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

 

17 Jobs Match Your Search Criteria

In-House Commercial Solicitor

IN-HOUSE LEGAL COUNSEL/COMMERCIAL SOLICITOR – FTC 12 MONTHS – 5+PQE – BRISTOL - £70,000 TO £85,000 (DOE) – JOB REF:2960 This leading organisation are seeking a Legal Counsel for a fixed term contract role within their busy in-house legal team. A…

  • £70000 - £85000 per annum
  • Posted: 20/01/2021
  • Bristol Avon
  • Job Ref: 215282960
  • Permanent

Legal Counsel - 12 month fixed term contract

Legal Counsel- 12 Month Fixed Term Contract. 6+ PQE, Bristol, Our client a leading organisation are seeking a Legal Counsel for a fixed term contract role within their busy in-house legal team. Interested in hearing more and applying? Please contact…

  • £70000 - £85000 per annum
  • Posted: 20/01/2021
  • Bristol Avon
  • Job Ref: 215282946
  • Permanent

Legal Counsel/Solicitor

Legal Counsel/Solicitor, Employee Share Plans, 5+ PQE, London. Excellent Salary + Training & Development, Competitive Company Pension, Award Winning Employee Share Plan + Flexible Working Hours + 25 Days Holiday + Excellent Working Culture in a Suppo…

  • Competitive
  • Posted: 18/01/2021
  • London
  • Job Ref: 215282918
  • Permanent

Legal Counsel/Solicitor

Legal Counsel/Solicitor, Employee Share Plans, 5+ PQE, Bristol. Excellent Salary + Training & Development, Competitive Company Pension, Award Winning Employee Share Plan + Flexible Working Hours + 25 Days Holiday + Excellent Working Culture in a Supp…

  • Competitive
  • Posted: 18/01/2021
  • Bristol
  • Job Ref: 215282915
  • Permanent

Locum Plot Conveyancer

Locum Plot Conveyancer, 3+ PQE, Remote Working – Are you a Licensed Conveyancer or a Paralegal with experience in Plot Sales? I am working with a Developer who require urgent locum support in their busy team. To apply or register your interest, call…

  • £30 - £35 per hour
  • Posted: 12/01/2021
  • West Midlands
  • Job Ref: 215282845
  • Temporary

Legal Counsel- Fixed Term Contract

Legal Counsel- 12 Month Fixed Term Contract. 6+ PQE, Bristol, This global leading organisation are seeking a Legal Counsel for a fixed term contract role within their busy in-house legal team. Interested in hearing more and applying? Please contact…

  • £70000 - £90000 per annum
  • Posted: 11/01/2021
  • Bristol Avon
  • Job Ref: 215282833
  • Contract

Locum Plot Conveyancer

Locum Plot Conveyancer, 3+ PQE, Remote Working – Calling all Solicitors and Licensed Conveyancers! I am working with a Developer who require urgent locum support in their plot sales team. To apply or register your interest, call Grace on 0121 454 100…

  • £30 - £35 per hour
  • Posted: 11/01/2021
  • East Midlands
  • Job Ref: 215282844
  • Temporary

General Counsel

General Counsel, Fixed Term Contract, 5+ PQE, Tyne and Wear – A leader in their field, this organisation specialises in property, construction and residential development and is seeking the addition of a General Counsel on a fixed term contract basis…

  • Competitive
  • Posted: 11/01/2021
  • Tyne And Wear
  • Job Ref: 215282843
  • Permanent

Share plan Counsel

JOB TITLE: In-house share plan Counsel PQE: 4+ LOCATION: Bristol SALARY: Competitive THE ROLE: Our client is looking for a candidate with solid share plan experience, you'll assist with the drafting of legal provisions in terms of shar…

  • Competitive
  • Posted: 08/01/2021
  • Bristol
  • Job Ref: 215282824
  • Permanent

Legal Counsel

JOB TITLE: Legal Counsel PQE: 4+ LOCATION: Bristol SALARY: Competitive THE ROLE: Our client is a global leader in their field, employing over 11,000 people in 80+ offices worldwide. They have a diverse portfolio of services and product…

  • Competitive
  • Posted: 08/01/2021
  • Bristol
  • Job Ref: 215282823
  • Permanent