Espero Services

Legal talent shortages are one of the key concerns for law firm management.

The market for law firm talent has become increasingly competitive, but we can help you navigate the tough environment and procure impeccable key hires.

Espero offers something few else would be able to – real knowledge and the ability to tailor our services to your business needs as they arise. We can offer insight and advice into the challenges approaching for law firms and international businesses while ensuring that you are in exactly the right place to make the most of market changes.

Retained Search

The most direct route to secure key legal talent for your law firm or legal department.

Retain us to find your perfect fit, and you benefit from the breadth of the Espero team’s experience. We understand the legal market, current trends and upcoming changes that impact your growth, and the challenges of the modern law firm talent market. Furthermore, everything we do is data-led and substantiated by comprehensive research and competitive intelligence.

Our highly consultative approach considers exactly what you need from a perfect lateral hire, in tandem with what today’s legal talent will require to consider a move.


We have been pioneering the use of agility in the legal workplace for many years. Today’s lawyer regularly expects some form of flexibility, and we can help you to offer this in a way that still benefits your existing team.

By leveraging the advantages of an agile workplace, we can attract unique talent that may be otherwise unavailable to your competitors.

Risk and Compliance

Compliance is a fast-growing practice area, with no current signs of slowing. Particularly crucial in banks and financial institutions, experienced compliance lawyers are still hard to find. We can help you to both find and attract the very best.

Retained Advisory

We are legal experts. We understand how the market works, the approaching market changes, and can guide you through your journey towards growth and continued success.

Working hand in hand with you, we will help you to navigate the major changes in global legal and financial markets, to make savvy cost-based decisions and, where required, build in SmartAgile® and alternative staffing solutions to ensure you take advantage of market opportunities.


We can build teams to support your growth in key areas, whether this is concentrated on specific international markets, key practice areas or a combination, we have the knowledge and contacts to ensure your business is exactly where it needs to be.