Jones Davey’s Testimonials

JONES DAVEY… WE FOCUS ON THE RIGHT CHOICES FOR CLIENTS AND CANDIDATES

Julien Rutler

FOUNDER, PARTNER, RLS LAW, LONDON
FORMER CLIENT

“Jones Davey is a search consultancy with a difference – they deliver on Brief, every time. They take the opportunity to understand our business, our unique culture and the needs of each individual assignment before working with us proactively to ensure that we recruit those that fit our needs most closely. We won’t use any others and therefore recommend their services unreservedly”.

Richard Beverley

MANAGING PARTNER (BIRMINGHAM)
FORMER CLIENT

“I have worked extensively with Jones Davey’s team in recent years and he has been instrumental in our securing a number of high calibre lateral hires. Llion has gained a good understanding of our requirements and worked sensitively and diligently to match us with appropriate candidates , always with an eye on mutual benefit`

Chris Williams

DIRECTOR, BLAKE MORGAN
FORMER CLIENT

Jones Davey adopts a considered approach to [recruitment]. By investing the time at the outset, they ensures the process is bespoke which results in a targeted and productive search. They do not act as a postbox between firms and candidates but works to create opportunities that may not have existed previously. Llion Jones provides invaluable guidance during the interview process and subsequent negotiations. He was introduced to me by a contact and, after being impressed by him, I recommended him to a friend who in turn secured a partnership role in a leading firm. Llion is a consistent performer.

Parminder Latimer

PARTNER & NATIONAL HEAD OF PENSIONS
FORMER CLIENT

“Jones Davey, particularly Llion Jones assisted me with securing a National Head of Pensions role. They assisted me three exciting potential opportunities. I found their advice to be consultative and focused around me and my objectives. They are a proactive organisation, helping each step of the way which I would recommend unreservedly.”

Rafal Zakrzewski

COUNSEL, CLIFFORD CHANCE
FORMER CLIENT

Llion gave a great presentation to graduate law students at the University of Cambridge. He offered sage advice on career planning and progression, and on the fine details of the application and interview process. Llion was able to draw deeply on his extensive experience in the recruitment field and to communicate it in a most engaging way. His talk was both inspiring and practically useful. I think that each of the attendees got a lot out of it. I am happy that he will repeat it for the benefit of next year’s cohort.

Simon Evans

STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT
FORMER CLIENT

“The service provided by the Jones Davey team went above and beyond what I had expected. At each stage of the process they provided straightforward, professional advice and I felt they genuinely had my best interests at heart and clearly understood what I wanted. They offer a personal, tailored service and were a pleasure to work with. I would have no hesitation in recommending Jones Davey to friends and colleagues.”

Olga Galazoula

PARTNER AT ASHURST
FORMER CLIENT

I have dealt with Jones Davey on a couple of occasions and have found him to be insightful, well-connected, personable and reliable. He knows the ins and outs of the industry very well and the quality of his work is well ahead of the competition.

Rafal Zakrzewski

COMMERCIAL LAWYER
FORMER ASSOCIATE

Llion gave a great presentation to graduate law students at the University of Cambridge. He offered sage advice on career planning and progression, and on the fine details of the application and interview process. Llion was able to draw deeply on his extensive experience in the recruitment field and to communicate it in a most engaging way. His talk was both inspiring and practically useful. I think that each of the attendees got a lot out of it. I am happy that he will repeat it for the benefit of next year’s cohort.

Caroline Saul

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR AT OSBORNE CLARKE
FORMER CLIENT

Jones Davey helped me to relocate to the South West from London, finding me an amazing role with a great firm.

I thought the “reverse search” approach was great –they took the time to find out what I wanted from my career and then went out and found a role that suited me, rather than trying to convince me to go for vacancies already being advertised that weren’t quite right.

I have subsequently recommended Llion to anyone I speak to in the legal sector that is considering moving jobs.

