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About Hamilton Recruitment


Hamilton Recruitment specialises in overseas Financial Services & Legal recruitment for professionals. We are genuinely unique because our consultants have lived and worked offshore, meaning we are ideally placed to advise you.


Our boutique service will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed choice and ensure that you are fully prepared for legal career opportunities in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey or other leading offshore business centres.


Hamilton Recruitment is managed by Thomas Burton, a former chartered accountant who trained with the Big Four in England before moving in the mid-1990s to join Deloitte’s Bermuda office.


Thomas continued in public practice before moving into insurance management and, at the turn of the millennium, co-founded Hamilton Recruitment.


Established in Bermuda, Hamilton Recruitment is now based in London and recruits qualified lawyers to join Offshore Magic Circle law firms and financial institutions.


Beyond career advice, we know that moving to a new country can be a big decision and we’ll play our part in making sure you are aware of other considerations and in a position to make an informed choice.


Our longstanding and extensive contacts across the Islands means that by using our service you’ll benefit from specialist insider advice, designed to give you the best chance of achieving your goal.


Our approach to search & selection


We are dedicated to meeting your individual needs through a detail-oriented, personalised approach, and will bring to bear our extensive experience in the offshore world. We have established a superior reputation through a commitment to integrity and developing long-term business relationships.


We are passionate about providing the best service both to clients and the professionals who come to us.  And, importantly, we’re connected.


This, simply put, is the secret to our incredible success. It means we get results.


Join our Offshore Magic Circle group on LinkedIn


Our LinkedIn group is a forum for news, discussion, employment and general interest stories for lawyers working offshore in Bermuda, the BVI, Cayman Islands and Channel Islands. Click here to find out more and join.


Executive recruitment services


Our affiliate, Hamilton Executive Search & Selection, is rated one of the foremost offshore recruitment specialists for Financial Services & Legal professionals at executive level.


Hamilton Executive Search & Selection provides job market information, briefing on the companies and specific roles involved, and a realistic assessment of career options. The agency also provides a résumé review service and advice on interview preparation techniques including evaluation criteria.


If you are at executive level and considering a move to one of the Islands, visit Hamilton Executive Search & Selection to find out more.

“Working with Thomas is a pleasure. He is truly an extension of our team and we will continue to invest in our working relationship.”

Nevine Lewis, Human Resources Director, Appleby

Contact us now to find out more

Hamilton Recruitment is a member of the Bermuda & Cayman Islands Chambers of Commerce