Absolute Search - Recruitment specialists

Who we are

ABSOLUTE Search is the Search arm of LAW Absolute specialising in senior Legal and Company Secretarial Appointments. Set up in 2003, we have been recruiting exclusively within the Legal and Company Secretarial space for over a decade and our understanding of the market and network of contacts is exceptional.

In an age of progressively stringent regulation and governance combined with significantly greater accountability placed on Boards it is now widely recognised  that the roles of  the General Counsel and Company Secretary can shape an organisation. Finding the right individuals who have the relevant technical and commercial ability will often determine the success of the business and the future for its shareholders and employees.  

Hence, our clients turn to us when they need to find the best people in the market. To achieve this a thorough and detailed search is required.

To date we have successfully filled every Search mandate we have been instructed on.

At ABSOLUTE Search, we pride ourselves on delivering a personalised, bespoke and tailored approach to every search instruction. Our team of experienced search Consultants manage every stage of the process ensuring that only the most suitable and talented candidates are selected.

Conversely, our candidates trust us to approach them with opportunities that represent a good fit with their capabilities and ambitions ensuring synergy from all parties and  allowing for a smooth recruitment process.

We truly believe that excellence can only be attained by true specialists and with our experience and tailored approach we are uniquely positioned within our market to offer the bespoke service of a niche boutique and deliver the highest standards of excellence with every search mandate. 


Senior Level Appointments

We provide recruitment solutions across Senior Legal and Company Secretarial Appointments

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Interim Executive Appointments

An increasing number of people are choosing portfolio work over traditional permanent roles. These high achieving individuals enjoy the breadth and diversity of the work on offer and for businesses they provide invaluable and often unparalled experience gained over years working within senior management positions.

Typically individuals are paid a daily rate and demand can vary enormously from a FTSE 250 needing one to two days a week Company Secretarial assistance to a six month full time position while the business seeks a new Global General Counsel.

ABSOLUTE Search was set up as a specialist Search Division of LAW Absolute. Set up over a decade ago, LAW Absolute was the first UK recruitment company to specialise exclusively within the Legal Interim market. Our Consultants have an indepth understanding of this specialist area and its development over the last decade. The addition of ABSOLUTE Search and our focus on Senior Level Management has added to our reach within this market and we now have a formidable selection of senior level candidates working within this field.

Our Interim Executive Appointments cover the whole spectrum of Senior Management roles – please refer to Senior Level Appointments. 

Our Clients

With over twelve years working within Private Practice, Industry, Financial Services and Government, our portfolio of clients includes:

  • Multinational Listed Organisations – FTSE 100 – AIM Listed
  • Pre, post and prospective IPOs
  • Magic Circle / Silver Circle Law firms
  • Financial Institutions
  • Private Companies
  • International Law Firms and Accountancy Practices
  • Central Government, Local Government, Charities and other Not-for-Profit bodies

Our Search Process

In cases where the appointment is at a senior level and the desirable skills and experience are exceptional, the most effective recruitment method is Search. We work with our clients on an exclusive basis advising every step of the way helping to ensure the very best and most suitable individuals for their organisations are selected. 

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For further information on the above please contact one of our specialist consultants - Sarah Godwin or Alexia Petrou.

Sarah Godwin

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Alexia Petrou

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