Legal Project Manager

An international law firm which supports organisations being changed by technology or the digital world and now have an opportunity for a Legal Project Manager based in London.

The Role:

The Role of the Legal Project Manager sits within the Legal Project Delivery function and will support the team in driving the delivery of the team’s strategy. It is a dynamic role that will provide an opportunity to work with key stakeholders within the firm as well as directly with their clients.

Main responsibilities:

  • Supporting matter fee earners on complex matters by guiding them through best practice approaches at each stage of the matter lifecycle
  • Building relationships with stakeholders across the firm and ensuring open communication and knowledge sharing
  • Coaching junior team members and providing guidance and support where required
  • Acting as a point of contact for clients, setting the agenda for, and leading, regular project meetings and tracking action points through to completion
  • Supporting fee earners in effectively scoping matters and applying the most appropriate resource model
  • Developing and maintaining bespoke project trackers and reporting templates where required to best meet client requirements
  • Managing risks and scope creep throughout the life of a matter
  • Coordinating multiple parties, across practice group and jurisdictions as required
  • Facilitating effective communication between all stakeholders, including regular lessons learned reviews
  • Actively monitoring fees and providing regular internal and external financial reporting
  • Encouraging sharing of ideas and promoting a collaborative working environment

The successful candidate will:

  • Have Project management experience gained in a law firm or professional services firm
  • Be APM qualified or similar
  • Be self-motivated and proactive with a strong attention to detail
  • Have excellent IT skills, in particular Excel
  • Be familiar with various legal tech platforms and ability to learn quickly
  • Have the ability to manage multiple workstreams and coordinate stakeholders across practice groups and jurisdictions
  • Have budget management experience
  • The ability to lead project update meetings
  • Be flexible approach with ability to adapt processes to suit specific requirements
  • Have Supervisory experience (a plus)
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