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Head of Talent Acquisition
Leah Horwood is Head of Talent Acquisition at Harper James Solicitors. She provides commercially aware in-house recruitment advice, adding value through her HR knowledge, experience and understanding of the legal market.
Leah made the transition from law to recruitment in 2016, working as a recruitment consultant within a highly competitive agency environment. Prior to this, she spent 5 years as an Employment Law Advisor for Thompsons LLP, providing advice and representation at employment tribunal to union members. Before joining Thompsons, Leah spent 4 years at Eversheds as a Legal Assistant within employment/pensions.
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What inspired you to get into law?
Despite a successful career as a fee earner, I decided to take the opportunity to try something new and moved into recruitment, as this had always been a career aspiration.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
I enjoy fascinating conversations with new people every day about their career aspirations and experience. Also, assisting others with career progression and playing a part in business development and company growth.
What do you do away from work/outside the office?
Outside of work I enjoy keeping up with my highly energetic son. The benefit of living near the coast is that I spend most weekends taking family trips to the beach.
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