In-house lawyers are true business partners dealing with a broad range of legal matters...

... including commercial, supply chain, regulatory, competition, project work, public procurement and compliance. With close proximity to clients, a high level of responsibility and access to all levels of the business, this is an exciting, fast paced, decision making arena in which someone looking for variety and challenging work can truly excel.

 

Narelle Taylor, Legal Counsel, Elekta Limited

Market overview

In-house opportunities offer highly attractive packages, as well as enabling you to escape the not-so-popular billing and time recording targets. Coupled with seeing the outcome of your legal guidance and advice, working in-house offers a truly rewarding career.

With numerous global companies based in the region, the in-house legal market continues to flourish. However, it's a fiercely competitive market - particularly at the more senior / General Counsel grades - due to the number of lawyers looking to make the most from private practice or ditch the city commute.

Currently, the NQ - 5 year PQE market is particularly in demand, proving the trend that lawyers move in-house later in their career and there subsequently being fewer lawyers at the mid level to fill these needs.

If you don't see a vacancy which matches your skill set or preferred location, then please contact Hayley or Louise to discuss how we can approach our established network on a confidential basis.

Our coverage of in-house

We pride ourselves on our network and our reputation, enabling us to partner with businesses across a broad range of sectors.

In a highly competitive market, you’ll be able to demonstrate not only your technical competence but also your commercial awareness and wider business partnering skills as you collaborate with colleagues across the business units in delivering strategic objectives.

Sectors include:

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Technology
  • Professional Services
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Medical Devices
  • Manufacturing
  • Not for Profit

You’ve reached that level in your career where you’re possibly looking for something a little different. Perhaps you’ve always worked in-house and now looking for that new challenge. From Legal Assistant through to General Counsel, our experienced legal team can offer commercial and regulatory in-house roles across all levels.

  • Commercial Contracts Manager | Global healthcare company
  • Legal Counsel | Fintech
  • Senior Legal Counsel | FTSE 250, financial services
  • General Counsel | Global aviation services group
  • Company Secretary | FTSE 100, certification business
  • Legal Counsel | Medical systems
  • Legal Counsel | IT services
  • Legal & Regulatory Counsel | Outsourcing business
  • Head of Legal Services | Human rights charity
  • Legal Counsel | Specialist manufacturing business

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