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Knowledge Management Lawyer - Leeds

Company: Reed Smith LLP
Location: Leeds
Posted on: January 24, 2023

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Description

Knowledge management lawyers at Reed Smith are focused on projects to make the firm's lawyers' lives easier. We are looking for a knowledge management lawyer who has been a senior litigation lawyer at a national or substantial regional firm and someone who is keen to develop what a knowledge management service can achieve in a law firm. Knowledge management lawyers form part of the dynamic innovation team at Reed Smith. Our work is a flexible mix of office and home-working and only involves one day in the office but with flexibility for more. This role will be based in our Leeds office (where some of our other KMLs are based). It will involve travel once a month to our London office for in person training



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The Firm

Reed Smith is a global law firm with more than 1,800 lawyers in 28 offices throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the United States.

Operating as one global partnership, we represent leading international businesses from FTSE 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises; advising clients on cross border transactions, international commercial disputes and regulation. We specialise in industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, energy and natural resources, entertainment and media, shipping and real estate.

We all share a common culture, with core values supporting the firm's commitment to add value, achieve excellence, and promote professional development.

London is our largest office with approximately 700 people, including over 300 fee earners across the full range of commercial practice areas. Consistent with the firm's strategy, the office has grown significantly over the past five years. Key to this growth has been our ability to successfully integrate new hires into our business and give them a platform to flourish. We place a huge significance on listening to our people and incorporating their ideas wherever possible.

Responsibilities

As well as providing a range of professional support legal services to the Global Commercial Disputes group in England, this knowledge management lawyer will work on projects assisting litigators in our industry groups (for example, shipping and commodities) and will be heavily involved in helping us complete our new trainee and juniors training programme for those entering the profession with the SQE and not an LPC. The candidate will also work out how best to capture the data within our firm and use it for winning and streamlining legal work in the future. This role brings with it an opportunity to learn and to develop new skills. You will need to be comfortable working with the firm's partners as well as the wider innovation team. There will be interesting collaborative projects and the person taking the role will be a natural at sharing their successes. Good communication skills are going to be vital.



Key responsibilities



Work with the Director of Knowledge Management and also the Global Commercial Disputes KM partners in London to understand key requirements to support the group and to a certain extent other UK litigators and develop a knowledge management strategy for the group focusing on enhancing the quality of the client work product and the efficiency of legal service delivery



Work with the Innovation Team including their project and change managers as well as the firm's litigation lawyers to deliver the knowledge management strategy with assistance from lawyers in our industry and overseas offices as needed



Engage with the specialists in the Innovation Team to gain a full understanding of possible improvements to legal service delivery and apply that knowledge to the Global Commercial Disputes Group



Identify and work to implement the agreed efficiencies and working practices, which may include process mapping and software platforms for litigation, document automation



Assist with implementing software to maximize knowledge management for the firm



Work to cultivate the culture of knowledge sharing by the litigation lawyers



Review, draft and keep up-to-date the know-how precedents and associated guidance as well as the group's know-how collection for England and Wales



Assist with expertise regarding appropriate ways to collate and store precedents/model forms and guidance for the litigation lawyers in our industry groups



Design, deliver in part, and enable others to assist in delivering internal training for the UK litigation lawyers in general commercial litigation, taking into account modern learning requirements for short and on demand training in addition to regular in person training



Periodically review existing recorded internal training and augment and update as necessary



Identify topics of interest in the market and as agreed with the Global Commercial Disputes KM partner in London, provide support to any business development initiatives relying on knowledge management







Key Skills, Attributes and Experience

Senior commercial litigation Lawyer (qualified in England and Wales) with wide range of experience and including some experience in training and legal research . A lawyer with some experience in the following areas is preferred but this is not essential: international arbitration, financial services, contentious regulatory or insurance (policyholder disputes).
Strong track record of delivering knowledge management projects on time and/or other project management and project delivery expertise
A keen desire to learn and develop new skills
Outgoing with a c lear, concise communication style and excellent drafting skills
Able to work with minimal supervision
Strong IT skills

Key skills and experience

Senior commercial litigation Lawyer (qualified in England and Wales) with wide range of experience and including some experience in training and legal research . A lawyer with some experience in the following areas is preferred but this is not essential: international arbitration, financial services, contentious regulatory or insurance (policyholder disputes).
Strong track record of delivering knowledge management projects on time and/or other project management and project delivery expertise
A keen desire to learn and develop new skills
Outgoing with a c lear, concise communication style and excellent drafting skills
Able to work with minimal supervision
Strong IT skills





At Reed Smith, we welcome direct applications either in response to one of our advertised vacancies or on a speculative basis. Please click on the "Apply Now" button to submit your details and we will be in touch.

No search firms/agencies please.

Reed Smith's success depends heavily on the effective utilization of qualified people, regardless of their race, ancestry, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, veteran's status, or any characteristic protected by law. As a firm, we adhere to and promote equal employment opportunity for all.

We are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to candidates with disabilities or long-term health conditions. If you have a disability or a long-term health condition and require adjustments to be made for you within the recruitment process, please contact a member of the Recruitment team. For more information on our approach to diversity and inclusion please visit our website.

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