Testimonials

Clients

"We have worked with gmk for many years and have consistently received a first class service. We have very good working relationships with our key consultants. They take time to gain an in-depth knowledge about the firm, its strategy and culture and always ensure candidates are fully briefed prior to interview. They are a pleasure to work with."
HR Manager, Top 10 City firm

"I am always confident that Jamima Rey will give me clear, concise, honest, informed advice about the market or the likelihood of our being able to fill particular roles and that she will only send me candidates who match our criteria. That is not as common an experience as you might expect."
Managing Partner, US firm

"We have worked with gmk for a number of years and they always aim to provide us with high quality candidates across the range of associate positions in the different practice groups. They understand the challenges that are faced with recruitment and are able to respond to our needs. Although they have a large database of candidates, they seem to know them well and provide us with detailed profiles. The service we receive is always very friendly and efficient which is key to building strong relationships."
HR Manager, leading international firm

"gmk have provided us with a first class recruitment service. From the initial introduction of a CV, right through to the hiring of staff, gmk are friendly, reliable, very professional. They are always understanding of our business needs. "
HR Manager, leading international firm

"We have worked with gmk for many years, and they always provide an exceptional service in sourcing candidates for our fee earner vacancies. gmk are a pleasure to work with, extremely responsive and take great care in thoroughly understanding our needs . gmk always take the time to learn about the firm and its culture and I would not hesitate to recommend their services. "
HR Manager, leading national firm

"We have been very happy with the service we receive from gmk. The consultants know the legal market well and are happy to share that knowledge with us. They take the time to get to know us as a business. This means that they understand what we want when we are recruiting and have a good feel for which candidates will be suited to our firm rather than simply bombarding us with CVs."
HR Manager, boutique City firm

"I have now been working with gmk for about 3 years and have always found the service and support to be very professional and helpful. gmk take the time to listen to the needs of the recruiting department and make sure that the candidates skills, knowledge and personality match our requirements."
HR Manager, West End firm

"Jamima understands what we are looking for in a candidate. She is proactive, well informed and a joy to work with."
Banking Partner, US firm

"We enjoy working with gmk who provide an honest and down to earth service. All the consultants are professional, approachable and a pleasure to deal with. They are excellent at briefings where they both absorb and challenge the information and so make an excellent impression before partners who then have the confidence that their needs will be satisfied."
Recruitment Manager, Top 10 City firm

"Jamima has provided us with the opportunity to meet and hire some exceptional candidates who have become great contributors to our firm. She took the time to understand our firm and to make certain that the candidates introduced would fit in well with our firm. We recommend her and gmk highly."
Managing Partner, US firm

"Liam, thank you again for your tireless efforts in helping us. Your professionalism and market knowledge is heads above other recruiters. We look forward to working with you again in the future."
Legal Recruiting Manager, leading US software company

"You are brilliant! Don't know what we would do without you!"
Recruitment Manager, Magic Circle firm

Candidates

"I would highly recommend Lynne McCarroll from gmk. It was a relief to find a professional consultant with such a broad and thorough understanding of the legal market. With her knowledge and experience Lynne was able to give informed advice to find the right firm for my team. Most importantly, however, I felt that Lynne made our careers and futures the top priority and her advice was always impartial and honest."
Litigation Partner, US firm

"Jon completely understood my situation. Within 2 weeks I had been to 7 interviews (all appropriate) and in less than a month I had 3 offers, one of which I am pleased to say I took and has proven to be just right for me. He was a great help, being calm and level-headed, particularly as at my senior level, and with a substantial following, timing was crucial."
Real Estate Partner, City firm

"Sarah was professional, patient and pro-active (without being pushy) throughout my search for a new role. She will guide you seamlessly from putting together a CV to accepting a job offer."
Financial Services Associate, Top 20 firm

"Having dealt with gmk over the course of a year and half I can say that they easily outshine other City recruiters in terms of being the most alert to new opportunities on the market, willing to help at all stages and down to earth in their approach, as well as having excellent connections in the industry. gmk listened to what I wanted from my next firm and provided me with access to the best opportunities in accordance with my market and specialisation criteria. Having been targeted by other firms with unsuitable positions in random jurisdictions it was always easiest and most rewarding dealing with gmk. My particular thanks goes out to Lynne McCarroll for all her work and personal attention."
Corporate Associate, Moscow

