Competition Associate
Herbert Smith Freehills
Hackney, London, UK
3d ago

Primary Objectives

  • 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.
  • Key Responsibilities

  • 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

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