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The lure of a move in-house

61% of private practice lawyers would consider moving in-house, according to a new study, which also revealed a rise in the recruitment of in-house counsel by companies.

The survey of 114 legal departments at companies in 17 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa found that 53% of companies had recruited lawyers during the first quarter of 2012 - 13% more than the companies had predicted last year, when only 40% expected their legal departments’ headcount to rise. More details of the survey are available on