Osborne Clarke Bristol, United Kingdom
Jan 03, 2018Full time
Job Title Knowledge Paralegal Department Knowledge & Development Job Location Bristol Role Paralegal Description We have an exciting opportunity for a Paralegal to provide high quality support to our Knowledge team. We are looking for somebody to join us on a full-time basis to support the Knowledge Lawyers in the Business Transactions (Corporate, Commercial, Financial Regulation, Payments, Funds), and Advisory (Tax, Incentives, Employment, Pensions, Competition) Groups. The Role The principal role of the Knowledge Paralegal is to support the Knowledge Lawyers in the implementation of their Knowledge Plans and assisting the Knowledge Lawyers: in the preparation of their weekly internal "Knowledge Update" publications; in the development and maintenance of legal precedents; in the organisation of their internal training and knowledge-sharing programmes; in the collection, storage, maintenance and sharing of internal and external legal and market know-how; in legal research; in maintaining and updating content on the Knowledge pages of the Firm's intranet in the organisation of their client knowledge activities (such as client seminars, client newsletters and updates) and with Brexit planning and other miscellaneous Knowledge projects. The Team This role primarily supports the Knowledge Lawyers in the Business Transactions and Advisory Groups and reports to the Head of Business Transactions Group Knowledge. This role will also support the Knowledge Systems Manager and the Head of Knowledge on occasional work and projects when required and will work with the Knowledge PAs and the other Knowledge Paralegal (who supports the remaining Knowledge Lawyers in the Firm). Technical Skills and Experience Successfully completed the LPC and a minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) for degree Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent IT skills, including across Word, Powerpoint and other relevant common enterprise tools. Ability to work to deadlines, to manage a busy workload and to report on progress; appropriate balance between confidence in own judgement and knowing when to refer decisions to lawyers and to Business Services professionals. Ability to research and analyse areas of law and regulation with appropriate supervision and to identify the key commercial issues for Osborne Clarke's clients and key practice points for our lawyers arising out of that analysis Behavioural Competencies Strong attention to accuracy and detail, and well-developed analytical skills. Team player and networker: able to quickly build relationships with a wide range of people. Keen and resourceful; pro-active and motivated self-starter with excellent organisational skills; flexible, pragmatic and problem-solving approach. Client-orientated approach – both internally and externally; ability to think laterally; appreciation of Knowledge Lawyer and fee earner needs and constraints; commercially aware. Enthusiasm for law and regulation generally within a client-focused professional services environment. Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits. For more information or to apply At Osborne Clarke LLP 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@example.com . To apply, please click on the link below.