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Osborne Clarke has bolstered its legal recruitment capability by hiring two recruiters from TMP QD.
Antonia Fowell and Helen Read ran QD's Bristol office before the company was taken over by world-wide recruiters TMP last year. TMP paid more than £40m for market leader QD. Fowell becomes head of recruitment at Osborne Clarke and Read becomes recruitment manager.
Managing partner Leslie Perrin says: "We had a very good year last year, but we need to do even better. Recruitment is a core component of our business. If you make mistakes, it ruins your retaining capability and it's damaging in the long term."
Fowell and Read will replace Osborne Clarke's head of recruitment Gill McNab, who joins the Chadwick Nott group to start up a new company, Matrix Human Resources. Matrix will focus on senior human resource positions, professional support staff and secretarial posts, initially targeting the legal sector. Osborne Clarke is among Chadwick Nott's clients.