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Osborne Clarke Bristol, UK
Jun 18, 2018
Full time
We are seeking to recruit a motivated and reliable paralegal to offer support to our commercial team in our Bristol office, initially on a 12 month fixed-term contract. Your workload will be very varied, reflecting the range of advice we provide to our interesting mix of clients and there is scope for autonomy and client contact for the right candidates. Categories of work that will be undertaken include: research concerning a range of legal and commercial topics for client advice keeping a watching brief on the status of new laws and the outcome of regulator investigations conducting reviews of commercial contracts and reporting on areas of risk assisting members of the team with presentations to be provided at client training events or industry conferences reporting to clients on the content of their template contracts (such as to assess GDPR compliance) carrying out due diligence into client's intellectual property portfolios Technical skills and experience You'll be an intelligent, articulate individual who has preferably successfully completed the Legal Practice Course with good academics (minimum 2:1 for degree). Previous experience working as a paralegal would be advantageous but not a pre-requisite. Most importantly, you need to be someone who is commercially-minded and able to put yourself in the shoes of the client. Behavioural competencies You will: Be accurate; Be organised; Be diligent; Be a team player; Be able to juggle a varied workload within quick turnaround times; and Be pro-active and have plenty of common sense. Team While predominantly assisting the Bristol Commercial team, you will be likely to support a range of different fee-earners in our Business Transactions Group across our UK offices. This will provide you with valuable experience of working for a range of our household name clients and experiencing the range of legal disciplines our teams focus on (such as M&A, venture capital, advertising and sponsorship, IT and IP licensing to name but a few). The successful candidate will be reporting to Fiona Sweeting (Legal Director), but also work closely with the partners in our Commercial team. Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits. For more information or to apply At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct applications - if you would like any further information about the role, or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Emily Webb in the Recruitment team on 0117 917 3072 or emily.webb@osborneclarke.com. At Osborne Clarke, we are known for our open and inclusive culture. We believe that by investing in the diversity and wellbeing of our people, we create an environment where everyone can thrive to be the best that they can be. This means recognising that our people have lives and commitments outside of work. We have invested in connected working for our people and, where possible, we will accommodate flexible working for all our roles.   
Osborne Clarke London, UK
Jun 15, 2018
Full time
"Osborne Clarke has a genuinely national and international practice."– Chambers & Partners We are looking for an Associate or Senior Associate to join our highly regarded Commercial Litigation team in London. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team who has enjoyed unprecedented growth over the last 5 years, both in terms of revenue but also having welcomed a number of exciting new additions to the group at Partnership level. This has also brought opportunities to act on high profile, complex cases and build relationships with exciting, well-known brand clients. You will be joining a successful team and firm with a collegiate and supportive culture, which makes it a rewarding place to work. We have also recently been rated as joint number one firm in the UK by Roll on Friday. The practice We have for many years worked on large international disputes and we work closely with our colleagues in our overseas offices, in particular our offices in Spain, Italy, Germany, Netherlands and the US. In the UK we work as one team across our London, Thames Valley & Bristol offices and get involved at all stages of a dispute, from the very early phases – to help resolve issues commercially – through to heavyweight and strategic litigation. As well as advising on all aspects of the commercial litigation process, our team also handles disputes in a number of specialist areas including asset tracing and recovery, banking and finance, competition, environmental, health and safety, international enforcement, media and defamation, pensions, technology and the internet, and shareholder disputes. We are also recognised specialists in disputes work for CIS clients and were one of the first London firms into this market in 2005. Over the last few years we have recruited partners with specialist expertise in a range of areas creating an ever-growing expert team: media/defamation, financial services disputes, product regulation, cross-border disputes, international arbitration as well as IP and insolvency specialists. We are prominent in disputes in our core sectors of Technology & Digital Business, Energy & Natural Resources; and Financial Services. This fantastic sector knowledge adds considerable value to our clients’ work. We have an 'A list' client base and are trusted to deal with significant disputes by many household names. Find more about our commercial litigation practice using this link: http://www.osborneclarke.com/services/disputes-resolution/commercial-litigation/ The team Led by Chambers rated Tom Ellis (Partner), the UK team is made up of over 50 lawyers in total. In London the team comprises 8 Partners, 4 Associate Directors, 4 Senior Associates, 4 Associates, 2 Trainee Solicitors and 1 Paralegal. Technical skills and experience Due to the technical nature of the practice, we are looking for evidence of a strong academic record and training ideally gained within a large regional or City Firm. As a guide, due to the nature of the work and the structure of the team, we are looking to appoint an Associate or Senior Associate, although we will consider candidates with more experience. Y our career development Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning career development programme. At each stage of your career this provides you with: clear expectations of your role and what it takes to progress; • high quality clients and work, with early responsibility and client exposure; • thorough assessment and individual feedback from a range of experienced colleagues; • robust technical training with early skills based development, increasingly tailored to you; and • reward for your contribution, progression and potential, rather than PQE or tenure. Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits. For more information or to apply At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct applications - if you would like any further information about the role, or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Emily Webb in the Recruitment team on 0117 917 3072 or email emily.webb@osborneclarke.com. NO AGENCIES PLEASE. At Osborne Clarke, we are known for our open and inclusive culture. We believe that by investing in the diversity and wellbeing of our people, we create an environment where everyone can thrive to be the best that they can be. This means recognising that our people have lives and commitments outside of work. We have invested in connected working for our people and, where possible, we will accommodate flexible working for all our roles.   
