Considering a career as a General Counsel?

Published on: 13 Mar 2019

Have you been thinking about taking the next step to further your career in the legal profession? Now is the perfect time to consider becoming a General Counsel.

In February, there was a significant rise in the number of recruiter searches for General Counsel roles on the TotallyLegal CV database. The volume of searches containing ‘General Counsel’ experienced a 516% month on month increase, as well as a huge 3083% increase year on year.

There is a demand for experienced lawyers to make a move into senior Counsel roles within in-house legal departments. (Check out the benefits of moving in-house here).

Our 2018 Audience Insight Report also highlighted the perks of General Counsel roles. The average salary for General Counsels exceeds £111,000, representing a 6% increase since 2017.

As well as receiving the highest average salary in the industry, 69% of General Counsels received a bonus in 2018.

Overall, it’s a position with prestige and perks, so if you’ve been thinking about a career move lately, why not browse General Counsel roles on TotallyLegal today?