Our Team

Charles Elderton
Joint CEO

With over 20 years’ experience in legal recruitment, Charles is a trusted advisor to numerous partners and lawyers, helping them make the right career moves, both in private practice and In-house. He is recommended in The London Professional Recruitment Guide for his ‘experienced and civilised approach’.

Previously, Charles was a Board Director at an award-winning UK legal recruitment company.

Before moving into legal recruitment Charles was a Solicitor at Eversheds.

Charles is a keen road cyclist and enjoys skiing and running. He is also Chairman and Trustee of a Scout Group.

Charles Elderton
Justin Nott
Joint CEO

Justin has worked in professional services recruitment since 1988. In 1992 he co-founded one of the UK’s largest legal recruitment businesses and has significant experience with a wide variety of leading law firms on all aspects of their recruitment, particularly at partner and senior management level.
He has extensive experience in developing and implementing search, advertised selection and employer branding campaigns. He has also run a large number of campaigns for in-house lawyers in commerce and industry.
Justin’s approach is to understand each individual candidate’s unique set of motivations and desires. He then uses his own and his colleagues’ knowledge and extensive contacts to give each candidate a personalised vision of their potential future.

The focus is always on finding the best next step in terms of the culture, approach and direction of the target firm, rather than simply putting forward a range of widely-publicised vacancies.
Justin’s interests include rugby, cycling, skiing and golf.

Justin Nott
Nathalie Pickering

Nathalie has worked in legal recruitment for almost 20 years, across London and the South.

Prior to joining Motus as a Director, she spent many years at one of the UK’s largest legal recruitment companies.  Before that, she was a Partner in a law firm.

Nathalie’s experience focuses on developing the careers of lawyers, many of whom she works with through the life of their career, from NQ up to Partner.

She works with a wide variety of firms and has expertise ranging from Property to Clinical Negligence and Healthcare. Assignments frequently include executive search, advertising, and contingent work.

Nathalie is the ‘go to’ recruiter for an impressive list of clients and candidates, with a reputation for finding the right talent for the right role, as well as providing career advice with in-depth market knowledge.

Her interests include cycling, skiing, running and family time.

Nathalie Pickering
Andrew Kelly

Andrew has more than 25 years’ experience in the legal sector, including more than 17 years in legal recruitment.

Andrew was previously part of the leadership team at one of the UK’s most significant legal recruitment businesses, where he also managed and led the largest and most successful regional team.

He has an extensive track record in advising senior lawyers on strategic career moves, in both private practice and in commerce and industry. He has run a large number of exclusively retained assignments for Heads of Department, Partners and other senior lawyers.

Before specialising in recruitment, Andrew worked for an international employee benefits consultancy in London and then qualified as a Solicitor, working for a number of firms in Bristol, primarily with Osborne Clarke.

Andrew’s interests include football, rugby and cycling.

Andrew Kelly
Alice Hume

Alice has worked in the South West and South Wales legal recruitment market for over 14 years.

During this time she has worked in close partnership with a variety of clients from large international and regional offerings to small regional and high street practices.

Alice recruits at all levels across the legal spectrum from NQ solicitors to partners.

Having spent the vast majority of her career at one of the UK’s largest legal recruitment boutiques she is incredibly well connected and highly regarded across her market.

Alice grew up in Devon and has lots of fond memories of living by the sea. Now living in Cheltenham with her young family, Alice loves everything the Cotswolds has to offer and is particularly interested in interior design and house renovations.

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Joe Davy-Taylor
Executive Consultant

Joe has worked in legal recruitment for over 2 years and joined Motus in 2018. He works on a range of retained executive search projects and helps lawyers to find roles that allow them to achieve their career potential.

Previously Joe worked for a large south west based legal recruitment agency advising and supporting lawyers at all levels with career moves in London and across southern England.

Prior to moving into legal recruitment Joe had a successful year working at a large telecommunications provider as a Business Development Executive.

Joe completed a law degree and completed various work placements as a paralegal.

His outside interests include football, rugby, boxing and an all-round love for sport.

Joe Davy-Taylor