Special Services

Special Services

Executive search services

Charles & i offers search services to law firms seeking executive directors, chief operating officers, human resources directors, financial officers, marketing directors, and other administrative personnel. In addition, we provide services to law departments seeking administrative managers (general counsel).

Our Executive Search program offers: 

Industry-specific knowledge – Charles & i works with law firms and law departments every day so we understand the needs of your organization.

Selectivity – We will never waste your time or money on marginally qualified candidates. We conduct a rigorous screening process before recommending the three best candidates to you for a final round of interviews.

The right ‘fit’ – Only experienced consultants will handle your search, using their years of judgment to determine what is really needed in the position and which candidates have the potential to succeed in your organization.

An extensive network of contacts – Charles & i maintains a database of current resumes from qualified candidates in the legal profession that enables us to quickly identify potential leads for your position. We are also in constant contact with top professionals and lawyers schools and associations that extends our network of contacts throughout the legal industry.

A cost-effective search – Even the most time-consuming search will come in thousands less than what typical headhunters charge. Charles & i’s pricing formula saves you money.

No ulterior motives – Unlike search firms working for a contingency fee, we are only looking for the right candidate for the job. We work for you. 

Choosing Charles & i you get top-notch law office personnel who succeed in your organization — and save time and money on the search process.

Market research

Converting business intelligence into strategy and action requires a sound understanding of the circumstances and trends driving the legal market and the industry segments your firm serves.

Charles & i has managed a considerable number of research projects for law firms involving strategic planning, business development, merger opportunities, competitive analysis and strategic investment.

Our Market Research Services include: 

Strategy Formulation – We help law firms develop meaningful, achievable development plans at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.  We can tell you what’s happening in your market and how your firm can make its strengths pay off.

Opportunity Evaluation – We help you balance your intuition with facts, assess the viability of various business strategies and plan strategically based on hard data.

Competitive Analysis – Tracking your peer firms’ expansion, hiring, affiliations and marketing efforts can help point out your own opportunities and challenges.

Business Development – Lawyers often try to market their services without first understanding clients’ needs, the competition or current market forces, and as a result fail to achieve their development goals.  We arm you with concise research reports that help you connect with prospects and speak to their needs.  We also help firms focus their target lists and streamline their cross-selling activities by identifying and investigating high-potential companies, industries and individuals.

Client Surveys – Understanding your clients’ needs and perceptions is critical to effective strategy development, practice management and marketing.  Charles & i utilizes in-person interviews, telephone surveys and written questionnaires to help your firm improve client relationships, assess your market and develop clear, effective action plans based on your clients’ own input.

Merger Candidate Searches – Whether you are looking to acquire a smaller firm, join a larger one, or achieve specific expansion goals, finding firms with the right attributes for your ‘short list’ is critical.  Charles & i will combine publicly available data with our insider knowledge of the legal market to help you identify, screen and approach law firms that best meet your profile in markets across Spain and internationally.

Legal vendor advisory Services.

Our team has consulted to the legal vendors’ community for over ten years.

Our services to vendors include:

  • Strategic planning
  • Marketing and business development strategy
  • Market research
  • Evaluation of new products and services
  • Sales team evaluations

Your company will benefit from Charles & i decades of experience working with and for the unique legal marketplace.