Founder & Managing Director
Sandra is the founder of Atticus Legal. After spending over a decade working for one of the UK’s largest recruitment firms in London, and successfully setting up their Asian operations in Hong Kong, her entrepreneurial nature successfully drove her to establish her own company in 2010.
Sandra now gets great satisfaction from being able to spend quality time with her candidates to determine the right career choice and similarly, time with clients to understand their business, and ensure the right recruitment recommendations are made.
Sandra has close relationships with the region’s leading international law firms and consistently places international and locally qualified lawyers at all levels throughout Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Australia and the UK.
When not in the office, Sandra is a master story teller volunteering weekly for a local charity.
Head of Legal
Nigel is a well-established senior legal recruiter with over 20 years of experience, previously working for large corporates and as an independent consultant. A Law graduate from University of Westminster School of Law, Nigel commenced his legal career with Davenport Lyons in London before moving into legal recruitment.
Nigel is passionate about working with the best legal minds in the market to support their career aspirations and development. He has built a strong network across Asia, UK, Europe and the Middle East having worked overseas for several years and has successfully placed Associates and Partners into International, Magic Circle, Silver Circle and US law firms in these jurisdictions.
Nigel is originally from Ireland. He loves to travel and at the weekend he enjoys reading a good book and spending time with family and friends. He is married with 2 sons, Tiarnan and Davin.
Chief Operating Officer
Lisa has over 18 years of experience in recruitment, sales, management and learning & development. She is an integral part of Atticus, managing operations to grow the business, and thoroughly enjoys supporting the consultants via training and personal development.
Lisa commenced her career with a FTSE 100 global recruitment company. Having achieved success as a recruitment consultant she progressed her career through strategically developing several business units as a Business Manager.
Originally from the UK, she has lived in Hong Kong for the past 9 years, with her partner Dom, their young son Lewis and daughter Lucy. In her spare time she enjoys HIIT Training.
Denise Patrina Soo
Denise is part of the Business Support recruitment team.
Denise finds fulfillment knowing that she’s made a difference to candidates helping them move to a role more closely aligned with their aspirations and motivations. She understands the importance of determining the right career path, and works with many of Atticus Legal’s new graduates & paralegals to help determine how to develop and progress their careers.
Outside of work, Denise spends her time wakeboarding, using the adrenaline rush to challenge herself to do new tricks on the water.
Anita is constantly focused on building and maintaining relationships with clients and candidates. She brings several years of experience managing a business consultancy to the firm and is an integral part of the Business Support recruitment team.
Anita understands that the legal secretarial, marketing, finance and administration roles are key to the efficiency of any firm. She continually strives to find the very best talent for her clients whilst ensuring her candidates’ career aspirations are met.
Anita loves to spend her time appreciating nature, and having a picnic with her children.