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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Data Protection Solicitor

SUMMARY: A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work within an experienced, dynamic organisation with a strong company culture and values. Our client offers a great working environment, with generous salary and benefits. JOB TITLE: Data Prot…

  • £39000 - £65000 per annum
  • Posted: 23/05/2019
  • London
  • Job Ref: 215276480
  • Permanent

Housing and Litigation Locum

SUMMARY: Housing and Litigation Lawyer, 2+ PQE, North Yorkshire – A unique opportunity has become available within a leading Public Sector organisation for a Locum Solicitor to join their In-House team. Call Laurern now on 0113 320 0575. JO…

  • Competitive Hourly Rate
  • Posted: 22/05/2019
  • North Yorkshire
  • Job Ref: 215276418
  • Temporary

Contracts Manager

SUMMARY: In-house Contracts Manager, East Anglia - An exciting and stimulating multidisciplinary environment in which to work. Call us now on 020 7183 8586. JOB TITLE: In-house Contracts Manager LOCATION: East Anglia SALARY: £40K…

  • £39.15 - £47.85 per annum
  • Posted: 22/05/2019
  • East Anglia
  • Job Ref: 215276456
  • Permanent

Commercial Property Manager

SUMMARY: In-house Commercial Property Manager – (Solicitor / FCIlex), 8+ PQE - An exciting opportunity to move in-house and lead a commercial property team. Call us now on 0121 410 6994. JOB TITLE: In-house Commercial Property Manager – (So…

  • on application
  • Posted: 16/05/2019
  • Warwickshire
  • Job Ref: 215276419
  • Permanent

Commercial Solicitor

SUMMARY: In-house Commercial Solicitor, London, 2 -5 PQE - The in-house Commercial Solicitor will undertake a range of legal services providing, practical, robust and comprehensive legal advice and assistance. Call us now on 020 7183 8586. …

  • on application
  • Posted: 16/05/2019
  • London
  • Job Ref: 215276408
  • Permanent

Junior Legal Counsel

SUMMARY: Junior Legal Counsel, Essex, 1+ PQE – Providing support and advice on a range of legal issues affecting a fast growing, medium sized, entrepreneurial pharmaceutical business, with the main focus on commercial agreements. Call us now on 02…

  • on application
  • Posted: 10/05/2019
  • Essex
  • Job Ref: 215276380
  • Permanent

Legal Counsel

SUMMARY: In-house Legal Counsel, Basingstoke, 2+PQE - fantastic opportunity to join one of the UK's best known businesses. Call us now on 020 3011 5173. JOB TITLE: Legal Counsel PQE REQUIRED: 2+ …

  • on application
  • Posted: 03/05/2019
  • Basingstoke
  • Job Ref: 215276326
  • Permanent

Legal Counsel

SUMMARY: In-house Legal & Compliance Counsel, Leicestershire, 3+ PQE - A unique opportunity to join an iconic British brand. Call us now on 0121 454 1004. JOB TITLE: In-house Legal & Compliance Counsel PQE REQUIRED:…

  • on application
  • Posted: 03/05/2019
  • Leicestershire
  • Job Ref: 215275217
  • Permanent

Legal Counsel

SUMMARY: Legal Counsel, Surrey – 4+ PQE, An exciting opportunity for a highly experienced, motivated Locum to join a supportive yet innovative company with a strong hold globally. Our client offers a great working environment. Call now on 020 7183 85…

  • £50 per hour
  • Posted: 03/05/2019
  • Surrey
  • Job Ref: 215276318
  • Temporary

Commercial Lawyer

SUMMARY: In-house Commercial Lawyer, Lincolnshire, 1 – 4 PQE – An exciting opportunity for a junior Solicitor to move-in and handle a broad range of commercial work. Call us now on 0121 454 1004. JOB TITLE: In-house Commercial Lawyer …

  • on application
  • Posted: 03/05/2019
  • Lincoln
  • Job Ref: 215276317
  • Permanent