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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 basis for a range of requirements, whether it be for a client secondment, project-based, or a fixed term solution.

Below is just one example of Monty Edge’s premium service offering:


Our client is a leading global digital media company that wanted to grow its legal team but was unable to gain immediate permanent headcount approval. They approached Monty Edge to source a lawyer for an initial 6-month contract to assist with a major project to help demonstrate a business case for the eventual permanent hire for the role. 

Montgomery Edge solution 

Montgomery Edge sourced and placed a mid-level lawyer, coming direct from a law firm. The candidate had never worked in-house before and saw this 6 month contract as an opportunity to test the waters with a global brand. The plan was to make themselves indispensable and then go permanent, or leverage this role to secure another in-house role; now armed with in-house experience. 

This candidate had a varied industry focus, and was able to immediately provide strong legal support to the business. They assisted on general commercial transactions, provided advice to the general sales and marketing teams, and developed strong stakeholder relationships by improving contract terms and negotiation processes. 

The lawyer was hired on a six-month contract basis, working in a hybrid manner (home and in the office) and were paid a daily rate for the duration of the six-month contract.


Following the six-month period working with our client, they were easily able to demonstrate the positive impact to the business as the central legal contact for a number of key projects. As a result, the lawyer was offered a permanent role where they remain today.

Moral of the story?

If you are a lawyer in private practice and want to essentially ‘try before you buy’ an in-house experience, a 6 – 12 month contract is a genuine alternative option. 

Rather than locking yourself into a permanent position, a contract role allows you to gain valuable experience, and test the waters before committing. Both parties benefit from this arrangement, and it more often than not leads to a permanent role. However, if the role is not for you, you can leave at the end of the contract with no questions asked; and either go into another in-house role or back into private practice.

What have you got to lose? 

If you’d like more information or would like to hear about the interesting contract opportunities we are working on at Monty Edge, please get in touch.

Bill Panourgias
bill@montyedge.com.au / +61 426 233 077

Bill Panourgias

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