Business Development Manager – UK Law Firm – City – Agile Working

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  • Salary : £65,000 - £75,0000

A top UK Law Firm is looking to hire a  new Business Development Manager to manage their London Corporate and M&A practice groups to provide efficient, client focused professional BD support to Fee-Earners within the team. You will work with the partners on the creation of the practice area plan, the supporting marketing plans and budgets. The role will be working the hours 9.30am – 5.30pm, 3 days in the office, 2 from home with a salary of up to £75,000 is on offer plus fantastic benefits.


The Business Development Manager duties include;


  • Support the practice head in relation to practice area analysis;
  • Encourage associates to get involved in business development activities that support the practice area plan;
  • Lead on relevant cross-practice area initiatives that relate to the practice;
  • Work with partners and other fee earners to provide strong project management in the implementation of the plans;
  • Develop action plans for existing clients, targets and intermediaries;
  • Work with client partners responsible for clients on the firmwide key client programme;
  • Develop an understanding of the work of the group and its sub-practice areas;
  • Keep up-to-date on competitors and developments in the legal market that impact the practice
  • Support of the internal comms team ensure that the group’s messages and activities are appropriately communicated internally to facilitate cross-selling opportunities;
  • Ensure the practice is represented in firm wide business development activities, acting as the “eyes and ears” for cross selling and cross practice initiatives;
  • Work alongside the pitch executive to provide strategic support to our pitch activity including analysing the opportunity as well as carrying out pitch debriefs internally; and act as the business development lead on strategic firmwide campaigns.
  • Develop and deliver profile raising plans for the practice, sub-areas and individuals with the support of the marketing communications team;
  • Work alongside the knowledge lawyers, keep abreast of trends in the market in order to identify potential hot topics and ideas for content;
  • Work with the marketing communications team and the knowledge lawyers to implement marketing campaigns;
  • Work with the events on the delivery of client events;
  • Effectively leverage thought leadership produced by the fee earners, including working with fee earners to develop their LinkedIn profiles;
  • Assist partners and the PR manager on PR initiatives and press release;
  • Work with fee-earners on the development and production of all practice area materials, both on- and off-line, in line with the brand and tone of voice guidelines;
  • Oversee the preparation of directory and award submissions;
  • Oversee the production of eCommunications (using Vuture and Passle), helping partners to pull together targeted lists (using their CRM system InterAction), monitoring reader statistics and alerting partners to any
  • client feedback;
  • Proof read documents to ensure they are aligned to house style.



Candidates will be degree educated and have a minimum of 5 years business development and marketing experience within a law firm as well as using a recognised CRM. Additionally, candidates need to have excellent written, communication and organisational skills, in addition to advanced knowledge of Microsoft office.


To apply contact Neil Hagan today!