About Us

Winchester Search is a leading independent executive search and selection firm serving the Asian, Australian, London, New Zealand, and Offshore markets. We provide discreet, professional and tailored recruitment services to international law firms, global financial institutions and multi-national companies.

Geographical Reach

Winchester Search has offices in London, Hong Kong and Melbourne and has exclusive alliances with legal recruitment consultancies in Sydney and Auckland. We undertake local, regional and global assignments according to our clients’ requirements. Our geographical areas of expertise include Asia (Hong Kong, China, Singapore, and Japan), London, Australia, New Zealand, and the offshore jurisdictions (Cayman, BVI, Bermuda, Jersey, Guernsey).

Our Values

We provide a personal and professional service that accords with our core values of acting at all times with integrity, professionalism and respect. This has enabled us to develop strong relationships with our clients and candidates alike, who trust us in meeting their recruitment needs in a responsive manner.

Our Approach

We utilize both retained executive search and traditional contingent recruitment methods to ensure that we are able to locate the best qualified candidates for our clients. We ensure that all information shared with our clients and candidates is kept strictly confidential and that each party is kept updated throughout the recruitment process.

Specialist Practice Areas

Legal: Private Practice

Our core strength is recruiting for private practice law firms. We have considerable experience at recruiting at all levels of the legal profession, from junior associates to senior equity partners. We work with a wide variety of law firms from major international practices to specialist local firms and our consultants work in collaboration across jurisdictions. Our experience includes helping to recruit teams of lawyers for international law firms opening new offices in Hong Kong and China, completing numerous retained searches, and assisting lawyers to move to international law firms in Asia, London, Australia, and the offshore jurisdictions. Most of our experienced consultants are lawyers themselves, and have previously worked in private practice, which enables our team to understand the needs of both our clients and candidates. Our international platform provides a wide variety of opportunities for the lawyers we advise and it enables us to access a broad network of candidates for our clients.

Legal: In-House

Our In-House team places candidates at a variety of levels from newly qualified lawyers and documentation specialists, through to General Counsel across the Asia Pacific region. We have long standing relationships with our client base which includes international banks, financial services firms and multinational corporations. Our strong relationships with law firm partners and associates enables us to access a network of private practice lawyers who are interested in moving in-house.

Compliance, Regulatory and Risk Management

We have considerable experience recruiting mid to senior level professionals for financial services firms, multi-national companies, professional services firms and regulatory bodies across multiple jurisdictions in Asia. Our areas of coverage include Markets Compliance, Central Compliance, Anti Money Laundering and Financial Crime Compliance, Operational, Market and Credit Risk, and Internal / IT Audit.