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The Legal Division of Nicholas Scott provides Search & Selection services in relation to Partner and Associate hires, in addition to –in-house roles in the City and on an International basis (Asia, Russia, Europe and Middle East)

Nicholas Scott has high level contacts with a range of International law firms in the City and is therefore able to identify, reference and approach Partners ascertaining motivations to consider a move, acquiring information on the portability and value of their business including planning and monitoring each stage of the process.

Asia & Australia
Nicholas Scott has undertaken searches in the London market to secure Associates for the Hong Kong and Singapore offices of International law firms. We have also placed candidates from leading London (including Magic Circle) law firms with major law firms in Sydney, Australia.

We have placed a number of candidates with firms in Moscow including Magic Circle and leading US law firms. We have contacts in both the legal and financial markets in Moscow which ensure we have an up to date and accurate knowledge of the current state of the market.

Nicholas Scott has a number of Partner contacts in well established law firms in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi as well as a leading financial institution in Abu Dhabi.

Legal Team

Nick Robbins - Director

Nicholas Robbins is a Director of Nicholas Scott and the principal member of the legal division. Previously Nick owned the legal recruitment company Garfield Robbins International between 1989 and 2005 during which time he established leading offices in the City of London, Hong Kong, Sydney and Melbourne. Spending time in each of these offices. He is a major shareholder and practicing search consultant at Nicholas Scott.


Gerry Arbuckle – Director - Legal Division

Gerry is a Director in the Legal Division of Nicholas Scott. He works on Partner and Associate Search and Selection assignments for a range of clients including major International law firms in the UK, Asia and Russia. Prior to joining Nicholas Scott in 2006, Gerry was a lawyer working predominantly in the areas of complex fraud and criminal law, having previously worked at a leading investment bank.


Aman Mahal - Consultant - Legal Division

Aman is a Consultant in the Legal Division at Nicholas Scott and he specialises in moving candidates in the UK, Asian and Australian markets. Aman graduated from King’s College, London with a law degree and the completed the LPC at Nottingham Law School in June 2004. After completing his training contract at SJ Berwin LLp he qualified into their Banking and Finance team where he spent a further four years as an Associate.


Irina Vorobjova - Researcher

Irina is a researcher in the Legal Division of Nicholas Scott. She is a native Russian speaker and a UK law graduate. Before joining Nicholas Scott Irina completed the Legal Practice course. She assists on a range of searches, particularly in relation to the Russian market.

Recent Partner Searches
Capital Markets Partner for Moscow office of a leading US Firm
Oil & Gas Partner for Moscow office of a leading US firm
Corporate Partner for a UK City Firm
Head of Contentious Intellectual Property for UK City firm
Pensions Partner for UK City Firm
Banking Litigation Partner for a UK City Firm
Commercial Fraud Partner for a UK City Firm
Construction Professional Indemnity Partner Search for a UK City Firm
Chief Operating Officer for a UK City Firm
Real Estate Partner for a UK City Firm
Head of Knowledge Management for a UK City Firm
Corporate Partner for the Hong Kong Office of a UK City Firm
Corporate Partner for the Middle East Office of a UK City Firm
Chief Executive / Chief Operations Office / Finance Director
Recent Associate Searches
Restructuring & Insolvency Associate for a major UK law firm
Financial Markets PSL for Silver Circle firm
Banking & Finance PSL for the Singapore Office of a leading US Firm
Finance Associate for leading Australian Law firm
We have carried our searches for Associates in the Corporate M&A, Private Equity, Private Equity Funds, Real Estate Funds, Acquisition Finance, Real Estate Finance, Project Finance, Corporate in Moscow and in-house for an Abu Dhabi Bank.