Jason has specialised in international legal recruitment since September 2000 and leads the international team at Origin Legal. He has helped hundreds of lawyers, from NQ to Senior Equity Partner, to make career-defining and life-changing moves to more than twenty jurisdictions worldwide.
Jason focuses on private practice, spanning both the offshore and onshore markets. He is one of the world’s foremost specialists in recruitment for the offshore sector, with long-standing relationships in virtually all significant offshore law firms. He has also worked extensively with the international offices of UK and US law firms, principally in the Middle East and Asia but also in Continental Europe and the developing African markets.
Jason graduated from the University of York with a degree in Economics & Politics. He was formerly a Director in charge of the private practice team at what was then a leading Global legal recruitment company. He subsequently ran his own international legal recruitment business for four years before merging with Origin Legal in 2015.
NQ to Partner level international recruitment on behalf of offshore and onshore law firms – principally Channel Islands, Cayman Islands, BVI, Bermuda, Asia and the Middle East
What is Jason's favourite book?
Fiction ‘The Old Man & The Sea’
Non-fiction ‘The French Intifada’
What would Jason's superpower be?
The ability to make check in staff say the word ‘upgraded’
What advice would Jason give his younger self?
Buy that flat in London, now, quickly!
“Jason was one of the most proactive and helpful recruiters I have dealt with. He identified a suitable position in the jurisdiction where I was considering a transfer, which I certainly would have not found on my own. He then made sure that communication with HR was continual and that the recruitment progressed.” - Christopher Dye - Senior Associate at Babbe LLP
Associate, Cayman Islands
"Jason really is outstanding. He helped place me in the perfect firm for me; his reading of the firm's culture and fit was second to none. His in-depth and hands on knowledge of the offshore legal world was a welcome support and he was responsive and engaging throughout - no question was too small (or daft!). He made the move offshore a genuine pleasure and helped manage a really smooth transition and process, from initially being put forward for the role to starting. I will be recommending Jason to anyone considering a move offshore - he's the "go to" in my eyes." - Associate, Cayman Islands
I would thoroughly recommend Jason. From start to finish, he was able to provide guidance and advice during the recruitment process. He was successful in helping me secure a brilliant career move offshore. If you are considering a move yourself, be sure to contact Jason in the first instance. - Associate Guernsey
"Jason was an excellent recruitment consultant. I reached out to Origin a few months ago with regards to potentially moving to the Channel Islands from the Isle of Man for a NQ corporate position, and with Jason's help and guidance I am now writing this recommendation from my new office in Jersey! He was very supportive and attentive at every stage of the recruitment process, which was very much appreciated as it was my first job move. I couldn't recommend Jason/ Origin enough if you are looking to change job, especially if it involves moving to a different jurisdiction as he really helped me prepare for every part of the move."
Jason had been fantastic throughout the whole recruitment process. He did not only sell the offshore life and the firm to be without sugar-coating anything, but also really listened to what I was after (which unfortunately was hardly even the case in my short experience of job hunting). He was always very responsive and available which made securing jthe job and moving to Jersey much easier than it would have been otherwise. The fact that he is genuinely a nice person to talk to is just an additional bonus. I recommend Jason to anyone looking for a new role and considering an offshore jurisdiction. - Associate Jersey
"Whilst searching for an NQ role, I came across multiple recruitment consultants who were all too willing to push me in to roles that were not suited to me. Jason took the time to truly understand my requirements, listened to my concerns, and importantly, gave frank and honest advice. He went over and above to help me secure my dream job and I genuinely cannot recommend him highly enough." - Associate, Guernsey
"Comfortably the best recruiter I've dealt with. Straightforward, thoughtful, honest. My interests were well-looked after throughout the process." - Associate, Jersey
"I couldn't recommend Jason highly enough. He has his finger on the pulse of the offshore legal world and is very professional to work with. He is also very responsive and knowledgeable on the practicalities of moving offshore, especially from London. Great to work with."
"Jason's genuine, honest and informed approach ensured that my recent international placement was seamless, stress free, and most importantly a good fit for both myself, my family and the firm. With open lines of communication Jason provided honest advice and kept me fully informed of the recruitment progress at all times. I cannot recommend Jason highly enough." - Associate, UAE
"Jason was one of the most proactive and helpful recruiters I have dealt with. He identified a suitable position in the jurisdiction where I was considering a transfer, which I certainly would have not found on my own. He then made sure that communication with HR was continual and that the recruitment progressed." - Senior Associate, Guernsey
"Jason is by far the best recruiter I have ever worked with and his key strength is that he is genuinely open and honest with candidates. I've worked with recruiters before who I felt were willing to push me into roles that weren't suited to me and Jason stood out because I trusted his advice completely. Thanks to Jason I was able to secure a great position in the Cayman Islands and I haven't looked back since!"
"Jason was incredibly helpful, reliable and proactive. He put so much thought into enhancing my application and assisting with interview preparation. He’d promptly seek feedback to share with me as soon as he could, which was very welcome after an interview! I can’t recommend him and his team enough if you’re looking for a new role as their wealth of experience places you in safe hands." - Associate, Guernsey
“Jason is incredibly helpful and always has the time of offer support and advice. Furthermore his knowledge of the legal market and recruitment is boundless.” - Jason Webb - Talent Acquisition Manager at Bridge Partners
Jason's favourite holiday/ travel destination?
South of France, North Cornish coast, New England