"Jonathan is not your ordinary headhunter. He differentiates himself with his targeted persistence; a trait that he needed to get my attention. But once he did, he impressed me with the research he had undertaken into my practice. It was more detailed than the usual review of your firm website profile or Legal 500 ranking. In doing so he understood where I wanted to take my practice and helped me understand the value of the opportunity he was presenting. He didn't oversell it, but he helped assess the opportunity in a balanced and measured way. Thanks Jonathan!”
Stephen Reese, IP Partner
“Jonathan was recommended to me by a previous colleague. He is very personable and user friendly and importantly sensitive to how one may be feeling at various times in the lengthy and sometimes frustrating process of seeking a new role. He also really understood my market and had great connections within the major law firms in London that we were looking at. When it came more to negotiating terms he was also very useful in acting as a sounding board and negotiating on my behalf when required. All in all it was a very pleasant experience dealing with Jonathan in what was otherwise sometimes a painstaking and stressful process. I would recommend him whole heartedly to others and have in fact done so already.”
Jason Juden, Partner and Head of Property Litigation
“Jonathan represented me on my first move in 27 years within the legal profession . He was thoughtful and incisive and incredibly supportive. He instilled me with the confidence to go back in to the market and guided me through every step of the way. His ultimate professionalism shone through when I ended up taking a position through a personal connection. Jonathan accepted the news with great grace and once again was nothing but supportive. I would not hesitate to recommend Jonathan.”
Caroline Jury, Finance Partner
Morrison & Foerster
“Jonathan is a first rate recruiter. Not only is he well connected in terms of law firms of all shapes and sizes but, presumably through experience , research and a very solid intuition , he understands what makes a law firm and a candidate tick. He understands law firm cultures very well indeed as well as the nuances of different practice areas which form part of more general fields. Jonathan works incredibly hard to match the right candidate to the right firm. This is no one size fits all model. His empathy and genuine care for what he does are exceptional.”
Philip Turner, Real Estate Partner
“Jonathan is an extremely likeable and affable man. He knows the legal market inside out and is the consummate professional. ... It is not surprising therefore that I accepted a lunch invitation to discuss an opportunity which would involve me moving back to London after 7 years in Birmingham. I agreed to go for 2 reasons: first, it was Jonathan who was asking and I knew that he wouldn't waste my time. Second, he had told me enough about the opportunity to gain my interest and flattered me enough to make sure that I felt I ought to find out more. If only it wasn't in London. Over lunch, Jonathan explained that he thought that I would be a great fit for the firm concerned and more importantly that they would be a good fit for me. Over the years, I have had many calls from head hunters. Most are speculative; few have taken the time or made the effort to find out what I do. Jonathan is one of the few exceptions. I had met him about 8 years previously, and I was amazed how he recalled my personal details. It's the little things that matter. Anyway, given his ability to sell, it is not surprising that I agreed to have an initial meeting with the firm and the rest, as they say, is history. Jonathan was right (he usually is); Osborne Clarke is a fantastic firm and I am delighted to have joined them as a telecoms partner. Thank you Jonathan.”
Jon Fell, Telecoms Partner
"Jonathan provided excellent assistance in relation to my move to Osborne Clarke. He is easy to work with, has a good ... understanding of the legal market, and does not try to over-sell a particular course of action. As such, I felt in safe hands throughout my discussions with Jonathan."
Mark Taylor, IT Partner
"Jonathan knows the market totally and tells it as it is. He is understanding, realistic, supportive and tenacious all at the same ... time. He does what is necessary to get the job done, with charm where needed and with determination when required."
Andrew Besser, Real Estate Finance Partner
CMS Cameron McKenna
“I’ve known Jonathan Glass for more than 10 years. Until recently, it had been a one-sided relationship in which he tried to ... persuade me that the grass was indeed greener. I immediately appreciated Jonathan’s rather laid back approach and the way in which he dealt with things despite the fact that he was always focussed on trying to find an opportunity that “fitted” both sides. Because of the research that he had done before we first met, he had a realistic view of the sort of firm that might work for me, so he didn’t waste my - or his - time in contacting me with an opportunity that clearly wouldn’t work. In November 2014, the tables were turned and I needed him. We met in his club (no fancy offices for Jonathan) and I explained my situation. He had received instructions that very day from a firm in which he thought I could fit. Two weeks and 3 meetings later, they were ready to offer, and Jonathan did a great job of translating my poorly expressed wish list into what was finally agreed with that firm. It was a pretty painless and wholly positive experience. Although I don’t really want to use Jonathan again (I’m too old), I would if I needed to. And he buys a good lunch.”
