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David Holden

David Holden

  • Senior Divisional Manager
  • Legal
  • Brighton

David's bio

Holding a law degree and part of the Search Legal team since 2007, I lead the team nationally at Search Legal. From partners to solicitors, I am a highly experienced legal recruiter that has placed hundreds of lawyers over my career so far and my personal network of private practice firms and commercial organisations extends across the UK.

Working on a retained and contingency basis, myself and the Search Legal team work to place legal professionals and grow teams for international, national and regional firms across England, Wales and Scotland.

If you are a candidate or client looking for recruitment support, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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What people say about us

Solicitor

“Dave was brilliant to work with, particularly during the unique stress of a Covid-related redundancy. His communication was excellent, he kept me well informed at every stage of the recruitment process and his interview preparation was also very useful.

Things were also rather busy in my personal life during my interview process; Dave kindly and sensitively managed the interviews around a pretty significant life event.

Many thanks Dave for all your support.”

Solicitor

Legal 500 Legal Firm

Nick

​"Kate found me a superb role at a great firm. In getting me there, she was by absolute miles the standout recruiter I’d been in touch with.

I felt like Kate was on my side every step of the way, had properly listened to me, was honest, and very professional. I’d recommend her without hesitation."

Nick

Candidate

Dominic

​"As a result of COVID 19, a role in which I was due to start, disappeared over night, leaving me uncertain about the future. Thanks to Dave’s understanding of the legal sector, I was able to start a new chapter in my professional career within a matter of days.

Dave was brilliant throughout the whole recruitment process and I cannot thank him enough for his support."

Dominic

Candidate

Solicitor

“David has helped me on a couple of occasions now and it's been a pleasure working with him both times. He's been both friendly and professional throughout, putting me forward only when the role is suitable.”

Solicitor

Legal 500 Legal Firm

Client

“Lee has been really helpful in sourcing us some great candidates and placing people with us. He is responsive, proactive and realistic- all the qualities you need from a recruiter.”

Client

International Firm