Recruitment


Our Recruitment Sector team offers specialist knowledge based on extensive experience of the sector. This means that our lawyers are able to advise you from a business  as well as a legal and regulatory perspective. Whether you are looking to grow, restructure or exit your business, you can rely on us to guide you through the process to get the best possible result.

The landscape for recruitment businesses is continuously evolving; technology and AI is impacting on the way recruiters work and the ever-changing regulatory and commercial environment combined with the increase in agile and flexible working are presenting both challenges and opportunities.

Innovative businesses across the Recruitment sector are demonstrating their resilience and natural ability to make the most of those opportunities and deliver insight and value to enable their clients to thrive.

Collaborating across specialisms, we provide comprehensive support for your recruitment business with our team of corporate, commercial, employment, banking, pensions, restructuring, dispute resolution, regulatory, tax and private client experts.

Our team members are also well known for advising on the sale and purchase of many recruitment agencies, including investments by PE funds and MBOs, as well as acquisitions by trade buyers.

We can also advise recruitment agencies on candidate engagement models, restrictive covenants, data protection/GDPR matters, compliance with the Conduct Regulations and Agency Worker Regulations, T&Cs, RPOs, IR35, umbrella arrangements, the Bribery Act, the Criminal Finance Act, procurement matters, shareholder agreements, licencing and software agreements, funding matters, EMI options and other incentive schemes.

As part of a naturally people led sector we welcome the opportunity to make new connections and have confidential conversations about your plans and how we can help support your success.

In brief:

  • A full service team dedicated to the needs of ambitious recruitment businesses to help them adapt, grow and realise the value in their business
  • Recruitment sector experts providing corporate and commercial advice to owners, FDs and managers of recruitment businesses
  • Advising recruitment businesses on regulatory matters, structure and ownership as well as employer and employee issues

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