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In-house interim legal jobs on the rise

30th January 2014

According to a recent article analysing the role of the interim general counsel, there has been a sharp increase in recent years in the number of high profile companies recruiting on a temporary basis before filling their top positions with a permanent member. 

There has been an increase in demand among top companies for experienced lawyers to take on temporary legal jobs in London as GC positions become vacant.

This has been attributed to the growth of in-house legal teams among the country’s top corporations, who are now choosing to take their legal operations in-house, rather than outsourcing.

It is as a result of this in-house structure that such corporations are choosing to take their time filling vacant GC positions in order to find the right candidate, ensuring the role is fulfilled on an interim basis prior to a permanent appointment being made.

The article studying this knock–on effect found that ‘the supply and demand for interim specialists has never been higher’, and that we could see a continued need for such legal positions.