Legal Analyst

Location UK / Ulster

Job Type Permanent part-time, Trainee

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 5 days ago

Reference 1372816

 Job Description

Legal Analyst

The Role

Our Respond team members are part-time permanent employees of the Belfast office who work on a flexible basis while developing their legal careers with us.  All Respond employees have minimum contracted hours of 7.5 hours per week, although are expected to work more hours than this, often on short notice, as and when required.

Legal Analysts are part of our legal team, working closely with Managers, Senior Solicitors, Senior FPB’s, Solicitors, FPB’s and Trainees.

Teams of Solicitors, FPB’s, Trainees and Legal Analysts report to Managers and/or Senior Solicitors and Senior FPB’s (who will in turn report to the Practice Group Lead for Disputes). 

Key responsibilities
 

  • Conducting document review, due diligence or other practice area-specific fee-earning work (there will be target average daily chargeable hours)
  • Providing general support to Managers, Senior Solicitors, Senior FPB’s, Solicitors and FPB’s and Trainees.
  • Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of relevant areas of law to the Belfast office’s practice.
  • Ensuring compliance with financial disciplines on matters (e.g. daily time-recording).
Skills, experience and qualifications :
TECHNICAL
Essential

  • Law graduate (2:2 or above) or a post-graduate qualification in law with a minimum of 3 A levels (ideally B grades and above).
  • Ability to review, analyse and organise documentary and factual evidence.
  • Excellent attention to detail; aims to get it right first time.
  • Aptitude for learning (and becoming proficient in) the use of software and IT applications, and using search terms intelligently to navigate large databases/document management systems.

Desirable
 

  • 6 months to a year’s work experience in an office based environment.
  • Fluency in a second language with an ability to translate legal documents into English.  Western European languages an advantage, but other languages (e.g. Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, Korean or Russian) especially desirable. 
Competencies

Personal Leadership: finds opportunities to develop and sustain themselves
 

  • Professional integrity
  • Self-Development
  • Builds resilience

Technical Capability: builds legal knowledge and insight
 

  • Legal Ability
  • Produces high quality work
  • Delivers outcomes

Contributes to Team and Firm: volunteers, assists others and contributes to positive team spirit
 

  • Teamwork and Communication
  • Builds networks
  • Contributes to firm

Enhances the Client Experience: delivers excellent service to clients
 

  • Understands the client context
  • Innovates to support the firm