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Legal Technologist

Employer
Trowers & Hamlins
Location
Manchester, Birmingham or Exeter
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
16 Aug 2024

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Vacancy Type
IT
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Officer / Analyst / Engineer / Executive / Coordinator
Role Classification
Other Professional

Job Details

Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 170 partners and 1000 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East.  Our global footprint is further enhanced by our strategic partnership with Interlaw which works to facilitate our management of multi-jurisdictional matters.  We have leading practices in Corporate, Litigation, Tax, Banking and Finance, Real Estate and Private Wealth. 

We've always been proud of our natural commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and value the variety of our partnership.  We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. Our strategic direction is shaped by a desire to grow our business in a way that is responsible and sustainable and has the principles of ESG at its core, guiding the way we operate firmwide.

We are looking for a Legal Technologist to join our ever-growing Innovation and Technology Team. The team most recently won 'Innovative Law Firm of the Year' at the Legal500 Northern Powerhouse Awards. As a Legal Technologist you will be responsible for supporting the delivery of client solutions and projects to clients across our business. This role is a full time, permanent position that can be based either in our Birmingham, Exeter or Manchester Office. Your key responsibilities and challenges will include:

  • Leading and coordinating innovation projects including assistance in the end to end planning, development and delivery
  • Researching and providing insights on legal technology tools and trends for the benefit of the firm and our clients
  • Driving a culture of innovation and continuous improvement across the firm
  • Building strong relationships with our lawyers and supporting them with coaching on legal technology and new ways of working
  • Delivering presentations, demonstrations and training on existing products and market intelligence on technology tools to our lawyers and clients
  • Drafting and designing marketing materials

What you'll need to succeed in the role:

  • Educated to degree level in a Law or Computer Science discipline or equivalent (Legal training preferred)
  • Knowledge and awareness of the current legal technology landscape, and of best practices and developments in AI-enabled and automated legal technologies, and the ability to apply this
  • Technical skills and comprehension to accurately and efficiently assess the capabilities and potential of legal technology products and vendors and their compatibility with the Firm’s wider technology
  • Working knowledge and awareness of the current legal technology landscape, and of best practices
  • Ability to clearly articulate the benefits of legal technology and to adapt your approach based on your audience i.e. technical, non technical.
  • Previous experience of deployment of solutions using our Legal Technology platforms, (such as HighQ and Kira)

But it's not just about qualifications and experience. We're looking for someone who is:

  • A positive, enthusiastic, conscientious, proactive approach with a "can-do" attitude
  • Able to prioritise conflicting demands and deliver simultaneous projects
  • Self-motivated with strong organisational and project management skills
  • Comfortable working under pressure and ability to work to tight timescales

Our benefits include, an annual bonus scheme, GPP Pension Scheme with Aviva. We also offer Private Medical Insurance, (currently with Vitality Health) after 6 months of employment, which include discounted gym memberships, free cinema tickets, health assessments and much more.

Trowers & Hamlins is an equal opportunities employer and values equity, diversity and inclusion. All applications will be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role and will be treated equally irrespective of Ethnicity, Gender (including Trans and non-binary) Race, Disability, Religion and sexual orientation.

If you require any further information on any of our vacancies or would like to discuss any adjustments or additional support that you might need either during the recruitment process or after the offer stage, please feel free to contact our recruitment team on recruit@trowers.com

As part of our firm recruitment policy our candidates are subject to employment screening background checks. These checks include personal details, education and employment history, professional qualifications and credit and criminal checks as appropriate.

Company

Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff located across the UK, Middle East and Far East, we provide a full-service integrated offering.

Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals.

We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most.

While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can.

Company info
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Telephone
+44 (0)20 7423 8000
Location
3 Bunhill Row
London
EC1Y 8YZ
GB

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