Osborne Clarke Bristol, UK
Jun 14, 2018
Full time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Solutions Manager to join our Solutions team in Bristol. This opportunity is available on a fixed-term basis for an initial period 6 months. Osborne Clarke is a leading International Legal Practice looking after a wide range of commercial clients such as Barclays, Facebook, Siemens and Vodafone. We are renowned for our unstuffy and supportive culture, encouraging all our people to make the most of their talent in a fast growing and exciting environment. Our focussed strategy and open culture has been recognised by Roll on Friday following the award of being jointly named their 2018 'Firm of the Year'. Team Overview: Osborne Clarke's Solutions team play a crucial role in helping clients explore exactly how they would like legal and related services to be delivered to maximise the value to their business. The team is overtly focussed on the client first, and on developing new products and services to deliver existing services better, and to deliver entirely new services to meet growing client needs. Our Solutions programme has two key goals. First, to make sure we’re responding to client demands for greater value, efficiency & certainty from their lawyers, whilst maintaining the highest quality. Secondly, in helping us bring innovative ideas to the delivery of our current, and new, services. By talking to clients, using collaborative technology, and developing legal project management tools, we believe that we can continue to improve the value, efficiency and predictability of our services. The programme has already delivered solutions to a number of clients, with hundreds of matters now being instructed, run and managed online. The team is now working on many more opportunities to design and implement new delivery and technology tools, and also help clients’ own process improvements. The team also is heavily involved in ensuring that our lawyers have the products and resources needed to provide the best possible service to our clients. The team is headed by a partner who is focussed full-time on developing and delivering new products and services. As the demands on the team grow, we have a need for more dedicated, legally experienced, resource to work with the team, other OC lawyers and clients, in producing and managing our growing portfolio of new products, services and solutions. What you'll do Reporting to the Head of the team, the Solutions Manager will help lead links with ‘technology-based’ solutions, including HighQ, Contract Express and others as the application estate expands. You will be required to analyse legal processes and client requirements in order to identify opportunities for improved delivery. You will have pro-active, front-line conversations with internal and external stakeholders to build excellent working relationship and help identify these opportunities. In order to be successful in the role, you will also need to assemble and manage project teams through development and delivery of firm-wide solutions, whilst keeping actions in-line with their strategy and priorities. What we're looking for You will have previous experience working as a lawyer - either in private practice or in-house. Within these roles, you will have had experience of providing innovation and transformation in legal service delivery. Also required: Knowledge and experience of working with HighQ and its “Collaborate” software is preferred but is not essential. Experience of implementing legal technology solutions to improve legal service delivery is desirable. Excellent client/stakeholder communication and relationship management. Good understanding of legal technology and how it can be applied to our clients, the firm and our work. Ability to work effectively with and influence a range of team members and senior stakeholders from across the firm and our clients. A passion for finding new ways of working and a desire to embrace change. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience presenting to internal and external stakeholders of a variety of levels. Strong leadership skills, as well as being a positive team player and collaborative. Applications To submit your application, please click on the link provided. Should you have any queries about the role, please contact Emily Webb or Geoff Mead in the Recruitment team. At Osborne Clarke, we are known for our open and inclusive culture. We believe that by investing in the diversity and wellbeing of our people, we create an environment where everyone can thrive to be the best that they can be. This means recognising that our people have lives and commitments outside of work. We have invested in connected working for our people and, where possible, we will accommodate flexible working for all our roles.  
