We work in partnership with in-house and private practice clients nationwide, to recruit staff that will add value to their teams and achieve positive results. The service we provide to our candidates and clients is both personal and comprehensive, in order to find and place our candidates in suitable roles where they will achieve their potential. We work with candidates at all stages in their career, from those newly qualified to experienced General Counsel. We offer both our candidates and clients a face-to-face consultation in order to gain an accurate understanding of the type of services you require, in addition to offering legal market updates, CV writing advice, hiring and retention solutions, interviewing techniques and career development advice.

Becoming an Interim

What is an interim?

In your case, a qualified legal professional who chooses to work by filling in official roles temporarily.

There are many benefits to choosing an interim role. As an interim lawyer, you are in control of where, how and when you work. Working as interim allows for flexibility and freedom in your working pattern, preventing you from getting caught up and tied down to a demanding job that doesn’t suit. Plus, working as an interim allows you to experience working in a different sector or in an unfamiliar role before requiring you to commit to a permanent position. You may also be looking to gain more experience, broaden your knowledge and learn new skills in order to be able to expand your current role.

We offer you a face-to-face consultation in order to gain an accurate understanding of the type of services you require, in addition to offering legal market updates, CV writing advice, interviewing techniques and career development advice.

Whatever your reason, let us help you.

For more information, including matters such as:

  • Latest vacancies
  • Is interim is right for you?
  • Legal market updates
  • How you can be paid?
  • Rates of pay
  • AWR

Please contact us on 02071275274 or alternatively email your CV to info@tapsearch.co.uk and we’ll be in touch!

Difference between Interim versus Fixed Term Contract*

Interim Fixed term contract
Frequency of Candidate payment Hourly or daily rate Monthly, based on a permanent equivalent basic salary
How is the candidate paid? Through the agency via a timesheet system Paid through client payroll
Length of assignment 1 to 5 months with likelihood of extension 6+ months
Notice Period 1 week 1 month
Circumstances
  • Project work
  • Headcount restrictions
  • Restructurings
  • Sabbaticals/Annual leave
  • Increase in work-flow
  • Permanent hiring periods
  • Sudden departure
  • Sick leave
  • Seasonal peaks
  • Staff shortage
  • Maternity/Paternity leave
  • Long term project work with a definite time period

* Please note that the table above is based on the industry standard, however some aspects may vary slightly, depending on circumstances or company policies.