We specialise in placing lawyers, company secretaries, compliance professionals and paralegals into commerce and industry sectors on a permanent,
contract and interim basis.
Our expertise spans over a decade in this area. We partner with organisations ranging from FTSE 100, US multinationals and national businesses to start-ups,
as well as charitable institutions.
There are more legal professionals working in-house than ever before, and growth within the in-house market is exceeding private practice growth. It is predicted that 35 per cent of the legal profession will work in-house by 2020.
As the landscape of the in-house legal market evolves in response to the needs of an organisation and regulatory pressures, the role of the in-house lawyer is also changing.
The commerce and industry sector is vast and diverse. Each organisation has a specific culture and individual requirements, so the role of a legal professional varies significantly depending on the sector, organisation, legal structure and commercial requirements of a business.
When it comes to recruitment, there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach and a combination of multiple factors make a successful long-term recruit.
Organisations are increasingly bringing legal professionals in-house rather than relying on external support. In-house legal teams are cost-effective and, by being integrated in to the organisation, can provide bespoke legal advice.
An in-house legal professional must be commercially aware and be able to juggle the competing demands of the business they support.
From a lawyer’s perspective, working in-house has never been more exciting. The in-house lawyer remains the technical legal expert, but as businesses adapt in order to stay ahead, they must develop, up-skill and re-skill in different areas of law and regulation to effectively support the business through a changing economic and regulatory landscape.