The legal market, it appears, has finally stopped holding its breath and is beginning to turn a corner. Strategic and pro-active recruitment, most notably Partner hires and team moves, are firmly back on the agenda.

A number of firms have recently instructed eNL on specific key hires which, in the next six months, will become critical to the success of their business. We are acting on behalf of a number of firms who vary in; size, standing within the legal market place, growth plans and strategic vision.

Managing Partners and recruiting managers whilst optimistic, are cautiously so and the halcyon days of being a "known name" in the market are no more. Firms are looking for evidence of a genuine following and a solid business plan to enhance their bottom line and client base. Our clients, are looking to recruit individuals who have a solid reputation within their field and have an excellent track record of servicing clients to the highest level of their ability. We as a team are keen to speak to individuals from all disciplines within the legal market as roles we have been instructed upon include but not restricted to:

Head of Corporate - West Midlands - Ref: PT8937

The firm are looking to recruit a Corporate Partner, an individual who is ideally already a Partner in a law firm, however ambitious Legal Directors or Associates are also encouraged to apply. A following for this role is highly desirable as is a network of contacts that are likely to instruct you on deals.

Commercial Partner - London - Ref: MW8971

This Legal 500 full service practice are looking for an additional Commercial Partner to deal with clients in the aviation, pharmaceutical, logistics, retail and construction sectors.

Senior Environmental Partner - London - Ref: GJ8844

This specialist team handles a broad range of matters including but not limited to environmental strategic advice, environmental licensing & regulatory issues, environmental dispute resolutions, contaminated land, air pollution and water quality.

Head of Commercial Litigation - Buckinghamshire - Ref: RM9058

This is a key hire for a top 200 law firm. It is likely this position will develop to become Head of the firm's dispute resolution group and in turn will provide the additional benefits this role offers.

Commercial/Asset Finance Partner - Manchester - Ref: MD8203

Appointed at Partner or Senior Associate level, you will join one of the leading teams in the UK handling asset finance and leasing work and take responsibility for growing the division in the North West.

Private Client Partner - Dorset - Ref: RL8564

Ideally at Partner level you will have extensive experience in private client law, with particular emphasis on tax planning. You should be a member of STEP and Solicitors for the Elderly and ideally the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

In addition, we are recruiting for the following specialist roles, for which detailed information can be provided upon request:

Head of Commercial Property

Digital Convergence Partner

Sports & Media Rights Partner

Head of Employment for an International Practice

Should you wish to discuss any of the above or would like to have an initial confidential discussion about your career prospects, whether you are an existing Partner frustrated by challenges within your current practice, a Head of Department looking to move your team to a new firm or an Associate looking towards a Partner move, I would be very pleased to hear from you. 

I would also be more than happy to chat to individuals who are looking to relocate to other areas of the country. For an initial discussion please call 0121 454 1004 or 0207 183 8586.   Alternatively Penny Trotman can be reached out of hours on 07779 613717.

eNL follow strict best practice recruitment guidelines monitored by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). As part of our candidate care process we aim to respond to all applications within 3 working days. If you have not been contacted within this timescale your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.