DMJ Legal

Introducing our In-House Legal team

The in-house legal sector is home to some of the most highly skilled professionals and a huge variety of companies seeking new talent. Our specialist division has dedicated staff covering all areas within the in-house legal market. 

Why choose DMJ?

With over 20 years’ experience in this area, our team has developed a detailed understanding of the market and the calibre of individuals it requires. And with an extensive network of fully vetted candidates who understand the challenges and workings of the in-house market, we can source the very best staff on both a temporary and permanent basis.

If you’re a candidate looking for a position, our long lasting, trusted relationships with our clients mean that we have access to some of the most coveted positions in the market.

So whether you’re a professional looking for your next career move, or a business seeking new talent, team at DMJ can offer a tailored service to meet your exact needs.

Who we work with

  • Quoted Groups

  • Private Companies

  • Large International Organisations

  • Small Tech Start-Ups

  • Financial Services - Banks, Funds, Asset Managers, Insurance and Private Equity Houses

Meet the Team

Marc Tobias

Marc is a one of the founding directors of DMJ. He graduated with a law degree from London University in 1995 before moving to the City to pursue a career in the financial markets. He moved into recruitment in 1999 and built a successful career specialising in finance and accountancy before returning to the legal sector

He recruits assistants and partners for many of the City’s and West End’s leading law firms and prides himself on offering a service that is second to none. More recently Marc has focused on developing DMJ’s In-House team and recruits GCs and Heads of Legal for FTSE 100 companies, international organisations and start-ups. Clients often comment on his innovative approach to recruitment to ensure he leaves no stone unturned during the recruitment process. Candidates also like Marc’s straight-forward consultative approach towards finding the perfect role.

Outside the office Marc is a keen sports fan. He is an avid supporter of Arsenal Football Club and has recently completed his first, and probably only, triathlon.

Who is your role model Dennis Bergkamp - cool under pressure, always wanted to succeed, team player who took great pleasure from helping his team mates score, and stuck to his footballing principles.

What is your top recruitment tip? Work with a consultant you trust and listen to their advice. We are experts in recruitment, so trust us when we make a suggestion.

What's the best thing about working in recruitment? It's a cliche but it is the variety that the job offers. One day I can be advising a client on retention policy, the next working on a high profile retained search campaign. The different clients and candidates we advise means that there are always new challenges and situations to deal with

Contact Marc on  or 020 3058 1441

Buchi Osuji

Buchi graduated with a degree in Law from London South Bank University in 2012. After working for some time at City law firms, he joined DMJ Legal as a consultant. Whilst studying, Buchi completed an EU funded Erasmus program that focused on state surveillance and civil liberties in the EU and remains interested in those issues. Buchi specialises in the recruitment of qualified in-house lawyers.

Before going to university, Buchi had a successful career performing in the West End and on tour in musicals such as ‘Wicked’ and ‘High school Musical’. Nowadays when Buchi is not working, he spends a lot of his time studying martial arts, hanging out with his friends or heading to various theatres to watch the latest play.

Who is your role model Christopher Hitchens. His control of the English language and prodigious lust for knowledge is something to look up to and aspire to emulate. He also knew how to tell a joke, which always comes in handy!

What is your top recruitment tip? Make sure you truly understand your clients and candidates because this is the key to making the perfect match.

What's the best thing about working in recruitment? There is always something new to sink your teeth into and the work is very rewarding.

Contact Buchi on  or 020 3058 1450

Alex Howard-Smith

Alex graduated in Geography from Keele University in 2014. Following internships in insurance broking, Alex found his true interest in working with people and began his career in recruitment in the Financial Sector. Wanting to take on a challenge in a more diverse area, Alex joined DMJ Legal as a consultant. 

Out of the office Alex plays competitive hockey and cricket and always finds time at the weekend to walk his two dogs.

Who is your role model? David Beckham, who has turned sporting ability and being such a decent person into a world recognised brand in his own particular style.

What is your top recruitment tip? Gaining a deeper understanding of both the candidate and the client is key when working towards the best match - candidates can bring a wealth of experience from the most unusual of places.

What's the best thing about working in recruitment? You get to speak to so many interesting people - there is a different story every day.

Contact Alex on:   or 020 3058 1453

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