The Senior Lawyer is an experienced lawyer who works closely with the ILDP Manager, supporting them in supervising and training teams of Legal Analysts.
The Senior Lawyer reports to the ILDP Manager, who in turn reports to the Senior Manager and Head of Disputes for the region.
The role involves supporting the Manager in supervising Legal Analysts on fee earning projects on a day-to-day basis. The Senior Lawyer will play a proactive role in supervising the performance of fee earners and will assist the Manager with strategic management and delivery of matters.
They will also be expected from time to time to step up and lead projects, escalating to the Manager who will support as necessary.
The Senior Lawyer will have line management responsibility for a group of Legal Analysts as direct reports.
Key responsibilities will include :
steps up into a Manager role).
Good drafting skills will be essential.
Communication with the internal client (partner / managing associate) on individual matters where appropriate.Ensuring that relevant legal issues are understood by the Johannesburg team working on a matter on an on-
going basis and raising training issues with the Manager.Conducting quality control (e.g. to check all fee earning work is being conducted accurately), as directed by the Manager.
Managing the appropriate technology employed for each matter.Ensuring own and team compliance with financial disciplines on matters.
Where required by specific projects, managing the billing process / WIP management.Liaising with teams elsewhere in the firm (e.
g. Belfast) as required on projects.
Skills, experience and qualifications
Personal leadership : takes initiative, embraces challenges and brings energy and drive to their work
Technical capability : deepens legal knowledge and insight, applying it with judgement and clarity
Collaborates with others : volunteers, assists others and contributes to positive team spirit
Plans and delivers outcomes : contributes to the smooth and effective running of matters
Enhances the client experience : helps to create a positive working relationships with clients
Contributes to building the firm : builds and innovates for the firm's future
Group / Team
Alternative Legal Services
Group / Team description
The Alternative Legal Services business delivers high quality, cost-efficient legal services for document or information intensive, defined process work.
The team works in a complementary and seamless way, offering a combination of legal expertise, process efficiency and client technology solutions to our clients.
The key products and services of our Alternative Legal Services business include document review, regulatory claims assessment, due diligence, verification commercial contracts, funds' repapering, client technology services (including advisory and document review software) and asset management for real estate clients.
Legal professionals / Practice Group
Diversity & Inclusion
We aim to have a diverse, innovative culture where high performance, client focus and highly engaged people are our differentiator and where we celebrate the uniqueness of our people.
Our firm is made up of people with a range of experience and backgrounds. We strive to ensure that our inclusive environment means our people feel valued and able to perform at their best by being their authentic selves at work.
We know that our future success not only depends on being innovative and progressive in the changing legal market but, most importantly, on our people feeling engaged.
Herbert Smith Freehills