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Paralegal - LexisAsk and Commercial & Sectors

LEX00K9N Requisition #

Paralegal – LexisAsk and Commercial & Sectors Group


Main purpose of the role: This is a 6 month fixed term contract (potential to extend) to help deliver the LexisAsk service and core content for the Commercial and Sectors Group modules.


What is LexisAsk: 

Our LexisAsk service allows LexisPSL customers to ask a query across a wide range of practice areas. In supporting this service you will be expected to carry out legal research, draft answers to LexisAsk questions and support the LexisAsk team to ensure the smooth running of the service.

Your work on core content for the Commercial and Sectors Group will include reviewing new and existing content across the modules for quality and legal accuracy, as well as developing new and existing practical guidance content.


What is PSL:

PSL is an online product that provides all the information you need to practice as a Lawyer. It's really easy to find what you're looking for - whether you're trying to keep up with what's happening in your practice area, track down a precedent, or back up your argument with legal authority from market leading brands like Halsbury's, Butterworths, Tolley, the Green Book and All England. Written by our in-house team of lawyers and contributors from the top 100 law firms and in-house teams you can stay on top of new developments, work more efficiently, and be confident that you're getting things right.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Helping to respond to LexisAsk queries by:
  • Conducting legal research and liaising with subject matter experts within PSL practice area teams.
  • Drafting replies to queries from customers within a specified response time.
  • Compiling a bank of “Q&A” style documents across our suite of PSL content, adhering to the defined style guidelines. “Q&As” are designed to share answers to previously asked customer questions, as well as provide brief advice on topical queries.
  • Work on initiatives and process in particular to help develop the smooth running of the service in order to increase efficiency in both the delivery of ‘live’ LexisAsk answers and ‘Q&A’ content.
  • Working closely with the Commercial and Sectors PSLs and the content acquisition team to commission and draft practical guidance. This work will include:
  • Reviewing new and existing content for quality and legal accuracy.
  • Drafting case analysis, practice notes and precedent content.
  • Collaborating with external authors regarding externally written content.
  • Having input into the development of technical solutions with our product teams, to ensure that we are delivering guidance in the most efficient way possible.


  • Law degree/GDL.
  • Excellent academic qualifications and legal research and writing skills.
  • Experience working in Private Practice/In-house, supporting fee earners with legal research to conduct the day to day running of cases.
  • Good understanding of legal issues and procedures, eg precedents.
  • Ability to prioritise work through guidance from rest of the team to ensure expectations are managed. In addition, good communication skills are also essential.
  • Good technology skills.
  • Clear succinct writing style, ability to adapt to LN house style.
  • Strong legal research, writing and analytical skills.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail.
  • Concern for high standards.
  • Ability to be creative, innovative and to spot opportunities.
  • Ability to deal with stakeholders at every level, including lawyers, contributors, sales teams etc.



  • Studied law in some/all of the particular practice areas.

  • Exposure to Commercial Law

  • Willingness to use, and understanding of, social media and new technology.

  • Editorial experience.


LexisNexis, a division of the global publishing company Reed Elsevier Plc, (FTSE 50), is a leader in professional publishing and a pioneering solutions provider. We are changing the way the world shares information through a unique combination of authoritative content, powerful on-line research and advanced productivity tools. We have moved beyond supplying text information to delivering vibrant solutions which transform organisations. LexisNexis is the leading provider of information and business solutions to help knowledge-driven professionals achieve excellence.


Competitive salary plus comprehensive benefits.

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