Some of our clients and candidates, past and present, discuss their experiences with Definitum:
"Chris' approach to legal recruitment, and in particular to high-level partner search assignments, has been a breath of fresh air. We've grown increasingly frustrated with the more traditional search model, and Chris's refreshing, honest, and cost and time-effective methodology means that he is able, quite simply, to present us with the best candidates in the market. He works tirelessly to understand our firm, practice groups and key stakeholders and offers us strategic resourcing advice along the way which is invaluable. I've worked with Chris now for 6 years and continue to be thoroughly impressed"
Resourcing Director at US Law Firm
"Jon's excellent knowledge of the legal market and his utmost professionalism sets him apart from all other recruiters I have worked with. Having a background as a lawyer, I felt that Jon really understood the issues that really mattered to me. He was superb at keeping me up to date with any new developments and always made time to speak to me so that I knew what the next steps were at all stages of the process. In short, Jon was an absolute pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend him to anyone considering a move in their legal career."
Associate at UK Law Firm
"Chris' intelligent and non-intrusive way of recruitment combined with his excellent market knowledge and personable approach makes him really stand out amongst his peers and other competitors. Above all, Chris doesn't merely talk, he delivers and makes things happen."
Executive Director at Global Investment Bank
"Jon is an outstanding legal recruiter who was a pleasure to work with and certainly went the extra mile to make a move as smooth and rewarding as possible. As an experienced former lawyer he combined professional insight with his drive and market experience to provide invaluable guidance and ultimately achieve the best result for me."
Director at UK Law Firm
“Within moments of meeting Chris, he was able to establish what I wanted, the potential roles which suited my strengths, as well as when I could next expect to hear from him. Chris is always available for advice (if needed) but manages to get it just right by in touch enough (but not too much) and always adding value with his communication and updates. Most notably, Chris fully digested what I was looking for and made sure that his suggestions were in line with my requirements and desires. All in all, a pleasure to work with and I thoroughly recommend Chris for those seeking a professional, personable and swift recruitment specialist.”
Head of Legal, Leading International Bank
"Jon’s extensive experience as a lawyer gives him both a comprehensive knowledge of the market, as well as a broad network of connections that enable him to secure opportunities with the right people. His ability to listen and understand a candidate’s preferences ensured that I felt comfortable with the approach to the process and the role I secured. Jon’s pragmatic and considered advice was of great value and the extent of his communication and availability was outstanding. Jon’s significant commitment to my search for a new role, combined with his proven ability to deliver results puts him above and beyond other legal recruitment agents. I would thoroughly recommend Jon as both a superb recruitment agent and a genuinely pleasant person to work with."
Associate at Magic Circle Law Firm
"Chris understood my background and what career direction I wanted to go in. The level of insight Chris has within the industry is remarkable. His ability to secure interviews at top firms is impressive in itself, but the time he took to discuss and help prepare me for those interviews proved to be invaluable. I have no doubt his persuasiveness was instrumental in the great offer I received from the firm I set my sights on."
Barrister at Big Four Accountancy Firm
"Jon has an excellent understanding of the legal market. From the very outset of us working together, he took the time to really understand what was important to me which ensured a tailored service from start to finish. I commend his focus on finding me a role at the right firm (rather than any firm)."
Partner at US Law Firm
"After deciding to move firms to start a fresh challenge, I signed up with a number of recruitment agencies in the hope I would secure the right role. Unfortunately, many promised much but delivered little. Chris, however, did exactly as he promised. His enthusiasm to assist never wavered and interviews with reputable firms came thick and fast. I found him to be incredibly reliable, professional, honest and most importantly, down to earth. I have already recommended his services to others."
Partner at UK Law Firm
“My experience of working with Jon has been exceptional. His genuine and sincere character instilled a great sense of trust that easily set him apart from the rest from the very beginning.
He remained committed and dedicated throughout the recruitment process to ensure I secured an incredible role in a tough market. Jon always made himself available for a conversation and made sure to keep me up to date with my applications. He was attentive, helpful and went above and beyond to provide me with advice that was always in my best interest. It is further clear that Jon has an exceptional understanding of the legal market, alongside an excellent network of individuals to open doors.
I am very grateful for his support and perseverance, and I would highly recommend him to anyone considering a move in their legal career.”
Solicitor at UK Law Firm
"Christopher Clark is organised, diplomatically tenacious and always accessible. He knows the ropes when it comes to partner placements and is able to offer useful guidance at all stages of the process. Very professional, very reassuring when required. Also highly knowledgeable of the legal market."
Partner at UK Law Firm
“Jon is by far the best recruiter I have come across and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for a move in the legal sector. He clearly stands out from his peers, has an amazing network of contacts, excellent knowledge of the legal market and is very passionate about sharing his vast knowledge and experience to find the right ‘fit’, not just any role. Jon was personal, pro-active, available to discuss the pros and cons and any concerns or questions at all times and at every step of the process. His previous experience in private practice and his interview advice proved invaluable.”
Associate at US Law Firm
"Chris' services were indispensable to me when I decided to move jobs. He is extremely well connected and has access to all kinds of practice in the City. He got me the interviews I wanted, provided me with the inside track on each firm to help me prepare and then gave me practical and insightful advice when it came to making a decision. I would recommend him highly."
Senior Associate at UK Law Firm
“Jon is the best recruiter I have ever worked with. He is extremely personable, professional, organised and a has a very in-depth knowledge of the legal market with some very good contacts. He is happy to provide advice on the pros and cons of a move in the UK or overseas and is honest and realistic. Jon helped me with my move to Australia and his knowledge of the overseas markets was just as precise as his knowledge of the UK market. He is was very sensitive to the time difference between the UK and Australia and not only did he manage this efficiently with the Australian firms, but would also stay up into the late hours of the night to ensure I was always kept up to date- that flexibility was really appreciated. I would not hesitate to work with him or recommend him to anyone looking for a new job in the legal market in the UK or abroad.”
Associate at UK Law Firm
"Chris is one the most talented recruiters in the market. He takes a long-term, strategic view for all his placements, which, when combined with his expert knowledge of the marketplace and incredibly high ethical standards, makes him the "go to" recruiter for the discerning client."
Head of Corporate, US Law Firm
“Jon is a superb recruiter. His considered and thoughtful approach immediately stood out to me during our initial calls and meetings – his focus was on learning about my experience and what I wanted from my career rather than trying to ‘sell’ particular roles. Jon has an excellent network of contacts and when presenting potential opportunities he used his knowledge of the legal market to help me make an informed decision on what roles might be best for me. Throughout the process, Jon was always happy to make time for calls (often late in the evenings) and provided invaluable advice to help me prepare for interviews. Most importantly, I had total confidence that Jon always had my best interests in mind and that he wanted to help me find the right role, not just any role. Jon was an absolute pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend him to anyone considering new opportunities in the legal market.”
Lawyer at US Law Firm