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At JMC we are specialists in In-House legal recruitment. Whether you might be looking for a General Counsel, Legal Counsel or In-House legal staff, we are on hand to offer top-level expertise and advise.

We receive over 85% of our In-House business from referrals, often from Partners in private practice. The majority of our private practice/law firm work is at Partner level; meaning we have an extremely rich, vibrant, and diverse contact base utilise when working on In-House legal requirements.

We appreciate that when looking for In-House legal staff, this can sometimes be a brand-new position within a company. We are very experienced when it comes to dealing with newly created roles.

We also undertake a vast amount of work with established companies who are new to the UK market and looking to set up a business. We work with these companies to seek the best, in-house, legal talent to assist them in their business goals.

We regularly assist companies ranging from Fortune 500, SSE 500, FTSE 250, medium-sized business, right the way down to smaller innovative startups. We also have a proven track record of placing Lawyers, Internationally, in Europe, the Middle East, South America, North America and Asia. 

Our consultants are highly skilled, not just in the legal market, but more generally in business. You will work with a specialist who will take the time to understand your business, the role and what you are striving to achieve. We know that cultural fit is essential; our process will involve getting to know the personality that will fit. We will work with you to formulate a strategic plan and will provide you with clear expectations and timescales regarding deliverables.

Confidentiality and discretion is core to our business; the majority of the work we do is often on highly confidential projects.

On many In-House job instructions, we are often able to send CVs and set up interviews within just a couple of days. Exceeding expectations is our speciality.

We work across an incredibly broad range of industry sectors and have placed into the following sectors:

  • FMCG
  • Medical & Healthcare
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Travel & Logistics
  • Automotive
  • Insurance
  • Construction & Real Estate
  • Energy
  • Financial Institutions
  • Life Sciences
  • IT & Tech
  • Media
  • Aerospace
  • Social media
  • Private Equity
  • Private family offices

If you would like to find out more, do feel free to give us a call on 0203 865 2113 for a confidential conversation, or email

Inhouse Commercial Lawyer

  • £40000 - £55000 per annum Negotiable Lucrative Bonus Scheme

This international, industry leading and innovate research company are now seeking a Commercial Lawyer to join their inhouse Legal Team in Cambridge.

This business are proud to be at the very forefront of an exciting and expanding sector; they have already established themselves internationally and are set for exponential further growth over the next few years.

The Business

They are very well established and highly regarded internationally for the specialist work that they undertake - the corporation have an impressive track record working on high profile, publicised and confidential projects.

Over recent years, they have experienced substantial growth which has put the business in a very strong position to be at the forefront of the market, where they now undertake exciting and diverse projects across a variety of sectors.

The Legal Team are experienced and efficient, responsible for dealing directly with domestic and internationally clients. You will find a clear management structure and very accomplished team of senior Lawyers who will provide you with training and support to be successful and confident in the role.

The Role

This position will offer a level of autonomy where you will be responsible for your own market/ region; meanwhile being provided with full support from Paralegals and an open-door policy from the senior management team.

The work involved is varied within Commercial Law; this includes drafting, reviewing and negotiating on:

Commercial ContractsAgreements for SaleDomestic & International TendersFramework contracts

There will be elements of team management involved in this role, you will be responsible for working to your own initiative; therefore, they are seeking a commercially minded lawyer to hit the ground running and put their mark on the role.


You will be an experienced Commercial Lawyer with 4PQE This position is open to Solicitor or CILEXYou will have strong proven experience across all areas of Commercial LawIdeally you will have experience working on EU/ International ProjectsSecond language is beneficialYou will be confident working autonomously and as part of a wider team

On Offer

Competitive SalaryOutstanding Company Share Scheme!Company Bonus Structure Competitive Pension Scheme25 Days Bank Holidays Christmas Leave (Paid)Flexible workingWork/ Life balance

Apply Now

If you would like to apply for this outstanding opportunity, please get in touch with a CV today or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation

Legal Counsel

  • £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum Excellent Benefits

This is a rare opportunity for an experienced Inhouse Property Lawyer to move inhouse with a national Real Estate Group.

