Brexit Knowledge Paralegal

  • Osborne Clarke
  • Bristol, UK
  • Jun 26, 2018
Full time Knowledge Management

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Paralegal to provide high quality support to our Knowledge Team. This is a new role, supporting the Knowledge Team in understanding, monitoring and preparing for the impact of Brexit across Osborne Clarke's Service Lines and Sectors.

This is a five day a week role, on an initial 12 month fixed-term contract basis, working out of either our Bristol or London office.

The role

The principal role of the Brexit Knowledge Paralegal will be to support our team of Knowledge Lawyers by:

  • carrying out research in relation to Brexit issues that affect Osborne Clarke's Service Lines and Sectors;
  • monitoring Brexit-related legislative and regulatory developments;
  • collating, storing and maintaining internal Brexit knowledge resources;
  • producing content on and maintaining Brexit pages on the Firm's intranet;
  • assisting with external publications, social media and other client-facing Brexit materials;
  • supporting the Client Knowledge Lawyer with other Client Knowledge publications;
  • supporting Osborne Clarke offices outside the UK on Brexit knowledge sharing and training; and
  • assisting with the preparation of internal and client-facing Brexit training.

The team

This role will be report to our Client Knowledge Lawyer and will support the Head of Knowledge day-to-day, and also Knowledge Lawyers across the firm. The role will also involve working with other Knowledge Paralegals and PAs.

Technical skills and experience

  • Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) degree and successful completion of the LPC.
  • Successful completion of either a law degree or GDL is essential.
  • Knowledge of the EU legal framework would be an advantage.
  • Excellent oral and (particularly) written communication skills, given the need to be able to produce client-friendly external publications. Previous experience writing publications an advantage.
  • Excellent IT skills, including across Word, Powerpoint and other relevant common enterprise tools, and an aptitude for working with new technology solutions.
  • Engagement with social media and other digital channels as a method of gathering and sharing knowledge on legal and business issues.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and manage a busy workload.
  • Ability to research and analyse areas of law and regulation and to identify the key commercial issues for Osborne Clarke's clients and key practice points for our lawyers.
  • Experience of legal research, both at UK and EU level, and familiarity with UK and EU law, legislative processes and regulators an advantage.
  • Must have a good awareness and understanding of the key issues and current state of play in Brexit.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Strong attention to accuracy and detail, and well-developed analytical skills. Previous experience proofreading for external publications an advantage.
  • Team player and networker: able to quickly build relationships with a wide range of people.
  • Keen and resourceful; proactive and motivated self-starter with excellent organisational skills; ability to think laterally and creatively, and to show initiative.
  • Client-orientated approach; appreciation of Knowledge Lawyer and fee earner needs and constraints; commercially aware.
  • Enthusiasm for law and regulation with a commercial focus.
  • Interest in and understanding of wider international and political issues.

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 emily.webb@osborneclarke.com.

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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.