Balfour Lewis

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For Lawyers

We specialise in acting for individual partners and teams of partners. We act for a wide range of UK, US and Canadian law firms. In many cases, we have acted for them exclusively and continue to enjoy trusted advisor status with them after nearly 15 years. At all of our client firms, we have immediate call to managing partners and heads of department.

We assure you of our commitment to protecting both your interests and your confidentiality. We do not require a CV from you in advance of our initial meeting with you or, indeed, in advance of your meeting with one of our clients. These initial meetings often take place without need of a CV or a business plan. In the event that an approach to a law firm is made on your behalf, whether that approach be made with or without the support of a formal document, such an approach will only ever be made with your express consent.

Whilst we have operated in the legal market for a long time, we do not rely on long held and out dated opinions. The market is fast evolving and we study it forensically. We give considered advice that is extant and of the moment. We don’t believe that all US and UK firms can be neatly categorised to type. Equally we don’t believe that all lawyers working within a particular discipline necessarily exhibit identical characteristics. We at Balfour Lewis are individuals. We represent individuals, not candidates. The law firms that we act for have clear and distinct identities.




By dint of being strategically aligned with our client law firms, we offer the individual lawyer a comprehensive and unique insight into the market. The range of our services to you include:

Market Information

We will provide exacting information on the market, restrictive covenants, notice periods, remuneration, profitability, team moves and the corollary fiduciary duties, team structures and firm client bases.

Business Planning

Detailed, considered and insightful assistance in constructing, editing and commenting on your business plan.

Single Point Of Contact

Your dedicated point of contact at Balfour Lewis is available to you at any time, including weekends.

Interview Technique

Advice on the type of interview employed by those that you will meet and interview training for the individual lawyer if requested.


Our name is often referred on to partners who in turn ask our opinion either on a prospective move or on an assortment of options or offers that have been tabled. We are happy to provide that advice without suggesting alternative options that might further muddy the water.



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