Our client is a leading integrated services company with operations across ANZ. Their utilities arm had a senior lawyer resign leaving a gap in their team during what was a busy period, with particularly crucial issues at stake with broadband vendors. The client had a time critical need for senior legal resource that could hit the ground running and fill the time needed to recruit a full time resource.
As a new client of Pinsent Masons, the client had only just begun to form a relationship with the firm and we were keen to find a solution that was robust and seamless.
The Vario team took a detailed brief, which focused on the technical and behavioural qualities required to succeed in this assignment. A senior lawyer was presented by Vario. Having already been through the rigorous assessment process required to join Vario, this individual was quickly interviewed by the client and was immediately offered to start.
Their assignment was extended to a total of four and a half months with no further possibility of extension as the Vario had relocated overseas. At the end of it, the individual was asked to work on an ad hoc basis for the same team, working remotely from overseas. This further strengthened the relationship between the client and Pinsent Masons, ensuring it has remained beneficial to all since then. The client has subsequently made the permanent hire for the team. The Vario’s willingness to take ad hoc work assisted with a smooth handover of work and allowed the business time to induct the new resource properly into the team.
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