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Paralegal - Property and Construction ( 6 month contract)

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Paralegal – Property and Construction - 6 months contract


Main Purpose of the role and any specialist knowledge requirements

An opportunity for a talented individual to join our LexisPSL Built Environment primarily supporting our Property and Construction teams (but as needed, also the other teams in the Built Environment group) to assist with the development and maintenance of legal practical guidance materials, news and updates, and online products for LexisNexis.


The successful candidate will have at least an LLB/GDL, experience/interest in property and/or construction and, ideally, will have worked in a legal team previously.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Legal research

  • Drafting, maintaining and reviewing content for LexisPSL, including practice notes, precedents, checklists, etc.

  • Assisting with LexisAsk and customer queries

  • Reviewing back catalogue of published Q&As and enhancing maintained content

  • Writing in XML and working with the designated content management system (ECHo)

  • Identifying related LexisNexis content in the relevant practice areas and linking them together

  • Monitoring and identifying current awareness and hot topics in the practice areas for keeping up-to-date, writing current awareness and posting in social media feeds, eg twitter/blogs

  • Tracking changes and trends in the legal market for the relevant practice areas

  • Liaising with the current awareness team, court reporters, PSL editors, commissioning team, journals, looseleafs, webinars and other practice area contacts across LN

  • Developing legal knowledge and expertise in the relevant practice areas

  • Networking at practice area seminars and events, and assisting sales and marketing teams when required

  • Collaborating with the PSL team at large by supporting best practice development, sharing expertise and identifying potential business/product opportunities

  • Liaising with internal partners including editorial and content development teams, and external partners including authors and members of our consultant editorial boards.

Specialist Knowledge / Skills Required:

  • Degree in law from England and Wales essential, although LPC/BPTC qualification or equivalent desirable

  • Ability to undertake legal research and communicate findings clearly

  • Excellent command of written English

  • Natural common sense

  • Ability to work alone as well as in a team, prioritising work and being creative

  • Strong attention to detail and technology skills

  • Adaptability and ability to deal with stakeholders at every level, including contributors, lawyers and sales managers

  • Previous experience within a paralegal role with writing and editorial experience preferred

Competitive salary and benefits offered.

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