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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We’re always interested in hearing from talented individuals who share our philosophy and the values that underpin our consultative way of doing things.
If you share our philosophy and you have the drive and commitment to maintain an outstanding reputation for yourself and our business, as the true consultants in legal recruitment, you’ll wonder why you didn’t make the move sooner.