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

Author Georgia Morgan-Wynne
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?



Senior Market Risk Business Analyst

Excellent opportunity for a Senior Market Risk Business Analyst, who will act as the SME for Risk, to join team of developers building an inhouse Financial Markets system. The role is suited to someone that has worked with Market Risk Measures and Reporting, VaR / ES, ideally with regulatory experience in FRTB or COREP, however […]
  • Salary €85000 – €110000 per annum + Relocation Support
  • Posted Posted 2 hours ago
  • Law firm

Litigation Paralegal

Litigation Paralegal – Litigation Boutique – London. Taylor Root have been working with a leading litigation boutique law firm as they are looking to hire four Paralegals into their Civil Litigation team. This role is set to start ASAP (this week) and will run until early August. To be considered Candidates must have prior experience […]
  • Salary Up to £23.50 per hour
  • Posted Posted 2 hours ago

Senior Legal Counsel

I’m currently working with a growing FinTech who are looking to recruit a Senior Legal Counsel. The company is backed by over $150 million in equity capital from top global investors, which enables fast growth and provides their company with financial stability and a clear path to an IPO over the coming years. You will […]
  • Posted Posted 16 hours ago

Senior Corporate Paralegal

I’m currently partnering with a nationwide consumer services company looking to recruit an Employment and Litigation Paralegal for their growing legal team. Since the company was founded in 2019 it has experienced huge growth and now has over 100 locations in more than 40 states. Their current revenue exceeds $2 billion, and this continues to […]
  • Salary $100000 – $125000 per annum
  • Posted Posted 16 hours ago
  • Law firm

Construction Associate 0-3 PQE

Construction Associate 0-3 PQE Birmingham or Manchester Are you looking to specialise further in construction law? Have you honed your skills in contentious, non-contentious, or both areas of construction at a reputable firm and now looking to join a leading international law firm? Join this globally recognised law firm known for its innovative legal solutions […]
  • Salary £60000 – £72000 per annum
  • Posted Posted 21 hours ago

Technology Risk & Assurance Lead

A global leader in the agricultural business is seeking an experienced technology risk and assurance professional to join their global assurance team, to be based in their headquarter in Rotterdam, NL. This is an opportunity to leverage your expertise and leadership skills to guide and support others, while fostering a culture of continuous improvement. What […]
  • Salary €90000 – €95000 per annum
  • Posted Posted 21 hours ago
  • Manufacturing

Senior Legal Counsel (m/w/d)

Unser Kunde ist ein global tätiges Industrieunternehmen mit HQ in Österreich. Verstärken Sie das internationale Legal Team als Senior Legal Counsel EMEA (m/w/d) am Standort Wiesbaden. In dieser spannenden Position sind Sie Hauptansprechpartner:in für das stets wachsende Business in Deutschland. Darüber hinaus sind Sie auch in internationale Projekte in der EMEA-Region eingebunden. Sie beraten in […]
  • Posted Posted 1 day ago
  • Financial services (in-house)

Senior Legal Counsel – Employment EMEA

Leading global trading platform seeking a senior employment lawyer to join their global in-house legal team in London. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join a successful, growing business within a supportive, dynamic team, with an interesting and broad spread of contentious and non-contentious employment work on offer. They are looking for an […]
  • Salary Excellent benefits package
  • Posted Posted 1 day ago

Compliance Analyst

Compliance Analyst: Supporting Effective Risk Management Are you a detail-oriented individual with a passion for ensuring regulations are met? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where you can utilise analytical and investigative skills? If so, this challenging and rewarding Compliance Analyst role is for you! In this role, you will play a key role […]
  • Salary £50000 – £54000 per annum
  • Posted Posted 1 day ago
  • Law firm

Legal Secretary – Corporate

The role will involve advising across a varied caseload to include contentious High Court and Commercial Court disputes. The ideal candidate will be an Irish/UK qualified solicitor with 1-4 year’s PQE in commercial litigation. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Gordon at to arrange a call. The SR Group (UK) Limited […]
  • Posted Posted 4 days ago

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