Recruitment Update – Human Resources – July 2013

The first 6 months of 2013 have been a busy one with many of our clients seeking to recruit HR professionals in to both generalist HR roles and more specialist areas such as Learning & Development, Compensation & Benefits and Graduate Recruitment.

A similar pattern is emerging this July and in to August and beyond with clients looking to recruit in a number of  areas. These include the need for experienced Recruitment Managers, Learning & Development Managers in London, Hong Kong and Australia respectively, Employee Relations specialists and interim and permanent HR Business Partners. Medium-term, a growing number of HR Directors are also expressing a real interest in more junior, high potential HR professionals.

If, as we suspect, this trend continues then we believe that the second half of 2013 presents a real opportunity for HR professionals to take that next step and progress their career. For anyone thinking of doing so then we would only be too happy to hear from you and/or chat to you more generally about your HR career. Simply contact Michael Pickup at Oyster.


Recruitment Update – East Anglia – July 2013

Along with the broader economic outlook, the legal recruitment market in East Anglia continues to improve with clients reporting increased revenues and profitability on the one hand and the need for new recruits on the other.

Encouragingly, the real estate market is relatively buoyant and just at the moment we are keen to hear from senior and experienced real estate lawyers and particularly anyone with development, regeneration and projects experience. On a separate note we are actively interested in hearing from shipping lawyers, particularly anyone with dry shipping experience.

More generally, we are always  happy to hear from lawyers who may be thinking about relocating to East Anglia with a view to living and working in the region.

On a lighter note, East Anglia comes in to it’s own in the summer months and with it, myriad opportunities for people to “get out and about”. Cultural events feature highly on my own list of “things to do”, especially Aldeburgh Music’s Britten Centenary, The Snape Proms and, coming up in October, The Flipside Festival Art lovers might also wish to check out Roger Hardy’s latest work at one of his forthcoming exhibitions. You can find out more a

For full details of our latest legal jobs in East Anglia please contact Michael Pickup.




Latest Vacancies – 9 July 2013

The past 10 months have seen a significant uptick in the volume of new vacancies coming to market in the legal sector and with it, renewed client confidence.  It seems that the economy is finally turning a corner and that there is reason for cautious optimism. Let’s hope this trend continues. Listed below are details of our latest vacancies:

Fee Earners

Partner, Financial Services/Funds, UK Firm, City

Senior Associate, Corporate M&A, US Firm, City

Associate, Corporate, 4-5PQE, UK Firm, UAE

Associate, IT/Outsourcing, 2-3PQE, US Firm, City

Associate, Corporate M&A, 2-4PQE, US Firm, City

NQ, Construction, UK Firm, City


Business Services

Principal L&D Manager, UK Firm, City

Compensation, Benefits & Mobility Manager, UK Firm, City

Senior Recruitment Manager, UK Firm, City

Recruitment Manager, UK Firm, City

Recruitment Officer, UK Firm, City


For details of these and other vacancies please contact Michael Pickup at Oyster Seearch & Selection.