Recruitment Update – Legal Sector – February 2016

February is proving to be another busy month for Oyster as the legal sector continues to present new opportunities for fee earners, Professional Support Lawyers and business services professionals. In fact, we’re so busy that Oyster is also looking to recruit a researcher to join the team. Here’s a sample of current job vacancies we are recruiting for in the legal sector:


Partner, Banking & Finance, East Anglia

Partner, Construction, London

Partner, Corporate M&A/Private Equity, London



Senior Associate, Construction (Back end), London

Associate 1-4PQE, Construction (Front end), London

Associate, Banking & Finance, Riyadh

Associate, Debt Capital Markets, London

Associate, 1-6PQE, Shipping, East Anglia

Associate, Corporate M&A, London

Associate, Corporate Finance, Essex


Professional Support Lawyers

PSL Capital Markets, London


Business Services

Head of Risk, London

Head of L&D, London

Global Alumni Manager, London

L&D Manager, London

Recruitment Manager, London


Full details from Michael Pickup at Oyster Search & Selection on 01728 621012

Recruitment Update – Law Firm Client – February 2016

In a departure from our usual updates about the legal sector and the demand for lawyers and HR professionals, today we focus specifically on one of our clients which, we are pleased to announce, is also a new client for Oyster.

By way of background, the firm has its roots in the US and a long established presence both there and in Asia and it is particularly well known for its expertise in Litigation and Corporate M&A in sectors such as Life Sciences and Technology. Culturally, it has a distinct make-up, with a diverse range of employees and no particular “type” of person.

As you’d expect, the work is first rate and the clients blue chip. What you might not expect is that target hours are similar to a Top 20 UK law firm as opposed to a White Shoe firm, so whilst you will undoubtedly work hard, you can also achieve some sort of work-life balance. Many Trainees stay with the firm long term.

The firm’s European strategy is focused upon growing across a number of practice areas in London and continental Europe so if you are a 1-3PQE Corporate M&A lawyer, a Capital Markets lawyer with equity derivatives experience or perhaps a specialist in Technology transactions, then please do get in touch to find out more.

Alternatively, for a more general discussion about our client and/or your career more then please contact Michael Pickup.