Client requirement
A national operator within the healthcare sector required an in-house lawyer to join their legal team on a permanent basis.  They had tried to source candidates directly and also using traditional legal recruiters but had not been able to fill the role.

Dovetail solution
We reached out through our network and quickly confirmed availability and interest of relevant Dovetail lawyers for our client to consider.

Outcome
Within 2 weeks of receiving instructions from our client, we had a shortlist of recommended lawyers available for our client.  We arranged all of the interviews and reference checks and the role was filled within a month.

The placement was a success for both client and lawyer as our Dovetail lawyer has since been promoted within the organisation.

Cost comparison

 

Dovetail

Traditional Recruitment

Monthly fee for the placement

$2K

Not offered monthly fee, full lump sum $30K payable upfront

Total cost to client for the placement

$24K

With this cost only accruing on a pro-rata month to month basis as the lawyer continued working with the client, so guarantee period aligns for full 12 months

$30K

plus cost of additional time filling the role

and risk of a reduced 3 to 6-month guarantee period

Client saving

20% saving

 

Cost comparison


Monthly fee for the placement
Dovetail: $2k
Traditional law firm secondee: Not offered monthly fee, full lump sum $30K payable upfront

Total cost to client for the placement
Dovetail: $24K – With this cost only accruing on a pro-rata month to month basis as the lawyer continued working with the client, so guarantee period aligns for full 12 months
Traditional law firm secondee: $30K plus cost of additional time filling the role and risk of a reduced 3 to 6-month guarantee period

Client saving
Dovetail: 20% saving
Traditional law firm secondee: —

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