Legal Project Manager

Recruiter
Dentons
Location
South East England
Salary
Competitive
Posted
02 Aug 2017
Expires
30 Aug 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
The firm

Dentons is always looking to invest in the highest-quality talent, recognising that our success is built on the diverse and unique strengths of each of the members of our Firm.

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work. .

The department

Our dispute resolution lawyers employ the most appropriate tools and strategies for each stage of the disputes process and each unique situation, Our clients can count on our lawyers to maximize their prospects for a successful outcome. We also work with clients to fully assess and manage their risks in relation to the legal costs of any dispute.

Legal Process Management plays a crucial role in providing visibility of process and control to our clients and we now have an opportunity for a Legal Project Manager to drive forward our approach to effectively deliver the full disputes life-cycle within the Dispute Resolution team.

Purpose of role

You will provide high quality project management support and will work closely with a number of Partners and Associates within the department. You will provide the tools to ensure that we continually manage the expectations of our clients throughout the transaction process.

This is a fantastic role for someone to shape the matter management process within our growing Dispute Resolution practice.

Responsibilities

Work closely with senior stakeholders to manage the full life cycle of clients matters, from scoping and resourcing through to billing and closing

Devise processes and provide update to allow the effective management of client and stakeholder updates

Monitor and revise budgets where required

Line management ofparalegal and other junior resource in the team

Streamline the administrative process around matter management

Devise and implement processes to streamline the effective billing of matters

Contribute to the continuous development of Legal Process Management within the group

Required experience, skills and attributes

A strong academic record, preferably of graduate level (law or business degree preferred)

Strong project/process management experience gained within a professional services environment and/or legal process management experience gained within a leading law firm

Knowledge of litigation would be advantageous

Highly organised

Strong budgeting and numeracy skills

Strong communication skills and able to interact at all levels

Proactive in approach and able to work independently

Stakeholder management skills

Language Capabilities

We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. In light of our recent combination, Mandarin language fluency would be particularly advantageous given that China is now core to our strategy.

Equal opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. If, as a result of a disability, you believe that there are aspects of the recruitment process or job that you would find more difficult than a non-disabled person, please tell us as soon as possible. We will then be able to discuss with you any reasonable adjustments that could be made to the recruitment process or the job itself.

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