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Case Study: Montgomery Edge

Case Study: Montgomery Edge

At Montgomery Edge, our services spread far and wide, connecting our clients with the best legal talent, on a contract, project basis for a range of requirements, whether it be for a client secondment, project-based, or a fixed-term solution.

Below is another example of Monty Edge’s premium temporary resource offering:

Scenario

Our client is a leading legal services provider who had one of their senior banking & finance partners taking extended leave for four months. The firm decided to go to the market to hire a permanent senior-level finance lawyer, but after a number of months of struggling to hire a suitable candidate, sought Monty Edge’s help to source a contract lawyer for a period of approximately six months. This would ensure a proper handover, an introduction to the team, and clients, and minimal impact on the team utilisation, engagement, and overall revenue stream whilst the partner took leave.

Montgomery Edge solution

Montgomery Edge sourced and placed a senior-level finance lawyer, who was a freelance contractor, that had previously worked as a partner earlier in their career but was seeking a flexible, part-time arrangement.

This candidate had a varied industry focus and was able to immediately provide strong legal support to the business, from assisting on a number of lender and borrower-based property finance transactions, providing advice to the firm’s clients, maintaining regular communication between the parties, and involving the wider team throughout the process. The lawyer was hired on an ongoing basis, working in a hybrid manner, with a mix of in-office and remote working arrangements, which allowed them time to establish and develop key relationships in the team, within the firm, and with the external clients. They were paid a daily rate for their work for the duration of the contract.

Outcome

Following the six-month period working with our client, the partner was able to return well-rested from their leave to their practice having been managed well, and in fact, to an increased revenue stream from clients, given the minimal disruption, impact to the practice, and the firm, during the partner’s time away.

Given the firm was able to adapt its resourcing strategy to meet the needs of its existing employees, the partner, and the client, this led to a big win for everyone involved. Oh, and after all of this, they are still searching for that permanent hire.

Moral of the story?

Contract lawyers, if you are considering a flexible option, there are some great opportunities available via contract roles in law firms…

Law partners, if you are seeking a temporary or project-based lawyer, to cover your extended leave, or to cover unexpected spikes in work where you need immediate assistance….

Contact us at Monty Edge, and see how we can help you with all of your legal talent resourcing needs.

Bill Panourgias
bill@montyedge.com.au
+61426233077

Bill Panourgias
bill@montyedge.com.au

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