The ultimate generous relationship
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Fantastic opportunity for a lawyer with corporate or commercial skills to join the expanding team at a well-known British retailer.
(Ref: ACBJ6364)Andy Balmer
Superb opportunity for a commercial lawyer to join the European Legal team of a rapidly expanding publicly traded corporation (NYSE: WAT).
(Ref: ACBJ5470)Andy Balmer
Superb opportunity for an In-house Counsel to join this rapidly expanding global infrastructure client with offices in Dubai, Manchester and London.
(Ref: HUJ6021)Harriet Ullyott
Leeds and Manchester
We currently have 4 excellent opportunities for in-house commercial property lawyers in Leeds and Manchester. No previous in-house legal experience is required!Miguel Florit
Senior Commercial Lawyer required for one of Leeds' recent success stories. High grade quality and a fantastic supportive environment.
(Ref: ACBJ6405)Andy Balmer
Burgeoning business in the science industry has a fantastic opportunity for a UK qualified Solicitor to a varied commercial role.
(Ref: ACBJ6396)Andy Balmer
Exciting opening for a legal executive (CILEX/FILEX) or social housing litigation lawyer to join a leading firm in Leeds
(Ref: ABJ6489)Anthony Brooke
Substantial opportunity for an experienced commercial property solicitor to work for regional clients, developers and investors on quality matters.
(Ref: ABJ6461)Anthony Brooke
Ideal opportunity for a commercial property solicitor NQ-3 PQE to join a well regarded firm in Harrogate,
(Ref: ABJ6457)Anthony Brooke
Interesting role for a Corporate Commercial lawyer to join and leading, multi-site firm in Lincolnshire.
(Ref: ABJ5266)Anthony Brooke
Top 50 firm with growing Real Estate offering and a slightly different personality from other top 20 firms is looking for a property solicitor 4-10PQE
(Ref: ABJ4571)Anthony Brooke
Fantastic opportunity for an experienced residential conveyancer to undertake London work with a Leeds firm and opportunity for personal development
(Ref: ABJ4029)Anthony Brooke
£40-50K + car, bonus, pension
Ideal first in-house move for someone with a criminal/regulatory background and very good communication and influencing skills.
(Ref: MFJ5839)Miguel Florit
We don’t process legal jobs. We help build companies and careers. Brilliant relationships are what drive us, and growing them is what we’re all about.
We believe that when you give more, you get more. That’s why we’re generous with our time and expertise, and why we go out of our way to understand you, share our knowledge and add something extra – every time you work with us.
We’re experts in our field – and we get results. But over time, we develop something even more important: the intuitive understanding that really special relationships are built on.
We listen to customers and seek first to understand. We respond to their needs by being available, approachable and receptive – making us easy to work with.
We demonstrate respect and care for our clients, candidates and colleagues. We appreciate their points of view, and tactfully offer alternative perspectives.
We’re true, fair and honest. To us relationships come before revenue. So we always strive to do the right thing, in your best interests.
We have some of the strongest expertise in our market. We offer tailored solutions and add value by giving our knowledge freely and happily.
We're collaborative and supportive. Open dialogue means we can really do our best for people. We give it our all and aim to make a difference.
“Your interview preparation was light years ahead of anyone else!”
Head of Legal, major UK retailer
“I told my friend you were honest, straight-talking and could ably advise him on both the in-house and practice market concurrently.”
In-house Commercial Lawyer, about former private practice colleague
“As a newly qualified solicitor in a highly competitive market, I found Florit Brooke to be enthusiastic, supportive and current in their approach.”
NQ Solicitor, Insolvency
“Whilst it was disappointing to be rejected, I must just say that the way you have handled the process and the feedback stands as a shining example to your competitors. I will definitely use you when next looking to hire.”
Legal and Compliance Manager, London
“From start to finish, this was far and away the best recruitment experience I have ever had.”
Partner, moving to Manchester
“Moving on in our profession is a nervy process and we place a huge amount of trust in those who place us. There are no 'games' with Florit Brooke, just practical and honest advice. You know you are in safe hands.”
Associate, Planning Lawyer
We offer a number of referral gifts to appeal to a range of tastes. Since it’s the thought that counts, the principle behind our gifts is to make a difference to you; to one of our canine friends; to someone you don’t know; or to everyone. You choose. Select an option from the choices below.
The dogs trust rely on the generosity of individuals to make a huge difference to the dogs in their care. £200 will help towards the costs of cosy bedding for dogs, buying costs to keep the dogs dry on walks, or help towards the cost of neutering a dog. To find out more about the Dogs Trust click here.
With the help of our chosen environmental charity, The World Land Trust (WLT), our £200 could save 2 acres of rainforest as a direct result of each successful referral. With Sir David Attenborough as its patron, the WLT is an international conservation organisation which takes direct action to save and protect rainforest and other biologically important lands. To find out more about the WLT click here.
As a professional you’ll know that education is an important part of any child’s life. For some children reaching school can be almost impossible, so Save the Children is building schools in some of the most isolated communities and replacing schools damaged by war or natural disaster. With the help of the charity’s Wish List, £200 will pay for a place in a school for over 9 children. So why not do something amazing with your gift? To see the range of things you can do with the Wish List click here.
