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Private Practice Recruitment

Rutherford is a boutique legal recruitment agency which secures the finest lawyers for private practice firms in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Over the last decade, our legal recruitment firm in London has developed a strong reputation within the legal space, solidifying along the way our position as a leading law recruitment agency both in the UK and the US.

Given our numerous successful searches over the years in the in-house legal recruitment market, our team decided to further expand its remit within the legal space to now cover the private practice sector. Banking on the vast private practice recruitment experience from the team spearheading the function, Rutherford has been able to quickly build a strong expertise within the field.

Delivering premier search services with a consultative approach, our private practice recruitment team partners with a wide range of clients - from magic and silver circle law firms all the way to boutique - to identify and secure the best private practice legal talent. Rutherford is widely known for being a specialist recruiter with unparalleled market knowledge; our Legal Recruitment Consultants all have strong knowledge in the legal field, which enable them to approach every client mandate with an acute awareness of needs.

If you wish to find a legal recruitment partner who can assist you with the growth plans or succession planning of your business, get in touch with Rutherford’s private practice recruitment specialists today.



Private Practice Roles We Place

Debt Capital Markets Associate
Financial Services Regulatory Associate
A Financial Services Regulatory Associate's core duties will tend to be centred around advisory and commercial projects regulatory work for a wide range of financial services clients, both in wholesale and retail. It will be supporting a private practice firm's clients in navigating and solving their regulatory matters.
Energy Project Finance Senior Associate
The Energy Project Finance Senior Associate will focus on navigating the legal complexities which surround the funding and development of energy projects. This type of role is crucial when it comes to structuring financial agreements, negotiating terms and ensuring compliance with regulatory frameworks.

94%

of permanent placements made in the last two years are still in position

89

is our Net Promoter Score (NPS) with Candidates

91

is our Net Promoter Score (NPS) with Clients

57%

of our placements so far in 2023 are from a diverse background

Private Practice Consultants

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Jonathan Skerrett

Director

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Matthew Makrinos

Head of Delivery

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Luzaan De Wit

Researcher, Private Practice Legal

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Commercial Real Estate Associate/Senior Associate (4-6 PQE)

London

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Corporate M&A - Senior Associate (4+ PQE) - Global Law Firm

London

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Associate Lawyer - Regulation (Elite US/Cravath Salary) 4-7PQE

London

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Regulation NQ

London

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Senior Associate - Funds Lawyer

London

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Corporate Associate - Global Law Firm - (Dubai)

Dubai

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Real Estate Lawyer (Associate) - Southampton

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Commercial Real Estate Lawyer - Associate (4+ PQE)

London

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Structured Finance (CLO) Lawyer - Associate

London

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Real Estate Disputes Lawyer - Associate

London

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Real Estate Finance Lawyer - Associate (4-6 PQE)

London

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Senior Associate/Lawyer – Corporate and M&A (Energy and Infrastructure, 4+ PQE)

London

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Funds and Private Credit Lawyer (Associate) | 2 - 5 PQE

London

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Financial Regulation Lawyer (Associate) - Silver Circle, 1-3 PQE

London

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Private Practice

Investment Funds Lawyer (Associate)

Dubai

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Private Practice

Of Counsel - Power and Clean Energy

London

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Private Practice

Junior Fund Associate - Prestigious Law Firm, Los Angeles

Los Angeles

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Private Practice

Elite US Law Firm - Fund Associate (4 - 7 years PQE)

London

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Private Practice

Financial Regulation Lawyer (Contentious - Mid)

London

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Financial Regulation Associate - Elite US Law Firm

London

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Private Practice

Mid-Level Private Funds Lawyer (Elite US 2-4 years PQE)

London

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Private Practice

Energy Project Finance Senior Associate (US Law Firm)

London

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Private Practice

Financial Regulation Associate - 2-4 PQE - Global Law Firm

London

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Private Practice

Financial Regulation Associate - Elite US Law Firm

London

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Infrastructure (Project/Energy) Associate

London

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Associate Projects Energy & Infrastructure

New York

$250,000 - $370,000

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Private Funds Counsel - Elite Law Firm (Cravath Scale)

City of London

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Funds NQ - Global Law Firm - Dubai

Dubai

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Private Practice

M&A Lawyer/Senior Associate (4-7 years PQE) - Leading Law Firm, Dubai

Dubai

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Private Practice

Senior Associate - Funds Lawyer

London

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Private Practice

Mid-Level Private Funds Lawyer (Elite US 2-4 years PQE)

London

Private Practice
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Energy Project Finance Senior Associate (US Law Firm)

London

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Private Practice

Real Estate Lawyer (Associate) - Southampton

Southampton

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Private Practice

Commercial Real Estate - Associate (FTC)