Osborne Clarke Bristol, UK
Jun 14, 2018
Full time
We are recognised as one of the UK's most forward-thinking law firms. Our success is down to excellence in our approach to our clients, our people and our business. We have a confident and coherent strategy that has been rewarded by topping the Roll on Friday 'Firm of the Year' poll for Management, Culture and Openness. We have a growing international reach, particularly in Europe but also across Asia and the US, and we are the largest member of the Osborne Clarke International organisation. We have a clear strategy for the next five years - our 2020 vision - preparing the firm for a sustainable future. The role and the opportunity OC's Solutions team play a crucial role in helping clients explore exactly how they would like legal and related services to be delivered to maximise the value to their businesses. The team is overtly focussed on the client first, and on developing new products and services to deliver existing services better, and to deliver entirely new services to meet growing client needs. Our Solutions programme has two key goals. First, to make sure we’re responding to client demands for greater value, efficiency & certainty from their lawyers, whilst maintaining the highest quality. Secondly in helping us bring innovative ideas to the delivery of our current, and new, services. By talking to clients, using collaborative technology, and developing legal project management tools, we believe that we can continue to improve the value, efficiency and predictability of our services. The programme has already delivered solutions to a number of clients, with hundreds of matters now being instructed, run and managed online. The team is now working on many more opportunities to design and implement new delivery and technology tools, and also help clients’ own process improvements. The team also is heavily involved in ensuring that our lawyers have the products and resources needed to provide the best possible service to our clients. We have an exciting opportunity for a Solutions Assistant to support the Head of the team in delivering Solutions projects to clients across the business.   The team is headed by a partner who is focussed full time on developing and delivering these new products and services.   As the demands on the team grow, we have a need for more dedicated, legally experienced, resource to work with the team, other OC lawyers and clients, in producing and managing our growing portfolio of new products, services and solutions. Location and Hours of Work Although based in our Bristol office, the role would be likely to involve regular travel between the offices in Reading and London, and occasionally to client locations. Due to the nature and size of the role, we are ideally looking for someone to join on a full-time basis, but are willing to consider applicants looking to work on a more flexible basis. Key responsibilities With the appropriate training and guidance required, your key responsibilities will be: Assisting the Head of Solutions at each stage of the development of new products and services, and the delivery to clients of new solutions. Assisting in configuring Collaborate sites, including document automation, alert coding and data visualisation. Assisting with the assessment and deployment of new software solutions. Interacting with clients regarding project design and delivery. Ensuring consistency and appropriate use of processes and programmes used by the team. Organising alterations and upgrades to systems swiftly where needed. Assisting in analysing data captured by various solutions. Ensuring a full suite of records is kept in relation to each live solution to be used by the team for future instances. Liaising with the Osborne Clarke Legal & Compliance and IT teams as needed in relation to the terms of new products and services, and the evaluation of new products, and on the creation of support processes for the systems that the Solutions team put in place.  The candidate Strong oral and written communication skills. A technological aptitude and interest in the growing world of Legal Technology. Client-orientated approach – both internally and externally; commercially aware. Enthusiastic and resourceful; pro-active and motivated self-starter with excellent organisational skills; flexible, pragmatic and problem-solving approach. Experience of using HighQ's Collaborate software would be an advantage. Experience of software coding is preferred but is not essential.   Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits. At Osborne Clarke, we are known for our open and inclusive culture. We believe that by investing in the diversity and wellbeing of our people, we create an environment where everyone can thrive to be the best that they can be. This means recognising that our people have lives and commitments outside of work. We have invested in connected working for our people and, where possible, we will accommodate flexible working for all our roles.  
