Latest Vacancies

A quick update to draw your attention to our latest set of legal vacancies, together with those in business services:


Partner, Tax and Private Client, London

Associate, 0-2PQE, Finance/Corporate, Dubai

Associate, 2-4PQE, Asset Finance, City

Partner, Agriculture, East Anglia

Partner, Financial Services Regulation, City

Partner, Infrastructure Projects, UAE

Senior Associate, FSDR, City

Senior Associate, Dry Shipping, Piraeus

Associate 2-3PQE, IP Litigation, City

Associate, 3-5PQE, Corporate/Funds, Singapore

In-house Lawyer, 4-5PQE, Corporate, UAE

Associate, 2-3PQE, Agriculture, East Anglia

Associate, 3-5PQE, Financial Services Regulation, East Anglia

Associate, 1+PQE, IP/IT, Cambridge

Associate, 4-6PQE, Infrastructure Projects, UAE

Associate, 2-4PQE, Immigration, City

Business Services

International Reward Manager, City

Head of Recruitment, London

Head of Learning & Development, London

L&D Administrator, City

Graduate Recruitment Assistant, City

HR Administrator, City

Interim Senior Graduate Recruitment Advisor, City

Reward & Global Mobility Manager, London

Senior L&D Manager, City

Employee Relations Manager, City

HR Business Partner(s), City

L&D Advisor, City


For details of these and other opportunities then please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Market Update – November

November has seen a number of law firms disclosing their interim, half-year financial results and, thus far, the majority have reported increased revenue and profitability. We’ve also seen signs of further merger activity, notably the proposed merger between Norton Rose and Fulbright & Jaworski in June 2013. We expect further merger activity in the next 12-24 months, continued consolidation in some areas of practice, office openings overseas and cost-cutting in business services functions.

Still, opportunities remain for both lawyers and business service professionals in areas such as financial services, shipping and dispute resolution on the one hand and Human Resources on the other.

East Anglia continues to attract lawyers in Real Estate, Corporate and Agriculture.

Demand for lawyers in the Middle East remains steady both in private practice and in-house.

Further afield we expect to see a steady uptick in demand for lawyers in South East Asia, notably Singapore.

So, a mixed picture and one that in many ways mirrors recruitment activity over the past 4-5 years in the legal sector and beyond. Still, opportunities do remain and, we believe, will continue to do so in the year ahead.




Interim HR Professionals

From time to time, our clients instruct us to recruit interim HR professionals on their behalf and, in this connection, we are very keen to hear from anyone interested in undertaking interim work, whether a generalist or specialist by background. Current mandates include a requirement for an interim HR Business Partner and also an Interim Graduate Recruitment Manager. Looking ahead, we anticipate a requirement for senior HR profesionals with project and change management experience and specialists in HR Systems.

As a first step perhaps I could invite you to contact us for an initial discussion about your interim career plans and to share with you current and future opportunities with Oyster .