In-House Lawyer, NQ+, Corporate/Commercial, Thames Valley

It goes without saying that a NQ+ IN-HOUSE role (likely up to 4 PQE) is a rare role indeed - in every sense of the word!  First thing, you will be local to the Thames Valley area and be commutable to it. You may also have plans to move there - that is also fine. The working arrangements, though are helpfully 9am-5.30pm, this is a corporate / commercial role and being near to the business has its obvious benefits when busy.  

Currently the whole of the legal market is changing, whether it is AI, law firms floating, law firms getting larger or more niche, so this is an understandable time to carve a career out within business as opposed to practice. In addition, the current economic and political situation is uncertain. 

This ultra-rare in-house corporate opportunity is largely a ‘doing’ role for a junior lawyer, with successful candidates expected to ‘roll their sleeves up’ and ‘get on’ doing the work. There ARE promotion opportunities and this business is also Global, so getting itchy feet is less of an issue; though they would prefer you stay!

Although there is none of the usual business development experience (or pressure) needed, you will be expected to hit the ground running and have a good level of corporate or general banking or commercial contract experience for a junior lawyer.  Tax experience, though not necessary, is useful to this company.  

Based in the City of London, Dan qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and is the owner of one of the longest serving legal recruitment agencies in London and the South East of England, Ellis-Wake. He regularly advises his clients on the complexity of the legal market, on their strategic future and is a known 'connector' and 'influencer' in the recruitment market. Dan's experience stretches back to 2004 and he's seen many significant changes in Global and local legal and recruitment markets and has recruited successfully in all of them.

If this role is of interest please contact Dan Wake (Director) in confidence at or on (+44) 07894 085 790.

Ellis-Wake acts as an employment agency for permanent roles.

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