Legal Research Analyst

Up to £60,000
03 May 2022
31 May 2022
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time

Leading US law firm is looking to grow their Legal Research team and is looking to hire a new Legal Research Analyst on an initial 12-month fixed term contract, salary to £60,000.


Responsibilities will include offering high quality research expertise for client work and business development efforts, deliver current awareness services, and assist in managing the firm’s print and online research resources, additionally this role will participate with project teams and ensure client service and satisfaction are attained in all areas of the position.


  • As part of a firmwide research team, provide research expertise to support the firm’s practice areas and business development efforts, including carrying out straight-forward legal and business research independently, dealing with requests for articles and company searches, producing bio sheets and company overview reports, and assisting with information gathering for strategic research related to markets, industries, and competitors.
  • Assist with creating current awareness tools, and curating newsletters and alerts for ongoing monitoring of legal developments, clients, industries, and events.
  • Demonstrate strong writing skills and the ability to distil and present research work product in a concise, professional manner.
  • Proactively assess research requests and ensure that research meets stated and anticipated needs, consulting with senior team-members when needed.
  • Ensure that library and research services are effectively promoted to attorneys and timekeepers.
  • Help to educate and advise attorneys, paralegals, and staff on sources and strategies for research, including delivering new joiner orientations and vacation scheme training, organizing training sessions, and assisting with preparation of training materials.
  • Provide assistance with print and online collection development, maintenance and administration, including book acquisitions, cataloguing, serials management and circulation, day-to-day maintenance of our London print collection, organizing database logins, and assisting with renewals, contract reviews, product evaluations, and other tasks as assigned.
  • Participate in projects that increase the value of library and research services to the Firm.
  • Develop project management skills and coordinate/lead small-scale projects.
  • Track and record billable and non-billable time spent providing research services to library clients according to the Firm’s library billing policy. Close time notes on a daily basis.
  • Client Service, Confidentiality, and Safety
  • Consistently promote and model the Firm's Client Service Principles in teamwork, work product, and personal interaction.
  • Ensure compliance with the Firm's Information Handling Policy, including safeguarding confidential and personal information, and reporting any suspected breach appropriately and immediately.
  • Adhere to the Firm's General Safety Practices and any unique safety practices for department and building.

Applicants should have be degree educated with a minimum of 2 years' relevant experience and have familiarity with key UK legal materials and databases including Practical Law UK, Westlaw UK, and Lexis Library UK, along with strong online search and retrieval skills.  Additionally excellent communication skills and the ability to build effective internal and external client relationships will be essential.


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