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In House Legal – is the grass greener on the other side?

For our full advice on in house legal jobs and moving in house from private practice (and vice versa) please visit our In House page by clicking

The advice sheet includes the following:

  • How easy is it to move from a solicitors’ firm to an in house legal department?
  • Can anyone do it?
  • Is it an easier life on the other side?
  • Will my stress levels reduce if I work as an in house legal counsel?
  • Will my pay packet go up or down?
  • What benefits are there working in house as opposed to private practice solicitors firms?
Jonathan Fagan

Jonathan Fagan LLM FIRP is Managing Director of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment. He has been recruiting solicitors and legal support staff for law firms and in house legal departments for over 20 years and handles roles from junior fee earners through to partners and law firm sales/purchases. A non-practising solicitor on the Roll since 2000, he is also the author of a number of legal career books, which are available at You can contact Jonathan at