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Professional Support Lawyer

Beale & CO
Bristol, South West, UK
Full time
5 days ago

LOCATION: UK BASED

We are seeking a self-motivated, Professional Support Lawyer to support the continued growth and success of the business, across all of our locations and all of our areas of expertise. The role will support colleagues across all four of our offices (Bristol, London, Dubai and Dublin). We currently operate hybrid working with 2 days office based.

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Key Responsibilities:
1. Horizon Scanning: Responsibility for preparing regular internal bulletins and proactively alerting fee earners to key changes in the law and practice affecting their work.
2. Business Development: Working closely with the Business Development team, identify market developments affecting the Firm’s core practice areas and topics that can be used to showcase the Firm’s expertise.
3. Drafting: Preparing and developing articles, legal commentaries, client briefings, mailshots etc. and ensuring that colleagues have easy access to this information.
4. Knowledge Management: Taking responsibility for the collection, dissemination and management of knowledge from across the Firm, ensuring that it is readily accessible, to enable colleagues across all of our offices to make best use of it.
5. Knowledge Storage: Performing a key role in updating, expanding and maintaining the Firm’s knowledge management material available on the intranet site.
6. Legal Research: Dealing with queries from fee earners and advising on the appropriate resources available to support them.
7. Training and development: As appropriate, design, organise and (where appropriate) deliver internal training programmes for fee earners across all levels.
8. Client Relationships: Supporting the Firm’s client relationships by preparing and delivering relevant information and training to clients.

The Person:
Our Professional Support Lawyer will demonstrate the below key skills and experience:
1. Minimum 6 years’ PQE, ideally covering some or all of our areas of expertise – Insurance (professional indemnity principally) and Construction.
2. Previous experience working as a PSL, or the ability to demonstrate an active involvement in such activities as a fee earner.
3. Excellent drafting skills.
4. Excellent presentation skills.
5. Keen interest in professional training and development, marketing and business development.
6. Self-motivated and excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate confidently at all levels.
7. A strong commitment to promoting the benefits of knowledge sharing.

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