Welcome to Totum Leadership Search

Totum works at the heart of law firm leadership teams to help fulfil the business potential of the 21st century law firm. We excel at making the right recruitment matches at the most senior levels of business management in law, placing COOs, CEOs, CFOs and other director-level leaders across all law firm functions.

We have decades of experience recruiting business services professionals into law, including working inside law firms. There is no leadership role that we cannot place.

As the first and only leadership search team that specialises in law firm management, we have a unique understanding of business challenges in the legal sector. And we have the dedicated resources to work hand in hand with law firm leaders to secure the business talent that is driving strategic change and operational efficiency in law.

It is no coincidence that over 90% of those we have placed in director-level positions are still in their roles three years later.

Our ability stems from our many years of working in legal sector recruitment, time in which we have built extensive networks and in-depth market knowledge. Our long-standing relationships mean we know exactly where to go to source the best talent, from both inside and outside the legal sector.

A third of the placements we have made are with individuals who came directly from another sector, rising to 50% in those areas requiring new skills in law, like process, project and innovation management.

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Raconteur special report: Legal Innovation

Totum was delighted to recently feature in Raconteur's special report: 'Legal Innovation', which was published in The Times, March 2017. We are pleased to republish the articles that featured in that report, including our own.

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Case Studies

Studies in success from legal business leaders.

Case studies from those who have made the shift to leadership roles in law from other sectors.

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Leadership Blog

Our thought leadership on business in law.

Including research and published features on the effective management of the 21st century law firm.

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UK-based COOs: Law 2016

The role of COO is on the rise in the legal profession. We share our insights, research and data.

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