About us

We are the leading recruitment firm specialising in Legal, Tax, Treasury, Governance and Business Services. Placing leading talent into specialist, global roles, we build trusted partnerships that stand the test of time.

The difference
is personal

To build the right teams or to achieve everything in your career, you need the right expert.

As sector professionals with over 25 years of experience, we comprehensively understand the nuances of our practice areas. We also deeply understand people. Our unrivalled industry knowledge and extensive global network of dynamic talent, leading organisations, and professional connections allow us to solve any challenge anywhere.

We put the people we partner with at the core of what we do. We make time to understand every individual’s skills, goals, and values and dig deeper than the brief to respond to both the culture and company needs. We build trusted relationships that enable us to collaborate with people throughout their careers, shaping the most effective approach to engage, influence and advise for success.

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Elevating the

We founded Pure Search to be the number one search and recruitment firm in our core practice areas across specialist corporate functions essential to any business, irrespective of sector or size.

Since we were founded, we have been consistently resetting the industry standard of what an excellent recruitment partnership looks like, achieving our goal to be the best.

With our decades of experience our expertise has expanded across ten global practice areas, and we have developed a highly sought-after specialist global network of talent, professional relationships and expert teams.

We elevate recruitment globally. We strive to be the leaders, and we always raise the bar.


Making an exceptional team of experts takes all kinds of people. We know that high achievers come from any background, and we are committed to supporting diverse talent with equal access and opportunities to a successful professional future.

Help us lead
the industry

Looking to excel in your career? When you join the Pure Search team, you’re joining a network of global recruitment experts supported by a Group of award-winning recruitment companies.

With market-leading training, clear progression, and a culture built on kindness, we will help you fulfil your potential while supporting others to accomplish theirs.


The bigger

Alongside our parent company, Kernel Global, and sister companies Catalyst and Dartmouth Partners, we are a group of leading global recruitment firms focused on positively impacting our industries. Thanks to our innovation, strong reputation, and love for what we do, we can evolve at a pace that drives change. Our global teams are hosted in the thriving hubs of London, Hong Kong and New York.

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Which industries do you recruit for?

We specialise in specific practice areas across financial services, professional services and commerce & industry. These sectors include:

Why do I need a recruiter?

When looking for your ideal role or transformative talent, you need an expert. We understand the complex nuances of our industries and each placement and personally get to know our clients and candidates. Our unrivalled knowledge helps solve any recruitment challenges and take the stress out of job hunting and hiring. We are the experts, so you don’t have to be.

How do you support candidates in their job search?

We take the time to get to know all our candidates and support you throughout the recruitment process, and your career. We stay in touch with relevant roles, assist with interview preparation, provide specific feedback, and help you get started in your new role. We create long-term partnerships and are always on hand to offer advice in your current job, insights into the market, or answer any questions.

How do you support clients in their hiring process?

We guide our clients through the entire process and assist you with any challenges that may occur. We get to know all our candidates and vigorously screen them to ensure you’re hiring the perfect employee for your role and company. Our expertise allows us to advise you on the hiring process and the nuances of your industry. We don’t just fill jobs - we nurture partnerships. We are here for you for as long as you need us.

Do you recruit for short-term positions?

We recruit for both long-term and interim positions. Our extensive global network enables us to place interim candidates for busy periods, maternity leave, or other needs for cover. We understand short-term hires are often time-sensitive and work with our clients and candidates to support urgent placements.

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Ready for the
right role?

Whatever your next career move, we’re here to guide you through every stage, from application to interview and beyond. Let’s find your next exciting opportunity.

Ready for the right candidate?

Building the right team takes more than just searching. Our recruitment experts will help you find the best talent to drive your business forward.

Let’s talk

Want to speak with us? Whatever your challenge, talk to one of our team members, and let’s find the right way forward.