What our Clients say...

James understood well the legal market sector and was persistent in uncovering all of our requirements for this senior role. He challenged us regularly during the search and shortlist process eventually providing some well qualified candidates. Ultimately we selected an excellent candidate from the shortlist and are delighted that he has now joined Avidity IP.

Rob Stichbury, Surb Gogna, Tony Gray – Board Directors Avidity IP Limited

In the end, they just get it right. They know how to undertake the right sort of research, then to locate, approach and marry the sides whether that be a team or a firm so that the process is as painless as possible.

Mergers & Acquisitions Partner, National Law Firm

DBS Law retained Braybrooke & Barrow to assist with its long term acquisition strategy. James is extremely knowledgeable of the legal industry and selects carefully considered targets for growth and cultural fit and excels at laying the ground for a successful acquisition. He is very much a part of our team.

Rob Bhol – CEO DBS Law

A bespoke outfit with a solid pedigree.

Former Director of IP, Kraft Foods

We have been constantly impressed by the hard work, ability to meet deadlines and seamless service delivery.

OCS Group

The research was refreshingly thorough and the approach was open and honest. The enthusiasm for the firm that (he) was representing was clearly genuine and the message that (he) put over about the firm and the role was entirely borne out in the subsequent interview with the hiring firm.

Top 10 City Firm

They have aligned themselves with our partner-led approach, have been hugely instrumental in our development and would be a first choice for the important hires and key strategic M&A work.


I have known James Barrow for several years and throughout that time I have found him to be extremely professional and astute in his assessment of law firms and individuals within those firms.


Professional, enthusiastic, and with a clear understanding of our business needs, we would have no hesitation in recommending Braybrooke & Barrow to companies or law firms seeking to recruit, or individuals looking to move roles.

Wragge & Co

Braybrooke & Barrow are a shining light when it comes to knowledge and anticipating changes in the market.

Former Director of HR, Burges Salmon

James is a pleasure to work with. He is innovative in his thinking, considered in his strategy and honest in his observations. If you are looking for a free thinking HR strategist, speak to James.

Adrian Cutler, Corporate Partner, DWF

I was running a niche Midlands law firm which had just about weathered the storm of the recession. We decided mergers were an option but we lacked the real in depth market knowledge and skill to determine the best option for us, if indeed one existed. We therefore sought professional advice and James was recommended by someone who had not only successfully used him but knew of his outstanding reputation.  It is true to say there were casualties along the way, but, in what is undeniably a stressful process, James or Mike were always and unfailingly on hand, day or night, week day or weekends, for support and assistance and managed the acquisition in my firm's best interests from start to finish with a true hands on approach. We now find ourselves in a new and reinvigorated firm with a team of partners around us who prove themselves day after day to be THE team to be with. This, without doubt, is all down to Braybrooke & Barrow and I would recommend them to anyone in need of the blinding expertise, skill and support that they provide as a matter of course.

Managing Partner, formerly Sharrotts now HCB

What our Candidates say...

His tenacity and commercial focus have been of great benefit to me in this matter and as a consequence I regard James above all other consultants in his field.

Former Head of Pensions, Martineau,

I have worked closely with James and his organisation for over 5 years. They always provide a reliable, well-researched service, which has resulted in several very successful recruits into both Lattice plc and my current firm.

Former Winner of Best Head of Legal UK at the Blue Chip Awards

One of the most creative and pro-active headhunters in the marketplace. I would not hesitate to recommend you.

Former Partner, McDermott Will & Emery

Very knowledgeable about my market, my firm and my team, utterly professional and more impressive than any other individual headhunter who had approached me over the years.

Former IP Partner, Linklaters

A great service, excellent advice and the right result.

Former Head of Construction, Simmons & Simmons

The solid advice and prompt, professional service I received throughout the process from Braybrooke & Barrow ensured that I was, at all times, aware of all the facts to hand and enthused about joining my new employer.

Former Head of Corporate Tax, Barlow Lyde & Gilbert

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