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Legal Analyst

Glasgow, Glasgow City
Closing date
30 May 2023

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Vacancy Type
Legal Support
Contract Type
Experience Level
Officer / Analyst / Engineer / Executive / Coordinator
Role Classification
Other Professional

Job Details

About Ashurst:

Ashurst is a leading progressive global law firm with a rich history, celebrating it's bicentenary in 2022. We are proud of our history and future-focused, having expanded into new technologies through our NewLaw division, Ashurst Advance, and our consulting arm. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing excellent standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all areas of commercial law. To find out more please visit .

In order to comply with regulatory and client requirements, Ashurst will undertake appropriate vetting of staff. When applicants accept a job offer, Ashurst, alongside a specialist provider, will undertake professional verification and background checks. These checks are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with our legal and regulatory obligations.

About Ashurst Glasgow and the Role:

The legal services market is undergoing fundamental change. The key drivers of that change are regulation, technology and client expectations. Changes in regulation mean that new entrants are joining the legal services market. Technology advances are increasingly impacting the way in which services are delivered and technology is driving greater efficiency. Clients are also expecting their law firms to deliver more value. The traditional model for delivering legal services is therefore being redefined.

Our clients want us to take responsibility for efficient sourcing of legal services without compromising on quality. We also want to maximise operational efficiency and remain competitive and innovative.

To respond to these challenges, Ashurst established a new office in Glasgow in 2013 to deliver innovate, market-leading legal sourcing solutions, consistent with Ashurst's status as a global elite firm. These are innovative, legal roles reflecting the fundamental changes in the provision of legal services and you will have an opportunity to be at the forefront of change and to help to shape the new model. You will provide high quality, highly skilled legal input to colleagues within the Ashurst global network of offices, covering a wide range of transactions and advice for Ashurst's premier client base.

Within the office, the legal team is now over 50 strong, with significant growth plans. The team have an extremely flexible skill-set and have been trained across a number of different areas of work. As such, our ambition is for our legal team in Glasgow to support all our practice groups globally.

The team has already worked alongside 16 separate Ashurst offices internationally on over 1000 projects for 250 different clients. Our plans are to increase very substantially the amount of legal work which we deliver from our team in Glasgow.

Business Area :Ashurst Advance Delivery- Legal Analysts

Role: Legal Analyst

Location: Based in Ashurst's Glasgow office

Reporting to: Legal Analyst Manager

Hours of work : Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 17:30. You will be required to work such hours as are necessary to carry out your duties.

Training and Support: You will be provided with all the required training, mentoring and coaching to enable you to attain the required technical skills and to develop your expertise further into a range of areas of commercial law.

Department/ Role Overview:

This role will give you great exposure to high quality commercial legal work being undertaken across Ashurst's global divisions and practices, which include Corporate, Finance, Funds & Restructuring, Projects & Real Estate, and Strategic Advisory.

You will be working with other Legal Analysts and reporting directly to a Legal Analyst Manager within the office.

Main responsibilities:

Working closely with other Legal Analysts, you will assist with document review, due diligence, drafting of legal documents and reports and a range of associated tasks in connection with:

  •  Corporate transactions;
  •  Finance transactions;
  •  Dispute Resolution;
  •  Other legal instructions.

Responsibilities may also include, among other things:

  •  Due diligence tasks, including reviewing documents and providing summary reports;
  •  Hard copy document management, (execution of documents, setting up and managing data rooms, bibles);
  •  Electronic document management (setting up and managing deal and data rooms, establishing electronic filing standards, electronic bibles);
  •  Daily management of clients' projects;
  •  Co-ordinating local counsel input into projects;
  •  Setting up, monitoring and updating project plans;
  •  Organising standard forms and know how;
  •  Undertaking research projects
  •  Assisting with day to day file management, client reporting and billing.
  •  Risk and Control: Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with our regulatory requires and internal policies.

Tasks undertaken by Legal Analysts will grow as the Glasgow office grows.

Essential skills and experience:

  •  LLB or BA in Law (or equivalent law degree). It is not essential to have completed the Diploma in Legal Practice or LPC.
  •  Enthusiasm for developing a new and fast-growing business in an international law firm
  •  Excellent organisational skills
  •  Collegiate, positive and willing attitude to work
  •  Excellent attention to detail
  •  Good written and oral communication skills
  •  Confident and professional manner
  •  High levels of IT skills and competence
  •  Enthusiasm to innovate
  •  Strong desire to learn new skills
  •  Flexibility and a flexible approach to working hours

In addition to developing a highly varied skill-set, the legal analyst role also presents you with an opportunity to enter onto the Ashurst Advance Pathway Programme. For further information on the programme, please visit our website:

NOTE:The closing date for applications is 19 May at 12pm.The role is full time, permanent, graduate entry level, previous experience in a law firm is not required. We will be inducting successful candidates in August 2023.

Due to the high volume of applications we are unable to provide feedback at the initial application sift. Feedback will be provided to candidates who are unsuccessful at interview stage.


Ashurst is a leading international law firm with world class capability and a prestigious global client base. The firm's in-depth understanding of its clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service has seen it become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments on all areas of commercial law. The firm's people are its greatest asset and it brings together lawyers of the highest calibre with the technical knowledge, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice clients need.

Ashurst has 25 offices in 15 countries and offers the reach and insight of a global network, combined with the knowledge and understanding of local markets. With 400 partners and 1,200 lawyers working across 10 different time zones, the firm is able to respond to clients wherever and whenever required. As a global team, Ashurst has a reputation for successfully managing large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, disputes and projects and delivering outstanding outcomes for clients.

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