Laura heads up Totum’s specialist HR team, working alongside Harriet Brown and Katie Hollis-Wood. She focuses on more senior HR assignments from manager to director level and across generalist and specialist roles.
Laura takes pride in an HR team that balances a wealth of experience. Laura has over 10 years’ experience in legal recruitment, for example, while Harriet worked for many years as an HR manager in UK and US law firms. That knowledge gives the team great understanding of the need to develop personal relationships that transcend boundaries. Where a law firm client may become a candidate or even a recruiter in time, there is no ‘us’ and ‘them’; it is working in partnership that counts.
Laura relishes working in a sector that can offer talented HR candidates real opportunity to make a difference. Legal HR teams are often smaller than those in corporates and offer talented HR professionals considerable contact with a firm’s most senior decision-makers.
As HR managers have proved their value at the highest levels, Totum’s HR team is working hard to support more of them into some of the most senior leadership roles in law firms today – including that of COO.
Prior to joining Totum, Laura worked at Frazer Jones managing a team focused on the recruitment of mid to senior-level HR professionals into law firms and other professional services teams.