Recruitment Update – Real Estate & Construction – January 2016

As we announced in our earlier blog Oyster in 2016, this year we aim to further develop our legal recruitment offering and, in response to client feedback, to sharpen our focus on particular areas of practice. One of these areas is Real Estate & Construction. So if you are looking to change jobs in 2016 then you may wish to look at the following list of current vacancies for Real Estate and Construction lawyers:

Legal Director 8+PQE, in-house, Manchester

Senior Associate, Contentious Construction, Law Firm, Doha

Real Estate Lawyer 2-7PQE, Top 20 Law Firm, Cambridge

Real Estate Development Lawyer, 6+PQE, Law Firm, Norwich

Planning Lawyer 4-5PQE, Top 100 UK Law Firm, London

Non-Contentious Construction Lawyer 2-5PQE, Top 40 Law Firm, London

Non-Contentious Construction Lawyer 2-3PQE, Top 100 UK Law Firm, London


Apply online or, for more information, please contact Michael Pickup at Oyster Search & Selection

Recruitment Update – Human Resources – January 2016

The high level of demand for HR professionals in January continues pretty much where we left off in December with a number of law firm and financial services clients looking to recruit. Demand is across the board, both HR Generalist and Specialist, permanent and interim and we fully expect this trend to continue in the months ahead so please do take a look at the latest list of opportunities below and contact us if anything catches your eye. Even if you are not actively looking just at the moment, feel free to get in touch should you need more general advice and/or simply wish to register your interest in future HR vacancies.

Head of Reward, Law Firm

Performance & Engagement Manager, FS

HR Business Partner, FS

Diversity & Inclusion Manager, FS

HR Business Partner, Law Firm

Senior HR Advisor, Law Firm

Senior Recruitment Officer, Law Firm


For further details please contact Michael Pickup at Oyster Search & Selection.


Oyster in 2016

January 2016 marks 7 years since we first launched the business during which time we, along with everyone else, have experienced the depths of the global economic downturn and, for the past couple of years at least, the economic upturn and with it, a more buoyant legal recruitment market. Along the way, we’ve recruited in-house Construction lawyers in Dubai, Corporate Partners in London, Master Mariners in Greece and Property lawyers in East Anglia. We’ve also recruited Heads of HR in Asia, L&D Managers in London and Recruitment Managers in the UAE.

Right now, we’re recruiting for D&I Managers in London, Aviation Liability lawyers in Asia and a senior commercial property lawyer for an in-house role in Manchester.

In the year ahead we hope to capitalise on what we’ve achieved so far and to continue to develop our offering by focusing, in particular, on those areas we know best including Human Resources,  Real Estate, Construction & Engineering, Financial Services Regulation and Commercial IP/IT.

Closer to home, we’re also keen to expand Oyster and hope to recruit additional Consultants as the year unfolds.

So whether you’re a lawyer looking to move firms or go in-house, perhaps even relocate abroad or possibly returning home then we’d be delighted to hear from you. Equally, if your an HR professional, Generalist or Specialist, looking for permanent or interim work then please do get in touch.

In the meantime, we’d like to thank our clients and past and present candidates for their continued support.

Best wishes in 2016