Moving in-house: A guide for newly qualified and junior lawyers

Author Georgie Miller
March 14, 2023

As specialists in the in-house legal market, we want to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision on whether an in-house
position could be right for you.

Client demand for junior lawyers within in-house legal teams has increased considerably over the last few years. Similarly, we have seen a real surge in interest from junior lawyers looking to take an inhouse career path. Despite this, there is still some fear amongst newly qualified lawyers that you can be ‘too junior’ to move in-house. With this guide, we hope to quell those fears and offer insight from individuals who have made that move. We also hope to shed some light on what junior lawyers can do to better their chances of securing an in-house role and highlight the differences between in-house and private practice.

The in-house market is broad, with industries and sectors to suit everyone’s interests and passions. We recruit across most industry sectors with a wide variety of companies for lawyers to choose from. There is a role for everyone and with a little digging, (and help from specialist legal recruiters) your experience will be perfect for a great company.

Our guide provides insights into benefits and challenges working in an in-house role and gives answers to questions like:

  • What is the best time for making the move in-house?
  • What is it like to work in-house?
  • Is pre-qualification experience relevant for in-house roles?
  • What does your future look like as an in-house lawyer?


  • Energy

Legal Counsel Italy

We have been instructed by a Spanish headquartered start-up company in the renewable energy industry to source a Legal Counsel for its Italian subsidiary.Role: Reporting to the Legal Director based in Madrid, you will be supporting the business in its expansion in Italy and you will be liaising with the legal team at an international […]
  • Posted Posted 7 hours ago

(Senior) Legal Counsel (w/m/d), Düsseldorf

Our client is a world leading service provider in their field. They are part of a big international group. Due to continuous growth of the brand in Germany, they are now looking for a (Senior) Legal Counsel (f/m/d) to join the international legal team and be based in Düsseldorf. Reporting directly into the Head of […]
  • Posted Posted 9 hours ago

Contracts Lawyer – Multinational Company (Belfast)

A leading global professional services company are looking to hire an in-house lawyer to join their office in Belfast. The company is a market leader in insurance brokering and risk management and provides assistance to companies across several industries including Energy & Power, Food & Beverages, Financial Institutions and more. The role will involve drafting, […]
  • Posted Posted 10 hours ago
  • Media/Entertainment

Board Support Manager – FTSE 100

We are working with an exciting FTSE 100 organisation who are looking for an experienced Company Secretarial Professional to join them on a 12-month FTC as a Board Support Manager. Responsibilities would include: Coordinating the organisation of all aspects of meeting support to the plc Board and its committees, the executive Management Board, and divisional […]
  • Salary £70000 – £80000 per annum
  • Posted Posted 10 hours ago

Paralegal – Global Professional Services Company

Our client, a global professional services company are currently looking to hire a paralegal to join their team in Belfast. The role will involve Drafting, reviewing and negotiating client agreements and ancillary legal documentation. You would work closely with the business and Legal team on day-to-day contractual and strategic administration matters. The ideal candidate will […]
  • Posted Posted 10 hours ago
  • Financial Services (In-house)

Operational Risk Lead for APAC

+++++ Operational Risk Lead for APAC ++++++ Amazing Capital Markets Business is looking for a Talented, Dynamic, Autonomous Operational Risk Analyst to join a Growing Global Group Risk Function (possibly one of the best teams I have come across). Some duties: This role will be responsible for supporting, implementing, and embedding the components of the […]
  • Salary £90000 – £100000 per annum
  • Posted Posted 11 hours ago
  • Law firm

Public Procurement Counsel/Partner (Interim)

An exceptional opportunity has arisen at our client, a Top 10 City law firm for an interim Public Procurement Counsel/Partner to join the Competition, Public & EU Law practice group for 2 months in July and August. The role has arisen as the team requires additional support over the summer months. The successful individual will […]
  • Salary £180000 – £250000 per annum
  • Posted Posted 12 hours ago
  • Law firm

Commercial Real Estate Paralegal

Commercial Property Paralegal – Leading Law Firm – London. Taylor Root have recently been instructed on a new Commercial Property Paralegal, with our client a leading law firm operating domestically and internationally. This role will be based in London and will be a permanent position. Our client is an award-winning law firm with roots in […]
  • Salary £30000 – £36000 per annum
  • Posted Posted 12 hours ago
  • Law firm

Tax Solicitor – Ad-hoc Consultant

Tax Solicitor – Ad-hoc Consultant Remote An exceptional opportunity has arisen at an elite international City law firm for a Tax Solicitor on an ongoing ad-hoc consultancy basis. The firm estimates that the requirement will be approximately 20 hours per month as a guide. The firm is seeking a tax solicitor with broad experience that […]
  • Salary £250 – £320 per hour
  • Posted Posted 12 hours ago
  • Gaming/Gambling

Senior Legal Counsel

ENTERPRISE LAWYER – GAMING / REGULATORY FAST PACED AND GROWTH MEDIA COMPANY! Our entertainment client is a network of iconic, multi-platform brands. It is one of the UK’s largest media groups and is the UK’s biggest magazine publisher as well as biggest digital commercial audio broadcaster. We are working exclusively and on a retained basis […]
  • Salary Hybrid/flexible
  • Posted Posted 13 hours ago

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