Baldwin Boyes

Driving change in legal services

An introduction
to Baldwin Boyes

We are an established team of trusted advisors. We offer expertise to our clients who call on us for our capabilities in Board & Executive Search, Executive Interim Management, Contingent Recruitment Solutions, and Insight and Leadership Consulting. We help long-standing corporations and high-growth innovators anticipate and resolve their human capital challenges in innovative, cost-effective, and time-efficient ways.

Our specialist experience in the legal market, working with Law Firms, In-House Legal Teams and Consultancies & ALSPs, enabled us to form an expert knowledge base across transformation and operational change initiatives impacting the legal industry.

By focusing on excellence, innovation, and expertise we always seek to understand our client’s needs and challenges before designing and successfully delivering the optimum solution.

Our founders

Luc and James founded Baldwin Boyes in September 2020, following their success as Legal Business Services recruiters.

They share a vision to consolidate existing relationships and deliver a first-class service across; Business & Technology Transformation, Legal Operations, Legal Tech, Innovation, Business Management, Pricing, and Commercial Finance. 

This shared vision is designed to positively impact the business of law. 

Executive Search

We specialise in traditional and 'new age' search level mandates, securing board and executive level candidates for the world’s most reputable legal service providers.

We pride ourselves on a consultative approach that offers transparency to both our clients and candidates to ensure informed and intelligent decision making.

Interim Management

We are fully immersed in global interim markets and are able to provide contract solutions proactively. We utilise a ‘flexible resource pool’, giving our clients exclusive access to interim resource that is otherwise difficult to reach.

Mid-Senior Management

Baldwin Boyes operates innovative recruitment solutions on a contingency basis with our clients who are hiring at mid-to-senior positions.

Our strong market reputation enables a proficient response to customer requirements.

Insight & Leadership Consulting

We provide a specialist assessment and development service for executives and have been responsible for the design and delivery of large-scale assessment projects.

Client Portal

Clients are empowered to log into the portal to deliver real-time feedback and queries on candidates and the process, creating a succinct and coordinated recruitment experience.

We understand that each client is unique through the way they operate to their internal culture, we appreciate this uniqueness is the differentiating factor that adds integral value to each company.


James & Luc are one of my first points of contact to discuss the market for Legal Operations talent and instruct on new opportunities. In my experience, they understand the needs of law firms in relation to Legal Operations roles better than other agents. They are trusted by both firms and candidates to handle searches and opportunities and make the right connections, thus the quality of candidates we receive is high. I also value their views and insight more broadly in relation to Legal Ops and the fact they’re proactive if there’s an opportunity that fits our needs.

Director of Legal Operations - Herbert Smith Freehills

I have worked with James quite closely over the last few years and what makes him (and Baldwin Boyes) stand out is how tapped into the market they are and the level of the relationships they have across the industry. I don’t know of any other recruiter who offers to facilitate introductions with my peers because he truly believes that would be a good thing to do. Through James I have linked up with peers in other law firms who I would never have had the opportunity to meet previously. It is that integrity that makes James stand out so not only do I trust him, I ask for his guidance across all sorts of subjects not just recruitment.

Global Head of Business Improvement - Hogan Lovells

James’ deep market knowledge and robust relationship building skills led to an efficient and effective recruitment process, streamlining key hires. He’s very easy to work with and a breath of fresh air in an overcrowded market.

Head of Collaborations – Ashurst

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