About Causidicus

We are a specialist secondment business, whose expertise lies in sourcing short and long-term placements for domestic and international clients, exclusively from the ranks of the UK Bar.

We work closely with our sister company, ABC Chambers Solutions LLP, widely recognised for many years as the “go to” consultants for sets of Chambers across the UK.

For a number of years secondment placements involving the UK Bar have been growing steadily. However, gaining access to the best people is not always straightforward with many law firms and in-house legal teams reliant on using legal recruitment companies who depend on advertising and appear to have very little exposure to the UK Bar. Causidicus is different.

Are you looking for secondment opportunities?

What makes us so different?

The world of the Bar is one that we have worked in and specialised in for many years. Our 100% focus on the UK Bar and our enviable list of Chambers’ clients means that you will have access to the best talent for your secondment needs. We have an unrivalled level of experience and have connections and contacts within every major set of Chambers in London and across the UK.

During our many years in the legal industry, we have built an unparalleled level of trust with our clients, many of whom we have known for thirty or forty years. Our vast experience means that we will be able to pinpoint individuals who have the requisite expertise and skills that you are looking for.

Our long-standing professional and personal connections mean that we are well placed to efficiently and quickly find the best options for any secondment vacancy. These range across all areas of law, domestically and internationally, to cover short and long-term secondments. If you are a law firm, an in-house company legal team or a Government organisation looking for additional assistance for a particular project or due to an increased workload, we are perfectly placed to assist you.

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Why you can trust us with your business

  • We are not a High Street recruitment company, but a niche consultancy with 100% focus on the Bar.
  • We have unrivalled access to an enormous pool of talent – regarded by many as the best in the world.
  • Our extensive network means that we are able to contact a much wider pool of talent than clients can themselves, resulting in greater choice and a more diverse range of candidates.
  • Your instructions will only be dealt with by an experienced consultant who knows the market intimately.
  • We pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our clients, with our core values at the forefront of how we conduct our business:
    • Client care and satisfaction
    • Building trust
    • Honesty and integrity

Meet the team

Our consultants have an unparalleled level of Chambers’ experience and unrivalled connections with Chambers, Barristers, Clerks and Chambers’ Directors. Between us we have amassed over 150 years’ experience in the legal industry, during which we have built up an enviable level of trust with clients across the UK. Client satisfaction is the main pillar of our business, with the majority of our instructions coming from recommendations and referrals.

Andrew Love

Andrew Love​

Director

Andrew is a founder/director of Causidicus and has been a Bar Clerk for over 23 years, during which time he obtained an ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management.

He is highly regarded within the Inns of Court and amongst his peers, a fact acknowledged by the legal directories, who also note “Andrew Love understands the matters at hand very quickly – almost better than if you were explaining it to another solicitor – and is immediately able to suggest the right barrister or course of action”

Jamie Clack

Director

As a Director of Causidicus, Jamie is responsible for overseeing the effective management and business development functions of the consultancy. His wealth of experience in the legal sector means he is well placed to advise clients on the suitability of candidates, and to help find the right match for a particular project or position. Recognised for his approachability, Jamie has received market recognition in recent years for the level of service provided.

 

“Jamie Clack ‘could not be more helpful or responsive’.” – Legal 500, 2018

“‘Very smart, decisive and highly responsive’, Jamie Clack ‘grasps the outline of a brief very quickly, even in complex cases, which makes dealing with him very straightforward’.” – Legal 500, 2017

“Swift to respond, commercially minded and attentive” – Chambers & Partners 2016

Bill Connor, Director

Bill Conner

Director

Bill has a wealth of knowledge ranging across the various legal disciplines and was a Bar Clerk for over 40 years, with 25 of those years as Senior Clerk to prestigious sets such as the late George Carman QC’s Chambers at New Court, Temple and at the multi-disciplined set 36 Bedford Row, Bill is one of the most experienced Bar Clerks’ working in the legal sector. He is founder director of ABC Chambers Solutions LLP, who specialise in recruitment and consultancy, solely for sets of Chambers.

Elliot Rogers, Head of Business & Recruitment ​

Elliott Rogers

Director

Elliott began his clerking career after graduating with a 2:1 LLB and has over five years’ Chambers experience in two leading London sets. He started his career within the Law sector as a case worker at American Express and also worked as a paralegal in the charity sector. Elliott is involved with every area of our business at Causidicus and has an enviable record of being able to source high quality candidates.

Penny Reason-Martin, Business and Recruitment Manager​

Penny Reason-Martin​

Business and Recruitment Manager​

Penny’s background encompasses recruitment, project management of business enterprise programmes within the education sector and marketing & business development, before moving to the legal arena in recent years. Penny is involved in all areas of the services that Causidicus offer.

Ellen Doughty, Direct Marketing and Administration Assistantor of Client Care

Ellen Doughty​

Marketing and Recruitment Executive

Ellen has a joint role in looking after the marketing at ABC as well as on recruitment projects, particularly in helping to promote school/college leavers and graduates into Junior Clerking roles. She manages our social media platforms and keeps the ABC website up to date with current jobs and news. Before joining ABC, Ellen worked in digital marketing and branding for an international bank in the Middle East, gaining skills which she puts to good use in creating our adverts and newsletters.

Taylor Goodwin

Recruitment and Business Executive

Taylor worked in Chambers for over 6 years’ at two specialist Civil sets, covering Police Law, Regulatory Law, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence. Along with his breadth of Practice Management knowledge he brings a passion for assisting those new to the Clerking world to join a profession he has had the opportunity to enjoy and work in for a number of years. As well as working closely with Elliott, Penny & Ellen on recruitment projects, Taylor is involved in all business aspects concerning ABC and our partnership companies’ projects.

John (Charles) Charlick, Consultant​

John (Charles) Charlick​

Consultant​

Charles has over 50 years clerking experience, the last 35 years as Senior Clerk at 3 Paper Buildings where he remained until 31st October 2014. He is widely respected by his peers and is undoubtedly the best known Bar Clerk in The Temple. In 2010 Charles was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Chambers & Partners.

Alan Brewer, Consultant​

Alan Brewer​

Consultant​

Alan has been a Bar Clerk for over 40 years, including 35 years as a Senior Clerk at the leading multi-discipline set 42 Bedford Row. During that time, he played a key role in developing Chambers present enviable position. Alan was instrumental in managing successful Chambers mergers/takeovers as well as Bar recruitment.

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Contact us

For further information or to arrange a confidential discussion, please e-mail us at info@causidicus.co.uk, call 020 3934 9591 or contact one of our consultants via the details on their profile.