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Andrew Wintle, Principal Director, LaurenceSimons

Andrew Wintle

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Area of Expertise
The lateral recruitment of partners and senior fee-earners into commercial law firms in London.
Sector Specialism 
A broad range of, predominantly, non-contentious disciplines and sectors. 

Geographical coverage and languages spoken
London & UK

Education & Professional Qualifications
Guildford Law School (LPC & CPE)
Bristol University (BA Hons)
Abingdon School.
Track Record 

I have spent almost 20 years in the City, working alongside or on behalf of private practice lawyers and firms. This has given me an excellent knowledge of the London and wider legal market.  

My practice covers both contingent recruitment and also retained search exercises on behalf of firms who are seeking strategic lateral hires.  I have placed Partners and senior lawyers across a range of firms; from large scale international firms through to boutiques.

Recent placements include:

Banking & Finance Partner  - Boutique London firm
Commercial / IT Partner  - City firm
Competition & EC Partner – Top 30 City firm
Technology Partner  - Boutique London firm
Real Estate Partner  - International firm

My most recently undertaken retained Partner-level search assignments were in the following areas: Commercial/IT, Competition, Private Client, International wealth structuring, Banking, Funds and Financial Services.

About me
I started my legal recruitment career at Hudson (2003-2005) and was subsequently a director at First Counsel (2005 – 2014). I joined Laurence Simons in 2015. 

Prior to recruitment; I spent 4 years at Eversheds in London, qualifying in 1997 and then moved in-house to Numis PLC, working on ECM and corporate finance transactions.