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Executive Search Project, Commercial Litigation Partner

Ortus Group was retained by a national firm with a significant growth plan and the required investment capital to build and grow their litigation practice in London. The firm already had a large litigation practice but they required a senior partner who would help take the London practice to the next level, particularity to develop international work. Ortus Group researched the market to find every suitable commercial litigation lawyer based in London with international connections and once the final target list was approved by the client, we engaged with the market via the headhunting methodology in order to attract the right person. One of those we connected with was a partner working for a niche litigation practice who was beginning to become frustrated with his current firm’s lack of ambition. After several conversations over the course of a few weeks, he agreed that the project we were working on for our client appealed to him so we worked with him to profile his business plan. After a couple of meetings with the client, both parties agreed there was real synergy and he joined the firm in June 2021 with the full backing and support to develop the firm’s litigation practice both in London and overseas.