We are the product of the combined experience and expertise of Phil and Mark.
Phil is the Chairman and co-founded Jepson Holt in 2004. Mark is the CEO and joined in January 2018.
We help law firms grow their businesses by executive search and senior recruitment and by mergers & acquisitions.
Phil has become a leading commentator on the legal market and is often invited to speak privately to firms or publicly to legal groups about change and development which affects the Legal Services market and lawyers. He has particular experience and expertise in the regional legal markets.
He qualified as a Solicitor in 1989 at a top 50 law firm. He became a Partner in 1992 and an equity partner in 1994. He spent 15 years working in law firms and has experience at 4 firms, 3 of them in the Top 50. He practised in the North West, the Midlands and Yorkshire and led teams, multi sited business groups and an office. Before setting up Jepson Holt in September 2004, Phil worked as a Director at an established legal executive search consultancy.
Mark spent 17 years working as a litigation lawyer and legal business leader before moving into executive search. He spent 10 years establishing and leading a specialist legal executive search consultancy in London before moving to Manchester. Mark has particular expertise on the London and international legal markets.
Phil and Mark both understand the highs and lows of being a senior figure and a leader within a law firm and have each dedicated over 10 years of their careers to creating and delivering solutions for the challenges that cause law firm leaders and senior lawyers the most problems.
Experience suggests that many of those challenges relate to finding the right people and putting them in the right roles.