Michelle Corneby

Michelle is a knowledgeable and dedicated legal recruitment specialist who has been working in the market since 2004. During her career she has recruited for corporates, financial institutions and, since 2015, organisations within the alternative legal market.

In the in-house market, Michelle is proud to have worked on the whole spectrum of roles from NQ through to General Counsel and on instructions from first or sole counsel through to building teams. Her clients range from start-ups and SMEs, to international and FTSE companies.  In 2015, with the growth of the alternative legal market, Michelle switched her focus to the interim and consultancy market.  She joined the management team at a pioneering law firm within the ALSP space and spent four years recruiting and managing consultant lawyers for the platform.  At Cyan Partners, Michelle divides her time recruiting for in-house clients and ALSP platforms and is passionate about offering candidates a rich and varied range of career options.

Prior to becoming a legal recruiter, Michelle qualified as a solicitor in the City of London. She worked in the corporate team of a leading firm for a couple of years before moving in-house, to a US investment bank, to focus on commercial transactions. Her experience as a solicitor has given Michelle an excellent foundation on which she has built her recruitment career.

Outside of work Michelle is an active member of her local community and is a Governor of the primary school attended by her 3 children. She regularly reads with the children, supports class time activities and fundraises for the school’s PTA. Wellbeing and ESG are also very important to Michelle, she has completed the Mental Health First Aid course and has designated responsibilities on the School Board for mental health and sustainability.   Beyond children and work and Michelle can regularly be found jumping about at her local ((Bounce)) aerobics classes!

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Head of Recruitment, financial services company.

Michelle is a resilient Recruiter who works well under pressure and with a constantly changing landscape. She strives to achieve the right results at the right time. Michelle has a professional approach to each role and is comfortable working at all stakeholder levels.

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