Private Family Office / Private Wealth Manager
A boutique family office and private wealth manager were looking for their first in house General Counsel to help establish and run the legal department, assisting on a broad range of internal matters as well as providing expertise to clients and wider business areas on arising legal matters. As this was a new hire for them, the role would initially be for a 1 year contract.
The challenge with this hire was finding someone at the right level of experience who would be comfortable in this environment. Someone coming from a large organisation was unlikely to be suitable. In addition to this, the role required someone to be quite hands on, so we needed a relatively senior person on a tight. We also needed to find someone that would be willing to undertake this role on a contract basis initially. Contax Law was able to leverage its close working relationship with its wholly owned permanent recruitment firm Nicholas Scott, and their contacts overseas, to find a suitably qualified UK lawyer in the Middle East who was looking for a move back to London after several years overseas.