Our candidate was working in EL/PL and was looking for a move out of this area of law.
She had undertaken a regulatory seat during her training contract at a different firm and really enjoyed this area of law but had struggled to find a suitable position when she qualified. She was offered an EL/PL role at a well-known law firm which she decided to take to cut her teeth with a big firm.
Most of the work was fast track cases which she didn’t enjoy. She was approaching two years in the role with no real opportunity to move into a different team, so she decided to look for a position elsewhere to avoid being pigeon-holed in this area of law. Despite being two years qualified, she was happy to start over again to essentially retrain into a new area of law.
Our client is a renowned North West law firm and ranked in the Top 150 UK law firms. We knew they were looking for a Regulatory lawyer to join their healthcare team.
Their ideal was someone fairly experienced – around 3 years PQE – but knowing the firm so well, we decided that it was worth introducing this candidate as her first-class qualifications, determination and personality really fitted with the ethos of the firm.
Our instincts were right – the head of department told us that although our candidate wasn’t as experienced as they thought they needed, that she had exactly the right attitude.
This candidate has now been with the firm’s regulatory team for nearly a year and has described it as her ‘dream role’. She is managing her own caseload of regulatory cases and works with the head of department on complex matters to gain experience.