your consideration, taking into account the technical requirements, your company culture and the soft skills that have been identified by you as being important to the team.

  • 6

    We will commence the interview stages as previously agreed. Lawson Chase will provide feedback from the candidates you have met at each stage and will ask for this to be reciprocated from you. We will work in partnership with you at every juncture, managing candidate expectations and ensuring candidates have a positive experience.

  • 7

    When the preferred candidate has been identified, we will work closely with you to deliver the offer to a successful close. 

  • 8

    Lawson Chase will keep in close communication with you post-placement. We take a non-transactional approach to search and hope to work with you long term, continually developing our working relationship. Contact us.

Our Values

  • Be Human

    Our recruiters are genuine, humble, considerate and approachable. Recruitment is a relationship driven business and above all else, we instil our consultants with these values.

  • Be Honest

    Integrity and honesty are core to our way of working. We expect our recruiters to demonstrate this in every aspect of their work, to deliver upon promises we make and to be fully transparent in all of our feedback.

  • Be Tenacious

    We are an ambitious team, driven to meet the goals of our clients. We are passionate about delivering results, leaving no stone unturned and adding value at every stage of the search relationship. Resilience, tenacity and unwavering desire to succeed are traits we celebrate at Lawson Chase.

  • Be Excellent

    We are creative problem solvers, going beyond the call of duty, working smart and working hard. 

Our Services

  • Executive Search

    Retained search is the natural choice for organisations seeking to make senior and/or business critical appointments. Lawson Chase's executive search offering guarantees dedicated time and resource from experienced headhunters, operating a comprehensive and efficiently orchestrated search. Lawson Chase have never failed to deliver a retained assignment.

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  • Permanent Contingency

    Our permanent contingency service offers a full bodied recruitment service with a 'payment upon results' fee structure - you only pay a finders fee if one of our candidates is offered and accepts a position with you. This approach is best utilised with mid-level hires or when you may have already started working with other recruitment providers.  

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  • Interim

    A major component of our service offering is our interim practice, providing our clients access to exceptional candidates on a flexible basis. There are numerous reasons why businesses can benefit from on-demand expertise and we can deliver interim appointments as quickly as 'on-site tomorrow'. Find out more about our interim recruitment services here

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  • Talent Watch

    Our long-term approach to client relationships allows us to develop a great insight into the type of professionals they always want to have knowledge of when these individuals enter the recruitment market, even if they aren't actively hiring against a live job description. Our Talent Watch service is designed for us to work in partnership with clients who have a consistent interest in a particular skill set, experience or profile and want to know about exceptional candidates as and when they register with Lawson Chase.

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Client Testimonials

Case Studies

  • Investigations, Intelligence & Disputes

    Chief Operating Officer of a Global Investigations firm

    Nardello & Co were building a leadership team to support their rapid growth. Lawson Chase were appointed to secure a COO & Head of Office.

  • Investigations, Intelligence & Disputes

    Head of Forensic Accounting (ESG)

    When HSBC decided to pioneer a brand new Forensic Accounting function for their Global Markets team to analyse ESG factors, Lawson Chase were appointed exclusive search partner.

  • FinTech & Disruptive Technology

    Head of Governance for a FinTech Disrupter are disruptive FinTech firm, operating a business model that had never been run (or regulated) before. Lawson Chase were appointed to secure a Head of Governance who would be their face...

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