In House Legal Recruitment Consultants

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Jonathan Fagan Legal Recruitment Consultants specialise in sourcing and placing In House Lawyers into legal departments for companies of all shapes and sizes. We recruit lawyers at all levels of seniority for a broad range of companies, government departments and financial institutions. We work as required on both a contingent and retained basis and have assisted companies from SME’s through to large multinational PLC’s. We also assist with specialist positions such as compliance, commercial contracts managers, company secretarial roles, data protection and GDPR specialists, as well as patent and trade mark agents.

Our USPs (Unique Selling Points)

  1. We offer 12 month rebate periods on all vacancies with 12 monthly instalments. If a candidate leaves – your obligation to pay us ends.
  2. We have donated 10% of our annual net profits to charity every year since 2000-2001 – our company is part of the Ten Percent group of websites.
  3. When you work with Jonathan Fagan Legal Recruitment Consultants, you get Jonathan Fagan or Peter Gresty working on your role or assignment. We have over 35 years legal recruitment experience between us.
  4. We work on both a contingency or a retained basis. Our recruitment can be as bespoke as you want it to be. We offer both interim and permanent introductions.

We help with roles across the UK and in offshore jurisdictions. We have also worked over the years in a range of locations including Europe and Asia. We generally source candidates through our own network, advertising, recommendations and referrals.

Who are we?

REC and IRP Members
Our consultants are members of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals is part of the Ten-Percent group of Legal Recruitment websites, based in the UK and assisting with national and international legal jobs for lawyers and legal staff. We specialise in recruitment for In House legal departments. For law firm recruitment please visit the main Ten Percent Legal Recruitment website for permanent roles and Interim Lawyers for locum roles. The company is privately owned by Jonathan Fagan (non-practising solicitor) and Dr Clare Fagan, both specialist legal recruiters with over 35 years recruitment experience between us.

Jonathan Fagan

Jonathan Fagan MD TP Legal

Jonathan Fagan LLM FIRP Cert RP is a qualified solicitor and Managing Director of Limited, the specialist online legal recruitment service. He studied law at Leicester University and Frankfurt University before training with a specialist practice. On qualification he worked for a Chambers-listed firm before going in house, subsequently founding Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment and the Ten-Percent Foundation, a charitable trust linked to the recruitment agency (we donate 10% of our profits to charity every year as a result of this!).

Jonathan personally handles the majority of In House legal vacancies registered with us, and has worked with over 1,500 in house legal departments and law firms since April 2000. He publishes the Legal Recruitment News, a monthly newsletter update for Employers and Candidates, is the author of The Guide to Writing a Legal CV, Interview Answers for Lawyers and the Interview Guide for Lawyers (available at our bookshop) and has lectured in the past at Huddersfield University on CV Preparation, Interview Practice and Legal Careers for LPC students. You can read his award-winning Legal Recruitment blog here, which contains advice on interview questions, recruitment tips for firms and candidates, as well as commentary on the legal job market. You can also read his regularly updated Ten Percent Article Bank here. 

Peter Gresty

Peter Gresty FIRP Senior Recruitment Consultant

Peter Gresty FIRP is a qualified recruitment consultant and Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals. Peter has been working with Jonathan Fagan Legal Recruitment and TP Legal for over 10 years, assisting clients from large multinationals through to regional companies. He has extensive experience sourcing candidates and headhunting as required.He also works with a wide range of law firms on vacancies at a senior level.

We charge competitive rates for our permanent and temporary services, and work with law firms and companies large and small. Get in touch for further details or to register your vacancies.

Contingency Recruitment

Jonathan Fagan provides a personal touch to recruitment. Unlike a lot of the larger agencies, when you work with us your communication will be solely with Jonathan Fagan FIRP, our Managing Director, a non-practising solicitor with over 15 years recruitment experience, and Peter Gresty FIRP, a Senior Legal Recruitment Consultant with over 10 years legal recruitment experience. We believe in finding the right people for the right role, although everyone says this! We can offer psychometric testing as required. We maintain a comprehensive and highly developed database of quality candidates sourced from both private practice and in-house. This means that we are able to quickly identify candidates at all levels of experience who have the relevant skill set, from those with more specialist backgrounds to those who have a broader commercial skillsets.

Retained Consultancy

We are always happy to run highly effective, eye-catching advertising campaigns. Quite often the key to successful recruitment for in house legal departments is not to look to recruit the actively seeking work candidates, but to instead aim to attract the “passive” candidates – those who are in roles and not actively seeking work, but always open to a good quality new opportunity that can be of benefit to both parties. In-house continues to remain a very popular career choice, partly because city lawyers want to enjoy life a little bit more and see in house work as more freedom, and also because they want to work in a business environment.

Interim Solutions

Jonathan Fagan Legal is part of the Ten Percent Group and we have been offering interim solutions to in house legal departments for many years at all levels of seniority, from General Counsel through to legal assistants and paralegals, on behalf of a broad range of clients.You may have already been in touch with some of our competitor services operated by the heavyweight London law firms and noticed that hourly rates can be eye-watering to say the least! Our hourly rates can be as low as £18 per hour, although they can also be as high as £75-80 per hour. Speak to our competitors, find out their rates and then get in touch to see if we can deliver..