Whilst this will be a standalone Legal role; you will be acting as part of a wider, efficient inhouse Business Support team across Legal, Finance & Admin. This is your chance to come in at a senior level, to work alongside the Directors and put your own stamp on the role, meanwhile having support from a specialist external firm.

The Company

They business been established for over 20 Years and are highly regarded providing services across Residential & Commercial Property nationwide. They have seen considerable growth over recent years and have ambitious plans to expand further; the Group currently manage a significant portfolio of properties in excess of £100 Million.

Their offering is diverse, servicing clients across the UK; they have experienced considerable success since inception, with an impressive track record in adapting to the times and winning new business.

You will be at the very forefront of the Legal offering working in synergy with the Managing Director; for this reason, there is full autonomy and the opportunity for you to put your stamp on the role

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a Property Lawyer to move inhouse to a leading National Property Group in Kent

The role will be varied; there is an existing portfolio of work allowing the right person to come in and hit the ground running.

The business are very busy so this will be a fast-paced role working directly with clients, meanwhile providing support to other internal areas of the company.

The nature of work will be varied across the UK from small local businesses to large national firms; the range of which should make for an interesting role. The company are seeking an experienced Solicitor to work across a range of Property matters including;

Commercial LeasesLease ExtensionsLandlord and tenantRent ReviewsAcquisition and disposal of Properties

This is an exciting and rare opportunity to be at the very core of the business; the firm will offer a competitive salary and flexibility within the role.


You will be an experienced Real Estate Lawyer or Partner with at least 4 PQE There is no upper limit in PQEYou should have first-class communication, reporting to the Managing Director

On Offer

Salary is competitive and negotiableFull support and autonomyFlexible working

If you are an experienced Lawyer looking for a rewarding, autonomous, inhouse role please feel free to call on 0203 865 2113 for a confidential conversation.

JMC Legal are exclusively representing this company in Kent in their search for a Property Lawyer

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation

Family Solicitor

  • £43000 - £52000 per annum Excellent benefits

Are you an ambitious Lawyer looking seeking a springboard for career progression? This modern, dynamic and forward-thinking firm are in growth mode and they are able to offer prospects to progress quickly for the right individuals.
This would be a great opportunity for someone looking to propel their career forward in a well-respected and growing law firm.
This firm stand out from the crowd, they have a family feel culture throughout the firm with the average length of service being over 10 years, they are Ranked in the top 200 and have grown substantially in recent years which includes the opening of a London office, three years ago.
The firm
Ranked in the Top 200, the firm has three offices spanning Berkshire, Oxfordshire and London. The firm is ranked top tier across many areas of law and has recently made several heavyweight Partner hires. What really stands out for me is how the firm invests in their staff and nurtures legal talent, they have got a real team spirit and a happy, supportive working culture. The firm is a people focussed business; they pride themselves on traditional values when it comes to client care. The quality of work they deal with is exceptional and of that, you would except to find at a much larger practice. Fee Earners are given lots of autonomy, training, and good systems, marking support and infrastructure.
The role
The firm is seeking to hire a new Family Solicitor into their Reading, Berkshire office.
You will work as part of a highly regarded department, focussing solely on privately funded work. The family department often acts for HNW individuals. The work will be varied, making for an interesting caseload.
This will include ancillary relief, divorce, LGBTQ matters, pre-nuptial agreements and some private children matters.
The department is extremely busy with new work and enquiries coming in abundance daily. This role comes with good prospects for progression.

You will be a Family Solicitor with between 3-7 years PQEYou should have a strong technical knowledgeYou should be an ambitious candidate keen to want to progress.Excellent client care skills are essentialSalary is competitive and negotiable depending on your level of experience, plus an excellent benefits package

This is an excellent opportunity for a Family Solicitor to join this Top 200 into their Reading, Berkshire office.
Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.

