Professional Support Lawyer - Corporate

Professional Support Lawyer - West Midlands, United Kingdom

Ref: 215Thursday 25 November 2021

Competitive salary

Fabulous opportunity to join an expanding law regional law firm with a strong culture as they invest in a growing knowledge team. This role will take a lead on knowledge management for the corporate practice and can be based in Birmingham, Nottingham or London.

Are you an experienced Professional Support Lawyer, used to operating at a senior level, or an experienced Solicitor looking for a new career move? Do you have a passion for adding real value through the generation and transfer of knowledge.

The role will sit within a newly formed Knowledge Management team where you will work closely with stakeholders across the Corporate team to establish an effective knowledge-sharing culture.

Key responsibilities

· working closely with lawyer teams to develop, draft and maintain standard forms, precedents and practice notes

· undertaking complex legal research to provide support on client matters and business development activities and track enquiries to identify knowhow and training needs · working proactively with lawyer teams and Business Development (BD) to raise the profile of the Corporate team and cement client relationships by identifying opportunities, drafting briefing notes, legal insights and thought leadership content for external and internal consumption

· assisting BD in the preparation of pitches and tenders by researching and writing content to enable the team to exploit business opportunities

· working with the Learning and Development team to manage the team's knowledge training programme, drafting and delivering content for client and lawyer training sessions and events

· helping to review and develop business processes to improve efficiencies within the Corporate team and their ability to service clients efficiently and in a cost-effective manner

· working with the central Knowledge team to proactively capture and disseminate know how to demonstrate best practice and supporting other business units as necessary

· maintaining a working knowledge of appropriate legal-tech tools and their potential application and leading on their implementation where relevant

Skills and experience:

· previous experience in a Professional Support Lawyer role operating at a senior level or a fee earner

· broad experience of corporate and company law with in-depth knowledge of the Companies Act 2006 and corporate transactions

· the ability to digest, analyse and succinctly communicate complex issues with clarity to both internal and external clients

· commercial awareness and enthusiasm about business development

· first class drafting and communication skills

· experience developing and delivering client and / or in-house training

· competency with online legal resources, Microsoft Word and other relevant software products (e.g. Microsoft PowerPoint & Excel, document management systems and databases). Key competencies you will need:

· a strong interest in the law and the use of technology to aid effective knowledge sharing

· the ability to respond promptly to requests for work including research, expertise, training materials and other information

· to be highly organised, with sound judgment and attention to detail

· to be self-initiating and take a pro-active approach towards projects; seek direction and advice as needed but also prepared to take ownership and progress tasks independently

· the ability to communicate effectively and clearly in a multi-cultural environment