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Berwin Leighton Paisner
Location: London
Job type: Contract/Locum
Category: Lawyer Jobs
Principal Knowledge Development Lawyer – Commercial Construction – FTC (0890)

The Team
The strategic purpose of Knowledge Management ("KM") is to ensure that all those involved in delivering legal advice to clients have access to the knowledge and information they require to deliver a technically excellent, efficient service.
Commercial Construction offers both a commercial and contentious service to clients and is ranked Number 1 in both Chambers UK and the Legal 500.
It is described in Chambers 2016 as “market-leading” and “notable for its high-quality offerings across front and back-end matters on a national and international level. Acts on significant matters for major players on the supplier and purchaser sides. Sector strengths include infrastructure and property development…”.
The Opportunity
Working as part of the marketing leading team, you will help the Commercial Construction team develop their external profile by suggesting topics for/drafting briefing papers, thought leadership pieces and designing know-how products to market to clients. You will design and deliver internal training to Commercial Construction Lawyers.
This is a 9 months fixed term contract.
Who we’re looking for
The successful candidate will be a senior Commercial Construction Lawyer (whether Professional Support Lawyer or Associate of 5 years+ PQE seeking a change). To be successful in the role, you will be able to use your technical skills and sector understanding to assist in product development, business development, client support, internal training and knowledge development.
You will be familiar with using legal research tools (including online resources such as LexisNexis Butterworths, Westlaw, PLC).
The right candidate will have significant amount of experience as a Commercial Construction Practitioner, including excellent drafting and communications skills. You will have the gravitas to win the respect of the Partners and be able to establish a rapport with legal staff at all levels within the firm.
What’s in it for you
Making sure our people feel valued is part of our everyday culture, ensuring that they are rewarded is part of our everyday work too. From 25 days holiday per year to private medical insurance, pensions, charity schemes and a whole host of other flexible benefits, you can rest assured that we've got your best interests covered.
Join BLP, and you'll discover an environment unlike any other law firm with an open door policy that helps to deliver real results. Your career is important to us, as the more our people develop getting closer to their potential, the more successful our firm is. So ensuring that the training we offer is exactly what you need is essential. Lawyers, PA’s and business services experts - everyone here has access to tailored learning to suit their skills and ambitions.
Apply online by following the ‘Apply for this role’ link, using either your CV or LinkedIn profile.
About BLP
We are an international law firm renowned for our innovative approach to high quality, commercial, legal advice support for clients around the world.
Our vision is to be the most respected law firm. We will achieve this through always exceeding our client’s expectations and being a better place to work than our competitors.
We have expertise across 70 legal disciplines and our commitment to exceptional service means our clients can expect more than just our technical excellence when we work with them. Our international offering is an important part of our commitment to our clients and through our emerging markets focus and preferred firm network we are able to support them wherever they do business.
All this is possible because the quality of our people. Part of our core vision is to be a better place to work than our competitors and we are committed to attracting and retaining the best talent. We embrace diversity by promoting and sustaining an open, inclusive and supportive working environment.
Please note that the BLP Group has preferred agency agreements in place with a number of agencies. Any speculative applications should be sent to our HR Resourcing team at recruitment@blplaw.com and not directly to line managers or employees. The BLP Group will not be responsible for any fees related to speculative applications unless specifically agreed in writing.
As a regulated firm of solicitors, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (“BLP”) is required to undertake appropriate vetting of staff. In addition to completion, by applicants who accept a job offer, of a regulatory questionnaire, BLP uses a specialist provider to undertake professional verification and background checks (including through electronic data sources, and directly with employers and professional bodies/regulators) on our behalf. We will also undertake certain verifications ourselves.
BLP adopts a risk-based approach to its vetting procedures, which are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with its legal and regulatory obligations. For further details, please see our recruitment website: javascript:void(0);.

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