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September 23 2022

The interim lawyer market: top skills in-demand

Industry Insights

Nishat Choudhury

Nishat Choudhury

Blog Banner: The interim lawyer market's top skills in demand

At Flex Legal, we have hundreds of legal opportunities ready to be snapped up by the right candidates. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the top skills our clients are on the lookout for, along with some fabulous success stories from Flex lawyers to help you decide if the move to interim is right for you.

What are the top lawyer skills in demand?

Feeling fed up of working in the same practice area? Want to breathe some fresh life into your legal career? Working as an interim lawyer through Flex Legal gives you the fantastic opportunity to transition between different practice areas of law, types of organisations, sectors and roles.

Our client requests vary from specialist, niche areas of law to the more commonplace, and we’re currently seeing a high client demand for the following areas:

  • Commercial
  • Corporate
  • Banking/Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Litigation
  • Data Protection & Privacy
  • Employment

Or if you’re looking to make the move to a different type of organisation within the legal sector, we have several opportunities available within a variety of legal delivery centres, barrister chambers and in-house legal teams.

Matching you with the roles that suit you best

The legal tech behind everything we do at Flex enables us to filter client requests to match your experience directly, and also flags any roles that come up which line up with your interests. Through this we continuously place our lawyers on work assignments with some of the top legal teams across the UK, with many securing a permanent role on the back of a Flex placement. Our interim placements ensure that our lawyers can cultivate the work/life balance they desire, whilst still being challenged and experiencing progression in their professional career.

But don’t just take our word for it! Here’s a handful of success stories from our pool of Flex Lawyers themselves:

How we helped Julia find remote real estate work

Julia joined the Flex Legal platform towards the end of 2021 on the lookout for a remote, real estate role. Within three days, we found her the perfect position at DWF, a leading global provider of integrated legal and business services with 31 offices across the world.

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Ben at Flex Legal messaged me about a remote role. I started at DWF three days later and haven't looked back since.

Julia, Flex Lawyer

How interim legal work improves Rebecca's work/life balance

Rebecca has been working as an interim lawyer through Flex Legal since January 2022. During that time she’s excelled on a placement at Valeo Snackfoods, and has settled into the team incredibly well. We had a quick chat with Rebecca to discuss how interim working has drastically improved her work/life balance, and to see what advice she’d give to any aspiring legal professionals.

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My experience of working with Flex Legal has been nothing but positive.

Rebecca, Flex Lawyer

A Q&A with Flex Legal's longest-standing interim lawyer

Daniele joined the Flex Legal platform in 2019 as our first ever interim lawyer. Since then he’s flourished on two long-term placements, and made such an incredible impact throughout, fitting into each team incredibly well. Well done Daniele!

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Working as an interim lawyer gave me great opportunities to work for some of the most reputable law firms in London and in Switzerland.

Daniele, Flex Lawyer

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