ROBERT HANNA -Changing the perception of the legal recruitment industry

Robert Hanna is a legal recruitment community building genius. He is based in the UK and is the Founder & Managing Director of KC Partners, an innovative world-leading legal talent solutions, and careers firm. His firm specialises in placing qualified lawyers across the UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia-Pacific & US. He has over a decade of recruitment experience having built and scaled multi-million-pound revenue-generating teams. He is ranked on LinkedIn in the top 1% of recruiters in the world and is also a strategic advisor & investor to Recruitment related & Legal Tech startups.

Apart from being a phenomenal entrepreneur in his field, he is also a high-profile podcaster. He is an active networker and content creator. In 2021, he was named among the LinkedIn Top 100 Rising Stars & Influencers on the platform. He is a regular Speaker and the Host of the Legally Speaking Podcast which sits in the top 2.5% of all podcasts globally. The show removes the bore of the law with inspiring stories and experiences and converts that into educational and entertaining content having hosted guests from around the globe ranging from celebrities, top entrepreneurs, legal tech pioneers, law firm partners, diversity, equity & inclusion advocates, mental health champions, international policy change-makers and lots more.

He is passionate about normalising the conversation when it comes to mental health and promoting more diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. His mission is to disrupt the global recruitment industry and build an inclusive global community where recruiters add more value to their candidates and clients through embracing authentic relationships, Tech & AI, and kindness. 


He started his career in the City of London during the 2008 financial crash. The crash had changed the economy and new faces were rising and new ideas were being accepted. Being surrounded by entrepreneurs who were setting up businesses, his entrepreneurial instincts motivated him to venture into the unknown. Having acquired enough skills and knowledge, he was offered several positions. He was headhunted to join a boutique recruitment firm in the City of London and help scale that business. He thought he was ready to take the plunge and set up his organisation. His passion for being connected to the legal sector stems from his family background as he wished to continue his grandfather’s legacy as a main driving force. His grandfather founded and ran a prominent law firm in the UK in the 1950s.

Robert’s business was founded in 2016, as a challenger brand to the larger recruitment agencies. Today, KC Partners has built up a stellar reputation for helping law firms with key legal fee-earning hires and practising lawyers at all levels with career decisions.

KC Partners continues to provide unrivalled access to the best legal opportunities & highest calibre legal professionals in the market. They specialise in placing Newly Qualified Lawyers, Associates, Senior Associates, Legal Directors & Counsels globally.

They are proud to have a market-leading 99% retention rate of all lawyers placed with their law firm clients as an example of KC’s commitment to long-term relationships, both with clients and candidates.


Whilst recruitment remains at the heart of KC’s day-to-day operations, they do so much more than legal recruitment. KC recognises the need for more value adds on top of their bespoke legal talent solutions services.

They offer law firms & lawyers their world-leading Legally Speaking Podcast – designed to cover a range of expert insights into the legal & wider industries through knowledge sharing & inspirational stories. They actively indulge in Networking & Bespoke Events, Careers Guidance, Newsletters, Vlogs, Market Research, Personal Branding Advice and Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives. They offer CV Reviews & Interview (including Video) Training and Collaborations with High Profile Legal Societies and Wider Philanthropy.

In 2019, KC Partners became the first legal recruitment firm in history to sponsor a high-profile networking event at the UK Supreme Court, which was organised in collaboration with the London Young Lawyers Group (LYLG). KC Partners also co-hosted the landmark 25th Annual Asian Legal Awards, which also celebrated 100 Years of Women in Law.


Robert is a fearless disruptor; he is prepared to put himself out there to achieve his mission. Robert has a unique set of skills as a recruiter-entrepreneur-investor-podcaster, he advises companies and firms on how to grow, diversify, or consolidate their market share. He advises individuals on career moves, social media & social audio strategy, confidence building, personal branding, and business development. His own company, KC Partners, is a case in point. He has found success by drilling deep into his niche-within-a-niche and developing a right-sized boutique agency which can leave a lasting impact and global domination in the legal industry. Hanna’s Legally Speaking podcast has a global reach and provides the international legal community with topical information and advice.

Robert is an active podcaster. He appears on various platforms and offers his genuine human insight. His podcast is a huge success. He believes that podcasting helps his company stand out. “At the moment, every business needs to be producing quality content to their niche market audiences,” Hanna says. “It’s not enough just to be a reactive service. I think you have to proactively give to your marketplace to build a brand, to be known as thought leaders, and to be seen as people that are doing more and care!”


Robert believes it is important to share your authentic voice, the ups and downs of business through educational and entertaining storytelling along with showcasing aspects of your personal life. This helps with building community through relatability! On that note, Robert shares lots of stories and content with his partner in crime Otto…his milk chocolate miniature dachshund!