MRA is a vibrant, energetic legal search agency which truly understands the business of law. Founded in 2009, the business has quickly expanded to include over 35 legal search consultants and researchers in London and Hong Kong.

MRA’s Partner, Associate and In-House divisions boast a wealth of market knowledge, experience and high-level contacts. Every day we are dealing with major UK, international and US law firms, banks, financial institutions and corporations as well as some of the brightest individuals in the legal market. With a superb research team and a comprehensive database, MRA has quickly established itself as a lead player in the legal recruitment industry.

MRA's founders and consultants have practised in the top tier of recruiting in the UK, Asia, the Middle East and the United States. We are able to draw on a wealth of knowledge and contacts in each jurisdiction. The business was formed with a number of core principles that the founding directors have shared throughout their careers. We believe in delivering the highest level of service to both clients and candidates and in providing feedback that is both discreet and honest. We do not believe in the commoditised approach to the business that has become prevalent in the City.

Both clients and candidates regularly comment that our focused approach on the right match rather than just “making the fee” sets us apart. Our exceptional levels of diligence, integrity and passion, combined with our unrivalled knowledge of the international legal market mean we can deliver long term success in both contingent and retained searches.


MRA recruits lawyers across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States. With offices in London and Hong Kong we have successfully worked on a variety of high end assignments around the globe.

Our People

Paul Roxburgh
Paul is a co-founder and CEO of MRA Search and has over 15 years' experience in the legal recruitment market.
Kate Spillane
Kate trained with MRA and is now a Senior Consultant in the associate division.
Ben Myers
Ben is based in Hong Kong and specialises in associate and partner searches for leading UK and US law firms in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Richard James
Richard is Head of Research for MRA Search.
Victoria Philipson
Victoria joined MRA in September 2011 as a Senior Consultant in the partner division.
Warren Lefton
Warren is a director at MRA Search. He specialises in recruiting at partner level and has experience of team moves, heads of global practices and mergers.
Neil Aronson
Neil joined MRA Search in January 2014 as a Senior Consultant. He undertakes partner level searches for leading UK and US firms in London.

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