Senior Professional Support Lawyer

Senior Professional Support Lawyer

Allen & Overy

London, United Kingdom

Department purpose

You will work in a busy and award-winning, yet friendly and supportive, team providing know-how, education and training as well as marketing and business development support. You will be pro-active in identifying issues on which the team and its clients need to be briefed, and able to pitch those briefings at the right level for the relevant audience.

Role purpose

The role as a professional support lawyer in our corporate team requires up-to-date technical knowledge of environmental and trade regulatory issues. The ability to start a project and see it through to completion, together with a commitment to meeting regular deadlines is an essential quality.

The role demands both creative thinking and efficient administration: working with our in-house specialists, you will have the opportunity to produce exceptional, innovative client products and events to enhance our brand; you will also have an important role in facilitating the day-to-day working of the corporate team through training, meetings and technical support. You’ll need a keen awareness of the wider commercial and corporate landscape, combined with an eye for operational detail.

Key relationships

  • Corporate partners and other fee earners;
  • Corporate Know-How team/PSLs;
  • Corporate Business Development/PR team;
  • Wider A&O Know-How community.

Role and responsibilities

  • Under general guidance about priorities, produce and maintain high quality documentation to provide partners and associates with cost effective and timely precedents which help progress client business;
  • Prepare effective guidance material such as practice notes to enable colleagues to access material which is fully up to date with precedent and practice;
  • Prepare updates in line with legal developments to inform colleagues and clients of implications;
  • Respond accurately, usefully and in a timely way to specific requests from partners and associates on complex legal matters within own area of expertise;
  • As requested, research legal or client/market related material to provide senior colleagues with clear and authoritative analyses;
  • Support partners and associates as required in their client relationship development through preparing and/or identifying useful written, electronic and training materials;
  • Gather, synthesise and produce good quality, up to date and readable material for inclusion in the firm’s opinion pieces;
  • Assist and when necessary, participate, in important Practice projects designed to ensure A&O’s knowledge base and documentation is maintained in line with new legislation, regulation, significant case law etc.;
  • Participate in the design and delivery of training programmes to inform colleagues and clients about current law, legal developments and implications;
  • Maintain and develop own knowledge.

Key requirements

  • Qualified lawyer – minimum of 7 years PQE (no upper limit);
  • Technical competence in corporate law and corporate transactional experience as expected at level of qualification;
  • An understanding of the regulatory regime applicable to financial institutions and experience of advising on Environmental and trade regulatory matters;
  • Self-starter with the desire and ability to continuously acquire, build upon and share knowledge;
  • Successfully worked as a PSL or transactional associate in a leading law firm, or as an in-house lawyer at a financial institution;
  • Sound experience of working with senior figures within a complex international organisation.

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