Paralegal - Investment & Development Projects (Non Legal)

  • £25000.00 - £30000 per annum Negotiable DOE Excellent Benefits

Are you an experienced Paralegal, interested in breaking away from Law and starting a career in property investment, development and management?

The Company:

This is a unique opportunity with limitless potential and progression prospects.

The business sources, originates and manages property investments.

The business is growing. Their Bristol office is home to around 30 employees currently. They are a family owned business, so they don't have any issue with corporate red-tape in terms of being agile in their decision making processes.

The team has a lot of both strategic, and operational experience.
The company has a focus on real estate and also healthcare related investment opportunities and they operate as a start up incubator, exploring and nurturing some highly innovative concepts.

What is strikingly different about this company when compared with many law firms, is that they only work on deals they think will be interesting and enjoyable - they are not pressured to do as many deals as possible or to work on 'anything' that comes their way - they are selective and this has given them a real edge.

The Role

This company is looking for a talented paralegal / junior to join their Bristol team.

The role will involve assisting your manager with investment and development projects and to progress within the team. (There will be the opportunity to build your own team in the future , once you are doing the deals yourself)

It's imperative that candidates understand that whilst their day to day work will largely involve property management, investment and development there is also a requirement to keep on top of business admin. (This doesn't mean PA work, but essentially the type of admin that as a paralegal, you will have done for Partners in firms previously worked for such as cost management, banking management, quote management).

* It is important to note that this role will develop and evolve quite rapidly for the right person *

For instance - the manager who's team you will be joining, is ideally looking for someone to train up into sourcing and making deals themselves which is a very lucrative market and industry to be in.

As such, this is an opportunity like no other and for someone with entrepreneurial spirit, who is looking to break away from the Law, this is an amazing chance to that and set yourself up with a fantastic career.


1 year experience as a Paralegal in Property / Commercial sector. (No upper limit to experience, and for the appropriately experienced candidates the salary offered will be negotiable to some degree)Confident in your approachEntrepreneurial and commercial mindsetAbility to handle multiple projects at onceFriendly, and collaborativeDesire to build a career for yourself and take your future into your own hands

This is an excellent opportunity for someone in Bristol, Somerset to break away from the Law as a Paralegal and take their future into their own hands, and really kickstart a genuine (and lucrative) career in Property Investment, Development and Management.

Apply now for immediate consideration or call JMC Legal Recruitment on 02038652113 for a confidential conversation.

Legal Counsel

  • £70000 - £90000 per annum Negotiable 12% Pension

This is a rare opportunity for an experienced Lawyer to join this rapidly expanding International business in Cambridge!

Having experienced significant growth over the past 12 months, and further expansion planned - this industry leading Company are looking to bring their Legal function inhouse; and therefore, seeking a knowledgeable Lawyer to champion this role with full support provided.

This position is open to experienced Legal Counsel or Lawyers looking to make their first move inhouse.

The Business

This international market leader are currently thriving; with consistent and considerable tenders and international projects being won they are committed to further organic growth.

They have been established for over 25 years and have gone from strength to strength, where now they are recognised globally as a true industry leader within their specialist field.

The company currently stands at 200 Employees; led by an experienced 12 strong Partnership team across all areas of the business. They are financially strong, with no loans and no external stakeholders - and now in a position to grow significantly, with a further targeted recruitment drive in progress. Since inception they have seen considerable success and now provide an international element, operating across UK,EU, US & Asia.

What makes this business stand out is its approach to employee inclusion and welfare; the company direction is decided by its own employees. Despite rapid organic growth; their company remains 100% Employee owned; each individual is encouraged to provide input to the Partners, and listened to!

Their approach to employee welfare is clear by their low staff turnover - everyone is given a platform for professional growth. This is most recently seen by their outstanding response to COVID, with Senior Partners checking on the welfare of each individual team and increasing the annual Bonus to show their support and appreciation; it is this approach that really stands this company apart as a responsible and understanding employer.