Simon Malcolm, Employment Partner
Jonathan understood exactly the firm where I would be best suited to move – he places the utmost importance on getting to understand the person, their practice and professional goals so as to ensure you only go to meet the right firms. His knowledge of the market and contacts are first rate and he couples real empathy to guide you through the interview process with a steely focus on getting you the best deal possible.”
Simon Tager, Real Estate Partner
"Jonathan is undoubtedly a cut above the rest - plugged in with the right connections and market-savvy, he opens doors to prospective employers and delivers opportunities that others cannot. He focusses on proper career development and treats his clients as a long-term investment, which is genuinely refreshing. Thank you for all of your hard work and valuable advice."
Dan Burbeary, Senior Associate
Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP
“Jonathan provided excellent support in a recent move. There was only one firm I was interested in approaching; Jonathan had excellent connections at a senior level in that firm, and made the first meeting happen. Thereafter Jonathan provided sensible and timely advice.”
Tom Pangbourne, Senior Associate
CMS Cameron McKenna
“Jonathan did a terrific job for me. He made sensible suggestions for candidate firms (some recruiters can be a touch scattergun), approached firms I suggested (some recruiters don't like to leave their comfort zone) and gave considered views on the merits of all. He made the effort to meet me and understand what I was looking for, and I recommend him highly.”
Tom Carver, Partner, Solicitor
J A Kemp - Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
"Jonathan is a fantastic recruiter. He has a detailed knowledge of the legal recruitment market (in the UK and overseas) and ... excellent relationships with leading law firms. His advice is insightful and he is always available. Most importantly, Jonathan has a unique ability to find almost custom-made positions for his candidates. To top it all, he is a very nice person to deal with. I wholeheartedly and unreservedly recommend him!"
Lourenco Lopes-Sabino, Corporate
Davis Polk Sao Paulo
“Jonathan helped me transition from corporate law to entertainment law within a month. Other recruiters told me that this transition would be impossible. I’m truly grateful for his proactive, honest, detailed and strategic approach. Jonathan will support your aspirations and maximise your potential. I would recommend him time and time again”.
Sharon-Rose Mensah, Music Associate
“Jonathan has a great knowledge of the legal market and a strong network in the industry. He is very enthusiastic and proactive and is great to work with!”
Marianna Tavella, NQ
"Upon moving to London earlier this year I contacted Jonathan and accepted a role less than three weeks later! This is a ... testament to Jonathan’s deep understanding of the legal market which allowed him to quickly target those firms that would value my skills and multi-jurisdiction experience. During the job search process I appreciated Jonathan’s open, honest and positive approach, responsiveness to calls and emails and the insight he was able to provide into the cultures of the law firms that I was targeting. I would highly recommend Jonathan and Glass Consultancy."
Vivian Klaf, Corporate
“I worked with Jonathan on a recent significant project. He developed a great understanding of what we were looking for and identified the right candidates. He is highly persuasive and knows his market. It was a pleasure working with him."
Leona Ahmed, Head of London
“Addleshaw Goddard have used Glass Consultancy for the past 12 months and have been delighted with their results. ... We have been impressed with the quality and breath of their research. Jonathan's been great to work with and has over delivered on our expectations. We look forward to continuing to work with Jonathan in the future.”
John Joyce, Managing Partner
"We have enjoyed working with Glass Consultancy in our recent successful campaign to develop and strengthen our London ... office. The research was extensive and well presented, and Glass was clearly on top of the market information. Jonathan added his customary direct advice and encouraged us with his positive attitude, supporting us over the refinement of our search and culmination of it - the quality of candidate was particularly impressive, helped no doubt by Jonathan’s intuitive grasp of our business, what we could offer and what we were looking for. Large enough to deal with our assignments, but small enough to care, Jonathan and his team provide a personal service which gets results."
Stephen Gibb, Chief Executive
Shepherd and Wedderburn
"The quality of the Glass research product was exceptionally high, showing not only the necessary industry knowledge and an ... understanding of our practice, but also including really helpful insights which could only have been obtained through thorough research. Our follow up discussions were realistic and informed. Jonathan stood out as having the necessary combination of qualities of 'likeability' and professionalism that would assist in getting candidates to meet with us, understand our offering and ultimately to join. We knew we would be looking at a very limited pool of possible hires from the outset and we also knew that the top targets were loyal to their existing firms and understood to be unlikely to move. Jonathan worked his magic against a tight timetable."
"Working with Glass is a real pleasure. They have taken the time to make sure they really understand our culture and to work ... out what type of people would fit with us. On every assignment they make sure they know exactly what we are looking for and they do their research thoroughly so we don't waste time interviewing people who will never work."
Kathryn Reid, Ex Head of Real Estate
Trowers & Hamlins
Morrison & Foerster
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