Corporate Knowledge Development Lawyer, 12 month FTC

Our client is a highly regarded Top 50 firm in London. They are looking to bring on board a Corporate Knowledge Development Lawyer / Corporate Professional Support Lawyer for a contract of 12 months to cover a period of leave.

The firm’s corporate team has a superb reputation within the market. This role represents an exciting opportunity for the right person to make a meaningful contribution in a strong and growing area for the firm.

The successful candidate will be able to use their strong technical legal knowledge to leverage the work of the corporate group by growing the technical legal expertise of the group and improving efficiency.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Head of Knowledge, Corporate Knowledge Partner and the wider Corporate Partners and team.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Leading, motivating and facilitating knowledge-sharing within the corporate group, taking responsibility for developing a collaborative, knowledge-sharing culture among all lawyers – which could involve:
    • Developing and maintaining precedents, practice notes, checklists, toolkits, automated documents and clause banks
    • Ensuring that new developments, legal and practical knowledge and experience is shared throughout the group
    • Collecting know-how from lawyers and reviewing it and making it available on the internal system
    • Working with members of the corporate group to identify the external knowledge resources required by the group
  • Develop, co-ordinate and, where appropriate, deliver training within a structured training programme
  • Assisting fee-earners with technical queries and generally encouraging all lawyers to have a confident use of existing resources
  • Guiding Associates on the correct use of electronic tools, such as DocuSign, for example
  • Working collaboratively key stakeholders and Partners to identify opportunities to use new technology or processes to improve service delivery.

Candidates should either have previous experience as a Corporate Knowledge Development Lawyer / Corporate Professional Support Lawyer or be an experienced Corporate Lawyer (with upwards of 5 years’ PQE) looking to move into a Knowledge Development/Professional Support role. A strong understanding of a full array of corporate matters is essential. Any experience with Innovation Technology (such as Document Automation and Artificial Intelligence) would be advantageous, but not a pre-requisite.

Qualification as a Solicitor in England & Wales is desired along with experience gained within notable City, West End or top tier Regional teams.

The firm operates on a hybrid working pattern.

This represents a superb opportunity to join a highly regarded firm and team in furthering your corporate law career.

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