"Sarah is a fantastic recruitment agent. She placed me with an excellent firm as a newly qualified, helping me with my CV and my interview technique, and so I sought her out again when I was looking to move as a 3 year qualified. She has recently placed me in my dream role at a prestigious US firm, helping me to prepare thoroughly for the interviews. Sarah is very approachable, supportive and friendly, with an in-depth knowledge of the market."
Insurance-Reinsurance Associate, US firm

"gmk gave me superb support when I was considering my options. In particular they kept me informed at every stage and were creative in their suggestions and approaches."
IT Associate, Top 10 City firm

"gmk are exceptional. From the outset the team provided me with a focused, intelligent approach which was tailored to my individual requirements. I always knew exactly what they were doing on my behalf and I always felt confident that every sensible avenue was being explored for me. First class!"
Litigation Partner, Mid-town firm

"I was extremely impressed with the service provided at gmk from the moment I made the initial phone call to register. Sarah provided excellent support and great advice on how to approach looking for a new job, including CV and interview tips. The process was seamless as a result of Sarah's understanding of the market and my position (including how difficult it was to juggle my existing job and the interview process), combined with the fact that she always made herself available for a reassuring chat after interviews! gmk definitely provided an intelligent and personalised approach to finding a new job which proved to be a recipe for success for me."
Corporate Associate, Magic Circle firm

"gmk provides the personal touch - you know that they really care where you are placed rather than just being another "CV" to them. If your consultant knows who you are - your CV won't just be a sheet of paper to the person who is deciding whether to interview you - gmk know their candidates and make sure that the firms out there do too. As an NQ I found the process of applying for jobs via an agency bewildering, and at times disheartening. However, gmk guided me through the process and were constantly positive and upbeat, which helped me to feel confident and perform well in my interviews and secure a job I felt great about accepting."
Real Estate Associate, Top 10 City firm

"I was very impressed from the outset by gmk's professionalism and knowledge of the market. As one of many lawyers looking for a role elsewhere, they provided a level of support which was far above that I experienced with the numerous other recruitment agencies I approached initially. Jamima was extremely proactive throughout and gave excellent guidance, from CV preparation to interview, throughout what would otherwise have been a very daunting process. She was dedicated to finding the right job for me and, most importantly, was always available to provide support on a very personable level. I have since recommended her to several former colleagues and friends (whom I know also speak very highly of her) and would not hesitate to continue doing so."
Employment Associate, Top 20 City firm

"I would have no hesitation in recommending Sarah and have done so to many friends in the legal profession. As a former lawyer, Sarah understands what's most important to candidates and is personable, patient and has an instinctive knowledge as to how to approach applications and interviews. Her manner, knowledge and advice are first class and this makes her stand out from the competition."
IP Associate, US firm

"The best thing about working with Sarah was that she always put my interests above her own. She never coerced me into applying for a job that I knew wasn't right for me. She was always available to talk to but never too obtrusive. I was so grateful that she allowed me to get on with my day-to-day life while alleviating the burden of job seeking."
IP Lawyer, City firm

"I have been impressed by the level of individualized service provided by gmk. Jamima, in particular, has over the course of my career always provided exceptional advice based on her thorough knowledge of the legal market. She is definitely the "go-to person" for anyone looking for the right move."
Structured Finance Associate, US firm

"Jamima, an associate director at gmk, was not only experienced and knowledgeable but also friendly, patient and incredibly astute. It was clear that I could rely on her to maintain proper contact and dialogue and, within a very short time of meeting, I had complete faith in her ability to deliver on my objectives. I would recommend Jamima and gmk generally without the least bit of hesitation - they were hands down the most professional and effective of all agents with whom I had contact."
IP Litigation Associate, Top 20 City firm

"Sarah at gmk was great. She always responded almost immediately to my e-mails and other queries, provided some useful tips on how to beef up my CV, and kept me informed throughout the process. Interviews started flowing thick and fast within a week of me providing her with my CV, and the hard work that was being put in behind the scenes, as well as the honesty and integrity that underlined gmk's work, was evident to me. I would highly recommend Sarah to others."
Banking Associate, US firm

