Deliver excellent client service and manage and deliver discrete pieces of legal work.
Make an effective contribution to the firm’s work by aiming to meet and exceed target hours.
Build a solid foundation of commercial and legal expertise within a chosen area of law and strengthen relationships with clients, frequently acting as a direct point of contact.
Be responsible for some management and delegation of work to and support of junior colleagues.
Manage work to support optimal utilisation; assist senior lawyers as required, acting as lead lawyer, where appropriate;
delegate and provide feedback to juniors and communicate progress on tasks to supervisor and team members, consulting and offering solutions on difficult technical client issues;
and manage the billing process as appropriate.
Manage, develop and strengthen client relationships through anticipating client needs and expectations; and provide prompt responses and updates on progress.
Support the firm and others - establish effective relationships with individuals and groups, across the global network;
uphold the firm’s values; contribute to the firm’s initiatives (eg corporate social responsibility and diversity and inclusion activities);
mentor and support juniors; raise profile by being involved with external bodies and supporting and attending marketing / industry events;
and assist with internal training and preparation of legal precedents.
Comply with risk requirements, firm policies and all relevant professional responsibilities and legislation and contribute to billing, engagement and client acceptance processes.
Skills, experience and qualifications
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
We would expect the successful candidate to have had between two and four years of post-qualified experience in this area but we are open to candidates with more or less experience.
Academic excellence is essential for all positions within Herbert Smith Freehills. We would always expect at least a 2 : 1 degree (or equivalent) and solicitors' examinations to have been passed first time.
All applications should include full academic details including grades, subjects and transcripts where appropriate.
Candidates will need to be bright self-starters looking for a challenge. All candidates will be expected to display excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate with individuals at all levels.
Group / Team
Competition, Regulation and Trade