The international legal scene is becoming only more important as the leading international law firms compete for a place among the ‘global elite’. At the same time, smaller independent firms boasting local expertise are competing hard to maintain and grow market share. And the best management skills are finding their way into both.


We have successfully filled positions in South Africa, India, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong, UAE, Cayman, Australia, New York and various financial centres across Europe. Typically we have helped candidates to relocate from the UK to fill placements, but sometimes we have supported people to move within the same country.  


More firms have been asking us at Totum to help source talented people for different jurisdictions. That is why we have increased our international focus across all functional areas, giving us the ability to concentrate on a rising number of management roles across all international locations, as they come in off the back of global expansion and/or a need for increasing operational sophistication.

Your role

Business services professionals in the UK legal sector have attained a level of sophistication unrivalled in many other parts of the world. As part of this management community, you are therefore in high demand – not only in the UK but by law firm operations overseas too.


Roles are opening up that offer talented business services candidates new responsibilities and challenges in overseas locations. It’s not only an opportunity to explore new horizons. It’s also a chance to gain invaluable experience that will help your long-term career development.


We work exclusively for the legal sector but look across industry boundaries for the best talent.  We understand that a successful international relocation requires another layer of support. We know how to source the most suitable candidates for such moves and go out of our way to support a smooth recruitment process and easy transition for all.


We also have alliances with leading recruitment businesses Seldon Rosser and J.Johnson Executive Search (in Australia and the US respectively) who we sometimes work with on joint assignments needing a global reach. This helps us to offer you a truly global service, wherever in the world you might need it.


Contact us to find out more about our international experience, and how we can help you in your overseas ventures.


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