Legal Business

The prize – is team recruitment all it’s cracked up to be?


For many ambitious law firms the holy grail of partner recruitment is the team hire. Legal Business asks if hiring en masse is all it’s cracked up to be.

A little over a decade ago structured finance partner Jonathan Walsh had reached the moment of truth after months of discussions. Walsh told his firm, Norton Rose, he was resigning along with fellow partners Vincent Keaveny, Bruce Somer and Simon Porter for Baker & McKenzie, taking a sizeable chunk of the firm’s City securitisation practice with it.