Osborne Clarke Bristol, UK
Jun 13, 2018
Full time
We have an exciting opportunity for an IT ServiceDesk Engineer to join our Bristol IT team on a full-time, permanent basis. Osborne Clarke is a leading International Legal Practice looking after a wide range of commercial clients such as Barclays, Facebook, Siemens and Vodafone. We are renowned for our unstuffy and supportive culture, encouraging all our people to make the most of their talent in a fast growing and exciting environment. Our focussed strategy and open culture has been rewarded by winning two prestigious 'Law Firm of the Year' awards in 2015, as well as topping the Roll on Friday 'Firm of the Year' poll for Openness and Management Culture. Our IT team provide the firm with the tools it needs to deliver great legal services to our clients efficiently and effectively. The team supports the wider firm in a professional manner whilst enjoying themselves along the way.  What you'll do Reporting into the IT ServiceDesk Manager, you will be responsible for resolving computer software and hardware issues for OC employees. Specific responsibilities will include: Provide telephone, email and remote access support to users of IT systems across multiple international sites within established and strict SLA's & KPI's. Maintain timely and quality Incident closure, aiming for first-time fixes where possible and escalation to next level where required. Ensure client satisfaction with timely communications and updates. Ensure full and correct information is collected and entered into incident record. Ensure that IT solutions are relevant to the business need and developed to meet end user requirements Help with the dissemination of skills and knowledge throughout the Technology Services team and actively collaborate with other members of the IT team to distribute workload effectively Create and maintain knowledge documentation for implemented resolutions Understand and adopt the principles of acting as a professional service provider to ensure a consistent standard of support to customers, which will be measured through feedback Contribute to the continuous review and improvement of IT Services team processes Keep up with advances in technology, new software and hardware in order to serve as an advisor to clients and other employees Ensure all asset details are maintained in the asset database Monitor Incidents to identify frequently arising issues and assist in the delivery of user coaching to resolve these Manage own workload and incident queue whilst monitoring the main ServiceDesk queue for new incidents and requests, ensuring all calls are kept up to date What we're looking for The successful candidate will have Technical support experience gained in a Microsoft environment, with a high level of problem solving; including Windows 7/10, Active Directory, Microsoft Office suite and Microsoft Exchange 2010. You will have a strong customer service ethic and demonstrable customer service skills, as well as being committed to delivering an exceptional standard of service. Also required: Essential to have experience using workflows and helpdesk business service tools, including incident / case management systems Knowledge of ITIL best practice would be favourable. ITIL certification preferred but not essential Experience of working within a professional services environment would be desirable Experience of supporting legal applications desirable Avaya Aura Telephony System, Document Management Systems, digital dictation and integrated products such as Kaspersky, Rightfax, Interaction, Ecopy and Mimecast. Mobile device support including troubleshooting and administration of BYOD solutions and iPhones Experience of Remote Access/flexible working support Knowledge of printer/scanning technologies and support Strong team player committed to assisting colleagues wherever necessary to maximise the effectiveness of the entire IT department Able to work autonomously and to schedule own resource appropriately Understanding of the implications of failing to provide outstanding service, especially in a Law Firm Should be able to demonstrate good problem solving technique using a sound logical approach, and ability to research using all means available Focussed on and able to work to or exceed agreed Service Levels Willing and able to be flexible in working practices Creative thinker skilled at solving problems for users Hours of work are 35 hours on a rota system from Monday to Friday between 7.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. with one hour for lunch. Applications To submit your application, please click on the link below. At Osborne Clarke, we are known for our open and inclusive culture. We believe that by investing in the diversity and wellbeing of our people, we create an environment where everyone can thrive to be the best that they can be. This means recognising that our people have lives and commitments outside of work. We have invested in connected working for our people and, where possible, we will accommodate flexible working for all our roles.  
Osborne Clarke Thames Valley Park Dr, Earley, Reading RG6 1PT, UK
Jun 12, 2018
Full time
The role We are seeking to recruit two motivated and reliable paralegals to offer support to our corporate and commercial teams in our Thames Valley office, initially on a 12 month fixed-term contract. Your workload will be very varied, reflecting the range of advice we provide to our interesting mix of clients and there is scope for autonomy and client contact for the right candidates. You will be working with teams of lawyers who are well-recognised within the Thames Valley area and nationally for their advice to clients operating in sectors including automotive, digital platforms, advertising and venture capital. Categories of work that will be undertaken include: For our commercial team: research concerning a range of legal and commercial topics for client advice keeping a watching brief on the status of new laws and the outcome of regulator investigations conducting reviews of commercial contracts and reporting on areas of risk assisting members of the team with presentations to be provided at client training events or industry conferences reporting to clients on the content of their template contracts (such as to assess GDPR compliance) carrying out due diligence into client's intellectual property portfolios For our corporate team: preparation of board minutes and Companies House forms co-ordinating specialists' input into disclosure letters/bundles carrying out due diligence in relation to corporate transactions managing data rooms (both physical and virtual) sense checking and proof reading specialist reports preparation of deal manuals and transaction bibles Technical skills and experience You'll be an intelligent, articulate individual who has preferably successfully completed the Legal Practice Course with good academics (minimum 2:1 for degree). Previous experience working as a paralegal would be advantageous but not a pre-requisite. Most importantly, you need to be someone who is commercially-minded and able to put yourself in the shoes of the client. Behavioural competencies You will: Be accurate; Be organised; Be diligent; Be a team player; Be able to juggle a varied workload within quick turnaround times; and Be pro-active and have plenty of common sense. Team While predominantly assisting the Thames Valley Commercial and Corporate teams, you will be likely to support a range of different fee-earners in those departments across our UK offices. This will provide you with valuable experience of working for a range of our household name clients and experiencing the range of legal disciplines our teams focus on (such as M&A, venture capital, advertising and sponsorship, IT and IP licensing to name but a few). The successful candidate will be reporting to Anna Williams who heads the Thames Valley Commercial team with regards to work for the commercial team, and to Sara Valentine who heads the Thames Valley Corporate team with regards to work for the corporate team. Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits. For more information or to apply At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct applications - if you would like any further information about the role, or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Emily Webb in the Recruitment team on 0117 917 3072 or emily.webb@osborneclarke.com.    At Osborne Clarke, we are known for our open and inclusive culture. We believe that by investing in the diversity and wellbeing of our people, we create an environment where everyone can thrive to be the best that they can be. This means recognising that our people have lives and commitments outside of work. We have invested in connected working for our people and, where possible, we will accommodate flexible working for all our roles.  
