Professional Support Lawyer, Birmingham, Exeter, London Manchester or Nottingham

Professional Support Lawyer - United Kingdom, United Kingdom

Ref: 153Monday 20 September 2021

Hot off the press! A national law firm requires a Professional Support Lawyer to assist lawyers by providing an information resource on matters of academic and practical law including legislative and case law updates, providing advice on time and to a high standard of technical competence in a broad range of employment law matters. Contribute to the team’s precedent base in line with house style requirements and work closely with other PDLs across the firm on knowledge management projects. The successful candidate is likely to be a qualified lawyer with some post qualification experience, or an existing PDL, and to have a good understanding and working knowledge of the full range of employment law matters.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Undertake pro-active research of changes in the law, enabling teams to report on developments to clients and supporting the improvement of the team profile in the media and with potential clients.
  • Promote learning and development in the law through presentations and on-line materials.
  • Present and organise training programmes on employment law topics aimed principally at solicitors and trainee solicitors and HR professionals.
  • Provide regular support on professional development and related marketing opportunities, identifying areas of interest and potential growth within the practice, and ensuring that quality training support is in place to respond to such issues.

To be considered for this role you will need the following skills and experience:

  • Excellent legal drafting skills: able to provide clear, concise, and commercially relevant information.
  • Good IT/keyboard skills, at ease with digital dictation, data-rooms, and case management systems.
  • Familiar with on-line and library research facilities.
  • Keen to maintain personal development and take advantage of training opportunities.
  • Able to demonstrate that you can manage multiple tasks and projects.
  • Have an inquisitive mindset and an interest in constantly updating and developing your professional and technical skills.
  • Able to present to and communicate effectively with people at all levels in the firm.
  • Good project management and organisational skills.
  • Prepared to seek out knowledge on new legislative and regulatory issues.

Flexible working is offered, and this role can be located in Birmingham, Exeter, London, Manchester, or Nottingham.