"Katherine made job hunting seem so simple! Her attention to detail and personal approach helped take the stress out of the process. My slightly unusual employment history proved to be no obstacle for her, and she placed me with a firm who was exactly right for me. Her support was invaluable, and I would recommend her absolutely."
Employment Associate, Leading National firm

"Sarah was extremely pro-active, professional and friendly, making a difficult time much easier. I have already recommended her to friends and would not hesitate to seek her help in the future."
Commercial Litigation Associate, City firm

"Sarah Livesey at gmk was invaluable in helping me find a new role as an Associate. From the outset of my search through to my interview, offer and acceptance, Sarah was on hand to provide me with the essential insight and information which I required about the employment market; current vacancies; and individual firms and their recruitment process. I am grateful for the professional service and encouragement that Sarah provided and would have no hesitation in recommending her to other candidates."
Employment Associate, Top 20 firm

"I am 100% certain that without Sarah's assistance I would not have got where I am today. Immensely professional, highly dedicated and thoroughly discreet. Sarah is terrific! She has quite simply 'a nose' for the business. I cannot think of or recommend a better recruitment consultant."
Litigation PSL

"Last year, whilst I was looking for employment opportunities, I dealt with a number of recruiters from various organisations and was less than impressed with many of them. However, Sarah was very helpful and personable right from the initial stages of the recruitment process. I particularly liked her supportive, positive and friendly approach, something which I found to be invaluable as I was tackling a very difficult job market. I have no hesitation in recommending Sarah and in fact I have already done so to a number of my friends."
Employment Associate, West End firm

"I have found gmk's Sarah Livesey to be very competent, engaging and user-friendly. She has stuck with me for months in order to find just the right position in a hostile economic climate, consistently being there with useful tips and insights. I have greatly benefitted from gmk's experience and professionalism and can thoroughly recommend them."
Insurance Associate, Leading City Insurance firm

"I registered with a few agencies in London; Kat was the most upfront and pleasant to deal with. It has been much appreciated."
Corporate Assistant, Scottish firm

"Jamima was confident, knowledgeable and guided me through each step of the interview process. She was always available to talk/respond to queries (no matter how small) and really helped me make a move that was exactly right for me. She knows the market extremely well and I was impressed with the firms to which she advised me to submit my CV. I would recommend Jamima to anyone else looking to move to a US firm without hesitation."
Corporate Associate, US Firm

"I thought I would let you know how pleased I am with the hard work Jamima put into my quest in finding a job in London. Jamima's perseverance, honesty and confidence in me outshone other agencies by a very long way... If I find myself looking for another job in the future, gmk will be my first port of call."
Corporate Assistant, City Firm

"I want to thank you and especially Bobbie-Jo for your assistance over the past number of months. I have been very impressed with your services. I have recommended gmk to some other colleagues and will continue to do so. I really appreciated Bobbie's input and help during my difficult time."
Litigation Associate, Regional firm

"Sarah was absolutely fantastic throughout the entire process. She reassured me and provided me with excellent information regarding the individuals that I was being interviewed by, which was invaluable. She was exceptionally helpful and I believe represented me in the best way possible. I've already recommended her to other friends and colleagues and if I am looking to make a move again I know who I would want to help me!"
Banking Associate, Top 20 firm

"Thanks for the assistance Bobbie-Jo, it has been almost a novelty for me to speak to an agent that does something proactive and has always been available to discuss matters!"
Insurance Associate, Regional firm

"All the way through the recruitment process I enjoyed working with Bobbie-Jo and was impressed with her calm and professional approach."
Financial Services Associate, Top 30 City firm

"Sarah, I just wanted to say thank you again for all your help over the last couple of years. You really have been brilliant. All your advice and support, and sense of humour, have made looking for a job so much easier. Some recruitment agents will try just to push you into anything but I really felt that you were listening to me and understood what I wanted. And all your colleagues were great too - you seemed like a real close knit team and it was seamless! I would have no hesitation in recommending you - and already have done in fact."
Real Estate Lawyer, Mid-Town Firm

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