Ashurst Reach – Flexible Resourcing

Ashurst Reach is our flexible legal resource offering, giving you access to our talent pool of contract lawyers and paralegals

Supporting your in-house legal resourcing, as and when you need it.

We understand that as circumstances change, so do your resourcing needs. At times, you'll need access to highly qualified legal professionals—sometimes at short notice or for short periods—to:

  • backfill leave
  • meet internal demands
  • assist with specialised projects
  • provide cover during recruitment.

We can help you to temporarily augment your in-house team without additional permanent salaries, oncosts and other employment entitlements impacting your bottom line.

Reach Legal Consultants are talented legal professionals with a range of specialties and disciplines, including in-house experience in various industries. 

Reach Legal Consultants are:

  • effective in new environments and teams
  • technically savvy 
  • commercially focused
  • creative and adaptable.

Reach Legal Consultants are usually alumni or people who are well known to our firm. They are also vetted using the same rigorous background checks as we use to recruit Ashurst’s permanent staff members.


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Our services

  • Client resourcing needs

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  • Supporting talent

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Case study

Client challenge

Our client is one of Australia's leading wealth managers. Their key strategic initiatives have included the 2020 acquisition of a large superannuation fund from one Australian Big Four Bank and the earlier acquisition of the wealth management arm of another.

To fully realise the benefits from these acquisitions, our client needed to effectively integrate these businesses with its existing wealth management operations while delivering on other strategic initiatives and business as usual requirements.

Our solution
We worked with our client to understand and fulfil their needs for this integration project. We have continued to work with them as their needs changed.

Our legal consultant team includes:

  • a consultant with technical skills to support a workstream integrating IT/software licensing agreements. This 12-month, full-time contract was extended for another year

  • a second consultant supporting this workstream on a part-time, 12-month contract

  • a third legal consultant on a part-time, 18-month contract supports the commercial integration workstream.

Client benefits

  • Flexible resourcing enabled our client’s in-house team to provide high-quality project support without impacting BAU.

  • Continuity of consultants, a priority for our client.