Head-hunters train sights on finance sector

TOP IN-HOUSE lawyers from the financial sector are being targeted by a new head-hunting firm set up in the City.

Hogarth Davies & Lloyd Executive Search includes a legal division which will seek out heads of department and their deputies.

The company says its “fresh” approach to the recruitment of senior in-house lawyers will mirror that used in other areas of the financial sector.

Nick Lloyd, a corporate finance lawyer who will head the legal section, says the new firm will beat its rivals by using people who “speak the market language”.

Lloyd, formerly employed in the capital markets department at Yamaichi, is joined by his former boss at the bank, James Hogarth, and Guy Davies, a former director of Kleinwort Benson Securities (Asia) in Hong Kong.