Pensions is an area where there is a constant demand for lawyers but an area law firms often find difficult to recruit into. That said, you may not see an abundance of pensions requirements on law firm’s website however, that doesn’t mean the market isn’t strong – it’s an area that often isn’t recruited in the traditional way.
There is a limited supply of Pensions lawyers in the market so it’s an area often recruited into strategically so if you’re looking to assess the market; we’re in a strong position to advise what teams are expanding or those teams always interested to see strong candidates so you’re able to get a clearer picture of the market. Due to the nature of the market, firms often look for different ways to bolster their teams including retraining lawyers from another technical area or retaining internal NQs however, this doesn’t always satisfy the demand.
Pensions teams often work closely with a firms Employment and Corporate departments which in turn means the majority of our roles in Pensions tend to be with larger city centre practices. It’s an area that is highly technical and highly regulated so suits those with a keen eye for detail and the ability to understand and relay technical information to clients.
Because of the complex nature of the market, it is an area of law the requires a consultative, knowledgeable approach and one we’ve had real success in, having placed some of the key figures in market in Leeds and Manchester for example. If you’re considering your options, we can help you make sense of the market and identity the best options for you.