Arbuthnot Yon

Our Expertise

We specialise in placing legal, compliance and company secretarial professionals within the financial services and commerce & industry sectors.

Select your sector below to find out more.


We specialise in placing legal, compliance and company secretarial professionals into commerce & 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.

Sector Overview

There are more legal professionals working in-house than ever before, and growth within the in-house market is exceeding private practice growth. 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 legal professional 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 legal professional’s perspective, working in-house has never been more exciting.

The in-house legal professional 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.

Sectors and Skill Sets

Sector Specialisms

  • Business and Professional Services
  • Consumer Goods
  • Charity
  • Construction and Property
  • Energy and Utilities
  • IT and Telecoms
  • Industry, Manufacturing and Engineering
  • Leisure, Entertainment and Sport
  • Oil and Gas
  • Retail
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Education

Specific Skill Sets

  • Commercial Contracts
  • IT
  • IP
  • Data Protection
  • Projects
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Governance
  • Compliance
  • Company Secretarial
  • Construction
  • Property
  • Competition
  • Employment
  • Commercial Litigation

Role titles


  • General Counsel
  • Sole Counsel
  • Legal Director
  • Head of Legal/Deputy Head of Legal
  • Senior Legal Counsel/Legal Counsel
  • Lawyer
  • Interim Lawyer
  • Paralegal/Legal Executive


  • Compliance Officer
  • Compliance Counsel
  • Compliance Manager
  • Compliance Assistant

Company Secretarial

  • Company Secretary
  • Deputy Company Secretary
  • Assistant Company Secretary
  • Company Secretarial Assistant

Arbuthnot Yon

Financial Services.

07944 390723
07900 692209

Commerce & Industry.

07971 666134