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ABOUT GRM SEARCH

GRM Search is a leading legal recruitment agency. We place senior legal professionals at top-tier law firms, financial institutions, and multinational corporations in South Africa, Hong Kong, and other select markets globally.

Over more than 20 years in the recruitment industry, we have built an exceptional network of contacts and wealth of market knowledge. GRM Search sets the bar for legal recruitment with a refreshingly uncomplicated approach. We understand our clients’ challenges and we really listen to what our candidates want, even if that means reading between the lines.
Our considered, proactive, and creative way of working secures coveted partner roles, in-house positions, private practice jobs, and enticing lawtech opportunities for ambitious candidates, time and time again.

Speak to us to advance your legal career, or add high-calibre legal professionals to your team or practice.

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PRIVATE PRACTICE

From start-ups to multinationals, we work with law firms of all sizes to place top senior legal talent in private practice jobs. Our creative recruitment solutions and wide range of pricing options help clients solve business challenges along every step of their growth journey.

 

 

IN-HOUSE

We partner with corporations across a wide range of industries to secure talented general counsel and legal advisors. Our pricing, payroll, and talent management solutions help SMEs, blue-chip multinationals, and leading financial institutions with their legal staffing needs.

 

 

LAWTECH

GRM specialises in sourcing dynamic talent for incumbents and start-ups operating in the hugely lucrative lawtech industry. Our established offices in Asia and Africa are perfectly placed to work with multiple leading lawtech companies and investors based in both markets.

SPECIALISMS

Our global service offering comprises four core areas. Each of our specialisms include a number of intuitive solutions designed to help clients achieve their business goals. 

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JOBS

Browse a selection of exclusive local and international mandates currently handled by GRM. For a complete list of all legal job opportunities on offer in one or all of our markets, please contact us

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OUR CORE TEAM

Our team is a perfect mix of globally recognized, award-winning Consultants, Strategists, world-class Researchers, and innovative Data Scientists. Blending youth, energy, and experience, unlike other firms in our sector we work as one unit. The core team below is supported by market and candidate resourcers in the UK, South Africa, and Hong Kong.

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Rob Green

CEO, GRM Group
Head of Global Legal Recruitment, GRM Search

With two decades’ experience in the recruitment industry, Rob launched his career with leading financial services firm Badenoch & Clark in London where he climbed the ranks as part of the UK’s number one banking recruitment team. Following his relocation to the Cayman Islands in 2005, he joined one of the Carribean’s top recruitment companies, CML, to establish the region’s leading legal recruitment provider, helping clients in offshore jurisdictions around the world build their legal teams.

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In 2009, Rob became a partner in the business and moved to Hong Kong to continue extending the firm’s reach in the offshore world and become one of the top consultancies in Asia. He took ownership of the Hong Kong branch and rebranded as GRM Search in 2013, winning multiple awards and working with some of the most coveted legal firms, MNCs, and financial institutions in the world. Enticed by the link between Africa and Asia, Rob opened GRM Search’s first office in South Africa in Johannesburg during 2014. He moved with his family to settle in Cape Town and spearhead the growth of the business into the African continent in 2017.

Rob regularly shares his views on the legal job market with industry publications, business radio shows, human capital seminars, and law graduates at HKU, Stellenbosch University, and UWC. He is renowned for his global outlook, experience, legal market knowledge, and down-to-earth approach.

In his spare time, Rob is the proud founder and chairman of South Africa’s first soccer programme for special needs children (GPS Vikings FC) and a part time boxing ring announcer.

Rob earned a BA (Hons) in Marketing Management from the University of Greenwich.

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James Midlane

Recruitment Partner

James started his career as an executive search consultant for the legal and financial industries in Johannesburg before specialising in engineering, construction, and mining recruitment across Africa.

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Over 10 years in the industry, James has gained experience across a unique variety of specialist industries, recruiting for roles in South Africa, Zambia, the DRC, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana, and numerous other African countries. He has a thorough understanding of how business works in Africa, and a very personable approach to candidates. At GRM, James focusses on placing senior lawyers across Africa.

In his spare time, James likes to spend as much time outdoors as possible. He is an avid cyclist with eight Cape Town Cycle Tours under his belt.

James graduated from Rhodes University with a BA in History, Philosophy, and Politics.

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Nadine van Lier

Nadine van Lier

Recruitment Partner

Nadine started her career in financial services working in South Africa, the UK, Spain, and the UAE before specialising in human resources. She spent five years building and overseeing the regional recruitment function and managing onboarding, employee relations, training, and HR projects for global healthcare company Fresenius Group, working with professionals based in the UAE, Egypt, and Lebanon.

