Seamus Hoar Partner

Seamus Hoar

With 20 years' experience working at the highest level of the legal recruitment market, I believe the best approach is through simplicity of advice and clear expectation management. Being honest and upfront has helped me develop deep relationships with top-end partners, teams and general counsel seeking to move.

Seamus Hoar is a Partner, specialising in partner-level searches for law firms across the globe—within London, U.S. and Europe. He has extensive experience searching for individuals and teams and executing multiple practice area, cross-jurisdictional mandates.

Additionally, Seamus undertakes searches for in-house positions, notably general counsel (GC) and chief legal officer (CLO) roles, focusing on the financial services market—hedge funds, private equity houses, portfolio businesses, asset management firms and investment banks.

Seamus has executed assignments in almost all major City/Wall Street firm disciplines and has worked on a number of high-profile U.S. law firm London start-ups. He regularly represents partners who are seeking to move law firms, providing access to key decision-makers with whom he has long-standing and trusted relationships. This facilitates a discreet and, ultimately, a more straightforward process that significantly reduces exposure in the market for an individual or team.

Experience

Before joining Major, Lindsey & Africa, Seamus co-founded and operated a market-leading boutique executive search firm, Hoar Marshall, which specialized in partner search within the legal market. He then joined Heidrick & Struggles as a partner where he predominantly ran GC searches. He began his career with the leading, privately owned legal recruitment firm Quarry Dougall based in London.

Education

University of East Anglia: B.A., History and French, with honors