We are working with a premium West-End law firm in their search for an experienced Disputes Knowledge Development Lawyer. The successful candidate will join the firm on a 12 month Fixed Term Contract for 3 days per week in order to cover a period of absence.
The firm is very highly regarded for the level of service they provide to their clients, and is a highly sought after firm for candidates to further their careers with.
The Knowledge Development team is a relatively new yet imperative function. The successful Disputes Knowledge Development Lawyer can expect to work closely with the Commercial Disputes team, as well as the Contentious Trusts and Estates team in assisting with their knowledge development needs. The role will involve producing high quality knowledge content for internal and external use.
The successful candidate’s duties will likely involve:
- Being abreast of developments in current law, best practice and market trends and creating knowledge materials
- Managing knowledge hub platforms
- Assisting fee earners with technical legal queries
- Establishing and maintaining a centralised precedent bank
- Drafting and updating checklist amongst other resources used for mitigating risk, and establishing consistent processes and practices
- Coordinating (with assistance) monthly know-how meetings
- Designing and delivering structured training programs
- Monitoring emerging litigation technology within the market
- Attending and participating in firm wide knowledge forums
Given the nature of the role, it is likely that the successful candidate will possess upwards of 5 years’ PQE; have a strong commercial litigation or commercial disputes background, combined with exposure to Knowledge Development Lawyer, or Professional Support Lawyer duties; and have gained their experience within market leading teams.
The successful Disputes Knowledge Development Lawyer will join the team for a contract of 12 months on a part time basis (3 days per week), and will be expected to spend 2 days per week in their London office, with the remaining day from home, should they wish.