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Senior Legal Project Manager.

Senior Legal Project Manager.

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    Knowledge & Information Management

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    Kathy Thistlethwaite

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    almost 3 years ago

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A leading law firm has a great permanent job opportunity for a Senior Legal Project Manager. 

This is a superb role and they are looking for someone with good experience in Legal Project Management and being integrated to matters.
The role of the Senior Legal Project Manager is to provide a first rate client service in how matters are delivered from scoping and planning through to matter review.
The Senior Legal Project Manager will ensure that the firm's best practices are consistently embedded in all practices and that client requirements are incorporated.

Key job responsibilities will include:
Supporting lawyers on matters that are suitable for a dedicated Senior Legal Project Manager.  Driving the delivery of the matter in the most efficient manner.
Setting up and maintaining legal project management tools and processes on matters, be it at the beginning of a matter or assisting with a particular workstream on a matter part way through.
Working with the team to embed these tools and processes
Meeting with senior stakeholders to scope the matter, create financial agreements (including third party fees), assist with resourcing considerations, engage third parties and consider any technology that could be utilised
Assist with planning the matter including ascertaining and incorporating client requirements throughout the matter, including client kick off meetings and team briefing meetings and ensuring third parties are engaged as part of the planning process
Managing the matter throughout the lifecycle providing guidance and oversight on scope, financials, planning, resourcing and ensuring there is continuous focus on creating efficiencies and value add considerations throughout
Achieving measurable success including providing a first rate client service, adding value (be it financial or other), creating cost savings and having excellent levels of engagement with all teams.

Key job and experience requirements:
You should be a Legal Project Manager with at least 3 years' experience. 
You must have experience of working in a law firm with senior stakeholders and running matters preferably embedded on the matter as a Legal Project Manager and be client facing in this role.
You should also possess a strong academic background.  A recognised Project Management qualification, such as PRINCE2, is helpful but not essential.
A focused, organised and motivated individual who pays attention to detail, can work well under pressure with the ability to multi-task and who takes responsibility for their performance.
A confident and professional style with strong communication skills (both written and oral), the ability to listen, adapt their communication style as required and show diplomacy and tact.
Able to shape, communicate and promote best practice standards in legal project management, influencing others to gain their buy-in or support.
Confident with financial reporting.
The ability to challenge and make recommendations based on well-reasoned arguments as well as delivering and setting very high standards for the quality of work delivered in an organised and timely manner.

If you have the required LPM background and would like to be considered for this permanent job vacancy please apply with your CV to