Law firms require an HR director overseeing HR teams, to ensure all the relevant HR services are competently delivered - resourcing, staff development, reward and benefits, and employee relations.
Work will focus on hiring lawyers and support staff, ensuring career development and retention, and meeting compliance requirements according to employment law.
There may be a focus on training or implementation and delivery of a partner performance review process. Law firms tend to hire HR generalists who are professionally confident and motivated, PC literate, and able to articulate HR issues well.
To work in legal HR you will ideally be educated to degree level and be CIPD qualified or equivalent.