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Jason Connolly

Chief Executive Officer

Phone: 0203 865 2113

Jason is the founder and CEO of JMC. Jason launched JMC in November 2016, since this time he has led the agency into #1 ranking legal recruitment agency on Google. JMC is now one of the countries most highly regarded legal recruitment agencies. Jason launched JMC with a vision of having a refreshingly friendly agency with a truly consultative approach.

Jason regularly appears in both the legal industry press and general media. He has recently been interviewed by;, Bloomberg, The Law Gazette, ITV news, Channel 4 news, Sky news, BBC radio, Insider magazine, Modern law magazine, Bristol post.

Jason has partnered with The Law Society many times, writing articles and blogs, running live Q&A’s and recording videos podcasts for their audience. Jason has developed a close working relationship with The Law Society and is a trusted advisor.

Jason is a highly experienced, dynamic Legal Recruitment consultant who specialises in London and the South East. Jason has been instrumental in building teams servicing the South East market. Throughout his career he has assisted law firms sourcing, Partners and whole teams for new office openings, and identifying bolt on’s for boutique and West End practices. He has a solid client base that spans; Regional, West End, City, right up to Magic Circle firms.

Prior to working in legal recruitment Jason was a Police Officer for the Metropolitan Police. He worked as a response officer and also served in CID investigating crimes. Prior to this Jason worked for Virgin Atlantic in a number of roles, including Cabin Crew and Heathrow operations.

Jason enjoys going to the theatre and is an avid traveller and loves spending time exploring new places. In his spare time, he also enjoys performing magic and has performed in many shows.

Sean Nicholson

Managing Director

Phone: 0203 865 2113

Sean is the Managing Director at JMC and COO of JMC Partners. He joined in 2017, and since then he has gone on to build our market-leading London team, being recognised as one of the best recruiters in London before progressing to Managing Director.

He now specialises in Partner & team moves across the City of London & West End. He has placed highly regarded Partners and teams with top City, West End & boutique firms. Due to his commercial mindset, he is highly experienced in helping firms rapidly expand with key, strategical hires.

He is dedicated to building JMC alongside our CEO Jason Connolly to become the best legal recruitment agency in the country. He is passionate about training and mentoring other recruiters to be able to work with the best firms and solicitors in the market.

Sean speaks fluent Spanish, is a keen traveller and is a huge fan of Rugby, Cricket and Football.

Charlie Simpkin

Senior Recruitment Consultant - London

Phone: 0203 865 2113

Charlie joined JMC after an extensive career working in Property for leading Estate Agents. He has a wealth of Sales experience. Charlie deals with the Central London market, covering both the West End and City. He assists qualified fee earners, right up to Partner level candidates, working across a whole range of practice areas. Charlies warm and sincere approach makes him a pleasure to deal with.

Charlie works with a wide range of law firms, ranging from boutique, specialist, top 100 and large International city practices.

In his spare Charlie enjoys music and plays both the piano and guitar. He also has Miniature Dachsund called Nacho who occupies a lot of his spare time. 

Joseph Kersey

Senior Recruitment Consultant - City of London

Phone: 0203 865 2113

Joseph focuses on Lateral Partner recruitment as well as top-performing associates with City, Trans-Atlantic, US and International law firms. As well as notable relationships with Fortune 500, FTSE 250, Private Equity & JV funds, Accountancy groups and Investment Banks. Notably working with clients in the Upper/Premium markets as well as strong mid-market firms.

Joseph often acts on executive Headhunting searches, for Senior positions within the groups on exclusive and discrete sourcing roles. As well as this, Joseph has negotiated numerous complex departmental moves. Utilising his network of relationships and in-depth understanding of each client’s requisites, he is able to offer a first class-service to both clients and individuals alike.

Joseph specialises in moves with individuals and teams with a ‘book of business’ valued at £1.5million+, as well as senior Partners with values £6million+ in order to move them into the right platform for their practice. Joseph operates with a large network of refers and recommendations.

Joseph graduated at Russell Group University, University of Southampton achieving an LLB. Joseph operates in a clear, strategic, business minded outlook that is finely attuned to the legal Markets in the City of London.


James Wootton

Senior Recruitment Consultant - Midlands

Phone: 0121 296 6643

James is a highly experienced and heavy hitting recruiter with over a decade of experience working within the industry. James has experience of working both in-house and for agencies, which includes working at PWC. Throughout his career he has worked both in the UK, but also internationally in the US.

James is highly experienced in the legal market and his passion, flare and enthusiasm for the sector has built him an esteemed reputation. James deals exclusively with the Midlands market, he works with a wide range of firms ranging from L500, Top 100, Regional heavy-weight, Boutique, he also deals with a wide range of companies seeking legal counsel roles. 

James deals with senior level placements, which includes Senior associate, Of Counsel, Partner designate, Partner and Equity level placements.

In his spare time James enjoys travelling and music events.

Joe Bryant

Senior Recruitment Consultant - South East

Phone: 0203 865 2113

Joe joined JMC straight from Southampton University where he studied BSc International Relations

Joe covers Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Kent. He deals with fee earner roles ranging from Newly Qualified Solicitors, right the way up to Salaried and Equity Partners. Joe has a thriving desk where he deals with a wide array of firms, ranging from specialist, boutique, right up to legal 500 and top 200 firms. His expertise on the South-East gives him a fantastic platform to advise on both active positions, and market trends.

Joe also has a growing roster of top companies who he regularly recruits in house legal staff and legal counsel for. This has previously included telecoms companies and international vehicle marketplace heavyweights.

In his spare time, Joe has a real passion for music and plays football.

Henry Hoey

Recruitment Consultant - Essex & East Anglia

Phone: 0203 865 2113

Henry leads our Essex and East Anglia desk.

