PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT LAWYER

Job Description

Salary: Competitive

My client is a leading and award-winning Top 40 Law Firm with offices throughout the UK is seeking a Professional Support Lawyer, to join the team. You will provide professional market affairs and legal support to a dedicated Segment [Insurance / Health / Public Bodies] within the business. Ideally based in Liverpool, however all other UK locations will be considered for this role such as Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle, Spinningfields, London Hallmark, Leicester, Glasgow. As a Professional Support Lawyer, you will be accountable to the Business Change, Knowledge & Market Affairs Director and your relevant Segment Head for: * Proactively seeking ways to help our lawyers raise external profile / promote our expertise and playing a significant role in the promotion and recognition of our legal services / expertise externally. * Proactively searching for ‘what’s soon’ (i.e. present day to next 12 months), ‘what’s next’ (i.e. beyond the next 12 months to 3 years) and awareness raising in its broadest sense. * Identifying and writing articles and thought leadership reports on any pertinent changes / market awareness. * Co-ordinating and drafting responses to consultations, establishing, maintaining and developing membership and support for appropriate professional bodies, organisations and focus groups. * Establishing, maintaining and developing a network of contacts in the market affairs / knowledge / legal professional support community. * Providing training and guidance in relation to all new legal and regulatory developments affecting your dedicated Segment and providing training and guidance in relation to market awareness, internally and externally. Establishing, maintaining and delivering the following: Segment based annual legal and market awareness training plans Segment based ‘new starter’ legal and market awareness inductions * Working collaboratively with Data Services, Product & Innovation, New Business and Marketing to ensure that we capture the right data to allow us to manage & report on trends. * Bringing use case ideas to Product & Innovation and Business Change – e.g. how new technology / tools may be harnessed / leveraged for benefit for our clients. * Fostering close relationships with key personnel and stakeholders. * Providing professional legal and market support, technical advice, legal and market research. * Maintaining, developing and continually enhancing the firm’s Knowledge content on Nimbus * Writing and editing guidance notes, checklists and providing practical advice to the lawyers within your Segment. * Working with the other PSLs, SHs, SLs, HSDs, TMs and other key stakeholders as well as the Head of Library, Research & Resources, to ensure that your Segment has the right library resources available to meet their information needs and help to monitor and review usage. * Supporting on a wide range of projects as and when required. Key Duties and Responsibilities The following skills and competencies are associated with successful completion of the role. They are not necessarily prerequisites for appointment, but we will support the role holders to develop in these areas * Degree qualified or equivalent experience * UK qualified lawyer and/or Segment specialist with a good academic background * A minimum of five years’ experience within private practice or your Segment * Prior experience in delivering market affairs / knowledge management content to lawyers is advantageous, but not essential * Comprehensive current legal and market knowledge, understanding of the legal community and market, with extensive experience of your dedicated Segment * Proven ability to write about, present and train others in relation to legal / market developments, including case law, legislation and procedural changes * A solid understanding of process/continuous improvement methodology or a willingness to learn and embrace and excellent communication and influencing skills * A high level of interpersonal skills, able to work collaboratively with a range of people to deliver results * Be willing and able to travel to other offices as and when required Benefits including. 28 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rated for part time) Hybrid working including provision of home office equipment* Plus many more benefits If this role is of interest and you have the relevant PQ Experience, then do please forward your CV to Julie O’Leary and call to discuss further

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