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    Legal Analyst - Construction Department

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
  • Date posted: 12/09/2019
  • Job reference: 41562_1568291555

Legal Analyst - Construction Advisory & Dispute

Leeds

Salary negotiable

My client is one of the largest Law practices in the world, they currently operate 25 offices across 4 continents and their history can be traced back to the mid 1700's. They are looking to expand their team once again based in their Leeds office with the recruitment of a Legal Analyst to join their Construction team

Purpose of the legal analyst role:

To provide legal, analytical and administrative support to all levels of fee earner within the CAD team i.e., Partners, Senior Associates, Associates and Lawyers and to Legal PAs.

Key Responsibilities:

Legal analyst responsibilities may include (depending on the successful candidates' level of existing experience or time spent in the role at the firm):

* Engaging in all forms of dispute resolution which the CAD team operates in i.e., adjudication, arbitration, litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

* Document review - both manual and using bespoke review software platforms on which training will be provided.

* Document management - again, both manual and using electronic data rooms (internal and client-facing) taking responsibility for uploading, updating and general management of those systems.

* Assistance with Project Management.

* Drafting legal reports following document review.

* Drafting various types of legal documents.

* Drafting lists of issues to cover with witnesses.

* Assisting with witness statement taking, re-drafting and finalisation

Administrative duties:

* Assisting, if necessary, Legal PAs with maintaining the matter filing system (both paper and e-mail based): ensuring that all files are kept up to date at all times; setting-up and maintaining new filing systems; printing-off all matter related e-mails and ensuring paper copies are held on the appropriate file if required; archiving and retrieving files and other papers from storage as required.

* Assisting other members of the CAD team and staff throughout the firm with overflow work whenever possible.

* Collating and preparing information for meetings.

* Assisting, if necessary, Legal PAs with taking and relaying telephone and email messages from clients and intermediaries (ensuring that fee-earners receive those messages promptly, particularly if they are out of the office

Qualifications and Experience:

* Law, engineering, quantity surveying or other graduate (LPC or equivalent is not necessary)

* Administration experience in a busy environment is an advantage

* Experience of working in a law firm is an advantage

Professional/Technical Skills:

* Excellent organisational, communication and administrative skills

* Proven strong IT skills - skilled user of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

* Strong written and verbal communication skills

* Excellent organisational skills with acute attention to detail

* Professional appearance and manner

* Flexible, proactive and able to use own initiative, requiring limited guidance

Skills/Abilities/Aptitudes

* Excellent interpersonal skills

* Exhibits behaviours consistent with the firm's values of 'Approachable, 'Bold' and 'Connected' (see http://www.pinsentmasons.com/en/about-us/core-values/ for more details)

* Willingness and enthusiasm to work with and support the entire CAD team

* A motivated self-starter who is a good team-player

* Must be flexible as overtime may be required at short notice

If this is a role that sounds of interest to you, please send your CV across to Simon at Clayton Legal on the link provided or alternatively call Clayton Legal to enquire about other opportunities. Please ensure before applying you have the prerequisite experience outlined above.

Clayton Legal recruits for law firms and In House departments across the UK. Based in the North West, our pedigree and service levels give those looking to move in the legal market and law firms looking to recruit a refreshingly different recruitment experience. You will work with experienced professionals, dedicated to your success. Take a look at our web site www.clayton-legal.co.uk for our latest blogs and legal news and to keep up to date with current vacancies

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