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Part-time Corporate Professional Support Lawyer at International law firm, to £100k pro rata

  • Job Type :

    Permanent

    Part-Time

  • Salary : Up to £100k Pro Rata

Our fantastic international law firm client based in wonderful offices in the City are currently looking for a Professional Support Lawyer to join their corporate department on a part time basis. The Corporate PSL will work with the existing KM team to expand and promote the KM function within the corporate practice and the wider firm to create an environment where knowledge can be easily shared. The key responsibilities are responsibility for preparing regular internal bulletins and proactively alerting fee earners to key changes in the law and practice affecting their work.  Chairing work group meetings and providing updates on current topics/significant changes in the law of relevance to the group, taking responsibility for the collection, dissemination and management of the Corporate team’s knowhow and ensuring that it is readily accessible to global fee earners on the firm’s knowledge base on the intranet (see below), maintenance of knowledge database: Analysis of material, profiling/indexing documents for inclusion in databases, reviewing material for currency and promoting the tools to end-users, drafting, developing and maintaining necessary templates, checklists, practice notes and toolkits.  Reviewing drafts prepared by others.  Ensuring that the group has easy access to the necessary templates, etc. for use in client work, performing a key role in the management of our on-line knowhow offering: updating, expanding and maintaining the group’s information and knowhow material available on the firm’s intranet site, technical legal queries: Dealing with technical legal queries from fee earners within the group and the firm.  Acting as a sounding board for complex legal, tactical and strategic queries.  Advising fee earners on the appropriate use of knowhow resources, training and development: Working closely with the Learning & Development Department and wider KM team, designing, organising and (where appropriate) delivering the group’s internal technical training programmes for lawyers across all levels, supporting marketing and business development: Working closely with the lawyers in the group and the Marketing & BD Department: horizon scanning and identifying topics which can be used to showcase the group’s expertise.  Preparing articles and content for published client briefings, bulletins, newsletters and information on the website, client-facing knowhow: Supporting the firm’s client relationships by preparing and delivering knowhow and training to clients.  Designing client training programmes, preparing materials for and speaking at internal and external seminars/conferences and assisting with other knowhow based client services, reviewing new tools and resources, working with the Library and IT to ensure that the fee earners have access to the best tools/resources for their practice.  Applicants must have a minimum of 7 Years PQE experience and must have worked within a Corporate Practice area previously.