EJ Legal prides themselves in offering a range of flexible options to their clients which suit their requirements and budgets. With over 20 years' experience specifically within the interim legal recruitment market, our consultants within the in-house team have an outstanding record in placing lawyers, paralegals and derivative trading documentation negotiators.

As discussed below, the interim option provides a number of advantages to clients and candidates alike particular in a market that has undergone a number of changes over the years and will continue to do so.  Please contact Karen Martell, one of our specialist interim consultants, on 0207 400 2012 or KarenM@ejgroup.co.uk should you have any further queries or wish to discuss your options specific to your business needs and budget.

Fulfilling clients' short term requirements

Our clients employ interim staff for a range of reasons:

  • Cover maternity, holiday or sickness leave;
  • Headcount restrictions on the permanent side;
  • Assist with projects – e.g. regulatory, due diligence etc;
  • Cover the workflow whilst they recruit on the permanent side given that it can typically take a minimum of four months to hire someone on the permanent side due to the notice period that has to be served;
  • Cover increased workflow without committing permanently; or
  • Try someone before they commit permanently.


Clients often require someone to start within a few days or weeks.  Our dedicated interim consultants and researchers are continuously working with lawyers, paralegals and trading documentation negotiators who are available immediately or at short notice to assist us in sourcing candidates within hours, and also manage the interview process within a tight timeframe.


EJ Legal are able to take the responsibility of the administration aspect including payroll and referencing to make the process as efficient and cost effective to our clients. This includes pre and post reference screening and managing holiday pay, national insurance and tax whether that be via a PAYE or limited company.

Fulfilling candidates' short or long term requirements

Individuals choose to work in interim positions for a number of reasons or find themselves available for these roles due to a redundancy:

  • Flexibility due to other commitments;
  • Lifestyle decision;
  • More variety;
  • Opportunity to learn new skills or develop experience in other sectors; or
  • Employment whilst exploring the market for a permanent position.