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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Client resourcing needs
You can access highly experienced contract lawyers and paralegals when and where you need them through Ashurst Reach.
We'll work with you to understand your business and resourcing needs and then engage with our talent pool to find you the right flexible legal consultants for:
immediate, short-term placements
We administer consultant contracts so you don't have to.
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We have a keen eye for lawyers with strong technical skills and a creative, commercial mindset. We offer our alumni, clients and other top-tier lawyers and career paralegals the flexibility to choose how they work.
We take the time to get to know you so we can help you realise your professional goals in a flexible and supportive environment. We'll provide you with career ownership and rewarding opportunities both in-house and within Ashurst.
As an Ashurst Reach consultant, you'll have:
a flexible career pathway
the support of our global brand
our open and diverse culture.
Considering a flexible career? More information is available on our Careers page.
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.
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.
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.