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Our Team

Ben Haider

Ben Haider

Managing Director

As a former lawyer and someone who remains passionate about recruitment, we are constantly looking at ways of raising the engagement bar. We strive to set industry benchmarks around service delivery to clients and candidates alike, and offer you the support you deserve. Moving firms or hiring partners, associates or teams need not be a scary process. We lend high level professional support throughout the entire recruitment and selection process, all aimed at getting it right first time. We genuinely believe in offering you a masterclass service. 

Paul Atherton

Paul Atherton

Senior Legal Consultant

As a former City Solicitor and Partner of over 20 years’ standing, Paul has been both Client and Candidate many times during his legal career, seeing good and bad in both. Heading our London offering, Paul uses his vast industry experience to improve the Client and Candidate experience, pointing towards successful career outcomes, with the long term in mind. He brings clarity, integrity and honesty into what is often a confusing, murky and fraught process. Paul adopts one simple approach: to provide the highest quality, responsive service that he would wish to receive as Hiring Partner or Applicant. A fair and foul-weather supporter of Manchester City, in his spare time, Paul also enjoys cooking and acting as Banker to his 3 teenage children.

Qas Zahid

Qas Zahid

Senior Legal Consultant

A law graduate of the University of Leeds, Qas came to QC Legal as a future trainee ready to embark on a more challenging & entrepreneurial journey. Since leaving the law, he has developed leaps & bounds. The leader of several key relationships & with an impeccable eye for talent, his commitment to his clients is simple; to provide the care, attention & success(!) that he would expect himself. On his time away from the office, you can find him at the gym or on a beach in the Mediterranean! Qas is actively engaged across many social media channels; please see below to find out more.

Aruba Abid

Aruba Abid

Legal Consultant

Having graduated in Law from London Metropolitan University, I had a few options, one to practice to law. QC Legal came knocking on my door and offered me something a little different, nevertheless working within the law, so here I am! I love working with people and I love creating solutions – this offered me exactly that. At QC Legal, we see ourselves as providers of People Solutions, and this is a role that we take seriously. While we also like having fun, that’s in our spare time. Even now, I can’t quite believe the excellence of our client base – white shoe, magic circle, the Big 4 and the leading nationals and boutiques. Not only that, I get to lead on complex search assignments from long lists/short lists to then managing the entire recruitment process, from cold calls to offers and counter offers. While it’s challenging, as you can imagine, it’s also lots of fun! We have relationships that cascade down from department heads, to managing and senior partners across the scale. We have nurtured these relationships for years’ now. You benefit from our know how. When not working hard at work, I work equally hard in my leisure pursuits. I like to keep fit, spend time with family and friends, and go on long holidays to far away exotic climes.

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