Enabling Your Journey to Success

Every person has unique skills. We believe these skills need to be actively promoted to grow. This is our mission: to match you with the role best suited to your unique skill set.

At Rutherford, we have kept our focus in order to provide a premium service to all candidates. This is why, for over a decade, we've been specialising in four core disciplines: Compliance, Financial Crime, In-house Legal and Private Practice Legal.

Our team of specialists is here to actively help you with your job seeking journey. From effectively building and marketing your resume to the right clients, to formatting your CV for free or to advising you throughout the entire process, each Rutherford consultant will be by your side with full support.

Get in touch with our team if you are looking for a permanent, contract or interim role in legal or compliance within financial services.

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of permanent placements made in the last two years are still in position


of our searches have been exclusive or retained in 2019


success rate on exclusive mandates in 2019


of our placements were female in 2019

Tools and Advice From Our Team

Need support in your job seeking process? Our recruitment specialists have crafted a series of articles that are meant to help you with this journey. Interview techniques, CV writing tips, overall advice from our consultants: see below the different resources we've created specifically for you.


Our Team's Advice

What should you specifically pay attention to when looking for a new role? Our consultants share some valuable advice for jobseekers.

Discover their tips

Compliance Interview Tips

If you're preparing for a Compliance job interview, make sure you cover the key elements the hiring manager will be looking for.

Our interview tips

Legal Interview Tips

Interviews are crucial in any recruitment process. If you're preparing for a Legal job interview, make sure you cover what the hiring manager will be looking for.

The legal interview

Writing The Perfect CV

In Financial Services, it is essential to highlight the right information on your CV. Find out how you can craft the perfect CV for the role you're aiming for.

Perfect your CV

Our Clients


Having worked in the interim MLRO/Financial Crime market for more than 10 years, I have worked with a number of recruiters and sourcing agencies. However, amongst them I found Rutherford to be more professional than most I have encountered. ​I have no hesitation in recommending associates to contact them if they are looking to recruit, as I am at times when in an interim role, or if they are looking for AML or other financial crime roles in the financial services sector.

Interim MLRO, DNB

​During the entire process, I felt very well looked after and that my best interests were core during the entire process. I'd definitely recommend taking this route to friends. What particularly surprised me was the individual and honest career advice, which definitely helped me make the right decision.

Compliance Officer, Deutsche Bank

I had the pleasure of working with Rutherford when I decided to look for new career opportunities. They were incredibly dedicated to my case throughout the whole recruitment process. This included reviewing and enhancing my CV, getting a first interview, scheduling and preparing for subsequent interviews, getting to know key stakeholders, reviewing the offer, salary & benefits, and even supporting my Tier 2 visa application process. The Rutherford team is very professional and made the transition into my new role stress-free. I am truly grateful for the support that I've received and will continue to recommend Rutherford to anyone seeking new opportunities.

Compliance Officer, Softbank Investment Advisors

I have worked with Rutherford on a number of compliance and legal searches over the years. They have consistently helped recruit top quality individuals into the firms I have worked for. Their knowledge of the market is fantastic and, importantly, they spend time getting to know the vacancy and the firm to ensure that they put forward the right candidates. Highly recommend.

COO, TT International

​Having made two excellent Compliance hires for our firm in London, Rutherford will be my go-to recruitment partner in the future. They fully understood our briefs and the culture they were recruiting for, which made the process efficient and transparent. My candidates were also happy with their interactions with the team, which were professional yet friendly. It was a pleasure working with them, and they would be the first firm I would recommend to others embarking on a recruitment process.

Chief Legal Officer, Eton Park International LLP

​Rutherford have helped me source and place high-quality candidates in various compliance roles over a number of years. The team has a good understanding of the compliance market and conducts itself with integrity and professionalism.

Head of Compliance, Miton Group

​Rutherford was instrumental in assisting Liquidnet Europe Limited in our search for a Head of Regulatory Compliance and Legal Affairs. They presented a selection of candidates with a range of experience. Each CV was a match to our requirements and to our cultural fit. This was no small feat considering the hybrid legal and compliance profile we were seeking. In the end, each area of our spec was met and the incumbent in the role is settling in nicely.Subsequent to this search, Rutherford has also placed a contract surveillance person - again, superb match of skills to spec. The Rutherford team is personable, responsive and I highly recommend their services.

Head of HR - Global Talent Engagement, Liquidnet Europe Limited

Rutherford sets the standard in professionalism and transparency in the executive search industry for compliance. Importantly, the firm acts with integrity. They have a good handle on the hiring environment, what's moving and trends. Furthermore, they work as a team and are available for calls and emails long past working hours! The team exhibited a vested interest in ensuring that I was the right fit for the role they were trying to fill. Communication during the interview process was clear, consistent and honest. They were good coaches and helped me land a rewarding role with a reputable boutique hedge fund.

Compliance Officer, Cairn Capital

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