Corporate PSL

BCL Legal
England, West Midlands, Birmingham
£62000 - £70000 per annum
18 Mar 2021
15 Apr 2021
Angharad Warren
PQE Level
10+, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

Corporate Professional Support Lawyer - 5+ PQE - international firm - Birmingham

Corporate Professional Support Lawyer (PSL) required for the Birmingham office of leading international firm. An exciting opportunity for an existing PSL or otherwise a corporate lawyer with a minimum of five years' fee earning experience, looking to move into a PSL role. Highly competitive salary and agile working policy, part-time applicants also welcome to apply.

This is a rare opportunity to move into a professional support role in Birmingham. There are an increasing number of qualified senior lawyers opting to take this career path, particularly since the remit of PSL roles has evolved to become increasingly multi-faceted and strategic.

The obvious benefit is the lifestyle piece; the hours are more predictable than fee-earning, as the work is less client-led. There is also no requirement to time record or work to fee earning or hours based targets. If you are someone who enjoys research and black letter law then this would offer the opportunity to enjoy the analysis of law without the pressure of client demands. It is also well suited to anyone who enjoys mentoring fee earners and business development.

The Role:
The successful Corporate PSL will:
· Support a large corporate team alongside another dedicated corporate PSL.
· Handle enquiries from teams and manage on-going team training and development.
· Manage the precedent bank.
· Facilitate the automation of corporate content where appropriate, and drive adoption and use of automated content to improve fee earner productivity.
· Participate in the development and introduction of knowledge tools to the corporate practice.
· Ensure fee earners are kept up to date on new legislation, case law and commercial developments.
· Undertake legal research.
· Prepare training seminar notes and slides for clients, on behalf of partners but also, where appropriate, delivering such sessions yourself.
· Write articles on suitable topics for publication.
· Keep the group Knowledge Centre intranet pages up to date.
· Manage discrete areas of client transactions as and when received.

About You:
The successful Corporate PSL will:
· Be a corporate lawyer with significant transactional experience and a minimum of five years' PQE.
· Be commercially focused able to think strategically.
· Enjoy legal research and black letter law.
· Have excellent technical skills.
· Enjoy training, mentoring and business development.
· Possess excellent interpersonal skills and good people management ability.

The successful candidate will be rewarded with:
· A highly competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package.
· The opportunity to work in a friendly, close-knit, dynamic and focused PSL team.
· Flexible working options - part-time applicants will also be considered.

Apply Now!
Or for a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact Angharad Warren at BCL Legal.