The Role

This this an exciting opportunity for a Legal Counsels to join this international Company in Cambridge

This is a key strategic hire within the business, where the successful individual will be responsible for bringing their Legal function inhouse. They have decided to expand their Business Support team and following recent successful hires for a Financial Controller and Head of Marketing, they would like to reciprocate this success to establish their own Legal function.

The role sits within a highly successful Business Support team, which is made up from different areas including; Business Development, Marketing, Finance and Admin Support. Whilst this role will be stand alone in the Legal duties, you will have full access to this support team, who will assist in streamlining Legal processes to bring everything inhouse.

This is a Senior Level position within the business where you will be responsible for reporting directly to the Senior Partners. Due to the seniority of this role, you will be actively involved in board meetings including with international clients and Partners.

Therefore, the business is seeking a Lawyer who is confident working autonomously meanwhile working in synergy with external providers. You will be expected to work across all areas Law including:

CommercialEmploymentGDPR & Data ProtectionIPAnd some litigation support

You must be confident with proven hands on experience across these afore mentioned areas of law as this initially will be a stand-alone role.

Ideally you will have previous experience of working with international clients, or comfortable with an international element to the role. Your role is to support across all areas of the business therefore you must be able to multitask and in prioritising urgent matters.

An understanding or proven experience working with Consultancies and Contractor Businesses or within Medical, Healthcare or Tech Sectors is highly advantageous - but not essential.


You will be an experienced Legal Counsel or Lawyer with 5PQE You will have strong proven experience across all areas of Commercial LawYou should also have some experience within, Employment, IP and LitigationYou will be confident working autonomously and as part of a wider team

On Offer

Competitive SalaryCompany Bonus Structure12% pension25 Days Bank Holidays Christmas Leave (Paid)Flexible/ Remote workingWork/ Life balanceProgression to Partner level position within the business

Apply Now

If you would like to apply for this outstanding opportunity, please get in touch with a CV today or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.

Legal Counsel

  • £110000 - £150000 per annum Excellent Benefits

This is a truly unique opportunity to join a forward thinking technology company. In the last few years, this company has increased its turnover significantly and as such, they are looking to recruit - in line with their significant and organic growth.

The Company:

This company have a very strong UK / international presence specialising in technology - they are are going through rapid expansion.
They are considered pioneers and industry leaders in their field. The company has a very flat management structure which has created an entrepreneurial atmosphere, which is very hard to find in companies of their size.

They pride themselves on their flexibility and lack of boundaries and they promote a very approachable, dynamic and hands on culture.

They are looking to hire their first in house lawyer due to their growth and expansion. They have a fantastic office space which they acquired recently. This space has given them real room to grow which is in line with their expansion plans.

The Role

The company is seeking a Legal Counsel to join their team in the South East. (Commutable from London, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Essex, Buckinghamshire, Kent and other areas alike).

The successful candidate will handle all of the companies legal transactions and projects. You will be ensuring all transactions comply with legal requirements and regulatory standards, avoiding risk for the company.

The work will involve Commercial matters including: Commercial Contracts, Regulatory, Data Protection, GDPR, Litigation, and you will also be consulting on all corporate matters such as M&A, Compliance, Transnational work, partnerships and any lawsuits.

This is a great opportunity for a Legal Counsel to join this Company in the South East of England, United Kingdom.

Please apply now, for confidential consideration, or call Charlie at JMC for a discrete conversation on 02038652113.

Legal Secretary - Commercial Property

  • £25000.00 - £30000 per annum Excellent Benefits

A market leading, well-established, family friendly Property business based in North London is seeking a Legal Secretary to join their family owned, friendly organisation.

This organisation has excelled during the current climate, retaining all its staff and has consolidated its position as a market leader both in the local, national and international markets.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Legal Secretary to join this well respected, entrepreneurial specialist property company based in Harrow, North London.

