Professional Support Lawyer
Shoosmiths LLP
14d ago

Main responsibilities

Business Advisory Projects

As part of a team of 3 PSL’s to lead on Division wide projects including :

  • Compliance support the Divisional Head in overseeing and maintaining the Divisional compliance framework.
  • Business Advisory Intranet : to support the maintenance and development of the intranet site to keep it up-to-date with all internal reports, guidance notes, protocols and other information as required.
  • Process enhancement support the development and implementation of IS and other process / efficiency enhancement project roll outs across the Division.
  • Prepare and issue monthly legal advisor update / briefings.
  • Knowledge Management working with the national Head of Knowledge Management and firm wide PSL group support the development and implementation of the national knowledge management and training strategy.
  • Knowledge Management

  • Know How : to support the development of the internal intranet site including knowledge bank.
  • Precedents : To support the production of a new and maintaining commercial precedents and know how notes.
  • Library : to support the maintenance and development of both the online and hard copy library and other reference materials as required.
  • To deal with and respond to ad hoc enquiries received from across the Practice Group and across the firm.
  • Research : to support the Commercial Group by being able to answer / respond to specific legal queries on client matters, ranging from straightforward questions through to larger more complicated research tasks.
  • Business Development

  • Article production : write articles for production on own account by the PSL team and with / for other Commercial partners and legal advisors.
  • Technical and other presentations : support with presentations to be given by other Commercial partners / legal advisors either internally or externally
  • Client bulletins and client training; working with relevant colleagues to prepare client bulletins and to provide advice on the content of and deliver client training programmes.
  • Website : to support the Commercial Group partners / legal advisors with the production and publication of articles on the Shoosmiths website.
  • Technical Legal Training

  • Programme development : to work with the Commercial Group to support and improve the current training programme.
  • Programme delivery : to lead and deliver elements of the training programme as part of the PSL team (including but not limited to the Quarterly Legal Updates, the Developing Lawyer Programme and such other training as required).
  • Inductions : to support the delivery of the legal Advisor induction programme.
  • Annual Training Weekend : to support in the planning and delivery of the annual national Business Advisory training weekend.
  • Equal opportunities

    Shoosmiths is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.

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