John Ambrose

John has specialised in the London legal recruitment market for over 12 years. Prior to joining Origin Legal, he worked for a well-known City executive search firm in their legal team covering the City market.

John works closely with a broad range of firms and covers all sectors in the market but has a leaning towards litigation, real estate and private client in particular. He assists lawyers at all levels in the City from NQ up to Partner and takes pride in offering honest and unbiased advice.

A Geography graduate, he has previously worked for Lloyds of London as well as two major city law firms before joining Origin.

Married with 2 children, he enjoys spending time with his family, going to the gym, fishing and generally spending time outdoors.


NQ to Partner level Solicitor recruitment on behalf of Private Practice and in-house companies across London.

John Ambrose
Managing Consultant

John’s Favourite


Fishing and being by the coast

John’s Favourite


Historical fiction and autobiographies

John's most memorable holiday destinations..


Kenya on safari
New Zealand, Bay of Islands
Australia, Daintree Rainforest
North Cornwall coast

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"I have been working with John on a number of vacancies over the last few years and really like his approach to dealing with clients and candidates. I know I can trust his opinion and can be frank with him. It makes the process go much more smoothly.


"I have known John for many years and always found him to be different from the usual players in the market. He can be relied upon to give honest and proactive advice and knows his market inside out. He has access to a wide range of different jobs in the City and provides a totally personalised service. I have no hesitation in recommending him to candidates and prospective clients alike."


"John has been extremely helpful on a number of occasions when we have been recruiting. He understands our needs and is a pleasure to work with."

3 items John would grab before being ship-wrecked…


Fishing rod, Swiss army knife and a good book