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For interim lawyer roles right across the UK

Covering the length and breadth of the UK, our dedicated Interim team recruits and provides consultants, agile/flexible workers and document review lawyers. We cover all levels of seniority, ranging from senior general counsel and qualified solicitors to legal executives and paralegals.

From one to two days’ assignments to maternity cover or longer term projects, we have outstanding opportunities in private practice and in-house. These opportunities include magic circle firms and public sector organisations, SMEs and large international PLCs, along with high street firms, each covering all areas of law.

Providing regular contact to clients and candidates alike, alongside support with market updates and expert career advice has built this national team’s excellent reputation, resulting in many exclusive assignments.

See our contacts page or call us on +44 (0)203 096 4550 (London & South East roles) or +44 (0)117 917 1860 (South West roles) or +44 (0)121 200 5577 (Midlands and North roles) if you’d like to talk through any of our latest opportunities.

Document Review

Boasting some of the most experienced document review lawyers in London, our specialist Document Review team works with an extensive list of UK, US and Global law firms as well as Legal Process Outsourcing organisations (LPO’s). 

From one to two-day assignments to large headline-grabbing international investigations, we place both qualified and paralegal candidates into document review and eDiscovery positions across the UK and mainland Europe. We have a very successful track record in filling roles that require hard to find foreign language skills.

Our team offer quick turnarounds to clients and candidates as well as excellent service.  Last year, we placed over 300 lawyers into projects with LPOs in London and the numbers are growing. If you are qualified and/or a paralegal with relevant litigation experience please do contact us. Language skills are frequently an advantage and general requirements include document review or litigation experience, eligibility to work in Europe, proof of qualification/admission and references.

Read our blog: A role with a global law firm with no fee earning target, but offering high quality work? Interested?
Does this sound too good to be true? Well it is certainly a real option to consider, available in many regions and not just confined to London. Many experienced Paralegals and other qualified Lawyers are now forging a career within the fast developing field of document review.

A good example of a firm offering this type of opportunity in my region, specifically Birmingham, is Hogan Lovells. This well-known law firm has over 800 partners and around 2,500 lawyers worldwide. They are the 12th largest law firm globally by revenue and have an enviable client list. From landmark litigation cases to multinational mergers and acquisitions, their lawyers work on demanding, high profile matters. The quality of the organisations they advise and the complexity of the cases they take on, means their staff engage with work that’s both challenging and can provide great job satisfaction. Hogan Lovells stands at the vanguard of the legal profession and the firm is constantly seeking new ways to improve the services it offers to their clients in a cost effective way and to deliver value.

Their Legal Services Centre in Birmingham with its document review specialists makes an important contribution to this offering. It is an innovative and exciting extension of the London office. They currently have 27 experienced qualified lawyers, supported by paralegals and temporary staff (these can be paralegals and/or lawyers) that work closely with their London teams to deliver a great service as well as value for money for their clients on large, high profile City grade work.

Like many global law firms, Hogan Lovells has reviewed the resourcing of many of its legal services and has committed to further developing the already well established Legal Services Centre in Birmingham. The firm is actively looking to expand its Document Review team with experienced and talented Document Reviewers. Read more...
Read our blog: "Off to a gig"

A recent survey conducted by Vario concluded that the main reason for lawyers choosing freelance/ interim roles is the variety of legal work they offer. Whilst I believe this to be true, it got me thinking about the changing ways in which we work. In my 13 years in recruitment (most of this supplying legal staff), I have seen good and bad economies, innovations in technology and changing work patterns. Related to this last point I’ve recently been hearing a lot about the “Gig Economy”.

In the past if you were off to a “Gig” you’d have logged onto a ticket website and parted with your hard earned cash to spend a couple of hours reliving your youth, singing along or dancing to your favourite band or artist, often in a dark cavernous venue. Nowadays the term “gig” or more precisely the “gig economy” is a phrase banded around in the media to describe the changing patterns of employment…… but what exactly is it?

According to, “a gig economy is an environment in which temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements”.

So in effect perhaps it is really just the new phrase or catchy modern term for what we all know as temporary employment. There is possibly however a more compelling reason to re-label or find a new moniker for this type of working arrangement. The Gig economy is a term that as well as describing a way of engaging with workers, also encapsulates the trend and reasons behind it.

Without wishing to get bogged down in macro-economic issues of global change (of which we have seen plenty of in the news recently, read: American Election), the gig economy is driven by some of the same influencing factors that have fuelled voters in the US to vote for wholesale change within their Government. The policies of the two parties aside, the 2 main factors I would highlight are: Technology, changing beyond all recognition the way in which we communicate, design, build, and interact with our environment; and Globalisation, which hand in hand with technology has meant the world is getting smaller, borders less significant and allowed some multinational companies to generate the same revenues as small or mid-sized countries GDP. Read more...

Read our blog: Interim staff crucial in the UK labour market after the latest election shock? We think so!

I think it would be fair to say the last fortnight in UK politics has been unpredictable. On election night, most commentators were shocked and excited in equal measure as the constituencies declared their results, all trying to decide what these results meant in terms of the overall political map, Government, economy and Brexit. A week later and after time to reflect, the question is …. what will this result mean for the UK labour market?

On the 6th June just before the election, the Recruitment and Employment Federation (REC) Report on Jobs, was published and it provides a good guide to the UK labour market pre-election. Key points included:-

• growth in both permanent placements and temp billings
• demand for staff reaching a 21-month peak, and
• the sharpest drop in permanent candidate numbers since August 2015


To find out more about how we can help you, please contact our team or call +44 (0)203 096 4540.
Bianca Gibbs

Bianca Gibbs

Associate - South West 

Charlie Compton

Charlie Compton

Business Unit Director - London

Charlotte Williams

Charlotte Williams

Senior Associate - Midlands 

Chris Goodman

Chris Goodman

Associate - London 

Emily Bulman

Emily Bulman

Associate - Public Sector

Sectors: Public Sector