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3 months ago
Womble Bond Dickinson LLP
Salary: Competitive
Location: Scotland
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: In House
Experience: Any or N/A
Contact: Charlotte Hall
Sector: Commercial
Category: Solicitor Jobs

There's no more exciting time to be thinking about joining Womble Bond Dickinson than now.  We've made no secret of the fact that we're ambitious and our recent move to become a transatlantic firm is just further evidence of that.  For our people this makes for a really exciting future, one in which everyone has a role to play in furthering our ambitions whilst enjoying challenging and fulfilling careers.  And the dynamic nature of the legal sector is just one challenge that we need to respond to as a business to ensure that our clients get the best possible service from us and our business continues to be sustainable.  One of the ways in which we're responding to the market is through continued investment in our Legal Solutions Centre; a team of solicitors, chartered legal executives, paralegals, management information specialists and legal project managers, capable of providing support to the wider business on a regular and ongoing basis, for high volume projects or secondment opportunities, and providing some services directly to clients. 

One of those services is our "GCSolutions"; a flexible approach to supporting our clients with much needed lawyer resource.  For those clients with resource challenges, we've developed a solution that will enable us to provide them with lawyers for short and long-term secondments or more project led initiatives.  We've a number of fantastic opportunities to work with some exceptional in-house teams across a range of locations.  But unlike some other flexible lawyer resourcing business models, we're looking to remove some of the risk for you by offering permanent contracts within our business and a salary.  As a member of the Womble Bond Dickinson team you'll be fully integrated into our business with all the benefits associated with being part of a transatlantic law firm, but your time will predominately be spent remotely, in-house or at home, seconded directly with our clients.

However, you'll be one of our people and through induction, catch-ups, away-days and training we'll ensure that you're kept up to date with what is going on in the wider business and that you feel a part of the relevant specialist or sector team here.

What are we looking for?

We've already identified a number of a great secondments and we're keen to speak to commercial lawyers with around 3 year PQE and above who are available for any opportunities for lawyers in and around Scotland.

You'll be strong technical lawyer who's had extensive exposure to quality work in your chosen specialism, ideally from a large regional or city firm or with extensive in-house Counsel experience. You can add real value through first class technical, commercial advice and are capable of delivering business and sector insight.  You'll be directly advising the business you're seconded to, reporting to GCs and senior management alike, so your ability to build and maintain stakeholder relationships is absolutely critical to success.  It's possible that you'll have spent time in-house, either in a permanent role or on secondment from another law firm.  In any event, it's vital that you have a thorough understanding of the risk and financial reporting obligations that comes with working in-house.  But above all, you'll be an advocate for the Womble Bond Dickinson brand helping us to further develop opportunities for growth in our business. 

What's in it for you?

We know this won't suit everyone and you'll want to be assured that it's the right opportunity for you, at the right point in your career.  This is by no means an easy option, but if you're committed to delivering first-class legal advice in a commercial environment without the pressure of fee targets and the billable hour, this is a fantastic opportunity for you.   It offers diversity, an alternative career path, access to some of the our very best clients and an opportunity to really shape something new and exciting in our business.

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