Tom founded Hatton Search with Brian Sheehy in 2017 having worked together at a large international agency. Prior to that Tom spent nearly 10 years as a solicitor in private practice working at a London Boutique focusing on employment and commercial litigation and then at a National firm where his focus moved to pure employment.
He left practice in 2015 for recruitment and it was only after 2 years he moved on to set up and develop Hatton with Brian. Tom’s focus is placing all levels of lawyers within private practice and he has also built a unique In House practice, especially working on quasi legal/finance roles with a number of funds, asset managers and private equity houses.
Brian came to the UK from his homeland of Ireland in 2001 to study law at the University of Durham. He graduated in 2004 and after a brief period in private practice, entered recruitment in 2007.
Since then Brian has focused on the placement of lawyers of all levels into Private practice roles across the full spectrum of firms in the London and Middle East markets. Brian was based in Dubai with a previous agency during 2009 and 2010 and has retained strong links to the region, so is also well placed to advise in relation to this market. In 2017, Brian joined Tom Caplan in establishing Hatton Search having previously worked with Tom at a large International agency.
Alistair joined Hatton Search in the summer of 2019 following a stint at a boutique agency.
Alistair studied Law in Bristol and worked for 3 years as a legal advisor before spending a period travelling and then moving into recruitment. Alistair focuses on the placement of lawyers of all levels into private practice firms in London, New York and the Middle East.
Jack studied Ancient History at the University of Birmingham and subsequently completed a Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Law in London before deciding on a career in Legal recruitment.
Jack joined Hatton Search in September 2020 as a researcher and is currently a consultant assisting with the placement of Newly Qualified associates into International Law firms in the City.
Abbie studied Law at the University of York, and went on to train at a top international law firm where she qualified as a finance lawyer – before changing course in 2021 and making the move from legal practice to legal recruitment.
Abbie’s focus is on private practice moves, for lawyers at all levels across the UK and further afield.