eNL Legal has vast experience in working with organisations of all shapes and sizes, as well as candidates to fill even the most challenging of in-house legal job roles. Our blended recipe of effort, focus and honesty works equally as smoothly with FTSE 500 companies as it does the public sector, charities and smaller organisations.

Are you an organisation looking to fill an in-house legal role, or a candidate looking for a new legal position? eNL Legal recruitment can help.  Our specialist Legal Consultants will work hard to interpret/understand and define your requirements. We understand what makes a great in-house legal position and help our clients to shape roles which will interest and engage legal professionals. As a candidate we will take the time to understand your career aspirations and help with your transition to an in-house position, or when moving from an existing in-house role. We have in-house legal job vacancies available across the entire UK.

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Private Practice or In-House? Choosing the right path for you.

The number of Solicitors working in-house is growing at a faster rate than those in private practice and is predicted to reach 35 per cent of the profession by 2020,  reports the Law Society. Working in-house is distinctly different to working in a private practice law firm or the public sector. Both law firms and in-house positions have their perks and drawbacks. The trick is to determine where you, your skills and your lifestyle requirements feel most comfortable. So maybe it’s the 80-hour week that’s just too much and you’ve reached burnout, or you are fed up of the endless paperwork that accompanies billing in six-minute increments - is the prospect of moving in-house looking more and more alluring each day? Or is in-house your career choice?

The In-House Difference

Working in-house can be significantly different than working at a law firm. First of all, in-house Lawyers have only one client - the company they work for and since your sole client pays your salary, you don't have to worry about billable hours.

A common perception is that in-house Lawyers don't have to work late nights or on weekends. This is partly true, since in-house Lawyers only have to meet the demands of one client. So, if the company you work for is running smoothly, you may not wind up working the crazy hours that private practice can demand. You may take a drop in salary, but you will have more personal time and control over your working hours and be able to capitalise on flexible working arrangements and a more balanced life.

What do I need to have to be an in-house Lawyer?

A commercial outlook is key. Depending on the type of in-house role you may need to have a demonstrable track record of developing business. Able to think on your feet, have well developed soft skills and be a superb communicator, able to engage with a wide range of people. Coaching and coordinating can often come with the territory, so you need to be organised, efficient and driven. In essence many of the skills you already have as a private practice Lawyer.

Examples of in-house legal vacancies

At eNL Legal we have a large selection of in-house roles available across many contract types  (permanent, contract, locum). To view our range of in-house legal job vacancies click here. Please see below examples of some popular in-house roles:

  • Corporate Counsel
  • Deputy General Counsel
  • General Counsel
  • Head of Legal
  • In-house Legal Counsel
  • Legal Director
  • Senior Counsel
  • Paralegal
  • Interim Legal Counsel

eNL the in-house legal agency for you

Call eNL today on Birmingham (0121 454 1004), Leeds (0113 320 0575), London (0207 183 8586) or Manchester (0161 850 0745) to discuss your in-house legal vacancy requirements or to register your interest in in-house roles.  Alternatively email us at enl@enllegal.co.uk


27 Jobs Match Your Search Criteria

Senior Legal Counsel

SUMMARY: Senior Legal Counsel (Construction), London, 6+ PQE - Robust, innovative and highly successful UK company is now looking to expand their team with a talented non-contentious Construction solicitor.. Call us now on 020 7183 8586. …

  • on application
  • Posted: 18/09/2019
  • London
  • Job Ref: 215277877
  • Permanent

In-House Compliance Lawyer

SUMMARY: In-house Compliance Solicitor, Central London, 5+ PQE – This is an excellent opportunity for an in-house compliance solicitor to join a international organisation in a challenging and meaningful role as part of the legal compliance team.…

  • Negotiable
  • Posted: 12/09/2019
  • Central London
  • Job Ref: 215277825
  • Permanent

Legal Counsel

SUMMARY: Legal Counsel, Central London, 6+ PQE – A unique opportunity to join a high profile charity based in London. Call us now on 020 7183 8586. JOB TITLE: Legal Counsel PQE REQUIRED: 6+ LOCATION: London (Central) SALARY: £…

  • £52000 - £57000 per annum
  • Posted: 11/09/2019
  • London
  • Job Ref: 215277809
  • Permanent

Assistant Legal Counsel

SUMMARY: Assistant Legal Counsel, Staffordshire, 1+ PQE – Good opportunity for a junior lawyer to join a leading multinational manufacturer handling a mixed bag of company / commercial work. Call us now on 0121 454 1004. JOB TITLE: Assis…

  • £40000 - £45000 per annum
  • Posted: 11/09/2019
  • Staffordshire
  • Job Ref: 215277801
  • Permanent

Legal Counsel

SUMMARY: In-house Legal Counsel – Surrey – 3+ PQE - A unique opportunity to join a supportive business that fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform and challenge the industry. up to £80K + car allowance + bonus…

  • on application
  • Posted: 09/09/2019
  • Surrey
  • Job Ref: 215277766
  • Permanent

Legal Counsel

SUMMARY: In-house Commercial Solicitor, Wiltshire, 2 – 5 PQE. Call us now on 0121 454 1004. JOB TITLE: In-house Commercial Solicitor PQE REQUIRED: 2 – 5 years LOCATION: Wiltshire (commutable from Bristol, Chippenham, Bath, Swindon) …

  • on application
  • Posted: 09/09/2019
  • Wiltshire
  • Job Ref: 215277765
  • Permanent

International Legal and Compliance Counsel

JOB TITLE: International Legal and Compliance Counsel PQE REQUIRED: 5+ LOCATION: Hampshire SALARY: £ on application THE ROLE: Our client has undergone significant growth over the last few years both through organic expansion and acq…

  • on application
  • Posted: 09/09/2019
  • Hampshire
  • Job Ref: 215277764
  • Permanent

Legal Counsel

SUMMARY: In-house Legal Counsel (part-time), Derbyshire 5+ PQE – A successful and dynamic business is recruiting for a Sole Legal Counsel for its fantastic head office in Derbyshire. Call us now on 0121 454 1004. JOB TITLE: In-house Lega…

  • on application
  • Posted: 03/09/2019
  • Derbyshire
  • Job Ref: 215277695
  • Permanent

Compliance Officer

SUMMARY: Compliance Officer, Leicestershire - Working as data protection and compliance lead to ensure on-going data protection law compliance following the implementation of GDPR and related legislation. Call us now on 0121 454 1004. JOB…

  • on application
  • Posted: 28/08/2019
  • Leicestershire
  • Job Ref: 215277670
  • Permanent

In-House Legal Secretary

SUMMARY: Legal Assistant, Wolverhampton, 6-12 months minimum legal experience needed. Initial 3 month contract - This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Legal Assistant/ Secretary to join a leading UK organisation. Contact Grace on 012…

  • £23000 - £25000 per annum
  • Posted: 14/08/2019
  • West Midlands
  • Job Ref: 215275819
  • Permanent