Knowledge Lawyer FTC

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Knowledge and information management

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    please enquire

  • Contact:

    Recruitment

  • Contact email:

    lee.seymour@tfpl.com

  • Contact phone:

    020 7378 5479

  • Salary high:

    75000

  • Salary low:

    50000

  • Job ref:

    LS/25569

  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

  • Expiry date:

    2019-02-11

  • Startdate:

    2019-04-15 00:00:00

  • Consultant:

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A leading law firm has a Fixed Term Contract job opportunity for a Knowledge Lawyer.  This position is based in London and available for a period of 6 months.

The successful candidate will work as a Knowledge Lawyer, supporting lawyers to access the knowledge they need in order to maintain a high standard of service offered to the firm’s clients.

Key job responsibilities will include:

-          Developing and supporting a knowledge sharing culture - Supporting and encouraging knowledge sharing activities and behaviours across groups and teams, through e.g. developing communities of practice, creating and maintaining online knowledge hubs/repositories and devising solutions to surface specific legal expertise, specialisms and insights.

-          Knowledge collection: Gathering, reviewing/editing and organising collections of useful knowledge for fee earners, including managing the process of capturing such knowledge across the firm.

-          Reviewing, updating and drafting standard documents: Reviewing and maintaining standard documents, templates, checklists, practice manuals and similar tools to enable lawyers to deliver high quality service consistently to clients.

-          Knowledge systems – Managing, developing and maintaining the firm’s knowledge systems – reviewing and publishing knowhow from fee earners, maintaining taxonomies and feeding into system improvements and developments.

-          Training: Working with lawyers to identify their legal technical training needs (across all practice areas) and reviewing/developing training and materials where required.

-          Current Awareness: Monitoring legal developments to help ensure lawyers are kept up to date with relevant developments in the law and practice.

-          Projects: Driving/contributing to knowledge projects and initiatives.

 

To be considered for this position you should be a previous Knowledge Lawyer or have PSL experience, in addition to:

-          Strong legal drafting skills

-          Good technical skills – Microsoft applications

-          Strong legal research skills

-          Excellent communication and presentation skills

-          The ability to build effective working relationships at all levels

-          A track record of delivering results and maintaining high standards of excellence

-          Being a self-starter with the ability to do work on own initiative and manage priorities

-          Possess a can-do attitude with the energy to see initiatives through to their conclusion

 

To be considered for this 6 month Knowledge Lawyer contract please email your CV to lee.seymour@tfpl.com