Brian Mason

BARRISTER
FORMER CLIENT

Jones Davey recently assisted me in returning to Australia from London. Although the Australian legal market has managed to avoid the worst elements of the global recession, Australian law firms have not been actively advertising positions or looking for candidates.

They devised a strategy for approaching the Australian law firms in a manner which suited this environment. When my applications progressed to the interview stage, he again helped me identify and communicate the key strengths in my background and experience.

Personal assistance like this is necessary in such a competitive market, yet its amazing how many other recruiters fail to provide it.

Charles Cruden

SOLICITOR (ENGLAND & WALES)
FORMER CLIENT

I had the pleasure to work with Jones Davey. Llion is an exceptional consultant for the Asian markets. He is very well informed about the legal markets of Asia, amongst others. I am truly impressed by his breath of connections at law firms across the region.

He has a creative approach to sourcing job opportunities. He is able to take initiative at the right moments to deliver candidates opportunities. He is very professional and personable.

He takes a genuine interest in the job search and is very proactive. In short, I can recommend Llion to candidates wishing to expand their career in the Asian markets.

Engen Tham

CORRESPONDENT AT THOMSON REUTERS
FORMER CLIENT

Jones Davey managed to get me an ideal position, with an ideal firm that increased my salary by 75%.

I used a number of large, international recruiters contemporaneously and none of their legal recruiters were as focussed or accessible as Jones Davey . They talked me through what the firms were expecting before I went to the interviews and gave me confidence with a number of helpful pointers.

They did not send me to interviews for inappropriate positions, which a lot of the legal recruiters at larger firms seemed to do, wasting my time and the time of the partners.

I highly recommend Jones Davey and have already recommended him to many of my colleagues.

Xiaochun Xu

CHINA LEGAL DIRECTOR AT VALUE RETAIL
FORMER CLIENT

I have been in contact with a dozen of local headhunters and I must say Jones Davey is one of the best in moving legal professionals into China.

Their proactive approach, strict confidentiality policy, high standards of service and deep understanding of the market all help to earn him respect and trust of candidates.

They spend the time to understand the needs of their candidates and play an active role in career planning, strategy structuring and salary negotiation. In addition, it is always a pleasure talking to Llion, which makes the career move much easier and painless..

I was recommended to Llion by one of my friend and I have subsequently recommended others to Jones Davey.

Kate Waters

SENIOR LAWYER,PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT & DISTRIBUTION
FORMER CLIENT

After having dealt with many recruitment agencies, working with Jones Davey was a breath of fresh air.

They take a personal interest in their candidates and recognise that the candidates presented to law firms are a representation of their expertise and therefore they make sure that you are a right fit for them and they a right fit for you before introducing you to each other.

On a personal note I find Llion good to speak to even when I’m not looking to move but just want a steer on what is going on in the recruitment market generally and he’s always happy to chat to you about this.

Hannu Mikkola

SENIOR COMPLIANCE ADVISORY, CORPORATE & INVESTMENT BANKING
FORMER CLIENT

I have known Jones Davey for a number of years and always found them to be very enthusiastic and proactive. Jones Davey have excellent contacts and have a real interest in doing the best possible job they can for both their clients and the candidates on whose behalf they work.

Llion is a first-rate recruiter and the only one that I directly recommend to my friends. He combines a tenacity and drive to find the right opportunity for all of his candidates, with a great sense of humour and an integrity that marks him out from others in the market.

If you are looking for a new role, I would definitely suggest speaking with Jones Davey.

Tom Bradford

LONDON HEAD OF BUSINESS IMMIGRATION, TOP 50 FIRM
FORMER CLIENT

“Llion is a true professional and very effective at matching people to their ideal Partner roles. His market knowledge is excellent, and it was a pleasure working with him. I recommend him without hesitation. “

Justin Sun

LONDON HEAD OF BUSINESS IMMIGRATION, TOP 50 FIRM
FORMER CLIENT

“Llion from Jones Davey, one who truly cares about random candidates’ personal situation and making great efforts to provide tailor made advice. Very enthusiastic too. All round, a very pleasant and efficient person to work with”

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