The Team

Toby Williamson

Toby WilliamsonToby qualified as a Solicitor in 1997 after completing a training contract with leading Legal 500 regional practice KBL. In 1999 he made the step into legal recruitment as the founding Partner of G2 Legal, which he built into the largest regional legal recruitment business in the UK. After 13 years at the helm he decided to explore new horizons and set up QED Legal in summer 2012. Toby has extensive knowledge of the legal recruitment market at a local and national level. He has trained up over 100 legal recruitment consultants and has run and managed teams in multiple geographical locations. In addition to recruiting lawyers from partner level down Toby has taken the lead role in presentations and pitches to secure preferred supplier status for his company with law firms.
Contact: toby@qedlegal.com
Tel:  0161 961 9000

 

Jemma WilliamsonJemma Williamson

Jemma has extensive recruitment experience dating back to 2005. She is well known and respected across the Yorkshire, North East and Midlands regions where she has placed a significant amount of lawyers from Partner level down. Her extensive network of contacts and relationships with decision makers in all sizes of law firms, in house companies and ABS’s make her an ideal recruitment partner with a wealth of market knowledge.
Contact: jemma@qedlegal.com
Tel: 0113 310 0013

 

Lisa Hibbert

Lisa HibbertLisa qualified as a Solicitor in 1997 after completing her training contract with a leading regional practice. She moved shortly after qualification to leading Legal 500 practice Stephensons where she specialised in family law. In 2006 Lisa moved to Legal 500 practice MLP as head of the family department and a Partner specialising in high net worth ancillary relief cases. She made the move into professional recruitment by establishing QED Legal in the summer of 2012.
Contact: lisa@qedlegal.com

 

Nick Skelly

Nick Skelly Nick worked at Legal 500 firm Keoghs in Bolton for 4 years before making the move into legal recruitment. He works predominantly in the North West legal market and places lawyers ranging from Solicitors to Paralegals as well as support staff. 
Contact: nick@qedlegal.com
Tel:  0161 961 9000

 

Neil Campbell

Neil Campbell Neil joined QED Legal in 2013 having spent a successful 6 years with a national legal recruitment company. He is very well known and respected in the Scottish market and also undertakes assignments for clients throughout the UK. His experience includes Partner and team moves, firm mergers and sales, Solicitor, fee earner and support staff recruitment at every level. 
Contact: neil@qedlegal.com
Tel: 0131 569 0606

 

Kim Fitt

Kim FittKim qualified as a Solicitor in 2012 and gained experience across family law as well as civil litigation property and crime. She decided to utilise her 3 years fee earning experience in law and take her career in a new direction. She joined QED Legal in 2014 as a legal recruiter and assists all levels of lawyer from Partner to Paralegal in making career moves as well as helping support staff including practice managers, secretaries and costs professionals find their ideal role.
Contact: kim@qedlegal.com
Tel:  0161 961 9000

 

Greg Whittaker

GregGreg graduated with a law degree from the University of Wales before completing his LPC with commendation in Manchester. He worked as a litigator for 5 years in private practice with national law firms and Legal 500 ranked regional practices before joining QED Legal in 2014. His experience as a lawyer is invaluable when assisting his candidates find their ideal role and giving him a clear insight into the culture of his law firm clients.
Contact: greg@qedlegal.com
Tel:  0161 961 9000

 

Garry Mewett

GarryGarry is an experienced legal recruiter who has worked for 2 national recruitment firms before joining QED Legal. He has placed Partners and Heads of Department as well as Solicitors, Legal Executives, fee earners and paralegals at firms ranging from Legal 100 commercial firms through to regional and rural high street firms. He has extensive knowledge of the South West, West Country and South Coast legal markets but has also recruited in London.
Contact: garry@qedlegal.com
Tel: 01903 333 100

 

Graham Rawlinson

GrahamGraham’s legal career started in 2001 when he joined a Legal 500 firm initially as a clerk, a role which soon led to him being awarded a training contract. He worked as a fee earner within criminal law until 2015 when he decided to make the move into legal recruitment. His significant experience as a lawyer means he is well placed to understand the needs and support that legal professionals require when considering a career move.
Contact: graham@qedlegal.com
Tel: 0113 310 0013

 

Dawn Everton

DawnDawn is a law and LPC graduate who has worked within Legal Recruitment for the last 15 years. She has significant experience of assisting all levels of fee earner from Partner to Paralegal as well as support staff. Her contact network across the leading commercial and Legal 500 law firms in the North West and beyond is excellent and she has a solid understanding of the legal market. Dawn joined QED Legal in 2015 to add further strength to the well established and successful team operating in the north of England.
Contact: dawn@qedlegal.com
Tel:  0161 961 9000

 

