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Advance Delivery Lawyer - Edinburgh

Projects/ PFI - Private Practice
Ref: 370 Date Posted: Friday 03 Jul 2020
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Role Profile:
Leading international law firm are looking to recruit a junior (newly qualified up to 2 years PQE) lawyer to support their Advanced Delivery Team (ADT) in Edinburgh to sell and deliver technology-led legal services to our financial services and infrastructure clients, including banks, insurers, funds, asset managers and construction and energy clients. This is an exciting new role which offers the successful candidate the opportunity to develop new skills in a cutting-edge area of legal services whilst working across their UK offices in a multi-disciplinary team.

The successful candidate will: 

  • Apply their knowledge of the FS/ Infra Sector to contribute to the creation, development and delivery of technology-led services for our clients in that sector.
  • Support bids, scoping, setup and management of technology-led services for FS/ Infra clients.
  • As a member of the team, play an important part in delivering the overall objectives of the ADT.

Key Role Specifics include:

Technology

To support the development of the technology-led business by: 

  • Applying practical and technical legal knowledge of the FS/Infra Sector to contribute to the creation, development, piloting and implementation of technology-led solutions for FS/Infra clients. 
  • Collaborate in identifying new opportunities for technology solutions and evaluating opportunities with the wider ADT and, where relevant, with client relationship teams and sector teams.
  • Participating in pitches, bids and presentations on technology-led services, for the F&P Group and FS and Infra Sectors.

Transactions

To operate as a member of the ADT in its delivery of technology-led instructions by:

  • Support in the preparation of bids / proposals for technology-led solutions, with appropriate support, for bank clients (expanding to other clients in the FS and Infra Sectors).
  • Liaising with central technology team throughout transactions.
  • Understanding client requirements throughout transactions, from scoping to reporting. 
  • Taking an appropriate role in the successful delivery of transactions.

Client Relationships

To operate as a member of the ADT to expand the range and type clients to whom the firm offers technology-led services by: 

  • Supporting the development of client relationships relating to technology-led services.  This will involve supporting client relationship teams and sector teams as well as direct interaction with existing clients.
  • Developing resources and materials to support the growth of technology-led services for F&P and FS/Infra clients, including working with the BD team.

Team Background

The ADT is a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, paralegals, project managers and technologists who combine to deliver innovative solutions for clients. The ADT sits within the global Finance & Projects Group and aims to:

  • Design, implement and sell new solutions and services that are innovative in their use of people and technology, and which generate profitable revenue;
  • Be champions for change, promoting innovation and challenging the status quo, particularly through thought leadership and communication of its work and the achievements; and
  • Support colleagues to help them engage with clients to develop and deliver innovative solutions.

Candidate Requirements:

The successful candidate will:

  • Have gained experience in a large commercial practice- previous experience working with finance or construction/infrastructure clients would be advantageous (but not essential);
  • Have previous experience of working with, or a keen interest in, legal technology and innovation;
  • Be a team player, able to forge strong working relationships with colleagues in an agile environment;
  • Possess strong technical and analytical skills;
  • Have the ability to creatively apply legal and technical knowledge to new solutions and opportunities; 
  • Possess strong communication and influencing skills. Pitching and presenting to clients and internal stakeholders, as well as business development responsibilities, will be an essential component of the role;
  • Have competent project management and prioritisation skills to ensure delivery of client and ADT projects;
  • Possess strong drafting and oral presentation skills;
  • Have the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams, communicating effectively with technologists and non-lawyers;
  • Be technically strong and exercise good commercial judgment; and
  • Have the interpersonal skills necessary for this client-facing role.

On Offer:

  • On offer is a highly competitive salary and benefit package.

For a confidential discussion about this position, to request the full job description or to apply, please contact:


David Thomson, Director

Edinburgh: 0131 450 7164

Glasgow:    0141 244 0260

Email:         david@thomsonlrc.com