Law Absolute - Recruitment specialists

Alexia Petrou

Alexia heads up the In-House Permanent team at LAW Absolute placing qualified lawyers into private, listed and pre IPO organisations with a particular area of expertise within the Financial Services and Insurance markets. Her remit also extends to Company Secretarial recruitment from Trainee to Group Company Secretary level across all sectors on both a permanent and interim basis. 

Also also runs ABSOLUTE Search, the Search arm of LAW Absolute working on exclusively retained assignments for clients generally at a more senior level including General Counsel and Group Company Secretarial positions where a more intense search is required. 

Recent assignments include: 
• General Counsel and Company Secretary for a private insurance organisation 
• General Counsel for a main market listed financial services organisation
• Head of Legal for an investment company 
• Group Company Secretary for a private insurance organisation 
• Assistant Company Secretary for a private insurance organisation 
• Legal Counsel for a private insurance organisation 

As a team we have spent a significant amount of time headhunting the best candidates in the market and our proactive approach ensures that we have relationships with the best candidates not just on the market but also with those in the market. Our clients’ strategic and commercial objectives are at the forefront of our work and success is achieved by partnering with our clients and candidates and taking a bespoke, tailored and committed approach to every assignment. 

We work closely with our candidates to ensure that we understand what is important to them both in terms of the scope of the role and the cultural fit and our specialist sector knowledge enables us to provide our candidates with a genuine insight into the markets they are interested in.

Prior to joining Law Absolute, Alexia worked as a consultant for a global recruitment consultancy and in 2011 after only a year in the business was awarded the Consultant of the Year award for her contribution to the business and in recognition of the positive feedback received from her clients and candidates.  

Out of work Alexia is an obsessed foodie and coming from a Greek Cypriot family she is constantly surrounded by family and friends who enjoy nothing more than eating, cooking and talking about food. Alexia currently has over 300 hundred cookbooks and is in the process of growing her very own kitchen garden. Graduated with a 2:1 in English Literature before completing the Graduate Diploma in Law in 2007.

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Alexia Petrou