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Nadine relocated to South Africa and joined GRM in 2020 where she recruits senior legal professionals for clients in South Africa and Hong Kong. She is passionate about changing the course of her candidates’ lives while helping clients grow their businesses with top-notch talent.

In her spare time, Nadine enjoys yoga, road running, and hiking in and around Cape Town.

Nadine holds a BComm in Management Accounting from the University of Stellenbosch. She is also a certified Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) associate, the recognised professional standard for human resources and training specialists in the UK.

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Amanda Mahoney

Recruitment Partner

A qualified chartered accountant with 20 years’ experience in the legal and finance industries, Amanda has worked with leading financial services providers in the UK and the Caribbean region. She launched her career as a finance recruitment specialist during her time in the Cayman Islands.

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Following her return to the UK, Amanda retained strong links with her offshore clients and candidates and joined GRM in 2018 to specialise in offshore markets. She currently recruits senior legal professionals for clients in the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, the BVI, and the Channel Islands.

Amanda earned a BSc (Hons) in Physics and Astrophysics from the University of Leicester and FCA and CA professional qualifications from ICAEW.

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EVENTS

From launching of new services to organising educational nights for trainee lawyers, GRM hosts a series of events throughout the year to add value to the industries we serve. We also provide insights into the latest industry developments through webinars, case studies, and videos.

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INSIGHTS

We regularly engage with our clients on the hottest topics in the market. We don’t want to talk about the now, we want to discuss the future of the industry and shine a light on the topics that will affect the business of law, globally and locally, tomorrow.

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AWARDS

We are very proud to be recognised by our industry, clients, and the wider business sector for excellence in recruitment and human resources.

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TESTIMONIALS

GRM has a fantastic track record successfully completing mandates across the world, including thriving in challenging markets and filling highly specialised roles. We are true career advisors to our large database of loyal candidates – many returning time and time again to seek our expert counsel on their career paths.

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THE GRM GROUP

Four pillars define GRM’s comprehensive service offering and commitment to the legal sector across established, emerging, and frontier markets. Our agile, creative way of working is designed to keep pace with global change and innovation.

GRM SEARCH

A legal recruitment company, a market-leading business intelligence team, a digital ecosystem for the global legal community and a personal & discreet career community portal.

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GRM INTELLIGENCE

Our proprietary business intelligence unit unpacks human capital investment across Africa. A community portal gives members access to our world-class research.

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GLC GLOBAL LEGAL CAREER

Our members-only platform is the ultimate career support portal. Access exclusive templates, guides, videos, podcasts, one-on-one consulting sessions, and interviews.

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Our online community connects legal professionals and corporations across the world to share confidential legal advice and business development opportunities.

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OUR OFFICES

GRM has offices in Cape Town, Hong Kong, and London. Our extensive network of contacts expands our reach into other prominent markets in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and Australia.

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OFFSHORE

3rd Floor
86-90 Paul Street
London
EC2A 4NE

+44 7722 563 444

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AFRICA

Unit 72
Roeland Square
Cape Town
8001
South Africa

+27 21 271 0267 (Cape Town)
+27 10  271 2348 (Johannesburg)

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ASIA

5/F Wai Lan House
12 LKF
Central Hong Kong

+852 5808 0338

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EUROPE

3rd Floor
86-90 Paul Street
London
EC2A 4NE

+44 203 962 2072

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OFFSHORE

3rd Floor
86-90 Paul Street
London
EC2A 4NE

+44 7722 563 444

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AFRICA

Unit 25
Roeland Square
Cape Town
8001
South Africa

+27 21 271 0267 (Cape Town)
+27 10  271 2348 (Johannesburg)

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ASIA

5/F Wai Lan House
12 LKF
Central Hong Kong

+852 5808 0338

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OFFSHORE

3rd Floor
86-90 Paul Street
London
EC2A 4NE

+44 7722 563 444

 

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AFRICA

Unit 72
Roeland Square
Cape Town
8001
South Africa

+27 21 271 0267 (Cape Town)
+27 10  271 2348 (Johannesburg)

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ASIA

5/F Wai Lan House
12 LKF
Central Hong Kong

+852 5808 0338

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EUROPE

3rd Floor
86-90 Paul Street
London
EC2A 4NE

+44 203 962 2072

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OFFSHORE

3rd Floor
86-90 Paul Street
London
EC2A 4NE

+44 7722 563 444

 

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AFRICA

Unit 25
Roeland Square
Cape Town
8001
South Africa

+27 21 271 0267 (Cape Town)
+27 10  271 2348 (Johannesburg)

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ASIA

5/F Wai Lan House
12 LKF
Central Hong Kong

+852 5808 0338

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