How to hire your first in-house lawyer | UK

Why hire your first in-house lawyer?

There are numerous reasons a company decides to recruit their first in-house lawyer. Traditionally the key driver was to reduce reliance on external law firms and the associated costs of briefing work out. However, the intangible aspects of bringing legal work in-house as well as heightened corporate governance and regular changes to regulations are now often the main consideration for companies.

Our guide provides insights into how to hire your first in-house lawyer and gives answers to questions like:

  • When is the best time to recruit an in-house lawyer?
  • What is the role of an in-house lawyer?
  • What type of lawyer should you recruit?
  • Who should your first lawyer report to?