HCP Group Appoints Head of Legal for new Law Firm in Qatar

Appointing a Head of Legal for a Law Firm

The Brief

Client Background: A prominent business entity based in Qatar, approached HCP Group, a boutique recruitment consultancy with a specialist legal division working across the Middle East. The client sought to establish a new law firm in Qatar and required assistance in recruiting a Head of Legal and an initial team of legal professionals with extensive experience in Middle East law, particularly within the Qatari legal landscape.

Our Approach

Client Consultation.

Our team conducted thorough consultations with the client to gain a comprehensive understanding of their objectives, requirements, and expectations for the new law firm. We discussed the desired qualifications, experience, and cultural fit for the Head of Legal and the legal team members.

Candidate Sourcing.

Leveraging our extensive network and resources, we sourced potential candidates who met the client’s criteria. We utilised various channels, including our database, professional networks, and targeted outreach, to identify qualified candidates for the positions.

Candidate Screening and Evaluation.

Our team meticulously screened and evaluated candidates, reviewing resumes, conducting interviews, and assessing their skills, expertise, and cultural alignment with the client’s organisation and expectations.

Client Collaboration.

Throughout the recruitment process, we maintained open and transparent communication with the client, providing regular updates on our progress and presenting shortlisted candidates for their review and feedback. We worked closely with the client to ensure alignment between their requirements and the candidates’ profiles.


Through our strategic approach and dedicated efforts, we successfully recruited a highly qualified Head of Legal from a magic circle Law Firm in London and an initial team of legal professionals with extensive experience in Qatari law. The recruited individuals brought diverse expertise and perspectives to the client’s new law firm, enabling them to establish a strong foundation and reputation in the Qatari legal market.


The successful recruitment of key legal professionals by HCP Group played a pivotal role in enabling our client to achieve their goal of establishing a reputable law firm in Qatar. Our client-centric approach, industry knowledge, and commitment to excellence helped us deliver tailored recruitment solutions that met the client’s specific needs and exceeded their expectations.