PwC - Legal Senior Associates
Who we are
Our rapidly-growing New Law team supports many of the firm’s leading clients, largely within the legal, corporate and financial services sector. We harness the expertise of the firm to provide end-to-end, technology-enabled services to meet our clients’ needs and we have developed and incubated some of the most innovative, agile and collaborative legal service solutions available in the marketplace.
A number of exciting opportunities have arisen for qualified lawyers and experienced paralegals to join the New Law team based in our state of the art facility in Belfast.
Who are we looking for
We are looking for talented and ambitious individuals with a passion for client service and innovation - individuals who are interested in pursuing a career outside of traditional legal practice in a rapidly growing industry which is driven by changing market demands, cutting edge technology and innovative service delivery models.
We are currently recruiting for a number of roles within our Special Projects (SP) team. Our Special Projects team combine market leading legal expertise with cutting edge technology to support our global clients on various projects ranging from complex M&A transactions to regulatory reviews.
Responsibilities for successful candidates will include:
Managing multi-jurisdictional legal service projects (with a focus on Legal Due Diligence), including project initiation, resourcing, client contact project management and fee/scope management;
Acting as subject matter expert on a range of legal related matters and drawing on industry knowledge and legal skill set to advise and guide clients and project teams throughout the process;
Working with the technology teams to develop new technology enabled service offerings in line with client/market demands
Contributing to the development of the New Law team and supporting team members in achieving personal and team goals.
The role requires strong academics, commercial experience and meticulous attention to detail with an ability to step back and assess the bigger picture where required.
The ideal candidate will have the following experience and competencies:
Qualified lawyer (2+ Years PQE) OR Experienced paralegal (5+ years’ experience) with experience in a corporate, banking or in-house environment (but other experience will be considered);
A highly analytical skill set with an ability to quickly grasp complex concepts and to evaluate large amounts of information for the purposes of identifying underlying key issues and their broader implications;
Strong technical skills and an ability to exercise sound judgement when advising on complex and challenging legal issues;
Ability to deliver legal service projects in line with tight deadlines and to thrive in a fast-paced environment;
Strong communication and coaching skills with a focus on collaborative working and relationship building;
Ability to work autonomously or as part of a team and to delegate and multi-task at various levels;
Aptitude for innovation and learning, with a particular focus on the use of new technologies and on creative thinking with it comes to implementing bespoke client solutions.
The following will be an advantage:
Experience of mergers and acquisitions (both buy side and sale side and cross border), private equity transactions and commercial arrangements;
Fluency in a second language with an ability to translate documents into English (desirable);
Experience in the use of legal technologies (including but not limited to SEAL, Exari, Relativity, Recommind, Luminance);
Experience in a legal support services or LPO environment
Project management experience
Opportunity for working from home: Occasional
Amount of time client based: Potentially 10% - 20%
Opportunity for job sharing: No
Need to travel/overnight stays away from home: Occasionally
Opportunity for flexible working (hours)? Negotiable
Amount of time PwC office based: 80% - 100% (Belfast)
These roles will appeal to a candidates who are looking for a new challenge outside of traditional practice with opportunities to work on a diverse range of tech-enabled projects for international clients. These roles also provide an excellent opportunity for successful candidates to manage their own projects/teams, and to progress quickly through the firm by contributing to the overall strategy of the New Law business strategy by developing new and innovative service offerings for our rapidly growing global client base.