SSQ Enters the Executive Grapevine’s Market Share Report at Number 1
LONDON, August 1, 2016 — Shilton Sharpe Quarry (SSQ), the leading international legal search and recruitment consultancy, is pleased to announce that it has taken the top spot on this year’s Legal Executive Search League table presented by Executive Grapevine.
Each year Executive Grapevine publishes a number of league tables ranking executive search businesses across a variety of sectors including legal. The table measures each consultancy’s market share of retained search roles with a salary of over £100,000 in the UK. This is the first time that SSQ has made an entry for inclusion and the table calculates that the business currently transacts just over 32% of the market moves at this level. SSQ leads the table by a considerable margin, with the second placed consultancy taking 11% of the market.
SSQ prides itself on the calibre of its partner search team; with a team of ten consultants conducting search at partner level SSQ’s is the largest in the City. The team has an unrivalled track record of placing partners and teams within the leading UK and US law firms, including launching London offices for US law firms. In recent years SSQ has launched offices for 19 different law firm clients in London and internationally, amounting to 24 office openings. This high level work is what has contributed to SSQ’s success within this league table.
Speaking about the ranking, SSQ’s Chief Executive Nick Shilton said:
“We have always known that we work at the top end of the market, transacting some of the most high profile partner and team move across the legal sector; however, our inclusion heading this league table reinforces this with concrete figures and gives us recognition. We are very pleased to be recognised in this way and are confident that with the continuous expansion we are undertaking in the UK, and internationally, we will only grow our market share in the years to come.”
About Shilton Sharpe Quarry
Shilton Sharpe Quarry (‘SSQ’) is a leading international legal advisory, business services and search consultancy. Founded in 2003, SSQ has now grown to over 120 staff. It has a unique geographic footprint with offices in London, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Madrid, Milan, Rome, Dubai, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore, with additional coverage in the MENA and CIS/CEE regions, as well as the USA, Australasia, South Africa, Switzerland and Austria.
SSQ operates a global business and with consultants in multiple jurisdictions it has access to local and international talent, as well as an in-depth understanding of each local market. SSQ recruits across the private practice and in-house markets, dealing with roles at all levels of seniority, from newly qualified and associate to senior partner and senior/global legal counsel.
The SSQ Interim Solutions team also works within private practice and in-house, placing lawyers of all levels into interim, contract and temporary positions. They also place other non-qualified legal professionals on a permanent, contract or temporary basis.