Advice for overseas lawyers
Taylor Root boasts an impressive track record in placing overseas candidates into legal, compliance, regulatory affairs and company secretarial roles in the UK, taking full advantage of our international network of offices.
We are typically able to assist lawyers, corporate governance professionals and compliance officers who have worked for the larger commercial practices, usually in commonwealth jurisdictions.
It is well-established that experience in certain areas of the law is more transferable than others. So, for instance, corporate and finance lawyers may find work more easily than those with a background in property work.
Professionals with experience in company secretarial, compliance and data protection can find their experience in demand in BAU work with firms. Our client base for these roles encompasses all market areas including private practice, financial services and commerce.
Candidates will often be interested in short- and fixed-term contract paralegal roles as well as lawyer positions, with the opportunity to gain their first exposure to UK law and the UK law firm / in-house working environment. Once an initial job has been secured here, it will inevitably be easier to find the next one.
We find that our overseas candidates frequently prefer interim rather than permanent roles and are often particularly attracted by the predictable working patterns and high pay rates of document review projects, which in addition, are relatively pressure-free. Working in this way allows plenty of spare time to explore the best of the UK and Europe during weekends and in-between assignments.