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Professional Support Lawyer - Corporate

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Editorial
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LexisNexis
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LEX00JJX Requisition #

LexisPSL Corporate – Professional Support Lawyer

LexisPSL Corporate, which provides online practical guidance services for corporate and in-house lawyers, is looking for an experienced lawyer to join our established team. The role is full-time (although part-time candidates will be considered) and is office-based.

The successful candidate will have worked at a well-respected law firm, in a fee-earning or professional support lawyer capacity, or in-house. Candidates should have developed an excellent practical knowledge of corporate law and have extensive experience of advising on private M&A transactions.


A demonstrable interest and aptitude for knowledge acquisition and a genuine desire to communicate knowledge to others is essential. The ability to cut through detailed original source materials to identify the salient points and to provide clear, practical and insightful advice is key. The successful candidate must be organised and highly driven.


An outgoing personality and a good bank of contacts in the corporate legal market is another important aspect of this wide-ranging role, as the candidate will have to work with a variety of different stakeholders in the business as well as with customers and potential customers. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Develop new content that is of a high standard, technically and editorially, for the LexisPSL Corporate module based on customer need, including new precedents, practical guidance notes, checklists and other content types which best suit the material, becoming familiar with, and applying, best practice and house style

  • Responsibility for overall coordination, oversight and quality control of content in allocated topics (primarily private M&A content)

  • Maintain own knowledge base and expertise and contribute to and assist in the development of our current awareness legal update and analysis service, ensuring it continually evolves and responds to market trends and expectations

  • Network and collaborate with the corporate market to maintain profile and reputation and to keep in touch with market developments, and develop and exploit market contacts to support content and services development

  • Assist the LexisAsk team with customer queries 

  • Provide senior level support to the sales team by meeting with customers as appropriate to provide demos of the product, receive feedback and to keep up to date with customer need

  • Devise new products and services and support the marketing function for delivery of new products and services to market 

  • Collaborate with the LexisPSL teams at large and the wider Lexis business, supporting best practice development, sharing expertise and identifying potential business/product opportunities

  • Contribute to other areas of business where appropriate (eg corporate journals, books, webinars).

Person Specification:

UK qualified lawyer working in corporate law

Comprehensive current knowledge of corporate law and market practice and private M&A transactions in particular

Real understanding of the corporate legal community and market

Extensive client delivery experience

Good contacts in the corporate market

 

Key Skills & Attributes:

Demonstrable interest and aptitude for knowledge acquisition and communication

Clear succinct writing style

Strong analytical and communication skills

Excellent organisational and planning skills

Evidence of being able to deliver to tight and demanding timescales on multiple projects

Keen eye for detail

Team player

Ability to transition into a commercial business, with multiple functions, competing demand and priorities, some ambiguity, fast paced, dynamic, fluid.

General interest in new publishing technologies

Flexibility and adaptability

Influencing and collaboration – ability to influence and persuade others


Competitive salary plus comprehensive benefits package.

 

LexisNexis:

 

LexisNexis, a division of the global publishing company RELX Plc, (FTSE 100), 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.

 

LexisNexis is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age

 

 

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