Annual Report 2010

Adecco London, UK
Recruitment of specialist legal talent
in a very competitive market

Badenoch & Clark is a UK-based recruitment partner for accounting, finance, banking, financial services, change management, HR, IT, legal, marketing and public sector recruitment.

Travers Smith, a long-established London legal firm, instructed Badenoch & Clark to recruit a banking lawyer. This was a tough assignment, not least given the fierce competition for legal talent in the City, but especially because the firm only hires lawyers of the highest calibre. Victoria Butler dealt directly with the firm’s partners and used her know-how to advise and guide Kate Dickens into selecting the right role for her. She knew Kate was the ideal candidate for Travers Smith. The biggest challenge was steering her through the process while she had an offer from a competing law firm and was being invited to interviews by rival recruiters. Travers Smith was the best choice for her given their quality of work, market position and collegiate environment. In the end, Kate was made an offer immediately following three rounds of interviews. Badenoch & Clark have since been in regular contact with the client and proved they are able to procure the best candidates for this extremely prestigious firm.