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Meet the team – Private practice



Tom Gowing, Associate Director
Tom heads the private practice team in London. The team recruits for a range of law firms from US and international firms through to West End firms and smaller private practices. Tom is responsible for litigation, employment and commercial positions. 
T: 020 7269 2254
Luc Salmon, Director
Luc recruits at all levels in the London private practice market specialising in top tier / US firm recruitment in the corporate, finance and litigation disciplines. After practicing as a lawyer for five years in a national firm, Luc spent 10 years recruiting into both private practice and in-house for Michael Page’s regional offices.
T: 0207 269 2123
Sam Dormon
Sam is responsible for commercial and residential property, construction, IP and IT roles at City, West End and boutique law firms in London. 
T: 020 7269 2243
Somaya Ouazzani
Somaya recruits solicitors at all levels throughout London specialising in top tier/US firm recruitment in the real estate and construction sectors.  Having spent five years as a matrimonial lawyer at a market leading City firm, she is also one of the few recruiters in London to specialise in the family law market. 
During her five years as a matrimonial lawyer, Somaya was also a teaching fellow at University College London. 
T: 020 7269 5355


Conor Farrell, Managing Consultant
Based in Birmingham, Conor recruits solicitors at all levels (from partner to NQ) throughout the East and West Midlands and surrounding areas including Shropshire, Worcester and East Anglia. 
Prior to joining Michael Page Legal, Conor was a corporate finance solicitor in the Birmingham office of international law firm Squire Patton Boggs. He qualified as a solicitor in 2010.
T: 0121 634 8807


Mike Smith, Associate Director
Mike heads the team in the North covering a range of private practices across Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and surrounding areas.
T: 0113 243 7730
Jennifer Lees
Based in Manchester, Jennifer recruits solicitors from NQ to partner level throughout the whole of the North West. Prior to joining Michael Page earlier this year, Jennifer was associate partner at Plexus Law, having previously worked at Eversheds and Hill Dickinson. She qualified as a solicitor in 2006.
T: 0161 829 0469
Rachel Charlton
Rachel is based in the Manchester office and deals with NQ to partner recruitment across the North West covering Manchester, Liverpool and Chester. Before joining Michael Page Legal, Rachel was an employment solicitor. She trained with Eversheds LLP in Leeds and also spent several years at DLA Piper before moving into recruitment.
T: 0161 829 0473

South and South West 

Raj Bajwa, Manager
Raj manages a team of specialist legal consultants recruiting lawyers of all levels into law firms in the South East and across the South West. 
Her team have over 10 years experience in recruiting within the legal sector and have many long standing relationships with top tier, niche and boutique private practice firms. 
Raj and her team have assisted lawyers making the move from London to regional practices where they can find a similar quality of work, whilst getting fantastic career progression.
T: 0118 955 9058