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Key people

Our people are our strength – you’ve heard it before but this time is happens to be true. This section of our site introduces Bygott Biggs’ key individuals.

Jane Biggs

Managing Director

A trusted partner of law firms and individual lawyers with a reputation for absolute discretion, Jane co-founded Bygott Biggs over 20 years ago. Since then she’s carefully nurtured her network of connections with key legal decision makers across the Midlands and beyond. Behind the scenes Jane is responsible for many high profile partner and team moves, and is increasingly instrumental in shaping the growth strategy of numerous law firms, as well as advising on consolidations through merger and/or acquisition. Away from the office her interests include travel, yoga and walking her big brown dog.

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David Mayfield


With over a decade’s experience at Bygott Biggs, David has acquired an exceptional level of market understanding. Straight talking and no nonsense, David makes a point of meeting his candidates, giving you the best possible chance of finding your ideal position.

Going the extra mile is something that applies to David’s favourite pastimes outside work. He’s a committed runner, regularly taking part in races from 5k up to ultra marathon distance. He has recently completed a triathlon. He also enjoys cycling, skiing, travel and supports Arsenal.

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Catherine Boyle

Director, North

With over 25 years’ experience, Catherine brings an exceptional level of market understanding across the North of England. A well-known figure, she is a trusted advisor to many law firms and individual lawyers seeking a discrete, consultative approach when considering career options.

Her longevity in the market place has meant that many of the candidates that Catherine worked with in the early part of her career have now become the decision makers in the law firms today.

Catherine's clientbase spreads across Yorkshire, Manchester and the North West, Newcastle and the North East. She works closely with candidates at all levels from Newly Qualified to Partner level.

A mother of two adult children, Catherine’s interests out of work include cooking and eating out, entertaining, keeping fit and interior design.

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Richard Betts

Associate Director

Working across the East Midlands, Richard deals with candidates ranging from newly qualified solicitors to senior associates and in-house legal counsel.

Before joining Bygott Biggs, Richard was called to the Bar and undertook criminal defence work with a leading Midlands practice. Since joining us Richard has developed a strong reputation for his dedicated and professional approach to recruitment.

Outside of work, Richard enjoys keeping fit in the gym, cycling, running with the Nottingham Law Society Running Group and clay pigeon shooting at Nottingham and District Gun Club.


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Kelly Barker

Associate Director

Kelly is an experienced legal recruiter who is known for her extensive market knowledge. She has a reputation amongst her clients and candidates for her discretion as well as well as being straightforward and easy to deal with.

Having initially qualified as a solicitor in 2001, Kelly has been recruiting lawyers since 2005. She worked in the City for a number of years but is now based in the Midlands and has spent much of her career moving lawyers to and from London and the regions. Her particular focus is the West Midlands and Home Counties but she has placed lawyers all over the UK from Scotland all the way down to the south coast. Kelly works with law firms and in-house legal teams to find the best lawyers at every level from NQ to Partner and Head of Legal.

Away from the office, Kelly tries her best to juggle the competing interests of her three young children and her horses, usually with only mixed success.

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