JDP was one of the very first firms in the UK to provide a service dedicated to the legal profession and today it is one of the leading providers of search services in the sector.

The firm represents a broad range of clients, from niche partnerships to leading global firms, and continues to be instructed by JDP’s very first clients who have grown, with the firm’s assistance, through merger, team acquisitions and lateral hiring.

The Directors, John Grimwade, Paulene McCaul and Maurice Webster, work closely with their in-house research team and effective use is made of an expansive network of contacts within the UK, Middle East and Asia.


Representative Assignments

JDP has been the originator of a large number of high profile City appointments and the architect of numerous merger discussions. Some highlights include:

  • The first recorded team move in 1991.
  • One of the largest and most complex team moves ever seen in the legal sector, involving a group of 8 partners, 40 plus lawyers and support staff from offices in London, São Paulo, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • Numerous introductions of “rising stars” and “up and coming” junior partners who have remained with our client firms and are now in management roles.
  • Negotiating the individual extraction of a five partner finance team.
"We have had a 15 year association with John and his team. They have placed 19 partners with us in that time and it is a tribute to them that 17 remain with us – of the other two one retired! A retention record like that shows they understand us and our needs which is absolutely key for any Recruitment Consultant. They are discreet, professional and know the market. We look forward to the next 15 years."

Richard Crump, Global Senior Partner, HFW LLP