Darryn has been extraordinarily helpful in assisting me with finding a role in London. He kept in constant contact, always made himself available to me and provided valuable advice, which was much appreciated since I am coming from South Africa and do not know much about the UK market. Darryn also has great contacts at law firms. He was able to get swift responses from them and arrange interviews on very short notice because of his strong relationships with the firms. Highly recommended!
Darryn is an established recruiter who is well-connected with key firms in the market. I found him to be very responsive and communication was always clear and straightforward. He offers constructive, impartial and neutral advice in considering all options and always talks through the relative pros and cons and the short, medium and long-term. He brings a very personable and human approach to recruitment.
Darryn Hale is a highly experienced legal recruitment professional with extensive market knowledge and relationships with law firms both in the UK and internationally. He rapidly gauges what is being sought and finds tailored and suitable opportunities, and his own private practice background allows him to understand matters more holistically including from the perspective of the candidate. I found it a pleasure to work with Darryn and I highly recommend him to anyone considering their options.
Darryn has shown the utmost professionalism, providing sound, pragmatic advice and leveraging his excellent relationships in the field to secure the ideal position for me to take my career to the next level. He has also provided good advice for my move abroad on a more personal level. I would recommend Darryn to anyone looking for a new position in the legal sector.
It was a pleasure working with Darryn in making my move from Ireland to Australia. It was clear from the outset of the advantage that Darryn’s experience of working in the legal industry brought to finding my new role – he has extensive knowledge and is well informed of the latest developments in the legal job market.
I had initially thought that it would be difficult to manage my current work with searching for a new role but it was manageable thanks to Darryn’s organised and pragmatic approach during the process. Whether it was a short summary email in preparation for an interview or a quick call for feedback, Darryn always kept me up to speed, whilst also being considerate of balancing my job search with my busy work schedule.
I would recommend getting in touch with Darryn if you are considering a move from your current job. Darryn clearly has the contacts and expertise to find the best roles in the market but, above all, he is a joy to work with!
Working with Darryn has been an absolute pleasure from start to finish. While I was apprehensive about the process having been at the same firm for a number of years, Darryn guided me through it brilliantly. He was responsive when required but also judged perfectly when to allow a moment to reflect. His existing personal relationships within firms undoubtedly opened doors, and the respect with which he was held by those firms I was interviewing with was great to see. I am absolutely thrilled with the result (which was a better outcome than the one I had been targeting at the outset) and feel it was genuinely a joint effort. I would recommend him to others unreservedly.
I’ve worked with Darryn now for over 15 years, and he remains one of the best legal recruiters in the UK market. He is extremely knowledgeable in the legal sector, not only about trends in the City but nationally and beyond – and he has a network to match. Darryn has always operated as a true ‘partner’ to our firm, ensuring that he only presents us with the most suitable candidates at all levels together with honest and relevant commentary that I trust. He takes time to understand the commercial drivers behind the resourcing decisions that we make, which I really value. All this is amplified, of course, by the fact that he’s an absolute pleasure to deal with! I couldn’t recommend him more highly.
I have used Darryn not once but twice to successfully transition between firms when the time has been right for me. He knows the key people at all the top city firms and is always professional and diplomatic in his approach. He is straight forward to deal with and does not seek to avoid any challenges or difficult conversations.
Darryn has a really strong understanding of the international recruitment market. He is always committed to take the time to listen, give perspective and really support our recruitment. I have no hesitation in recommending him.
Darryn advised me on my move to Signature Litigation and I was really impressed with how he managed the process for me. He was always responsive and provided good advice and feedback when needed. He was a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend him to lawyers of all levels who are considering making a move.
Darryn’s approach is highly professional. He has very good insight and expertise in the legal sector. His response is always efficient and timely. He keeps a good rapport and a good balance between candidates and employers.
Our relationship with Darryn is one of ‘trusted advisor’. Darryn has years of industry knowledge and gives insightful, honest and commercial advice. He has always shown integrity in how he deals with us and the candidates that he introduces to us.
As a partner looking to make a lateral move, working with Darryn was superb. His market knowledge is exceptional, but more importantly he takes a genuine interest in looking to place candidates with a firm that works for all parties. He has a real skill at identifying strengths within candidates and relating them to the strengths of different firms. He provided support at all stages, from initial lateral move strategy to checking in after the move to keep in touch, and was entirely candid as to the relative benefits of the different options available to me. I have no hesitation in recommending Darryn; he will be the first person I call if/when I look to make another move.
- Pinsent Masons
Darryn has always demonstrated an impressive wide-reaching knowledge of the London market. Not only is he the epitome of professionalism and integrity but he also builds great relationships and is someone I really enjoy working with.