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

 

23 Jobs Match Your Search Criteria

In-house Lawyer

JOB TITLE: In-House Lawyer PQE REQUIRED: 5 - 7 LOCATION: London / Winchester (travel to London one day a week) SALARY: £80K - £90K THE ROLE: Our client is seeking a lawyer with extensive experience in commercial contracts to join their in-…

  • £80000 - £90000 per annum
  • Posted: 11/01/2022
  • London
  • Job Ref: 215286995
  • Permanent

In-house Lawyer

JOB TITLE: In-house Lawyer PQE REQUIRED: 2 - 4 LOCATION: London / Winchester (travel to London one day a week) SALARY: £65K - £80K THE ROLE: Our client, a leading pensions, investment and insurance consultancy is looking for a 2 – 4 yea…

  • £65000 - £80000 per annum
  • Posted: 11/01/2022
  • London
  • Job Ref: 215286994
  • Permanent

Employment Solicitor

Employment Solicitor, 2+ years' PQE, Warwickshire – A new opportunity Part-Time opportunity for an experienced Employment Solicitor to join an established practice in Warwickshire - To apply or for more information please call Theresa on 0121 454 100…

  • Competitive
  • Posted: 11/01/2022
  • Warwickshire
  • Job Ref: 215286992
  • Permanent

Legal Counsel

JOB TITLE: Legal Counsel PQE REQUIRED: 4+ LOCATION: Merseyside SALARY: On application THE ROLE: Our client is looking for Legal Counsel (full or part-time) to provide legal advice across a wide range of matters including commercial contrac…

  • On application
  • Posted: 07/01/2022
  • Merseyside
  • Job Ref: 215286854
  • Permanent

Legal Counsel

JOB TITLE: Legal Counsel PQE REQUIRED: 5+ LOCATION: Leicestershire SALARY: On application THE ROLE: Our client is looking for Legal Counsel to provide legal advice across a wide range of matters including commercial contracts, IT, data pro…

  • on application
  • Posted: 07/01/2022
  • Leicestershire
  • Job Ref: 215286855
  • Permanent

In-house Real Estate Lawyer

JOB TITLE: In-house Real Estate Lawyer PQE REQUIRED: 5+ LOCATION: West Midlands THE ROLE: Our client is a specialist real estate developer with a proven track record of delivering high-quality developments in the office, student accommodatio…

  • On application
  • Posted: 06/01/2022
  • West Midlands
  • Job Ref: 215286936
  • Permanent

Interim Commercial Lawyer

Interim Commercial Lawyer / Cambridgeshire / 4+PQE / £Excellent - To apply or register your interest please call Zoe Jones on 020 7183 8586 and quote Job Ref: 6922 THE ROLE: This is an excellent opportunity for an Interim Commercial Lawyer to…

  • £35 - £50 per hour
  • Posted: 05/01/2022
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Job Ref: 215286922
  • Temporary

In House Lawyer 12-Month FTC

Commercial In-House Lawyer 12-month Fixed Term Contract, 7-10yrs PQE, London. Excellent opportunity for a Commercial Lawyer to join an existing Legal & Compliance team on a 12-month fixed term contract – Please call Zoe Jones on 020 7183 8586 to disc…

  • £80000 - £90000 per annum
  • Posted: 05/01/2022
  • London
  • Job Ref: 215286913
  • Permanent

Locum Commercial Solicitor

Locum Commercial Solicitor / Merseyside / £Competitive / Hybrid Working - This in-house organisation is looking for an experienced Commercial Lawyer to join them on a Locum basis to provide support whilst they are recruiting. To apply or to register…

  • £Competive
  • Posted: 22/12/2021
  • Merseyside
  • Job Ref: 215286868
  • Temporary

Legal Counsel

JOB TITLE: Legal Counsel (full-time or part-time) PQE REQUIRED: 4+ LOCATION: Cambridgeshire SALARY: On application THE ROLE: We have exciting opportunities for three lawyers (full and part-time available) to join our client’s Legal and Gov…

  • On application
  • Posted: 17/12/2021
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Job Ref: 215286834
  • Permanent