The Firm

This company has an extensive portfolio of properties. Their clients include some well-established, strong house hold names, including leading car manufacturers and supermarkets.

Many of the staff have been with the company for decades, building up the clientele which has continued to grow through recommendations, referrals as well as business development.

They are a family owned, welcoming, organisation who punch well above their weight in the market.

They have a clear structure and view of where they want the business to grow and have created a collaborative, supportive environment where everyone is working together to achieve the company goals.

The Role

They are seeking to hire a Property Legal Secretary to join their forward-thinking team in Harrow, North London.

There is excellent variation to this role and you will be given the responsibility to manage your own workload from day one. Your previous experience in commercial property will allow you to hit the ground running as your responsibilities will include - drafting lease letters, placing adverts, advertising company information (you will not be responsible for creative content), sorting out agreements, paying invoice and rate bills and general administration. The spectrum of work will make for an interesting role.

They are looking for someone who wants to come in and hit the ground running, be a collaborative individual, who will be looking to stay with the company and become part of the team.

There is a casual dress policy in place, they hold occasional team socials and meals out - they had a company day out to Lord's cricket ground last year among other, numerous staff events.


You will be a Legal Secretary with at least 1 years' experience working within Commercial PropertyA meticulous eye for detailYou will have a strong collaborative approach to workingYou will have a friendly and personable nature


Salary up to £30,000 depending on experience

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.

Assistant General Counsel - Europe

  • £150000 - £190000 per annum

Assistant General Counsel - Europe: You will work within one of the leading Data Centre specialist, undertaking key strategic group operations of their expansions within the European Markets. You will be an accomplished Corporate and Commercial Lawyer with experience in the TMT/Data field and Cross border matters. Experience of Land Acquisitions for Data Centres is required


This company is a leading Data Centre Specialist headquartered in the US. With recent expansion into the European Markets, they are looking to make their European legal team based from London. A large scaling up operation is happening in both the US and Europe with recent land acquisitions across the continents.

They are looking for an Assistant General Counsel within Europe to assist the General Counsel based in the US. You will be responsible for the legal and corporate governance support of the Europe Strategic opportunities and business objectives. As this is essentially a 'greenfield' department within Europe, you will need a pro-active, solution-oriented mindset to legal matters in order to help build the legal infrastructure in Europe. Due to the large amount of acquisitions, you will have experience within M&A and Data/TMT sectors.

The Role

Assistant General Counsel - (Europe) within this companies London office.

Support the European arm and be a strategic Partner by providing, business focused and sound legal advice to the European teamManage the legal work for complex business transactions and agreements with customers, suppliers and contractors as well as Real Estate/Construction transactions.Supporting all legal matters across Europe of complex legal entity structures and M&A.Implement global strategy and build the legal infrastructure in Europe.You will be undertaking Corporate Real Estate/M&A matters on the acquisition of land for Data centers.Support the construction, operation, sales, marketing and IT departments.Responsible for oversight of legal work related to Employment, benefits and company policies.

Experience undertaking Corporate and Real estate transactions is key to the position as you will be acquiring land for Data Centers as well as M&A aspects.

Experience of being a well-rounded lawyer, working in the Legal team is also Key. Understanding of the legal matters involved in house, notably Employment, commercial, benefits, litigation - or relevant outsourcing counsel experience.


Qualified England & Wales Solicitor with minimum 10 years PQE. (Can be dual qualified)Extensive European Cross-border corporate experienceExperience of cross border matters in the US/Canada (desirable)Experience within In-house and Private practice (Preferred not desirable)Well-rounded Corporate and Commercial LawyerExperience of Corporate Real Estate matters is key Experience of Land Acquisitions for Data Centres is required - Please apply should this be you!Working knowledge of M&A, Debt Covenants, Litigation, Employment and Data/TMTExperience within TMT/DATA (preferred not essential)Language skills

This is an excellent position for an Assistant General (Europe) within this companies London office.

Please apply for immediate consideration.