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


43 Jobs Match Your Search Criteria

In-house Claims Solicitor

In-house Claims Solicitor / 2+ PQE / London / circa £50K – To apply please call Pasquale on 020 3011 5173 and quote Job Ref:8661 OVERVIEW: • Financial services group focused around the provision of services as a Managing General Agent, and a…

  • £40000 - £50000 per annum
  • Posted: 18/11/2019
  • London
  • Job Ref: 215278661
  • Permanent

Residential Conveyancer

In-house Residential Solicitor/Conveyancer/Legal Executive, Suffolk (commutable from Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk) - One of the UK's largest residential developers have two positions within their property department, to join their very busy plot co…

  • £25000 - £45000 per annum
  • Posted: 17/11/2019
  • Suffolk
  • Job Ref: 215278656
  • Permanent

Securitisation Solcitor

In-house Securitisation Solicitor, London 1+ PQE, Salary £49,475, plus benefits. To apply or to register your interest please call Pasquale on 020 7183 8586. OVERVIEW: • To work with Treasury, Development and Inhouse Legal departments to e…

  • £49500 - £50000 per annum
  • Posted: 12/11/2019
  • London
  • Job Ref: 215278597
  • Permanent

Real Estate Solicitor/Legal Executive

In-house Real Estate Solicitor/Legal Executive, London 1+ PQE, Salary c£48,900 plus extensive benefits. To apply or to register your interest, please call Pasquale 020 7183 8586. OVERVIEW: • To provide legal advice and undertake casework re…

  • £48000 - £48900 per annum
  • Posted: 12/11/2019
  • London
  • Job Ref: 215278596
  • Permanent

Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel, Central London, 6+ PQE, Salary £52K - £57K (DOE) plus comprehensive benefits. To apply or to register your interest please call Pasquale on 020 7183 8586. OVERVIEW: • This client is looking to build a sector leading procurem…

  • £52000 - £57000 per annum
  • Posted: 12/11/2019
  • London
  • Job Ref: 215278595
  • Permanent

Legal Counsel Assistant

Assistant Legal Counsel, Staffordshire, 1+ PQE, Salary £45,000 plus benefits. To apply or to register your interest please call Pasquale on 0121 454 1004. OVERVIEW: • As an integral part of the small UK Legal team you will be responsible fo…

  • £40000 - £45000 per annum
  • Posted: 12/11/2019
  • Staffordshire
  • Job Ref: 215278594
  • Permanent

Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel, Central London, 6+ PQE, Salary £52K - £57K, plus extensive benefits. To apply or to register your interest please call Pasquale on 020 7183 8586. OVERVIEW: • This organisation is looking to build a sector leading procurement…

  • £52000 - £57000 per annum
  • Posted: 10/11/2019
  • London
  • Job Ref: 215278550
  • Permanent

European IP Counsel

In-house European IP Counsel, 5+ PQE, West Midlands or Oxfordshire (Commutable from: Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire). Salary up to c£100,000, plus extensive benefits, bonus and company car. To apply or to register yo…

  • £95000 - £100000 per annum
  • Posted: 09/11/2019
  • West Midlands
  • Job Ref: 215278549
  • Permanent

Interim Senior Legal Counsel

Interim Senior Legal Counsel, Milton Keynes, 6+ PQE – Exciting opportunity to join a well established, international logistics company to provide essential Senior Legal Counsel holiday cover for 3-4 weeks. To apply please call Zoe Jones on 020 7183 8…

  • £100 per hour
  • Posted: 08/11/2019
  • Milton Keynes
  • Job Ref: 215278531
  • Temporary

IP Counsel- European Locum

SUMMARY: IP European Counsel, Contract, West Midlands – This leading international engineering organisation are seeking an Intellectual Property Contractor on a fixed term basis. Interested? Please call us on 0121 454 1004. JOB TITLE: …

  • Competitive
  • Posted: 08/11/2019
  • West Midlands
  • Job Ref: 215278492
  • Temporary