Testimonials

Marsden International helped me make the move not only to a different jurisdiction (Ireland to the UK) but also to a different legal practice area.  Michelle Mills who I dealt with is extremely responsive, friendly and approachable and really knows the market.  She kept me updated on every stage of the process and ensured that I was placed into a firm that was the right fit for my experience and personality.  I would highly recommend her and Marsden International to anybody who intends on making the move to a City firm in London.

Regulatory Irish lawyer moving from Ireland to London….
 

"I cannot praise Michelle highly enough for her assistance in making my move from a large city law firm to a magic circle firm.  Friendly, responsive, pro-active and with an impressive knowledge of the legal market, I couldn't have hoped for a better recruitment consultant to assist with the recruitment process.  It really is refreshing to deal with someone who has your best interests at heart and who you feel you can trust.  I would highly recommend her to prospective job hunters and employers alike."

Senior litigation associate moving  to a Magic circle firm in London


I was searching for a job for quite sometime when I first got in touch with Sarah Marsden, who sooner became not just the person who introduced me to my current employer but also a mentor and advisor who catered my job hunt experience to best suit my background and preferences.

A mid level finance Lawyer from London to an in-house role in Dubai


I am a mid-level solicitor specialising in construction who has recently moved to the Middle East from the UK having secured a position with a global private practice firm with the assistance of Sarah Marsden. I would absolutely recommend Sarah to anyone looking to make a similar move. Sarah's in-depth knowledge of the market and in particular the firms I was targeting was invaluable in coming to this decision. Moving firms let alone country can be a stressful process but Sarah helped make it a positive experience with her support and guidance throughout. Sarah was able to offer insight into the background of the firms I was looking at (which you couldn’t necessarily gather yourself through research) and their position in the market which enabled me to make an informed decision. Sarah clearly understands the Middle East market, the firms that operate within it and what they're looking for and I would encourage anyone thinking of making a similar move to get in touch with her.

Corporate lawyer from a silver circle


The Marsden Group exceeded expectations and went above and beyond at every level. Sarah took the time to get to know me, my experience, my goals and my requirements and worked tirelessly to find roles that encompassed all of these. Sarah was available to me at all times of the day and was keen to assist in all areas from CV building to interview preparation. She worked seamlessly with colleagues around the world to be able to keep me updated and informed of all potential options, while also making sure that roles she suggested were tailored appropriately. Sarah wasn’t afraid to recommend not going forward for roles she did not consider appropriate, which allowed both of us to focus on the roles that were. Despite the high level of competition for jobs and a slow market Sarah was able to relocate me to Dubai with an international law firm which I feel fits everything we had discussed in our first days of knowing each other. I cannot recommend Sarah or the Marsden Group enough and although I do not think I will need to use them again anytime soon I will forever be a loyal client!

Corporate lawyer moving from a major law firm in London to Dubai


Marsden are professionals. They take the time to get to know what you are looking for. They helped me really hone my CV and prepare for interviews. They weren’t out to just make a quick buck from an easy placement, but helped me to understand the process and ensure I got the job I wanted.

Christine — Placed by Marsden International into a London 'Magic Circle' firm


Marsden International worked hard to place me in a top-tier London law firm. I always appreciated the recruiters’ attentiveness and candour in their dealings with me during the recruitment process. The relationship does not end on placement as Marsden still rings me up to see how things are going. A year later, I am working on challenging and stimulating transactions in one of the foremost financial centres of the world, and I will always be grateful to Marsden International for this exciting opportunity.

Tyson — Placed by Marsden International into a London 'top-tier' firm.
 


What I appreciated most about Marsden was their honest approach in dealing with their clients. The entire placement process, from a candidate's perspective, was explained to me from my first contact with Marsden. Furthermore, Marsden, while keeping my preferences and career goals in mind, helped me to better market myself based on current demands in the region where I wanted to go.  Thanks to Marsden's help, I am now exactly where I wanted to be six months ago – in Dubai, working at an international UK firm, doing mainly  contentious work.

Karie — Placed by Marsden International into a top international law firm in Dubai


I have been working with Marsden International for a few years, through which they placed me from Toronto to London and London to Dubai.  Aside from its global presence and international connections with top-tier firms, what distinguishes Marsden is its personalised relationships with the candidates and firms, and superior knowledge of the market and firm needs.

Marsden is in a league of its own among legal recruiting agencies because it keeps close ties with the firms it works with to be current on their needs and advance candidates accordingly.  Not only is Marsden current with firm needs, it provides recruitment support to candidates to ensure that they market themselves effectively.   My recruitment success and offers were due in large part to Marsden’s rigorous feedback.

Also, the Marsden team listens well and works diligently to help candidates achieve what they want.  Even after I had my offer, Marsden kept in touch with me to connect me with candidates that they had placed abroad and to assist me with visa issues if needed.   Marsden offers a comprehensive service that is not merely about recruitment, but rather about the relationships, marketing, administrative, and issues that are intrinsic to a candidate’s successful recruitment experience.  I have been so impressed with the firm that I constantly refer my friends and colleagues around the world to Sarah Marsden and her associates.

Zara — Placed by Marsden International into a 'top-tier' international firm in London and then Dubai


Changing career as well as continents can be a very stressful experience, with important decisions for your future having to be made.  Being given advice from a person whom you genuinely trust and is able to set aside all other interests to better focus on yours is crucial, whilst not easy to obtain.  Marsden International has lived up to the highest possible expectations in that regard, providing straight and honest answers to the questions I had. Looking back, trusting them was the right decision and we still exchange on my career development every once in a while, as a good insightful piece of professional advice can never hurt, whatever the situation one is facing.

Dominic — Placed by Marsden International into a London 'Magic Circle' firm


Marsden International made taking my legal career in a different direction easy.  I found Marsden had a solid roster of top-notch international firms to approach and were very supportive in helping me develop a focused strategy.  Making the move to Dubai was a big decision, and Marsden inspired a great deal of confidence throughout the process.

Marsden presented professionally, kept me up-to-date during the interview stages and ensured the whole process ran smoothly.

Overall, a great experience.

Wiz — Placed by Marsden International into a 'top-tier' international law firm in Dubai.


I approached Marsden International to assist me in a move from a top-tier Australian law firm into the Canadian legal industry.  Unlike other international legal recruitment firms, Marsden had real knowledge of the Canadian legal market, which was integral to ensuring that I found the right position for my experience and expertise.  During the interview process,  my recruiter was always available to answer my questions and often arranged teleconferences with Marsden's Toronto office so that I could talk to people with 'on-the-ground' experience with the local legal market. Despite my intensive working hours, Marsden always fitted in around my schedule and helped manage various relationships with potential firms, allowing me time to make an informed decision. Thanks to Marsden, I am about to begin working at one of the most prestigious national law firms in Canada, on some of the largest transactional work in North America.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Marsden International to anyone looking to be placed in a law firm locally or overseas.

Chris — An Australian lawyer, placed by Marsden International into one of the top Canadian law firms in Toronto