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Established in 2016, Matthews and Carter Associates specialises in placing common law qualified lawyers into leading UK and US firms in London. We also place Australian qualified lawyers with top-tier firms in the United States.


We have extensive experience placing lawyers from the UK and a variety of jurisdictions into leading National, Silver Circle, Magic Circle and US firms maintaining close working relationships with some of the largest and most dynamic firms in the City and beyond.

We guide candidates through the whole process of moving firms from the initial conversation to advising and critiquing your CV. We guide you through individual interview stages and endeavour to secure you the best package possible. We also guide you through the process of resigning and preparing to start life at your new firm or even new country.


If you are looking to update your CV, or don’t know where to start, you can request our CV template by getting in touch on the contact page.



If you would like to apply for any of the below, please send a copy of your CV to:

LONDON: Restructuring/Insolvency 2-5PQE (4-7 yrs exp. Australia/New Zealand) **TOP-TIER US FIRM**​


A great opportunity for a mid-level associate to join this market leading restructuring/insolvency team in the City paying top New York rates.


Best known for their high profile and high value restructuring and insolvencies, this team works with creditors and debtors on primarily non-contentious matters. Due to the nature of the firm, associates benefit from high levels of responsibility at all levels and work closely with partners and clients.


The ideal candidate will be at least two years qualified (4 years experience in Australia/New Zealand) and be working in a well-regarded restructuring/insolvency team of a top-tier UK, international or US firm.


LONDON: Structured Finance 2-5PQE (4-7yrs exp. Australia/New Zealand) **MAGIC CIRCLE**


A great opportunity has arisen for a mid-level structured finance associate to join the well regarded team of this top-tier Magic Circle firm in London.


The team work on a broad range of structured finance matters however they are particularly known for their CLO and

securitisation expertise. You will have a varied diet of work and benefit from working with multiple partners, all of whom are leaders in their fields. Due to the nature of the team, much of your work will involve cross-border matters working closely with the firm’s international offices (especially the New York office).


The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of post-qualified experience (at least 4 years of experience in Australia or New Zealand) with a top-tier structured finance team however if you come from a general finance practice and are interested in specialising in structured finance, you are also encouraged to apply.

LONDON: Competition 3-5PQE (5-7yrs exp. Australia/New Zealand) **TOP-TIER US FIRM**


Great opportunity for a mid-level associate to join this well-regarded and growing competition team as part of a top-tier firm in London.


The role will be very broad in nature and associates will work across: Merger control, abuse of dominance and investigations matters. Due to the nature of the firm, associates benefit from ultra-high levels of responsibility. The firm pay top-tier US rates of £200k+.


The ideal candidate will have at least three years of post-qualified experience (at least five years of experience in Australia/New Zealand) working within a well-regarded competition team of a leading firm in London or a well-regarded practice in Australia or New Zealand.

LONDON: Investment Funds 2-4PQE (4-6yrs exp. Australia/New Zealand) **SILVER CIRCLE FIRM**


A great opportunity for a junior/mid-level associate to join the well-regarded investment funds team of this Silver Circle firm based in the City


Working with some of the most high-profile clients in the market, the team have continued to rank highly for their work representing fund managers and investors. You will work on a broad range of funds including private equity, venture and growth, infrastructure, credit and real estate.


The ideal candidate will have at least two years of post-qualified experience working within a top-tier funds team in the UK/Ireland or have at least three years experience in Australia/New Zealand.



A great opportunity for an Australian qualified corporate associate has arisen with this top-tier US firm in New York City paying top US rates of $250,000+ (AU$395,000)


The team predominantly cover Private M&A and Private Equity transactions and work with some of the biggest names in the corporate and venture capital markets. Associates will benefit from high levels of responsibility, close contact with partners who are leaders in their fields and the opportunity to be actively involved in business development.


The ideal candidate will have at least four years of corporate experience working with a leading firm in Australia and be open to relocating to New York as soon as possible.

LONDON: TMT 2-5PQE (4-7yrs exp. Australia/New Zealand) **MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM**


A great opportunity has arisen for a junior/mid-level associate to join the top-tier technology team of this leading magic circle firm in London.


The team are well-regarded across a number of technology disciplines and work with some of the most high-profile sports and entertainment clients from Premier League football clubs to international telecommunication firms. Due to the nature of the firm, associates will have the opportunity to work with a range of partners and take on high levels of responsibility from the start.


The ideal candidate will have at least two years of post qualified experience (or at least four years experience in Australia/New Zealand) with a leading UK or international firm.


Associate (Silver Circle): Anthony helped me to secure a rewarding and exciting role, and I cannot speak highly enough of him. Anthony was knowledgeable, personable and clearly understood my priorities - he was a real pleasure to deal with.

Associate (Top-tier firm): It was a pleasure working with Anthony on finding the right new opportunity for me to at this stage of my career. He gave me a great insight into what each stage of the interviews would look like, including the people I would be meeting, and prepared me well for them. Anthony kept me promptly updated throughout the process and ultimately was successful in placing me with a great firm, and for that I am extremely grateful.

Associate (Magic Circle): Worked with Anthony on a move from Aus to London. Was great support, and would recommend to anyone looking for roles in London.

Associate (Silver Circle): Anthony gave very helpful guidance throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend anyone looking to relocate to get in touch with Anthony.

Associate (US Firm): Anthony was incredibly helpful and diligent in helping me to consider next steps in my career and to explore potential pathways. Always available and giving of time to answer any questions or queries I had, it was a pleasure to work with him and I’m very grateful for his assistance.

Associate (Magic Circle): Anthony assisted me with transferring recently from Australia to London and he was absolutely fantastic - I can't recommend him enough. He carefully listened to what kind of work I was looking for, gave me a very comprehensive lay of the land and the legal job market, and came back with a range of excellent options that were in line with my experience and level.



Address: 30th Floor, The Leadenhall Building

                 122 Leadenhall Street

                 London, EC3V 4AB

Phone:    +44 7938 877887

Twitter:   @mandclaw


§ Matthews and Carter Associates Ltd ‘We’/’Us’ is a legal recruitment agency based in the United Kingdom. This policy sets out how and why we collect personal data, how long this data is kept and who this data is shared with and why.




§ We collect data from candidates directly whether this be over the phone, in person or via e-mail/LinkedIn.



§ We will collect certain information such as: Salary, notice, visa details in order to assist a candidate with their search and satisfy terms and conditions we have in place with our clients

§ Candidates may then wish to send a CV which is stored on a secure database for the duration of the job search or for as long as needed (set out below).

§ In certain cases, clients will request copies of academic transcripts or visa certificated which are stored in the same way as a CV.



§ Data is collected in order to provide a candidate with the appropriate information about job vacancies and assist in finding a suitable position.



§ No data is shared with clients or anyone outside the company without the candidate’s prior permission.

§ Once the candidate has provided permission, information such as a CV, Academic Transcripts, Visa Certificates etc. is shared with the client.

§ We use certain ‘cloud providers’ to provide us with technical solutions. Where this occurs, we require all such third parties to respect the security of your data and to treat it in accordance with the law ensuring appropriate safeguards are in place.



§ We only keep a candidate’s information for as long as necessary i.e a candidate has completed their job search. However some information will be stored for longer if it is needed for accounting purposes.


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