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"I have always used Dan since he opted for recruitment instead of the law. He is a tenacious operator who really knows and understands the market. I trust his judgement when looking for a candidate and I'd trust his judgement if I was ever a candidate."

Hugh Jones, Partner and International Head of Financial Services Sector, Reading and London
Osborne Clarke LLP


Based in the City of London, Dan qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and is the owner of one of the longest serving legal recruitment agencies in London and the South East of England, Ellis-Wake. He regularly advises his clients on the complexity of the legal market, on their strategic future and is a known 'connector' and 'influencer' in the recruitment market. Dan's experience stretches back to 2004 and he's seen many significant changes in Global and local legal and recruitment markets and has recruited successfully in all of them.

From 2004 to 2009, Dan headed-up the UK National and South East legal private practice team of a Global recruitment agency namely, Hughes-Castell. His remit also included overseeing the recruitment of associates and partners in the UAE region.

Dan has numerous best practice professional affiliations including (1) the REC Institute of Recruitment Professionals and (2) the Institute of Recruiters.