Thinking of moving in-house? There are some key points to consider.
In-house practices come in many shapes and sizes and the different structures are likely to suit people with different temperaments and priorities.
Some of the benefits of in-house that set it apart from private practice include:
- Potential for increased job satisfaction. You can become commercially involved and see where the law fits in to broader commercial aims. You will see how your work relates to the business, how you can add value and you will become involved in making business decisions. Also, you often can escape those dreaded billable hours.
- Broader knowledge. Instead of working with other lawyers, your daily interactions are likely to be with a team of people from different areas of the business such as marketing, engineering or IT. This means you will learn from colleagues in other disciplines.