For those who like to take it easy or indulge in a little pampering, you can choose a £200 ‘Voucher du Vin’ which can be redeemed against food, wine, rooms, events or treatments in all of the hotels in the Hotel Du Vin group. To see where you can redeem your voucher click here.
For those of you that like to enjoy a spot of retail therapy in your spare time why not choose a £200 John Lewis gift card and treat yourself to something special from any of the John Lewis and Waitrose stores or at John Lewis online. Click here to see the John Lewis website.
“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, The Noble Organisation
“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
“Initially recommended by DLA Piper, Florit Brooke are trusted advisors 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
“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
"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. Florit Brooke are professional, reliable and able to deliver a result."
Ken Mullen - Company Secretary & General Counsel, Provident Financial 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 co-founded Florit Brooke in 2007 after 9 years in legal recruitment with two leading legal recruitment companies in the UK. Before working in legal recruitment Miguel was a practising solicitor – initially in the City with Berwin Leighton Paisner and then Addleshaw Goddard in Leeds.
He has recruited lawyers at all levels into both practice and industry. Now focused on industry, Miguel recruits legal professionals into in-house legal departments throughout the UK across a range of industry sectors, and at all levels up to General Counsel.
Outside work, Miguel’s prized possessions are his rowing machine, running shoes and iPod. He enjoys the outdoors, keeping fit, travel, the stockmarket (sometimes!) and is an occasional ‘fair weather’ scuba diver.
Tony has been in recruitment since 1997, initially with Hays plc recruiting accountants, before switching to legal recruitment in 1999 with Sacco Mann. He has built strong relationships across the North in Private Practices large and small, acting for lawyers at all levels including partners.
Having co-founded Florit Brooke in 2007, Tony is known for being refreshingly honest, but demonstrates time and again that the foundation of this approach is his detailed market knowledge and meticulous attention to supporting the candidate and client.
Tony plays golf occasionally, and is learning electric guitar on his beloved Sheraton 2. He enjoys weekends away as often as possible, and bakes exceedingly good Christmas cakes.
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Andy is an experienced recruiter having been in the industry since 2004. He started his recruitment career in London, initially working for a FTSE 100 recruitment business placing IT professionals into the banking and finance industry. From there, he moved to the City and placed senior finance professionals into commerce and industry.
Having joined Florit Brooke in 2011, Andy is responsible for the recruitment of in-house legal professionals in companies across the North of England, and increasingly further afield. Andy prides himself on his honest and pragmatic approach to legal recruitment and his ability to build strong relationships.
Andy is an avid football and sports fan frequently watching his beloved Sunderland. He is also a talented cook, the results of which naturally his wife and son enjoy sampling!
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Gemma is a specialist legal recruitment consultant with several years’ experience of providing permanent recruitment solutions to private practice law firms across the North West and Yorkshire.
Gemma commenced her career at a reputable Lancashire law firm and gained invaluable skills and experience that have served her well in her role as a legal recruitment consultant. She has also spent time working within the field of organisation development with large public and private sector clients.
Gemma is dedicated to ensuring that legal professionals receive impartial and honest advice regarding their career choices.
Outside work, Gemma enjoys running, attending the gym and yoga.
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Lisa is a former HR Director with experience in the financial services and pharmaceuticals sectors. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and trained as a coach with the International Coaching Federation.
Lisa has always had a passion for developing others and having worked in leadership roles herself, has a particular interest in coaching women leaders in industry as well as law firms via her coaching consultancy, Alto.
She is known for her challenging yet supportive style in helping individuals prepare for challenging new roles and promotions as well as returning to work following maternity leave.
Career coaching represents a second career for Ian, after a long and successful career as a corporate lawyer in private practice, including over 20 years’ as a partner with Addleshaw Goddard, where he led the financial services markets practice and was responsible for partner development across the firm.
He has a Masters Degree in Career Coaching and has co-authored a chapter on Coaching in Professional Services Firms for the book Coaching in Professional Contexts (published by Sage, 2015).
Ian’s coaching clients have included lawyers at all levels, from trainees to partners, who are at a crossroads in their careers, whether it be the step up to partnership, or a complete change of direction.
Wendy commenced her recruitment career in HR and training supplying internal management for the pub industry. She continued her career in a variety of HR, marketing and front of house roles in the recruitment sector, working for search and selection businesses specialising in the finance sector.
At Florit Brooke, Wendy co-ordinates all administrative support functions for the business and provides PA, marketing, finance and HR support to the Partners.
Outside work, Wendy is mum to 2, enjoys DIY and loves visiting new places. She is often seen attending the gym, enjoys good food and loves watching the others do the ironing!
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After passing the Legal Practice Course, Harriet spent three years working at Walker Morris, servicing clients in the financial services industry. This gave her first-hand experience of both the legal and financial services sectors.
She then worked in sales for Leeds Brewery, supplying to pubs and major retailers, before joining Florit Brooke. Here, Harriet plays a key operational support role to the Partners and consultants.
Outside work, Harriet has a passion for sport and regularly plays netball for a number of local teams, enjoys Crossfit and takes part in long distance runs for charity.
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Florit Brooke's coaches are independent, self-employed professionals who partner with us to offer you a unique, tailored service. Your dealings with them remain totally confidential. We simply bring the two of you together and then leave you to collaborate on any work, career development or legal recruitment challenges you may have, including:
For more information call:
Miguel Florit on 0113 457 0045