Finding an interim Legal Counsel for a Life Insurance Company

The challenge:

Our client, an international life insurance company, needed a mid-level Legal Counsel on a three-month contract, to report into the COO of a newly set up business. The right candidate needed to be able to work independently and manage stakeholders. They were initially looking to hire a paralegal role for this; however, this person would not have the requisite qualifications or experience to do a Legal Counsel’s job.

Our solution:

We proposed that instead they should look to hire a legally qualified candidate who would be open to a short-term contract. As they were willing to get someone on Dependent Pass, we proposed that we look at candidates who were overseas qualified and interested in a Legal role in Singapore. Given it was in-house, the hiring manager was open to our suggestion, especially once they saw the quality of the candidates we had to offer.

The outcome:

  • We placed an overseas qualified lawyer who was willing to take up a short-term contract, as her last contract role was coming to an end

  • At the end of the contract, the candidate was hired permanently as she had made such a positive impact on the business

  • We have since placed other lawyers into their team as the business has expanded and enjoy an ongoing positive working relationship with the COO