Recruitment Update – Cambridge – March 2014

In addition to our recent comments about recruitment activity in East Anglia, we thought it might be helpful to shine the spotlight on the City of Cambridge and, in particular, the Real Estate sector. We have previously noted the increased demand for Real Estate lawyers at all levels and the dearth of candidates across East Anglia.

More specifically, we are seeing demand for Real Estate lawyers with specific experience in Development, Planning, Regeneration and Corporate Real Estate. So whether you are based in the East Anglian region, the City and/or looking to relocate from another part of the country to Cambridge we would be very interested in hearing from lawyers with experience in these areas. Current vacancies include:

Regeneration:                   Newly Qualified

Development:                   3-6PQE

Planning:                             3PQE

Planning:                             Newly Qualified

Corporate Real Estate:   2-4PQE


In addition, we would also be interested in LLB/Law School Graduates interested in opportunities as paralegals in areas such as Planning and Conveyancing. These opportunities would particularly suit anyone looking to get a foot on the ladder in to the legal profession longer term.

For details of these and other legal vacancies in Cambridge please contact Michael Pickup at Oyster Search & Selection.



Recruitment Update – March 2014

As the demand for both lawyers and business service professionals continues to improve I thought it might be helpful to share our latest vacancies with you as follows:


Commercial Property (Bedfordshire)

Investment Funds

Commercial Litigation

Corporate M&A/Private Equity




Construction Litigation, Senior Associate (UAE)

Funds, Senior Associate

Commercial Litigation/Insolvency 5PQE+

US Securities 5PQE (Singapore)

Commercial Property 5PQE+ (Cambridge)

Corporate Energy/Oil & Gas 4-5PQE+

Corporate M&A/ECM 4-8PQE

Real Estate 2-4PQE (Cambridge)

Corporate Tax 1-3PQE

Leveraged Finance 1-3PQE (US Law Firm)

Derivatives Lawyer 2-3 PQE (Hong Kong)

Real Estate, Planning 2PQE (Cambridge)

Newly Qualified 0r 1PQE Corporate (Dubai)

Newly Qualified 0r 1PQE Insurance/Reinsurance (UAE)


Business Services

Head of Communications

HR Manager – Trainee Development

Head of Recruitment

HR Business Partner x 2

Office Manager (Cambridge/London)


With the market continuing to improve we would also be interested in hearing from you if you are thinking of making a move in 2014 and/or simply wish to get a better understanding of the market more generally. Either way, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Michael Pickup in the first instance.