Osborne Clarke London, UK
May 31, 2018
Full time
"Osborne Clarke has a genuinely national and international practice."– Chambers & Partners We are looking for an Associate or Senior Associate to join our highly regarded Commercial Litigation team in London. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team who has enjoyed unprecedented growth over the last 5 years, both in terms of revenue but also having welcomed a number of exciting new additions to the group at Partnership level. This has also brought opportunities to act on high profile, complex cases and build relationships with exciting, well-known brand clients. You will be joining a successful team and firm with a collegiate and supportive culture, which makes it a rewarding place to work. We have also recently been rated as joint number one firm in the UK by Roll on Friday. The practice We have for many years worked on large international disputes and we work closely with our colleagues in our overseas offices, in particular our offices in Spain, Italy, Germany, Netherlands and the US. In the UK we work as one team across our London, Thames Valley & Bristol offices and get involved at all stages of a dispute, from the very early phases – to help resolve issues commercially – through to heavyweight and strategic litigation. As well as advising on all aspects of the commercial litigation process, our team also handles disputes in a number of specialist areas including asset tracing and recovery, banking and finance, competition, environmental, health and safety, international enforcement, media and defamation, pensions, technology and the internet, and shareholder disputes. We are also recognised specialists in disputes work for CIS clients and were one of the first London firms into this market in 2005. Over the last few years we have recruited partners with specialist expertise in a range of areas creating an ever-growing expert team: media/defamation, financial services disputes, product regulation, cross-border disputes, international arbitration as well as IP and insolvency specialists. We are prominent in disputes in our core sectors of Technology & Digital Business, Energy & Natural Resources; and Financial Services. This fantastic sector knowledge adds considerable value to our clients’ work. We have an 'A list' client base and are trusted to deal with significant disputes by many household names. Find more about our commercial litigation practice using this link: http://www.osborneclarke.com/services/disputes-resolution/commercial-litigation/ The team Led by Chambers rated Tom Ellis (Partner), the UK team is made up of over 50 lawyers in total. In London the team comprises 8 Partners, 4 Associate Directors, 4 Senior Associates, 4 Associates, 2 Trainee Solicitors and 1 Paralegal. Technical skills and experience Due to the technical nature of the practice, we are looking for evidence of a strong academic record and training ideally gained within a large regional or City Firm. As a guide, due to the nature of the work and the structure of the team, we are looking to appoint an Associate or Senior Associate, although we will consider candidates with more experience. Your career development Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning career development programme. At each stage of your career this provides you with: clear expectations of your role and what it takes to progress; • high quality clients and work, with early responsibility and client exposure; • thorough assessment and individual feedback from a range of experienced colleagues; • robust technical training with early skills based development, increasingly tailored to you; and • reward for your contribution, progression and potential, rather than PQE or tenure. Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits. For more information or to apply At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct applications - if you would like any further information about the role, or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Emily Webb in the Recruitment team on 0117 917 3072 or email emily.webb@osborneclarke.com. At Osborne Clarke, we are known for our open and inclusive culture. We believe that by investing in the diversity and wellbeing of our people, we create an environment where everyone can thrive to be the best that they can be. This means recognising that our people have lives and commitments outside of work. We have invested in connected working for our people and, where possible, we will accommodate flexible working for all our roles.   

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