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

 

13 Jobs Match Your Search Criteria

Private Client (IH)

Private Client Solicitor (Department Head), 4+ PQE, Shropshire, £60,000 to £80,000 (DOE) plus extensive benefits. This in-house organisation will invest in your future, offering career development and opportunities to help you achieve your full poten…

  • £60000 - £80000 per annum
  • Posted: 29/10/2020
  • Shropshire
  • Job Ref: 215282127
  • Permanent

Legal Counsel

JOB TITLE:             Legal Counsel PQE:                       3 - 5 LOCATION:            Warwickshire SALARY:                Up to £50,000 per annum + bonus and a range of attractive benefits including company car or allowance, private medi…

  • £45000 - £50000 per annum
  • Posted: 28/10/2020
  • Warwickshire
  • Job Ref: 215282107
  • Permanent

Plot Conveyancer- Locum

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 Oliver on 0121…

  • £35 - £40 per hour
  • Posted: 28/10/2020
  • West Midlands
  • Job Ref: 215282108
  • Temporary

Locum Plot Conveyancer

Locum Plot Conveyancer, 3+ PQE, Remote Working – Calling all Solicitors and Lisenced Conveyancers! I am working with a Developer who require urgent locum support in their plot sales team. To apply or register your interest, call Lauren on 0113 320 05…

  • £30 - £35 per hour
  • Posted: 23/10/2020
  • Midlands
  • Job Ref: 215282058
  • Temporary

Commercial Lawyer- FTC

In-House Commercial Lawyer, 2 to 3 years' PQE, Maternity Contract, Leeds – An exciting opportunity with a fast moving service business. Call Grace now on 0113 320 0575, JOB TITLE: In-House Commercial Solicitor PQE REQUIRED: 2 to 3 years' …

  • £40000 - £45000 per annum
  • Posted: 13/10/2020
  • Leeds
  • Job Ref: 215281895
  • Permanent

In-House Commercial Lawyer

In-House Commercial Lawyer, 2 to 3 years' PQE, Leeds – An exciting opportunity with a fast moving service business. Call Lauren now on 0113 320 0575 and quote job ref: 1871 JOB TITLE: In-House Commercial Solicitor PQE REQUIRED: 2 to 3 yea…

  • up to 45,000 DOE
  • Posted: 13/10/2020
  • Leeds
  • Job Ref: 215281871
  • Permanent

Head of Department Private Client

JOB TITLE: Department Head of Private Client Legal Services PQE: 4+ LOCATION: West Midlands SALARY: Competitive THE ROLE: An exciting opportunity has arisen working for a finan…

  • On application
  • Posted: 12/10/2020
  • West Midlands
  • Job Ref: 215281858
  • Permanent

Private Client Solicitor

IN – HOUSE PRIVATE CLIENT SOLICITOR/HEAD OF DEPARTMENT – 4+ PQE – WEST MIDLANDS – JOB REF:1857 An exciting opportunity has arisen for an in-house solicitor, adept at financial planning-led wealth management advice. You will be required to set…

  • £60000 - £80000 per annum
  • Posted: 12/10/2020
  • West Midlands
  • Job Ref: 215281857
  • Permanent

Employment Solicitor

Respondent Employment Solicitor, 1+ PQE, Contract, Leicestershire – This large in-house organisation are seeking a junior employment solicitor for a 9-10 month contract. There is the potential for this role to become permanent for the right candidate…

  • up to circa 42,000 DOE
  • Posted: 21/09/2020
  • Leicestershire
  • Job Ref: 215281620
  • Permanent

Senior Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel Wiltshire £60K - £65K To assist in providing legal support in relation to commercial agreements. There will be a particular emphasis on advising the business on data protection matters, procurement of goods and services, dr…

  • £60000 - £65000 per annum
  • Posted: 16/09/2020
  • Wiltshire
  • Job Ref: 215281524
  • Permanent