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Marc Tobias

Founding & Managing Director
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Marc is a DMJ co-founder and heads up our Private Practice division. He works with a range of clients including UK Top 100 firms, US law firms and boutique practices at associate and partner level. He strives to provide long-term support to both clients and candidates to help ensure that everyone finds the best options for them, every time.

Marc is a keen sports fan and a season ticket holder at Arsenal. He tries to keep fit by cycling to and from the office but usually undoes all the hard work at the weekend due to his love of food.

Marc specialises in recruiting qualified lawyers for in-house positions and private practice law firms and advising clients on recruitment and retention strategies.

"Marc is a great recruiter. I may be biased in that he helped me get the job I wanted but he certainly went the extra mile to help secure the role. He is proactive, excellent at keeping candidates informed and he knows the legal market well.”

Consultant – Consultancy Firm

The Last Quarter

The loosening of lockdown over the past 3 months has undoubtedly had a positive impact for us on a personal level. It has also had an impact on our working lives too. With more people coming back to the office for one or two days a week to enjoy a change of scenery and interaction with colleagues, there has been a slight reduction in the relentless nature of work. That said, the increase in legal work, coupled with a shortage of lawyers means most fee-eaers are still working above capacity.

Hot Practice Areas

The instructions that we’ve received this quarter is now above pre-pandemic levels with numbers 10% above those received in the same quarter in 2019. This is being driven by a combination of growth and replacement hires.

Activity is high across the board for most practice areas and types of firms.

Candidate Views

Candidates are as open to moves as they have ever been and are fully aware that there are multiple options available should they want a change. The ability to conduct interviews from the comfort of your own home is one reason why recruitment is so busy. Another is that having spent 15 months away from the office, the social ties and culture that are so important for retention are not as strong as they were. Aside from this, they key reasons for changing job are:

  • Work / life balance and the support and measures in place to avoid buout
  • Salary / bonus
  • Remuneration

Posted 12/07/2021 By Marc Tobias


Marc Tobias

Founding & Managing Director


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