"As a family controlled business, we are not driven by short term gains. We conduct ourselves in a manner which will restore your trust in recruiters."

Who We Are

Redefining what it means to be a legal recruiter


When Freddie Manson, the son of an experienced legal recruitment professional, left Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP to establish Frederick Rose, he had one clear objective: to redefine what it means to be a legal recruiter. By building Frederick Rose around the core principles of the city's legal practice - those of honesty, professionalism and confidentiality – as well as harnessing his mother’s experience in this field, he offers lawyers the opportunity to receive an unrivalled level of guidance and support with their careers. This is in contrast to the standards which he, his peers and many others experience from countless other recruitment agencies. 

How we differ 

As a family controlled business, we are not driven by short term gains. We conduct ourselves in a manner which restores trust in recruiters. Totally confidential, we deliver our service thoughtfully and with discretion. We use our time to identify the very best role for every lawyer, without regard for what may be the easiest or the quickest route to a placement fee.  Since we would prefer to be the best rather than the biggest, we limit the number of instructions we undertake to ensure that we can maintain the quality of our service. It is only by taking this approach that we can guarantee every lawyer who engages Frederick Rose receives our signature service.    

Founders' Biographies 

Frederick Rose was founded by a qualified lawyer and an experienced legal recruitment business owner both of whom take great pride in the professional quality of their work. When you choose Frederick Rose, you will always get the close care and attention of one of our directors whenever it is needed. 

Freddie Manson
Managing Director

Before starting the company, Freddie read History at Christ Church, Oxford. He subsequently qualified as a corporate lawyer, working at Slaughter and May and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.


T:  020 7153 1097 (8:30am - 6:00pm)
M: 074 6008 0787 (out of office hours)

E:  fmanson@frederickrose.com 

Joanne Manson

Prior to co-founding Frederick Rose, Joanne ran her own succesful legal recruitment business. Joanne Manson Recruitment placed hundreds of city lawyers into private practice and industry.


T:  020 7153 1097 (8:30am-6:00pm)

E:  jmanson@frederickrose.com

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