Professional Support Lawyer

England, London
01 Apr 2021
29 Apr 2021
Kate Gallagher
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client, a leading international firm has an exciting brand-new opportunity for a Professional Support Lawyer to join their expanding London office. This role would suit someone who is either currently working as a Professional Support Lawyer for a UK, US or international based firm or a mid/senior level Associate who is looking for a change.

The role will incorporate knowledge related matters, team development and training sessions supporting both Partners and Associates across Competition and Commercial Litigation.

Key responsibilities will include.

Answering legal queries from fee earners.Supervising/drafting/collaborating with fee earners on articles, the London team's contributions to the firm's perspectives blog, chapters in textbooks and other external materials including client alerts.Assisting our knowledge management committee to identify appropriate publications for articles and ensure our record of external publications is kept up to date. Helping to oversee our learning & development programme including attending and delivering training sessions, supporting fee earners delivering sessions and sourcing external speakers (the programme includes both technical/black letter law sessions and developing soft skills such as presentation, time management and networking).Contributing to internal working groups preparing submissions/feedback to proposed legal developments (e., proposed costs reforms, changes to rules on witness evidence in civil proceedings). Monitoring legal/market developments and alerting fee earners to relevant developments.Migrating existing knowhow/precedent materials to our new office intranet platform and ensuring materials are checked for accuracy and updated as necessary. Preparing new precedents (e., disclosure applications, types of retainer agreements).Ensuring the limitation/key deadlines calendar is monitored and kept up to date.Taking primary responsibility for submissions to the legal directories.Additional responsibilities as the parameters of the role develops.

To be considered for this Professional Support Lawyer role you will need:

To have a minimum of 3 - 6 PQE, ideally with a background in commercial litigation. Some experience of competition would be helpful as this will form part of the role. To be confident delivering in depth training sessions to Partners and Associates.

If you feel you meet the above criteria, then please contact Ryder Reid for immediate consideration.

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