Matt Robinson

MattMatt’s legal career started in 1999 with Irwin Mitchell in his home city of Birmingham. He is an Associate Chartered Legal Executive whose legal experience spanned nearly 15 years and saw him dealing with fast and multi-track RTA, EL and PL claims on the insurance litigation side before moving into legal recruitment in 2014. His many years of working for leading Legal 500 law firms gives him an excellent insight into the legal world, enabling him to give genuinely helpful advice to lawyers at all levels of their career when considering a move. This combined with his local market knowledge of the West Midlands area where he grew up and forged his career as a lawyer, allows Matt to give a unique level of service to the lawyers he assists.
Contact: matt@qedlegal.com
Tel: 0121 469 0505

 

David Roddy

DavidDavid started his career in legal recruitment in 2014 and has worked both within contingency and search and selection across the North East, North West, Yorkshire and Midlands markets. He has successfully placed partners, associates and assistant solicitors in firms ranging from leading commercial law firms through to high street practices as well as costs draftsmen, licenced conveyancers, legal executives, paralegals and legal support professionals. He has a friendly and approachable style and prides himself on partnering with candidates to find the right role rather than just putting people forward for roles. David has joined the QED Legal team providing professional recruitment services to his native North East as well as the South Yorkshire and East Midlands markets.
Contact: david@qedlegal.com
Tel: 0113 310 0013

 

Alex Hargreaves

AlexAlex obtained a Masters of Law in 2007 and following the BVC course was called to the Bar in 2008. He moved into professional recruitment in 2013 and joined QED Legal in March 2016. He specialises in the recruitment of legal professionals across the South West region, including Bristol and assists Partners, Solicitors, Legal Executives, Licenced Conveyancers and Paralegals in making career moves, as well as finding support personnel including legal secretaries, law costs professionals and legal cashiers new roles.
Contact: alex@qedlegal.com
Tel: 01903 333 100

 

Graham Jones

GrahamGraham has worked within IT and technical recruitment since 1999 and has a wealth of experience in successfully delivering against niche specialist vacancies, managing client accounts, building and managing teams. He has joined QED Legal to establish and grow a specialist division dealing with the full range of Legal IT positions within law firms from developers and project managers right through to e-discovery, data protection and support roles.
Contact: graham.jones@qedlegal.com
Tel: 01903 333 100

 

Joanna Murfin

JoannaJoanna qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and has worked within personal injury litigation since 2002. She has worked for well-known Legal 500 firms throughout her career and has handled both claimant and defendant matters to include: catastrophic injury, counter fraud, RTA, Employers and Public Liability claims. She made the move into legal recruitment in 2016 and assists Solicitors, FCILEX, ILEX, Paralegal and Law Costs professionals with their career moves in and around London.
Contact: joanna@qedlegal.com
Tel: 020 333 22990

 

Stephen Knight

StephenStephen worked in Legal Recruitment markets both in the UK and the GCC before joining QED Legal in 2016. He is a member of the successful and growing London team and deals with London City, West End and Greater London roles and help Partners, Solicitors, Legal Executives and Paralegals with their career strategy and moves between firms.
Contact: stephen@qedlegal.com
Tel: 020 333 22990

 

Sarah Ward

SarahSarah has worked in professional recruitment since 2012, as a recruitment consultant with major national and well regarded regional recruitment consultancies. She joined QED Legal in 2017 to service the Welsh legal recruitment market which is her home market as well as assisting lawyers and legal support professionals into the West Midlands and border areas.
Contact: sarah@qedlegal.com
Tel:  0292 139 0016

 

Tracy Harris

TracyTracy qualified as a Solicitor in 1995 with a leading Legal 500 commercial firm before moving into legal recruitment in 1996. She has a wealth of experience within legal recruitment and an extensive network of Partner and senior HR contacts across the West and East Midlands, Home Counties and M4 corridor.
Contact: tracy@qedlegal.com
Tel: 0121 469 0506

 

Joe Fisher

JoeJoe has worked within research, resourcing and market intelligence for the legal sector since 2013. He provides QED and their clients and candidates with up to date market analysis, trends and insight, which assists with mergers and acquisitions, strategic candidate acquisitions and identifying market opportunities.
Contact: joe@qedlegal.com
Tel: 0161 961 9000

 

Tom Cooke

TomTom worked as a Barrister between 2007 and 2014 both in London and Sussex as a Tenant in well respected Chambers. He decided to explore a different career path and moved into recruitment in 2015. Tom joined QED Legal in 2017 to marry together his legal and recruitment backgrounds and assist all levels of fee earners, from Partner to Paralegal across Kent, Surrey and London with their career moves.
Contact: tom@qedlegal.com
Tel: 01903 333 100

 

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