Make smarter, less risky lateral hires

Successful partner recruiting is tough.  To recruit and integrate the best, firms need a smart approach to lateral recruitment. Montresor Legal’s Partner & Strategic Hire practice has built an enviable track record combining client led intelligence with close personal relationships with partners and those that instruct them.

Why Montresor

Access to the best emerging partner talent

Key insights from existing and target clients

Leading rates of engagement from shortlisted partners

Inside knowledge of the partners that clients will follow

Best-in-class new hire integration

Our Partner Practice is run by our founders, David Crocker and Tom Balmer

David Crocker

David is a founder at Montresor Legal. David’s practice involves placing partners and senior lawyers with US and UK law firms, with a particular focus on global finance.

He has worked within the legal recruitment industry since 2007. David’s clients include the transactional practices of leading US and UK law firms and he also has an excellent network across investment banks and asset managers.

When not in the office David can be found spending time watching Arsenal throw away leads and watching every reality television show broadcast.

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Tom Balmer

Tom is a founder at Third Way Legal, and our sister business Montresor Legal. He has worked within the legal recruitment industry since 2001. Tom’s clients include top investment banks, asset managers and fin tech businesses along with selected law firms.

Outside work Tom enjoys exploring new ways to battle his waistline and pretending to be knowledgeable about wine.

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