Our specialist Company Secretarial & Governance division covers permanent and interim appointments specifically “outside of London”.
Company Secretarial and Governance is a growing need within businesses across the UK. Historically this skill and need has been London centric.
We work closely with the ICSA and with key figures across the Company Secretarial and Governance profession.
Our aim is to ensure that all levels of this profession have visibility of opportunities in their local market and also that businesses have visibility of what skills are available in their local market rather than relying on the London market.
We work at all levels including;
- Company Secretarial and Governance
- Assistant Company Secretarial
- Company Secretarial Assistants
General Counsel & Company SecretaryAffinity Water LtdHatfield, Hertfordshire, UK£Competitive plus exceptional benefits
Interim Company Secretary/Corporate GovernanceLondon, UKup to £500 per day
Deputy Company Secretary and Head of Governance & RiskChippenham, nr train stationup to £85k plus flexible working options
Deputy Company Secretary – 12-13 month FTCSouth Wales£Competitive plus remote working options
Working with us as Candidates
It is essential that we acquire a full understanding of what you are requiring in your next step in your career. Working collabratively with our wealth of experience and market knowledge we will be able to offer a bespoke service to suit your needs.
“As a candidate I have never felt more informed and kept up to date by a recruiter. Mack Legal and Chris constantly and deeply informed me about the nature of the position and about developments in the recruitment process. Being from a Latam country, I was also quite impressed about his knowledge of the local market.
From my experience as a candidate, I would highly recommend Mack Legal for both companies looking for recruitment services (even worldwide) as well as for candidates in search of new challenges.”
Senior Legal Counsel – LATAM
“I found Chris to be a breath of fresh air in a very challenging market. He invested time in me, was very knowledgeable, kept me up to date throughout the process and went above and beyond so that I could put the best version of me forward.”
Head of Legal & Commercial- Middle East
“I approached Mack Legal to help Affinity Water source a new Director for our Legal department. They were one of 3 companies approached for the role and the eventual agency chosen to help us source this position. From the outset, it was clear that Claire and the team had a solid understanding of the legal sector. They were able to not only source great candidates but offer us advice on the organisational design for the position and team. Our initial thought was to recruit a Legal Director but their advice amended that to a General Counsel and Company Secretary – which was more fitting to our requirements.
Mack legal were then very flexible with the payment structure for the retained assignment and agreed to the timescales we wished to work towards. Claire and the team then delivered the longlist, shortlist, interviews and successful candidate very quickly end efficiently.
In addition, during this search we also asked Mack to source us a very specialist Regulatory Lawyer on a contingency basis. Knowing this was a very specific skill, we expected the successful appointment to take some time but it was delivered at very quick turnaround with an extremely suitable candidate.
I am glad to have found Mack Legal and will happily use their services again, when required.”
Affinity Water, Head of Talent Acquisition, April 2020
“I called upon Mack legal again after working with them in my previous companies. Once again it was good to work with Chris and his team to source our recent UK legal counsel. Professional team who found some excellent candidates for us to interview and select from. Thank you one and all.”
Fasthosts Internet Ltd, HR Business Partner – May 2020
“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Claire. She is a trusted person in my network and she recently approached me about a unique General Counsel / Company Secretarial opportunity. Having taken the time to get to know me, Claire understands my aspirations and motivations, and she has matched me up with a company where there is an excellent personal and cultural fit. Claire is an absolute pleasure to work with, has provided excellent support throughout the hiring process and I particularly enjoy her great sense of humour. I would warmly recommend her to other General Counsel’s looking for support with their career.”
General Counsel / Company Secretary January 2020
“Mack Legal approached me in June 2019 knowing that I was looking to develop a new global in-house legal team. Having engaged a national legal recruiter (who had relied on advertising and their database) who were not getting results, it has been very refreshing to work with Chris at Mack Legal. Mack Legal took a very different approach, fully mapping the market and headhunting to find us the best legal talent both in the UK and internationally.
Chris remained our one point of contact globally, helping us to select and appoint our first Head of Legal for APAC, Senior Legal Counsel Spain / LATAM and, in the UK, two senior EPC / Construction Lawyers and an experienced Commercial Lawyer. I have been thoroughly impressed with Chris’ proactive approach, the quality of the shortlist on all occasions and the depth of market penetration he has achieved. He has also advised on salaries across multi jurisdictions, ensuring that we are competitive.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Chris and the team at Mack Legal for their in-depth market knowledge of the global legal renewables market. As a testament to this, for the last four appointments we have worked exclusively with Mack Legal.”
Global General Counsel, January 2020
“We approached Mack Legal in July 2019 having noted their reputation in the Legal and Company Secretarial market. Following a very informative meeting we instructed Mack Legal exclusively to appoint our Interim Head of Governance / Company Secretarial and subsequently our first permanent General Counsel & Company Secretary.
On both occasions we have been very impressed with their consultative approach, in-depth market knowledge and the quality of the shortlist presented within a very tight timescale. Claire is very intuitive and really understood how important it was for us to find the right cultural fit, along with a candidate who would have the experience and gravitas to work in a rapidly growing international company, going through an IPO.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Mack Legal and very much look forward to working with them again in the future as we continue to expand our business.”
Top 10 fastest growth company 2019 – January 2020
“Chris contacted me for a very attractive Senior Legal position covering several countries as part of well reputed international renewable energy company (and legal team). He has been fully available during the whole process (even when already concluded), empathic and looking after candidate and company needs. Chris shows an impressive capacity to connect with you to prepare for interviews, Q&As to avoid misunderstanding and I strongly recommend his services for any firm or company requiring senior positions.”
Senior Legal Counsel, International Renewable Energy Company – October 2019
“The team at Mack Legal have been excellent at every stage of the process. Claire’s in depth understanding of our business and the markets in which we operate meant that the candidates she put forward were all well suited, both technically and interpersonally. The team’s depth within the in-house market specifically, has also meant that they have been able to source first class candidates that competitors were simply not able to.”
Head of Legal – Global Financial Services Business May 2019
‘We engaged with Chris when requiring support for a niche legal role. Chris was responsive and quickly provided a selection of high calibre and appointable candidates, one of which was successfully appointed to the role. I would have no hesitation engaging with Chris on any future legal requirements we have.’
Capita Plc, Head of Executive Interim, March 2019