Legal Project Manager
Posted on Dec 11, 2018 by Harcourt Matthews Ltd
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.