Sophia Damshenas and her puppy, Mazikeen

Meet The Team

Sophia Damshenas


Recruits for:
Paralegals | Legal Executives | Solicitors | Associates | Partners | Heads of Department

Sophia founded Avocet Legal in 2023 to reinvent legal recruitment with a fresh, forward-thinking approach.

What inspired you to start Avocet Legal?

After almost 10 years in legal recruitment, I saw an opportunity to do things differently. Avocet Legal combines my passion for building real connections with my candidates and becoming a trusted partner to my clients.

What sets Avocet Legal apart?

I take time to truly understand our candidates as individuals first, professionals second. Our client partnerships are built on trust and transparency, and I leverage my experience to proactively match talent rather than just respond to job posts.

What do you love most about your work?

The lightbulb moments when we connect a candidate with their dream job. There’s no better feeling than helping someone advance their career in a meaningful way whilst also helping our clients build their teams with the right people!

What do you enjoy outside work?

You will generally find me walking somewhere in nature with my wife and my puppy, or cooking a feast in the kitchen. I love discovering new music and staying active by going to the gym (when I can).

What’s your biggest career lesson so far?

I learn so much from every person I work with. Great recruitment is a team effort.

What’s next for Avocet Legal?

This is just the beginning! I’m excited to grow Avocet Legal into the go-to agency for legal talent and our trusted clients whilst always maintaining our bespoke, personal approach.

Get in touch today to learn more about how Avocet Legal can revolutionise your legal recruitment experience.

Meet The Team