Who we are

Ashford Benjamin was founded with the belief that search firms should offer a better service to clients and candidates. This means taking the time to provide a genuine partnership, understanding our clients’ and candidates’ needs, and pro-actively advising on the best course of action, utilising the decades of experience we have in the legal and compliance search industry.

Our mission was to create a new type of legal and compliance search firm. One that combines responsiveness with thorough analysis, knowledge and intellectual rigour, to provide an accurate, comprehensive service. A search firm that is not afraid to question the purpose in each search, and work collaboratively to ensure the best outcome for all confirmed. A search firm that is happy to decline work that is not in the best interests of all concerned. A search firm that is not afraid to advise professionals to stay where they are, if that is the best course of action for their long term goals. A search firm that has the flexibility to offer a genuinely bespoke consultancy service to the legal and compliance professions.

To do this, we employ recognised legal and compliance industry experts, with a reputation for integrity and a genuine passion for providing the best service in the market to our clients and candidates. Our people are judged on the quality of service they provide, which is monitored through feedback from both employers and job-seekers, and the number of successful, long-term placements they make, not by metrics that only benefit the search firm. We believe our success stems from passionately upholding the beliefs and values we have developed over decades of serving our clients and candidates’ needs.