I am happy to recommend Charles Park Search and Selection. Richard has an in depth knowledge of the market and good contacts. He provided a personal service, worked hard to get to know and support us and produced a good result.
Sue Laing, Partner and Head of Private Client & Tax, Boodle Hatfield
We decided to appoint Charles Park to help build one of our key practice areas. Richard Park took time to understand our business requirements and worked hard to meet them. His professionalism and commercial outlook, coupled with his in-depth knowledge of the market resulted in two excellent partner introductions.
Paul Roberts, Managing Partner, Forsters LLP
Charles Park Search & Selection kept us informed throughout the search process. In particular, the long list of candidates was well researched, comprehensive and assisted us to identify specific individuals we wanted to target.
Sandy Boyle, HR Director, Mills & Reeve
I was struck by the obvious enthusiasm that Charles Park brought to the task. I enjoyed Richard Park’s frank and personal manner. I am impressed by the after sales service and I think Richard is a shrewd judge of character which is an essential tool for this type of work.
Alison Hawes, Partner, TLT Solicitors
A persistence of personal contact that produced exactly what we wanted.
Peter Nellist, Partner, Clarke Willmott
Richard Park has shown himself to be an astute operator.
John Wood, Partner, Herbert Smith LLP
I have worked with Mike Bishop of Charles Park Search on a number of matters over the last few years. I have always found Mike's advice and approach to be thorough and well considered and would not hesitate to use him again in the future.
Corporate Partner, UK International Law Firm (Magic Circle), UAE
We've been very happy working with the Charles Park team. They have a good understanding of the market and our requirements, and are always a pleasure to work with.
Oil & Gas Partner, US International Law Firm, UAE
We have consulted with Mike Bishop and his colleagues at Charles Park over the past few years as we have worked to expand our Middle East offices. He is very knowledgeable about the market and insightful as to the experience and qualities that make a lawyer a suitable candidate for our particular firm. He is thorough in his assessment of lawyers of all levels of experience so that the individuals that he introduces to us are worthwhile, credible candidate. He is excellent about following up and his engaging, friendly personality obviously serves him well in maintaining and expanding his network of contacts.
Senior Partner, US International Law Firm, UAE
Mike, you are clearly one of the most active recruiters I have encountered. Over the past two years you have come with a number of interesting names and, as you know, the fact that in the end no placement took place was largely accidental and not due to any fault in the candidates selected. You appear to know the region and the legal industry very well. Follow-up on interviews and providing response was always quick and of high standard. You also appear to have a lot of patience with your clients when they do not get back or respond. So I was certainly very happy with the service I got.
Partner, UK International Law Firm (Magic Circle), Saudi Arabia