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Job Title Senior Legal Project Manager
Work Type Full Time - Permanent
Job Location London
Practice Group/Department N/A
Role Business Services
Description

Background

We are looking to recruit an experienced Senior Legal Project Manager to join our growing LPM capability. The successful candidate will ideally have 3+ years of experience at a leading law firm and be interested in building strong relationships with our reputable Banking, Litigation and/or Corporate teams.

The LPM team works closely with partners, fee earners and other Business Professionals to, amongst other things: provide better support for client engagements; assist with scoping and managing matters and client portfolios; drive efficiencies; and further develop the LPM toolkit.

As a senior LPM, you will be both business and client facing and will play a pivotal role in embedding LPM across our offices in EMEA and working with our colleagues in the US, Canada and Australia. As well as being engaged on specific matters and providing internal style consultancy advice across the EMEA business, you will also support the development of the wider LPM team.

The role reports directly to the Head of Legal Project Management and forms part of the wider.

This role provides a great opportunity to drive change in the delivery of our legal services, work alongside our process and technology experts, and develop new and better ways of working.

The Role

The detailed responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist lawyers in developing scope, budgets, process maps and work plans for new and existing legal matters
  • Develop specific client matter project and portfolio documentation and reports, including reviewing and consolidating financial reporting and project metrics
  • Monitor and track legal team activities and provide on-going updates to ensure that legal mandates meet Firm standards and client expectations
  • Manage, oversee and provide support to the wider LPM team
  • Identify, manage and mitigate risks on legal matters
  • Liaise with clients, lawyers, pricing and other business professionals
  • Assist on other special projects as needed

Experience and Education

  • Expertise working in a similar capacity in a leading law firm
  • PRINCE2, APM, Six Sigma, certification or comparable experience is preferable
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Management of juniors and pastoral skills
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and as a key contributor
  • Flexibility to work remotely with a global team
  • Comfortable working with and leading teams of partners, associates and other legal personnel
  • Embraces and promotes the use of technology and proactively identifies opportunities to improve ways of working
  • Educated to a degree level

Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel)
  • Basic knowledge of Visio and able to learn new applications quickly
  • Microsoft Office Teams, PowerBI and SharePoint knowledge a plus
  • Experience of enterprise reporting systems
  • A high level of computer literacy and competence
  • Ability to explain complex financial information to non-finance personnel
  • Good problem solver with a logical and methodical approach to issues

Personal Presentation

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with strong attention to detail
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to build relationships with and influence senior stakeholders
  • Positive, committed and prepared to use initiative and learn
  • Ability to take responsibility and to work under pressure
  • Ability to demonstrate interest and concern to meet the needs of internal and external clients
  • Proactive approach and enthusiasm to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrates a continuous improvement and change management mind-set

At Norton Rose Fulbright we welcome receiving direct candidate applications via our careers page.

If you would like to ask any specific questions beforehand, please contact Heather Steele at heather.steele@nortonrosefulbright.com

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