Legal Project Manager

Posted on Dec 11, 2018 by Harcourt Matthews Ltd

City, London United Kingdom
Consultancy
Immediate Start
£70k - £70k Annual
Full-Time

This global multinational Legal Professional Services group, operating within the UK, Europe, US and Asia, is one of the largest firms in the world. With a reputation for delivering outstanding services and innovative product solutions, the business has established a track record for completing international assignments on behalf of a worldwide blue-chip client base. The development of an internal Project team, supporting a range of key business stakeholders, has created a high-profile opportunity for a 2:1/1st class graduate Qualified Corporate Lawyer to undertake a commercial and operationally focused Legal Project Manager role. A broad and varied brief includes:

•Providing project management and coordination on large, cross border M&A; private equity; corporate reorganisation and commercial contract projects
•Assisting with development of project management tools, methodologies, resources & technologies
•Supporting lawyers in the use of collaboration tool including problem solving, trouble-shooting & participating in technology improvements
•Developing matter plans, budgets, workflows, timelines, conducting scoping & agreeing assumptions
•Proactively managing changes in scope, identifying risks & developing contingencies
•Working with the International Client Management team on financial progress reports; analysing work in progress across multiple jurisdictions & work streams; identifying out of scope actions; preparing revised scopes & communicating with local lawyers, relationship firm lawyers & clients in connection with matters of cost management
•Identifying & supporting process, policy & procedure improvements across legal project management function & legal service delivery
•Supporting Legal Project Management team in development & delivery of project management training for lawyers
•Keeping up to date with market trends & horizon spotting & identifying opportunities
•Supporting efficiencies across service delivery practices & driving improved profitability

As a 2:1/1st class graduate Qualified Lawyer with experience of leading corporate or commercial transactions within a large law firm or a Corporate In-House Legal team you will demonstrate the gravitas to influence key stakeholders, outstanding interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to manage several concurrent project lifecycles. A professional and proactive approach, attention to detail and good analytical skills, together with your multi-jurisdictional transaction experience are essential.

Harcourt Matthews is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Our divisions include Accounting & Finance; HR - Human Resources & Personnel; IT - Information Technology; Pfi/PPP & FM; Procurement & Purchasing; Project Management & PMO; Sales & Marketing.

Reference: 599119098

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