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Totum significantly strengthens its specialist law firm management recruitment offering

Totum, the leading law firm management recruitment agency, has announced today a number of significant developments that will enable it to better service the needs of its clients in the rapidly evolving legal recruitment market.

Totum, the leading law firm management recruitment agency, has announced today a number of significant developments that will enable it to better service the needs of its clients in the rapidly evolving legal recruitment market.

The developments are:

  • The recruitment of Kerry Quinn: Kerry is a senior lawyer with 20 year’s experience of working in-house and in private practice. Prior to joining Totum, Kerry worked for Unilever, Amber Dawn Developments, Morris Fuller And Associates and Van Heerden and Associates. Kerry will be responsible for leading Totum’s new team focussed on emerging, operational management and specialist roles, including project and process management.
  • The recruitment of Harriet Brown: Harriet is a senior HR professional with 15 year’s experience of working for law firms and other leading organisations. Prior to joining Totum, Harriet worked for Wilmer Hale, Boodle Hatfield, Norton Rose and McKinsey. Harriet will be responsible for working with Laura McNair who heads up Totum’s specialist HR recruitment team. Laura has 15 year’s experience specialising in HR recruitment.
  • The recruitment of Georgia Girling: Georgia is a recruitment consultant with significant legal sector experience. Prior to joining Totum, Georgia worked for Venn Group, where she specialised in legal recruitment. Her experience also includes working as a paralegal at the law firm, Fisher Meredith. Georgia will be responsible for working with Jessica Sharpe who leads Totum’s specialist Finance recruitment team. Jessica has 15 year’s recruitment consultancy experience and for the last five years has specialised in finance and accountancy recruitment.
  • The recruitment of James Rosenthal, Zain Jussab and Liz Chappell: James has over 10 year’s recruitment consultancy experience, including as Head of Professional Services Marketing at Resources Group. Liz was a BD Manager at Pinsent Masons and before that she was with Carter Murray. James and Liz will be working with Rebecca Ellis who leads Totum’s specialist BD and Marketing recruitment team focussing on recruiting at mid to senior levels. Zain will join the team focussed on recruiting Business Development and Marketing executives, which is led by Roisin Griffin , who has nine year’s recruitment experience across a broad range of sectors.
  • A new appointment for Liz Fletcher: Liz has been at Totum since 2012 and has recently taken up a new role focussing on the recruitment of business support professionals into law firms across a range of international locations including Asia, South Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining Totum, Liz worked in marketing for the leading international law firm, Latham & Watkins.
  • The doubling of Totum’s office space in the heart of the City of London to accommodate this expansion and provide better services and facilities to its clients. 

Tim Skipper , Totum Managing Director, commented:

“As UK and international market conditions continue to improve, we are witnessing greater activity in law firm management recruitment, both in the traditional functions and in new roles such as project and process management. We are delighted that Kerry, Harriet, Georgia, James, Zain and Liz have joined Totum. Their first-hand experience of the legal market strengthens and builds on that of our existing team and enhances the specialist service that we are able to offer to our law firm clients.” 

Deborah Gray , Totum Director, commented:

“We now have truly dedicated teams covering Business Development, Human Resources, Emerging Roles, Finance and CEO positions. Furthermore, our expertise in London and the regions, coupled with our alliances with leading international recruiters, means that we are able to consistently deliver quality candidates across the full-spectrum of seniority, specialism and geographical location required by our law firm clients.” 

Gary Jones , Totum Director, commented:

“Over the last six months we have witnessed a distinct uptick in instructions from law firms in London, the regions and internationally. The appointment of Kerry, Harriet, Georgia, James, Zain and Liz, together with our office expansion, are illustrative of these market conditions and will enable us to better service the needs of our clients.”


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