Hiring contract and interim lawyers helps you keep control over costs. You specify how long you need a resource, how much you can pay and when you want that resource to work for you. You can budget effectively and keep staffing costs down.
There are other benefits to consider:
Flexibility: Non-permanent hires can be utilised for fluctuations in work, while not being a permanent cost to the business. You are completely in control of the length of the contract. We work with clients who take on additional resource for periods varying from a few days up to 18 months and beyond.
Skill shortage/project work: Interims can be hired to provide a specific skill set that your current in-house team does not possess for a specific project.
Maternity & paternity cover/long-term sickness: Interims allow for continuity in a role while the current incumbent is on long-term leave, resulting in no loss of productivity.
Headcount restrictions: Contractors can provide legal resource under legal spend instead of headcount spend – getting around permanent headcount sign-off issues.
External law firm cost saving: In-house GCs can make cost savings by hiring contractors to undertake certain pieces of work which would previously have gone to a law firm.
Access to talent: The combination of exposure to varied work and personal flexibility has led to an influx of top tier lawyers making a move into the interim market. You are able to access and harness this talent in a cost effective way.