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

 

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Assistant Company Secretary

SUMMARY: Assistant Company Secretary, Surrey, 10+ Years' experience – Our established client are seeking an Assistant Company Secretary to join them at an exciting time on a 6 month fixed term contract. Call now to speak with Felicity Simpson. REF:00…

  • £55000 - £65000 per annum
  • Posted: 27/03/2020
  • Surrey
  • Job Ref: 215280290
  • Permanent

Assistant Company Secretary

SUMMARY: Assistant Company Secretary (FTC – 6 Months), Surrey, 10+ PQE - Call us now on 020 3011 5173. JOB TITLE: Assistant Company Secretary (FTC) PQE REQUIRED: 10+ LOCATION: Surrey SALARY: £-on application THE ROLE: O…

  • on application
  • Posted: 23/03/2020
  • Surrey
  • Job Ref: 215280218
  • Permanent

In-house Conveyancer

In-house Estate Conveyancer, Suffolk (commutable from Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk) Salary on application and will be dependent on experience, plus extensive benefits. To apply or to register your interest, please call Pasquale on 0121 454 1004 and…

  • on application
  • Posted: 17/03/2020
  • East Anglia
  • Job Ref: 215280163
  • Permanent

In-house Lawyer

In-house Lawyer / 4+ PQE / Warwickshire – To apply please call Pasquale on 0121 410 6994 and quote job ref: 9033 JOB TITLE: In-house Lawyer PQE REQUIRED: 4+ LOCATION: Warwickshire SALARY: £-on application THE ROLE: This role woul…

  • £45000 - £60000 per annum
  • Posted: 17/03/2020
  • Warwickshire
  • Job Ref: 215280162
  • Permanent

Company Secretary

SUMMARY: Assistant Company Secretary, Surrey, 10+ Years' experience – Our established client are seeking an Assistant Company Secretary to join them at an exciting time on a 6 month fixed term contract. Call now to speak with Felicity Simpson. REF:00…

  • £50 per hour
  • Posted: 10/03/2020
  • Surrey
  • Job Ref: 215280069
  • Temporary

Legal Counsel

In-House Legal Counsel / 3+ PQE / Norwich – Exciting in-house role with a leading brand – To apply call Pasquale on 020 7183 8586 and quote Job Ref: 9937 JOB TITLE: In-House Legal Counsel PQE REQUIRED: 3+ LOCATION: Norwich (commutable f…

  • On Application
  • Posted: 28/02/2020
  • Norwich
  • Job Ref: 215279937
  • Permanent

In-house Commercial Solicitor

In-House Commercial Solicitor / 3+ PQE / Luton - As part of the continued development of this forward thinking company, our client wishes to appoint an In-house Commercial Solicitor – To apply call Pasquale on 020 7183 8586 and quote Job Ref: 9454 …

  • on application
  • Posted: 28/02/2020
  • Luton
  • Job Ref: 215279941
  • Permanent

Head of Legal

In-House Head of Legal, Legal & Governance, 10+ PQE, Cambridgeshire, Salary £60,000 to £80,000 (DOE), plus extensive benefits, including car allowance, annual pay review and performance bonus, 33 days holiday per year (including bank holidays), flexi…

  • £60000 - £80000 per annum
  • Posted: 14/02/2020
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Job Ref: 215279761
  • Permanent

Head of Legal

Head of Legal / 10+ PQE / Cambridgeshire – To apply please call Pasquale on 020 7183 8586 and quote Job Ref: 9746 JOB TITLE: Head of Legal PQE REQUIRED: 10+ LOCATION: Cambridgeshire THE ROLE…

  • on application
  • Posted: 14/02/2020
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Job Ref: 215279746
  • Permanent

Projects Solicitor

Projects Solicitor, 3 years+ PQE, Birmingham, Salary £45,000-£70,000 dependant one experience - Please call Hanna at ENL for more information on 0121 454 1004 ref: 9533. JOB TITLE: Projects Solicitor PQE REQUIRED: …

  • £45000 - £70000 per annum
  • Posted: 31/01/2020
  • Birmingham
  • Job Ref: 215279533
  • Permanent