We are looking for a Knowledge Lawyer/Professional Support Lawyer to
provide high quality knowledge support for our market-leading
Commercial team. The successful person will have expertise in one or
more aspects of the team's work which includes commercial and
technology contracts, outsourcing, data, digital regulation, gaming
and interactive entertainment, telecoms and advertising/marketing/sponsorship.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join an experienced and
well-respected Knowledge team, working in a supportive and collegiate
environment for a Firm renowned for its cutting-edge Commercial
practice. It would suit both someone who was looking to move to their
first knowledge role as well as those with previous experience of
professional support wanting a high-profile role which is central to
many areas of the Firm's work.
You may choose to be based in any of our UK offices (Bristol, Reading
or London) and work on a full or part-time basis (at least equivalent
to 4 days a week). We are also very happy to discuss flexible working
arrangements, which are common across the Knowledge Team.
Knowledge is at the heart of Osborne Clarke's strategy, and you will
be a key member of an innovative and purposeful Knowledge Team.
You will provide dynamic, technically excellent and business-focused
support to the Commercial team, implementing best practice
professional support within a fast-growing part of our business. You
will work collaboratively with our Commercial Partners and other
members of the Knowledge team as well as sales and marketing
professionals and Partners in other parts of the firm.
Like all our people, you will benefit from our multi-award winning
development programme so that you are well supported and developed in
your role to build a career in Knowledge.
Our Commercial team
The UK Commercial team consists of around 60 lawyers who work closely
with our Osborne Clarke colleagues around the world.
The team provides leading-edge business solutions to clients, ranging
from high growth start-ups to multinationals and covering the entire
spectrum of commercial activity. We have a strong reputation both with
national and international clients requiring support on strategically
important commercial projects. We have considerable expertise in a
range of key sectors including financial services, energy and
utilities and tech media and comms.
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You will be our sole Commercial Knowledge Lawyer - though you will be
stepping into a very well- established Commercial Knowledge function
rather than a greenfield site. You will have the freedom and
responsibility to drive forward knowledge support for the Commercial
team. Your work will be varied and fulfilling. You will carry out your
responsibilities with the support of your line manager - the Head of
Business Transactions Group Knowledge - and dedicated paralegal, PA
and training administration support. You will play a key role in
building out the Commercial Knowledge team.
Here are some examples of what you should expect:
Facilitating keeping the Commercial team and sector teams
up-to-date on legal and regulatory change across the Commercial
Organising the delivery of legal training, facilitating know-how
sharing and developing a technically excellent collection of
Assisting in the preparation of client seminars and client
workshops and producing reader-friendly internal updates and client publications.
Dealing with queries from lawyers and clients regarding current
law and practice.
Inputting into and helping to deliver the Commercial and Osborne
Clarke knowledge strategy.
Skills and experience
You will have an excellent knowledge of law, regulation and practice
in at least one of the following areas: Commercial contracts,
Technology contracts, Outsourcing, Data, Digital media, Digital
regulation, Advertising, marketing and sponsorship, Consumer
You will have an ability to present information clearly - both in
writing and when speaking. You will be a pro-active self-starter with
excellent organisational skills.
Due to the technical nature of the work, we are looking for someone
who is legally-qualified with relevant post-graduate experience. You
may be a fee-earning lawyer in private practice or working within the
legal team of a business, in academia or in a knowledge role
elsewhere, or returning to work after a career break. If you are
unsure whether your qualifications and experience are right for the
role, please do contact us - we are always happy to have informal
conversations with people who would like to join our team.
Salary and benefits
We offer competitive salaries and generousbenefits.
For more information or to apply
At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct
applications - if you would like any further information about the
role, or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please
contact, in complete confidence, Rachael Hardwick in the recruitment
team on email@example.com.
Clarke we value difference and encourage applicants from all
social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities,
and sexual or romantic orientations. We want everyone to feel that
OC is a place where you can be yourself and where you belong, and
our range of interest groups and diversity networks - not to mention
our great teams - are a part of making that a reality.
We support working families via a range of family and caring
friendly policies and will accommodate flexible working where we
can. We value the health and wellbeing of our people: for example,
we're signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, have an active
network of mental health champions and offer free initiatives and
flexible benefits to all our people.
Being an inclusive employer is important to us. We have made a
number of external commitments such as the Race Fairness Commitment
and Women in Law Pledge, and are working with organisations like
Stonewall to become a more inclusive employer.
Osborne Clarke is a Living Wage Employer, so we're committed to
paying everybody in our business enough to live on and to enable
them to save for the future.
We want you to be able to show us your best during the recruitment
process. If you require any adjustments to be made during the
application, interview process or when working with us, please let