New York, NY and London, U.K. (PRWEB) October 15, 2015
Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) today announced the launch of its Solutions Practice Group across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). MLA’s Solution’s Practice Group assists companies and law firms manage variations to complex legal workload without adding to permanent resource. Based in MLA’s London office, Laura Fellows leads the group for this region.
In EMEA, the Solutions Practice Group will expand on the success it has seen within the United States and partner with corporate legal departments and law firms to provide traditional interim and flexible workforce solutions for short-term and long-term legal needs.
“In-house legal teams and law firms are becoming increasingly stretched as markets pick up. Teams can no longer absorb the work of colleagues on leave or who leave as utilisation rates reach a six year high. Major Lindsey & Africa’s Solutions Practice Group has been met with tremendous enthusiasm from clients in the United States and is expected to be equally popular with European clients seeking more immediate solutions for legal talent, ” said Brent Harris, Executive Director, International Operations for Major, Lindsey & Africa. “We welcome the ability to fulfill both immediate and long term legal staffing needs of corporations and law firms across the EMEA region. Laura has joined to build the business here and we welcome both her energy and expertise as she now leads the launch for our team in this region.”
Laura has a wealth of experience in the legal sector. Prior to joining MLA, Laura launched a similar business providing flexible legal talent to clients. Before that she had spent 6 years practicing law in the London offices of Jones Day and Simmons & Simmons and seven years as a senior lecturer on the Legal Practice Course at BPP University. She also has a law degree from the University of Bristol. She can be reached at lfellows(at)mlaglobal(dot)com.
About Major, Lindsey & Africa
Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) is the world’s largest and most-experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful General Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Partner, Associate and Law Firm Management placements. MLA also provides law firms and companies with highly specialised legal professionals on project, interim and temporary-to-permanent hire basis. Committed to providing full service in response to the talent needs of its clients, MLA offers executive search services through its affiliate, Allegis Partners. With offices worldwide — in London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney and cities across the U.S. — and three strategic alliances — in Beijing, Moscow and Seoul — MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting client and candidate needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. MLA considers every search a diversity search and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. For these reasons, MLA was voted “Best Legal Recruiter” by readers of The National Law Journal. To learn more about MLA, visit mlaglobal.com.
MLA’s Solutions Practice Group
The Solutions Practice Group (SPG) assists organisations manage complex and demanding legal workloads without adding to permanent resource. The group partners with its clients to provide agile legal workforce solutions for fixed term or flexible assignments. Examples include resourcing for interim General Counsel services, scaling up internal teams for the duration of a transaction or project, interim help pending a permanent hire or to provide substantive cover for staff on leave or secondment. Engagements can be part time, full time or per matter and can be done remotely or on-site, depending on client need and the expected scope of work. MLA is proud to extend the quality of its legal search business to building pipelines of the world’s leading interim talent through its Solutions Practice Group.
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