Locum legal jobs

Welcome to the Locum legal jobs page of eNL Legal. We are specialists in legal placements across all sectors and have significant experience in placing locums into quality legal roles. We work nationally placing temporary legal jobs in a variety of settings including within law firms, in-house, charities as well as private / public sector roles and more!

Are you an organisation which is looking for a locum legal professional? We have significant expertise as one of the UK’s leading legal temp agencies and can help with all your temporary, interim and/or locum roles whether these are for a few days, a few months or over a year.

Are you looking to find locum or interim legal placements? Then look no further, we have a wide-variety of locum vacancies available at any point in time across a range of sectors and in many different locations around the UK. Further information is provided below.

eNL Legal Recruitment – contact us

Locum roles are not for everybody, they are less secure (i.e. not a permanent contract), but do (typically) have a higher hourly rate. Locum roles are not for legal professionals who need absolute security of monthly income and are more of a lifestyle choice, with may locums working only 7-8 months each year.

If you’d like to discuss any aspect of becoming a Locum call us today on any of the phone numbers at the bottom right of this page, or email our recruitment agency at enl@enllegal.co.uk, we would love to be of service to you.

Why be a Locum?

Being a legal locum is not for everybody, but there are some real benefits of legal locum jobs, we have summarised some of these below:


Professional locums have more choice as to where and when they work. Not tied down to permanent contracts, locums enjoy more holidays and more flexibility.


Professional locums have more choice as to where and when they work. Not tied down to permanent contracts, locums enjoy more holidays and more flexibility around key holiday period

Semi-retirement and end of career

Retired Solicitors often use locum roles to boost retirement income and as a way of winding down and working less hours late in their career.


Completing locum assignments is enjoyable. You get to experience different caseloads, firms and cities whilst still maintaining your professional knowledge.

NQ experience

Read more NQ’s can gain valuable experience by taking a variety of roles to prove they have experienced various sectors.

Role variety and diversity

Being a locum is valuable in adding variety and diversity to a legal career (and CV). Locums can enjoy working in different disciplines across different sectors.

"I was very fortunate to have had Kaye Thumpston as my consultant when seeking a new position within a difficult industry. Kaye was able to put forward my CV to a leading regulator within hours of my sending my CV to her. The job was relevant and suitable to my qualifications and previous experience. She was very professional, yet friendly and supportive during the recruitment process. The turnaround was incredibly fast. Kaye was fantastic right through the process and continued to assist me after the job offer.  The quality of service I received from Kaye and ENL legal was exceptional. Kaye was able to dealt with my various queries promptly even during out-of-office hours. I cannot endorse Kaye Thumpston highly enough.  I would not hesitate to recommend Kaye or to use her services again in the future. "  Paralegal, London