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


24 Jobs Match Your Search Criteria

Interim Commercial Solicitor

Interim Commercial Solicitor – 8+ Years PQE- Remote working available. Exceptionally interesting project available for a talented Commercial Law expert. For more information or to apply call Kaye Thumpston on 0207 183 8586 and quote job ref: 5828 …

  • £500 - £750 per hour
  • Posted: 22/09/2021
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Job Ref: 215285828
  • Temporary

Senior Legal Counsel

JOB TITLE: Senior Legal Counsel PQE: 5+ LOCATION: Gloucestershire SALARY: to £90K, car allowance, bonus THE ROLE: An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced commercial lawyer to join a highly regarded in-house legal team. Th…

  • £80000 - £90000 per annum
  • Posted: 17/09/2021
  • Gloucestershire
  • Job Ref: 215285763
  • Permanent

Commercial Adviser

JOB TITLE: Commercial Adviser LOCATION: Lincolnshire SALARY: On application THE ROLE: As a result of continued success and business expansion in both the UK and overseas markets, our client has an excellent opportunity for a Commercial Adv…

  • On application
  • Posted: 17/09/2021
  • Lincolnshire
  • Job Ref: 215285760
  • Permanent

Contact Review Specialist (In-house)

JOB TITLE: Contract Review Specialist (In-house) LOCATION: Worcestershire SALARY: On application THE ROLE: The Contract Review Specialist will carry out basic negotiation and / or modify terms and conditions on contracts in order to reduce…

  • On application
  • Posted: 10/09/2021
  • Hereford and Worcester
  • Job Ref: 215285686
  • Permanent

Legal Counsel (12 Month FTC)

Legal Counsel/Commercial Solicitor (Fixed Term Contract)- 4+ PQE, Hybrid Working, South West/ Midlands. Our client is a well-known global organisation. They are seeking an experienced Legal Counsel/Commercial Solicitor to join them on a 12-month F…

  • £60000 - £75000 per annum
  • Posted: 09/09/2021
  • South West England
  • Job Ref: 215285679
  • Contract

Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel/Commercial Solicitor 3+ pqe (please note there is a junior and senior position) based in Bristol with the possibility of being based in London for the more senior solicitor. £Excellent salary and outstanding benefits package. To apply,…

  • £Excellent Salary
  • Posted: 08/09/2021
  • Bristol
  • Job Ref: 215285654
  • Permanent

In-house Employment Solicitor

JOB TITLE: In-house Employment Solicitor PQE: 2+ LOCATION: West Midlands SALARY: On application THE ROLE: Reporting to the Legal Manager, the In-house Employment Solicitor is responsible for providing a comprehensive service of employm…

  • On application
  • Posted: 07/09/2021
  • West Midlands
  • Job Ref: 215285110
  • Permanent

Experienced Recruitment Consultant - Temporary Recruitment

Experienced Recruitment Consultant, Temporary Recruitment, Birmingham, £Excellent, plus comprehensive benefits. eNL Legal Recruitment, a leading boutique recruitment business, has a career defining and unique opportunity for a Recruitment Consul…

  • £18000 - £23000 per annum
  • Posted: 26/08/2021
  • Birmingham
  • Job Ref: 215285054
  • Permanent

Experienced Recruitment Consultant

Experienced Recruitment Consultant, Permanent Recruitment, Birmingham, £Excellent, plus comprehensive benefits. eNL Legal Recruitment, a leading boutique recruitment business, has a career defining and unique opportunity for a Recruitment Consul…

  • £18000 - £23000 per annum
  • Posted: 26/08/2021
  • Birmingham
  • Job Ref: 215285052
  • Permanent

In-house Lawyer

JOB TITLE: In-house Lawyer PQE: 2+ LOCATION: Warwickshire (flexible working) SALARY: On application THE ROLE: Reporting to the Head of Legal you will have strong drafting skills and exceptional attention to detail. You will enjoy takin…

  • On application
  • Posted: 25/08/2021
  • Warwickshire
  • Job Ref: 215285463
  • Permanent