RELX Group Professional Support Lawyer - Banking & Finance in London, United Kingdom

Professional Support Lawyer - Banking & Finance

Category: Legal

Location: London, United Kingdom

Professional Support Lawyer - Banking & Finance - 6 months contract,

We would consider part time or full time.

Our LexisPSL team is looking for a full time Banking & Finance PSL, providing professional and technical legal support to the team in the provision of core legal content, know-how, news and industry guidance for the Banking & Finance sector. The successful candidate will be a qualified lawyer with significant experience dealing with Banking and Finance work.

Who we are:

LexisNexis, a division of the global company RELX Group (FTSE 50), 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.

What is PSL:

PSL is an online product that provides all the information you need to practice as a Lawyer. It's really easy to find what you're looking for - whether you're trying to keep up with what's happening in your practice area, track down a precedent, or back up your argument with legal authority from market leading brands like Halsbury's, Butterworths, Tolley, the Green Book and All England. Written by our in-house team of lawyers and contributors from the top 100 law firms and in-house teams you can stay on top of new developments, work more efficiently, and be confident that you're getting things right.

Why change careers:

This role represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious candidate to change the focus of their legal career and to be involved in the development of market leading products. This role would suit someone who loves the law, loves writing and meeting with clients. This is a commercial role which will give you exposure to all areas of the business including Sales, Editorial, Product Development and Marketing.

This role will give you more options career wise then the traditional in-house GC role or fee earner in a law firm.

What the role involves:

The emphasis of the role will be on developing and delivering legal practical guidance, current awareness and online solutions. The successful candidate will have extensive experience as a Lawyer, gained in-house or in private practice.

Your responsibilities:

Assisting the Head of the Banking & Finance team with the development and execution of a holistic practice area strategy across all products, solutions and services within the LexisNexis portfolio aimed at Banking & Finance practitioners

Contributing to the LexisPSL Banking & Finance current awareness services by selecting appropriate developments and cases to report on and delivering updates and analysis targeted towards Banking & Finance practitioners

Collaborating with the wider LexisPSL team to support best practice development and sharing of expertise and to identify potential business/product opportunities

Delivering core content (ie legal practical guidance materials) for Banking & Finance legal practitioners and maintaining existing core content to a high standard technically and editorially

Supporting the sales and marketing function for delivery of LexisPSL to market

Meeting with legal practitioners to procure feedback on LexisPSL Banking & Finance content and to keep up-to-date and informed on their needs

Experience needed:

UK qualified lawyer

Evidence that continuing professional development is pursued

Comprehensive current knowledge of banking and finance work

Real understanding of the legal community and market

Extensive client delivery experience

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

Excellent organisational and planning skills

Strong spoken communication skills

Strong analytical skills

Keen eye for detail

Concern for high standards

Team player

Clear succinct writing style; ability to adapt to LexisNexis house style

Able to transition into a commercial business, with multiple functions, competing demands and priorities and some ambiguity, and a fast-paced, dynamic, fluid environment

Competitive salary plus comprehensive benefits package to include:

28.5 days’ holiday

Pension including Life Cover

Employee Assistance Programme

Save As You Earn Scheme