Supervisor - Legal Services Unit (LSU)

Employer
CMS
Location
South Yorkshire, Sheffield, England / England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

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Vacancy Type
Legal Support, Paralegal
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Officer / Analyst / Engineer / Executive / Coordinator
Role Classification
Other Professional
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Job Details

CMS is seeking a Supervisor in our Legal Services Unit (LSU). The LSU is the firm's centralised team of paralegals, who support many practice groups across the firm. This role is to be a Supervisor to our Assistant Paralegals, Paralegals and Senior Paralegals who predominantly provide support on Real Estate transactions, but also on Litigation, Corporate, Construction, Planning and Banking transactions, to name a few
About CMSCMS is a Future Facing firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.
About the RoleWorking closely with the LSU manager you will be responsible for:* Reviewing, understanding, and allocating incoming work efficiently.
* Leading on projects undertaken by the team to include supervising and checking work undertaken by Assistant Paralegals, Paralegals and Senior Paralegals.
* Tracking progress to ensure deadlines are met, answering questions from the team, and liaising with instructing lawyers to keep them updated on how the work is progressing.
* Tracking and mapping the team's capabilities to ensure work is being allocated appropriately.
* Reviewing team's Carpe Diem to ensure all time is recorded correctly and reviewing utilisation reports / assisting team members to record time fully and accurately.
* Supporting with the recruitment process in relation to interviewing candidates and new start processes etc.
* People management of a sub-team of paralegals to include tasks such as approval of holidays, monitoring sickness, giving feedback, identifying, and implementing training needs, carrying out one to one supervision meetings and yearly appraisals etc.
* Other ad-hoc tasks as required.
About YouAn ideal candidate will have previous Real Estate paralegal experience and:* Experience of supervising a small/mid-size team is preferred.
* Experience of working in a demanding environment.
* Excellent attention to detail; an analytical, thorough, and committed approach to work.
* Exceptional communication skills: must be able to interact with colleagues at all levels to include Partners and Associates at CMS and external clients.
* Excellent time management skills: ability to prioritise conflicting deadlines.
* Excellent IT skills.
* Enthusiastic and pro-active approach.

Equal Opportunities At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted. #LI-LK1

Company

CMS is a future facing international law firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, and home to business services colleagues across everything from Information Technology, Human Resources and Innovation to Finance, Diversity & Inclusion and Communications.  The firm’s core purpose is to build rewarding futures for its clients, people and communities.

In a world of ever-accelerating change where technology is increasingly important in the deployment of global strategies, every team at CMS is empowered to operate and innovate in ways that best meet clients’ needs. We encourage ideas from every corner of our business. We are also committed to addressing our own impact on the environment and approach to sustainability, as well as advising clients with their related legal needs.

We strive to spend more time looking at our clients’ world than inwards at ours.  That’s what makes our approach different. Being able to see things from our clients’ perspective means our people are approachable and accessible. And this means we have a genuinely supportive, open culture you won’t find everywhere. 

We take the same approach with our colleagues: we pride ourselves on fostering a workplace where everyone is encouraged to speak up, share ideas, seek advice and where ability and commitment is recognised by rapid progression. 

At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do.  We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.  

Whatever your specialism, and whether you’re a lawyer or a business services professional, a career at CMS gives you huge scope to carve out a brilliant career as you help us, and our clients, to face the future with confidence.

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Website
Telephone
+44 (0) 20 7367 3000
Location
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
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