Managed Legal Services Lawyer

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 3 days ago

Reference 1368809

 Job Description

Managed Legal Services Lawyer (NewLaw Services Team)- Full Time/Permanent- Belfast 4+ years PQE or equivalent

PwC is the world’s premier professional services firm with 3,500 professionals in over 90 countries around the world.  In the UK, our legal practice is fully integrated into the PwC partnership and our vision is to harness the expertise of the firm to provide end-to-end, technology-enabled services to meet our clients’ needs.
Our New Law services department is one of the most highly regarded and fastest growing practice areas within the network. We have a multi-disciplinary team across regions including London, Birmingham, Leeds and Belfast which is dedicated to providing an exceptional high standard of service to our clients. We are supporting them in managing their legal operations, by assisting clients in transforming their law departments to become more efficient, providing process and technology optimised managed legal services,  contract review and remediation services.
Our clients include numerous household names, MNCs and listed groups as well as privately owned companies across a range of sectors. The work we undertake is often high profile and cross-border in nature and can involve other legal teams in the PwC international network. Our teams often work with Consulting, Deals, Tax and other professionals from within PwC to deliver a comprehensive and integrated service to our clients.

About the role

Managed Legal Services Lawyer (NewLaw Services Team)- Full Time/Permanent- Belfast

4+ years PQE or equivalent

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the legal team based in our Belfast office, working closely with our London and other regional offices. We are looking for a talented and ambitious individual with a passion for client service. We are experiencing significant growth in both our private and public sector practices largely due to our ability to harness new technology to deliver better services, faster. This is the ideal environment for an individual who wants to be part of the future of legal services and solve real business problems.

Specifically, the role is likely to include:

  • Reviewing, assessing, and drafting a range of commercial agreements;

  • Advice on a range of key contractual issues including IT, IP, Data Protection and Procuremet,

  • Supporting clients in the negotiation of a range of transactions;

  • Business Development, including over time building a network of referrers within PwC as well as developing direct client relationships;

  • Providing a QA/QC function for more junior team members;

  • Mentoring team members; and

  • Providing technical legal expertise in relation to the drafting of client playbooks.

Essential skills/Requirements
  • Qualified solicitor in England & Wales or equivalent common law jurisdiction;

  • Excellent academic background;

  • Commercial contract experience;

  • 4+ years’ PQE or equivalent;

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and to thrive in a fast-paced environment;

  • The ability to us initiative and a willingness to embrace innovation and continuous improvement;

  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team;

  • Ability to harness new technology to deliver better services, faster.

The ideal candidate will be required to demonstrate the following:
  • excellent communication skills and a positive “can do” attitude – ability to achieve goals through teamwork, direct and indirect influence and collaboration

  • strong technical legal skills

  • a keen ability to learn in a fast moving, innovative and technology enabled environment and a desire to be part of the movement to modernise the in-house delivery of legal services and advance the practice of New Law Services.

Knowledge of or previous experience in the Managed Legal Services or In-House industries would be advantageous and looked on favourably but not mandatory.