Henry is a specialist Consultant placing qualified legal specialists into a range of different firms including; Top 200UK, Legal 500’s, Regional Heavyweights and Boutiques across Essex and East Anglia. He also has a growing roster of In-House roles with Charities and SMEs ranging right up to FTSE250 companies.

In East Anglia, his key locations cover: Cambridge, Norfolk, Ipswich, Peterborough, Bury St Edmunds, Ely, Kings Lynn and in Essex: Chelmsford, Braintree, Colchester and Southend-On-Sea.

Throughout Essex & East Anglia, Henry recruits into all areas of law, with a regional reputation for providing opportunities within the Property (Commercial & Residential), Corporate Commercial, IP & Technology, Family and Private Client sectors.

Having lived and worked in Germany, Greece and Austria from managing Yacht Flotillas to Ski Chalets, he is a keen traveller and sports fan including, Rugby, Football and Boxing who enjoys running and the gym.

 

George Sanderson

Recruitment Consultant - London

Phone: 0203 865 2113

George joins JMC after working for an events management company. George works on our busy London desk dealing with support staff and fee earners.

George works with a wide breadth of law firms ranging from Legal 500 up to Top 100 and a growing in-house network spanning a vast variety of industry sectors.


Lucy Burt

Recruitment Consultant - North West

Phone: 0161 240 3763

Lucy is a law graduate from UWE and before joining the recruitment industry worked at a firm of Solicitors. Lucy joined JMC as an experienced recruitment consultant. 

Lucy spearheads the North West legal market, covering notably Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds. Lucy assists fee earners and Partners across a wide range of practice areas. She has built up a highly reputable client base which spans Top 100, specialist and regional firms, as well as a growing roster of in-house clients.

Lucy has a reputation of providing a first class service and receives an abundance of referrals based on her unrivalled reputation. Lucy's friendly, sincere and warm personality makes her a pleasure to do business with.

In her spare time Lucy enjoys travelling, music and is a regular festivalgoer, she also enjoys cooking and is dab hand in the kitchen.

Jonny Dickens

Recruitment Consultant - Greater London

Phone: 0203 865 2113

Jonny joined JMC after an extensive career working on the sales side within the Insurance industry. Jonny deals with the Greater London market; he deals with Solicitors right up to and including Partner and lateral level candidates.

Jonny works with a wide range of law firms, ranging from boutique, specialist, legal 500 and regional firms. Jonny also does a growing amount of work for private limited and FTSE 250 companies, placing in-house professionals.

Jonny’s high level of commercial acumen, market knowledge and laser focus, make him the first choice with clients and candidates alike.

In his spare time, he enjoys working out at the gym, travelling and socialising.

Joe Holbrook

Recruitment Consultant - M4 Corridor

Joe joined JMC with a wealth of recruitment experience, he has a reputation for delivering results for his network of candidates and clients. He heads up our M4 corridor desk which covers Reading, Oxford and Gloucester.

Joe deals with a real variety of law firms which includes, regional heavyweight, top 100, top 200, legal 500 firms, specialist boutique practices and new innovative law start-ups. Joe also deals with a growing roster of in-house clients seeking general counsel and legal counsels, in the following sectors; Pharmaceutical, real estate, energy, IT and Tech and Private Equity. 

Joe specialises in fee earner recruitment, which includes moving Partners and teams.

Joe’s sincere, honest and warm approach is well received by his clients and candidates alike.

In his spare time Joe enjoys sports, fitness, and attending social gatherings.

Flora Petrou

Candidate Headhunter & Client Executive

Phone: 0203 865 2113

Flora is an LLB and LPC graduate and joined JMC after working in private practice as a Corporate law Paralegal.

 Flora is a Candidate Headhunter and Client Executive working predominately alongside our industry leading London team. Flora’s role is wide ranging, but includes; Working on exclusive retained assignments, dealing with Partner level candidates and assisting them in their career moves, liaising with candidates and keeping up to date with them and their careers, creating exciting and engaging campaigns and supporting the London recruiters with their day to day duties.

 Flora deals with candidates of all levels from associate upwards, but is well-known for her work with Partner level candidates.

 In her spare time Flora enjoys cooking, working out at the gym and taking part in yoga sessions.


Molly Cocking

Administration Manager

Phone: 0203 865 2113

Molly joined JMC as an Apprentice straight from Sixth Form, and is now the Administration Manager, after keeping the support side in check Since 2017. She deals with a range of duties across the business; Supporting consultants with day-to-day tasks, Training and management of the admin team, and many projects to support the company.

In her spare time Molly enjoys spending time with her friends and also helps her mum design and create unique festival outfits.

Kelsea Ford

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 0203 865 2113

Kelsea has been working in Administration since being a school leaver, with experience at some great law firms in her career so far. She has joined JMC to help support the administration team, by assisting consultants with talent identification, database administration, compliance matters, reception duties and projects within the team.

In her spare time, Kelsea loves to read and explore new places with her partner.

Ruben Wilde

Head of Brand Design

Ruben has a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design and joined JMC Legal in 2018. Ruben is responsible for the highly successful implementation of JMC Legal’s digital marketing, advertising and brand development. Overseeing every element of JMC’s design; from launching new brands, campaigns & branches of JMC.

In his spare time, Ruben enjoys playing video-games, spending time with friends, Running, cycling, photography and looking after his array of plants back home.

Jamie Summers

IT Manager

Jamie deals with all our hardware, software and innovation on all things technology. Jamie has previous worked for the Ministry of Defence dealing with complex IT infrastructure. Jamie ensures we keep ahead of the curve allowing our consultants to be as efficient as possible