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Why Are In-house Legal Teams Needed in The Financial Services Sector?

The highly-regulated environment of financial services means that the modern in house legal counsel is able to provide accurate and time-sensitive advice to the organisation that can be relied upon. 

In house legal roles sit within leading private credit firms, hedge funds, asset managers, and many more financial services businesses in the alternative space.

Law firms for example fall under private practice. When working within a law firm you will find you work for and with a number of different clients, unlike in house legal counsels where your employer is your sole client.

Private practice lawyers typically have a few areas of expertise whereas an in-house counsel is more generalist, as they need to be prepared to assist their employer with all legal matters, whereas private practice firms have a number of teams to cover different areas.

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What Does a Legal Search Firm do?

There is a reason why Rutherford is known as one of the best legal recruitment firms in London. Our top legal search firm recruiters work with some of the best performing asset managers, hedge funds, and private equity firms globally, and are committed to ensuring our top talent is placed within the best in-house legal jobs. 

Every day, our consultants source the best legal professionals on the market to ensure their background, aspirations, and overall personality represent a cultural fit for the clients they service.

Our highly specialist in-house counsel headhunters have extensive knowledge in the in-house legal market, making Rutherford a top choice if you are seeking a legal search firm in London or pursuing the best in-house legal jobs as talent. 

Before committing to a career change or a new hire within the in house counsel function, it’s useful to have an overview of the sector, interveiw processes, hiring trends, and its current salaries, read Rutherford’s In-house legal salary survey for a comprehensive breakdown of the sector. 

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The Best In-House Legal Roles in London

Are you currently looking for your next move in the legal space? From Paralegal to legal Counsel, Rutherford's London legal recruitment firm covers a wide range of positions and in house legal jobs in the industry, with a focus on the financial services sector. 

Because of the network we have built and nurtured over the past decade, Rutherford provides the best legal search services in London, coupled with some of the best legal professionals, in-house legal jobs and head of legal roles. 

Today, we offer the best legal counsel jobs in London, United Kingdom

Use The Best In-house Legal Recruitment Firm for In House Positons in London

If you are thinking of making a career change and are now seeking an in-house legal headhunter agency in London, trust Rutherford. Head over to our vacancies in order to find Rutherford's latest selection of in-house roles.

If you can't find what you are looking for, get in touch with our legal recruitment firm, where our legal recruiters are available for a confidential conversation - our in-house legal headhunters will take the time to assess your needs to then tailor their approach accordingly, they will support you throughout your process and advice on relevant advice for your in-house legal interviews.

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What are Rutherford's In house Legal Recruitment Services?

Rutherford offers different types of in house legal recruitment services to always meet its clients' hiring needs. 

Our Retained Search Services are an ideal solution for businesses seeking niche, highly specialised in-house legal professionals. Our legal recruitment agency, in London, will adopt a tailored and rigorous approach to ensure our clients secure the finest talent on the recruitment market. 

Rutherford's Contingent Recruitment Services is a great option for companies on a tight timeframe, who have short-term hiring needs. Our in-house legal recruitment specialists will tap into their large network of candidates and bring la crème de la crème to its clients.

Need some more convincing? If you are thinking about finding a top legal recruitment agency in London to support you with your current search, or want to know more about the recruitment procedure, have a look at Rutherford's testimonials.

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How do In-house Legal Recruitment Agencies Work?

In-house legal recruitment agencies have a core purpose: to source high caliber candidates for specific types of clients to help the latter achieve their business goals. Working alongside companies within their niche, in-house legal recruitment firms will bring the best in-house legal jobs to the market. 

Some legal recruitment agencies will adopt a headhunting approach, meaning they will discreetly reach out to potential candidates for the legal in-house jobs they have on hand. 

Other in-house legal recruitment firms in London - and across the UK - will broadly advertise their array of in-house legal jobs on what we commonly call job boards.

These websites will aggregate hundreds, if not thousands, of in-house legal counsel jobs in London, proving it is much easier for candidates to identify and engage with in-house legal recruitment agencies

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of permanent placements made in the last two years are still in position

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is our Net Promoter Score (NPS) with Candidates

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is our Net Promoter Score (NPS) with Clients

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of our placements so far in 2023 are from a diverse background

In-house Legal Consultants

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Jonathan Skerrett

Director

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Jackson Baker

Director, Legal & Compliance

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Tevia Kretzmer

Senior Consultant, Legal & Compliance

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Lucy Phillips

Consultant, Legal & Compliance (US)

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Chloe Gaskin

Consultant, Private Practice

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