Jul 15, 2018Full time
About Eversheds Sutherland: Eversheds Sutherland is one of the largest full service law firms in the world, acting for the public and private sector with offices across the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, US and Asia providing legal advice to clients across our company commercial, human resources, litigation and dispute management and real estate practices. Key responsibilities: Our Employment and Pensions team is highly successful, acting on many of the most complex, strategic and high profile transactions nationally and globally in this fast-changing area of law and practice. Staying ahead of legal developments is a vital aspect of our work to ensure our place as market leaders. The successful candidate will be joining our Professional Support Lawyers (PSLs) within the Employment team of this Practice Group, monitoring key legal developments in multiple jurisdictions and utilising this information for regular client-focused legal updates, as well as to support profile raising of the Practice Group. . Our firm is all about teamwork and you would be a crucial part of that team - you'll find the work stimulating, the atmosphere enjoyable and the results highly satisfying. Skills and experience: • Administering the global client update tracker - Collating appropriate employment law information from 32 legal jurisdictions (or as otherwise agreed) and to complete pre-determined online tools and spreadsheets using this information - Liaising appropriately with representatives of each jurisdiction to obtain, clarify and edit relevant information - Managing responses from representatives in a timely fashion and escalating issues to the team where appropriate - Assisting the PSL team with horizon scanning of forthcoming developments relevant to UK employment law (using various sources including court hearing/ judgment lists) and updating content of online horizon scanning tool. • Producing product updates - Preparing initial drafts for editing, distribution and approval from PSL team for the following: o Monthly 'on the same page' updates (UK and global versions) for internal lawyers, summarising current hot topics and providing links to recent briefings and useful BD materials. o Quarterly GC updates o UK forecast updates o Annual case round-ups o Other update product(s) as required from time to time • Capturing knowledge - Identifying, capturing, adapting (from information obtained in the production of the global client update tracker and other projects) know-how and materials which can be re-used, recycled or redeveloped for wider use by the Practice Group - Adding know-how materials to intranet - Updating the product group pages on intranet • Supporting Events - Providing research, draft materials, slide packs etc as necessary and as delegated by Senior Partners • Developing new initiatives and projects - Identifying opportunities for profile raising of the Practice Group based on issues, stories, documents you come across in your role and research, including: o Web/ Insite page entries for specific countries o Webinars o Potential articles - Share any such opportunities with the team to agree which can be taken forward • General support of PSL team - Undertaking preliminary research when requested, particularly in relation to writing articles and press comment where broader, sometimes non-legal research, is needed for trends, context setting etc. Key competencies: The successful candidate will be confident, articulate and able to grasp key points quickly. They will need an extremely high standard of written English and meticulous attention to detail in the work they produce. They will be highly organised and solutions focused. Familiarity with Excel and strong IT skills would be preferred. He or she will be a team player able to work flexibly but also someone capable of working independently, managing their workload effectively, and able to work to specific deadlines. In addition to the above, Eversheds Sutherland also require awareness and full participation in the Firm's commitment to equality and diversity, the environment and health and safety. Eversheds Sutherland endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Eversheds Sutherland operates within a preferred supplier list.