One of the reasons why lawyers are choosing to move in-house as a legal consultant is due to a conscious need to control their career and to potentially achieve a better work life balance. Further, being able to work closely with a business, broaden legal skillsets and move across sectors are additional incentives. As a junior lawyer, you can also expect greater responsibility inhouse which can develop your commercial skills earlier in your career.
ES/Agile specialise in placing lawyers from newly qualified right through to Partner level consultants looking to leave private practice and work in-house. There is a wide range of exciting project roles within the Banking, Finance, Commercial and other sectors working for clients across the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore. Typically, an assignment would start as a 6 month contract with the possibility of extending with the same client or (taking a break between contracts) and moving on to work for another client under the ES/Agile umbrella.
How can I expect to be supported?
ES/Agile lawyers are fully support by a responsive, friendly team who will ensure you are set up for success in your placement. On securing a client role, you will be given an Eversheds Sutherland email address which gives you access online support materials. You will have access to networking events where you can enjoy the social aspect of being a legal consultant. During your placement, you have the support of the Agile team to refer back to and the backing of a global law firm.
Is the In-House environment right for me?
If you want to change your working environment, with the opportunity as a legal consultant to have great career control, then make the move in-house. If you are an NQ not sure whether to stay on at your firm or try something new, then it’s worth exploring all possibilities to develop your early career. Through ES/Agile, you can decide when, where and how you work and get access to a wide range of different roles.
Make the Move!
Email your CV to the ES/Agile team to enquire about potential opportunities:
Vanessa Harvey, Recruitment Manager, Eversheds Sutherland