I first contacted Penny about half way through my training contract for some advice on seat options taking into account my hopes on qualification and potential change of location. Of all the recruitment consultants I contacted, Penny was the only one to respond positively and with a phone call, rather than a dismissive email. Again, she was then the only one to get in touch with me later knowing that I was coming to the end of my training and would be looking for jobs. This proactive and helpful approach was brilliant as I started to look for jobs in a very difficult market and Penny managed to be both encouraging and realistic at the same time. Within weeks I had an interview with a firm who were not actively recruiting so who I never would have approached on my own. Penny's support and knowledge was invaluable throughout the whole process and I would have no hesitation in recommending HOY LEGAL to anyone.
Magic Circle NQ
I worked with Penny of HOY LEGAL for several months in attempting to secure a good role to relocate into away from London. She was extremely dedicated and proactive throughout and I got the distinct impression that she genuinely cared about finding a perfect role for me to move to. In the end, she managed to secure me an interview at a top South West firm - the rest was up to me! I could not recommend HOY LEGAL enough and I am extremely grateful for everything Penny did for me
Having dealt with many recruitment consultants over the years I am certainly pleased to have found Penny; She has helped me hugely with my job search and what impressed me most was the time she spent with me understanding my criteria and talking around possible roles. Along with having excellent contacts with the local firms she also impressed me with her overall knowledge and her friendly yet efficient manner. Certainly, Penny undertakes her work with a lot of energy, honesty and integrity and I have every confidence that if there is a job out there she will find it for me. Thanks for all your help and I would not hesitate in recommending her.
Senior Employment Solicitor
I have known Penny for many years and have always been very impressed by the thoughtful and professional way in which she does business. She has a great sense of humour, is down-to-earth and really cares about the way she treats people, both candidates and clients alike.
'Unlike some agents I have dealt with, Penny really took the time to understand my priorities and gave fantastically honest advice. She has great relationships with local firms and I was offered a role within weeks of first meeting with her despite the flat market. I honestly felt that Penny cared about my career and where I wanted to be, she is lovely to deal with and I have already recommended her to several friends.'
Senior Family Lawyer
I am a newly qualified solicitor and I approached HOY LEGAL Recruitment with my CV. Penny was keen to meet up with me in order to get to know me and to understand the type of position that I was looking for. Penny has a real depth of knowledge of the legal market in the Midlands and the South West, together with a broad client base and network of contacts. Penny has kept in touch with me regularly and was extremely proactive in finding potential opportunities for me, within organisations that I would not have been able to approach directly. Most importantly, Penny appreciates that I am totally committed to my chosen area of law and geographical location, and she never questioned this or tried to convince me to apply for unsuitable positions, unlike other consultants that I contacted. Only weeks after our initial meeting and in a very difficult market, Penny managed to secure me an interview for an assistant solicitor position with a firm that was not actively recruiting and I was subsequently offered the role. I have no doubt that I will remain in contact with Penny as my career progresses and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending HOY LEGAL Recruitment to candidates at any stage of their career.
If you don't mind me saying, I've found you refreshingly real, articulate and intelligent without adopting the 'false professionalism' that I have often encountered. I'm sure this is appreciated by all who meet you. Should I come across anyone who is properly qualified in law and job searching, I shall mention your name!
Foreign Qualified Lawyer
I have received wonderful support from Penny whose knowledge of the legal market is fantastic. I find her professional proactive approach refreshing.
Senior Property Solicitor
My unconventional career path meant that I came across many agencies that were unwilling to put me forward for the positions that I felt I could undertake. However, Penny got to grips with my skills and was able to see how my experience gave me the potential to do really well. I would definitely use her again and have recommended her to lots of my friends