Professional Support Lawyer

England, Oxfordshire
£55000 - £85000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
09 Apr 2018
07 May 2018
Leon Firth
Practice area
Company and commercial
Full time
Contract type

This firm is one of the UK's leading national regional law practices turning over more than £70million last year and featuring in Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. This firm offers exposure to high quality work punching well above their weight and they are a leader in their field, home to over 170 Partners showing their willingness to promote from within. In terms of the areas of law they cover, they offer services to both the commercial and private clients across the entire legal spectrum.

The Firm:

This firm has a wide range of clients throughout the UK with many clients having strong international connections. They have over 150 partners and more than 800 members of staff in total. Their aim is to attract and retain the most talented people, and part of this is providing a great place to work. So, to support fairness and equality and to encourage a healthy work-life balance, they continually monitor and improve our benefits.
Due to growth, they have a vacancy for a Professional Support Lawyer to join a Corporate/Commercial team.

The Role:

This is an exciting and rare opportunity to become a key figure in the firm, you must have both Corporate & Commercial experience. The firm is open to hearing from people interested in some or all these responsibilities as there is some flexibility in the division of responsibilities between the existing and new PSLs.

  • Reviewing and updating the corporate team's precedent bank
  • Assisting the commercial team with establishing and maintaining a precedent bank
  • Ensuring lawyers are kept up to date on new legislation/cases/changes in practice, whether on an individual, team or group wide basis (eg via regular blog posts, live training sessions)
  • Engaging with external PSL groups
  • Helping to plan the corporate and commercial training calendars, including organising regular training for junior lawyers and liaising with internal speakers
  • Helping with the corporate trainee induction programme twice a year (including delivering a number of sessions)
  • Organising and delivering other training for the corporate and commercial groups as appropriate
  • On occasion, delivering training for clients
  • Liaising with other support teams e.g. Information and Library Services, the Innovation and Delivery team, and other PSLs across the firm and contributing to firm wide knowledge management initiatives
  • Handling queries from lawyers and undertaking research where appropriate
  • Identifying developments of general interest to clients, and producing client materials

The ideal candidate;

  • You will be an experienced Corporate & Commercial Lawyer / PSL with 3-10 years PQE
  • You will need a good general corporate background, to include experience in M&A work
  • You will need general commercial experience, in particular dealing with a variety of commercial contracts
  • You will need good drafting skills and excellent attention to detail
  • You will be approachable and able to engage with people at all levels
  • You will be highly self-motivated, enthusiastic and able to work on their own initiative and collaboratively
  • You will be able to work under pressure and time constraints
  • This role requires you to work under minimal supervision

This is an exciting opportunity for a Corporate Commercial Lawyer / PSL with 3 - 10 years PQE to join this firm during an exciting time in their office in Oxford, Oxfordshire.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.

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