London

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Private Practice

Structured Finance (CLO) Lawyer - Associate

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

Commercial Real Estate Lawyer - Associate (4+ PQE)

London

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Private Practice

Funds NQ - Global Law Firm - Dubai

Dubai

Private Practice
Private Practice

M&A Lawyer/Senior Associate (4-7 years PQE) - Leading Law Firm, Dubai

Dubai

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Private Practice

Private Funds Counsel - Elite Law Firm (Cravath Scale)

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

Infrastructure (Project/Energy) Associate

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

Financial Regulation Associate - Elite US Law Firm

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

Financial Regulation Lawyer (Contentious - Mid)

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

Financial Regulation Associate - Elite US Law Firm

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

Elite US Law Firm - Fund Associate (4 - 7 years PQE)

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

Junior Fund Associate - Prestigious Law Firm, Los Angeles

Los Angeles

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Private Practice

Of Counsel - Power and Clean Energy

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

Compliance Associate

New York

$100,000 - $160,000

Private Practice
Private Practice

Investment Funds Lawyer (Associate)

Dubai

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Financial Regulation Lawyer (Associate) - Silver Circle, 1-3 PQE

London

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Private Practice

Funds and Private Credit Lawyer (Associate) | 2 - 5 PQE

London

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Private Practice

Senior Associate/Lawyer – Corporate and M&A (Energy and Infrastructure, 4+ PQE)

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

Senior Lawyer/Associate - Infrastructure M&A (5-8 years PQE)

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

Real Estate Finance Lawyer - Associate (4-6 PQE)

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

Real Estate Disputes Lawyer - Associate

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

Structured Finance (CLO) Lawyer - Associate

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

Commercial Real Estate Lawyer - Associate (4+ PQE)

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

Commercial Real Estate - Associate (FTC)

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

Funds NQ - Global Law Firm - Dubai

Dubai

Private Practice
Private Practice

Private Funds Counsel - Elite Law Firm (Cravath Scale)

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

M&A Lawyer/Senior Associate (4-7 years PQE) - Leading Law Firm, Dubai

Dubai

Private Practice
Private Practice

Mid-Level Private Funds Lawyer (Elite US 2-4 years PQE)

London

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Partner - Renewables, Energy & Utilities - Global Law Firm (London)

London

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Associate, Fund Formation - Leading US Law Firm in New York (Cravath-Scale)

New York

$225,000 - $345,000

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Partner, Renewables, Energy & Utilities - Global Law Firm

Riyadh

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Partner, Renewables, Energy & Utilities - Global Law Firm (Germany)

Germany

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Energy Projects Lawyer (Associate) - Tier 1 Practice | 3-6 PQE

New Zealand

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Project Development Lawyer - Energy and Infrastructure (Dubai) | 4-7 years PQE

London

Private Practice
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Energy Project Finance Senior Associate (US Law Firm)

London

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Private Practice

Projects Lawyer - Energy - Associate

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

Real Estate Lawyer (Associate) - Southampton

Southampton

Private Practice
Private Practice

Junior Fund Associate - Prestigious Law Firm, Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Private Practice
Private Practice

Elite US Law Firm - Fund Associate (4 - 7 years PQE)

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

Commercial Real Estate - Associate (FTC)

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

Senior Lawyer/Associate - Infrastructure M&A (5-8 years PQE)

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

Senior Associate/Lawyer – Corporate and M&A (Energy and Infrastructure, 4+ PQE)

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

Funds and Private Credit Lawyer (Associate) | 2 - 5 PQE

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

Financial Regulation Lawyer (Associate) - Silver Circle, 1-3 PQE

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

Investment Funds Lawyer (Associate)

Dubai

Private Practice
Private Practice

Of Counsel - Power and Clean Energy

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

Corporate M&A Lawyer, Energy - Associate/Senior Associate

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

Private Funds Associates | 2-8 PQE | Tier 1/2/3 Practices

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

Junior Funds Associate

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

Energy and Projects Lawyer (Senior Associate) - London

Sydney

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Private Practice

Energy and Projects Lawyer (Senior Associate) - London

Auckland

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Private Practice

Energy Projects Lawyer (Associate) - Tier 1 Practice | 3-6 PQE

London

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Private Practice

Energy and Projects Lawyer (Senior Associate)

London

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Private Practice

Senior Payments Lawyer (Part-Time/4 Days)

London

Private Practice
Private Practice

Projects Lawyer - Energy - Associate

London

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Private Practice

Energy Project Finance Senior Associate (US Law Firm)

London

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Private Practice

Project Development Lawyer - Energy and Infrastructure (Dubai) | 4-7 years PQE

London

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Private Practice

Energy Projects Lawyer (Associate) - Tier 1 Practice | 3-6 PQE

New Zealand

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Partner, Renewables, Energy & Utilities - Global Law Firm (Germany)

Germany