About Us


Our History

Jepson Holt launched in 2004 to help law firms grow their businesses and lawyers find legal environments where they can thrive. The product of the combined experience of Phil Jepson and Mark Husband, we understand the highs and lows of being a senior figure in a law firm.

Phil spent 15 years working in law firms, including three Top 50 firms and as an equity partner. Now, he is a leading commentator on the legal market and is often invited to speak privately and publicly on how it is changing. Similarly, Mark spent 17 years as a successful litigation lawyer and legal business leader, before making the move into executive search.

Alongside their legal careers, both Phil and Mark have over 10 years of experience in executive legal search and senior recruitment, along with supporting law firm growth through mergers & acquisitions.

Our Values


At Jepson Holt, we don’t deal in half measures. Instead we take the time to carefully pair the right lawyer with the right law firm, ensuring maximum satisfaction for all parties.


Our recruitment process is based on intelligent analysis of the legal market, so we always have the most up to date information on what law firms are looking for.


Everything we do is about growth, whether it’s growing legal businesses, growing careers and developing ourselves as recruiters. That’s how we judge success.


We take the time to look beyond job specs and CVs and work closely with both parties to find the right person for the right role. That is how we’re able to build strong, long-lasting relationships.


Whether we’re dealing with clients or candidates, we work with trust, transparency and honesty. This is integral to our ability to identify the right candidates for the right opportunities.


We understand that finding the right lawyer or law firm can have a direct impact on your future success. That’s why our role is to help you deliver results not just fill a vacancy.

Our Team

Phil Jepson
Phil JepsonChairman
Phil spent fifteen years as a solicitor, including at three Top 50 law firms and as a partner, before moving into executive legal search.

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Mark Husband
Mark HusbandCEO
Before joining us, Mark led a specialist legal recruitment consultancy in London and spent 17 years as a litigation solicitor.

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Haedar Hassan
Haedar HassanBusiness Manager
Haedar ensures the smooth running of the Jepson Holt office and is one of the driving forces behind our teams’ successes.

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Matthew Parkes
Matthew ParkesHead of Research
Matthew ensures everyone at Jepson Holt takes a targeted approach to legal recruitment, helping us provide the best results.

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Emma McGuigan
Emma McGuiganDirector
Emma has over 14 years specialist recruitment expertise spanning technical engineering, purchasing & supply chain and more.

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Sam Bird
Sam BirdResearch Consultant
Sam supports our team to find the ideal law firms and job opportunities for our candidates, ensuring that they can easily take the next positive step in their legal career.
Andrew Starmer-Allen
Andrew Starmer-AllenExecutive Resourcing Consultant
Andrew focuses on identifying the unique nuances that lawyers and firms possess, in order to best fulfil the needs of both. He looks for high calibre individuals to fill interesting and challenging roles in law firms.