Practice Advisor - Legal

Location
City of London, England
Salary
£50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted
21 Sep 2018
Closes
19 Oct 2018
Ref
31197/001
Contact
Georgia Constantine
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

A magic circle law firm based in the City are recruiting for a Practice Advisor to join their team. The role will be centred around building relationships with partners and fee-earners, developing a strong understanding of the nature and resource demands and understanding fee-earners experience and capability along with development areas. As the Practice Advisor, you will be responsible for:

Building strong working relationships across the firm and gaining an understanding of the staffing requirements

Identifying and allocating suitable resources for all incoming work to include paralegals where appropriate

Monitoring resource requirements for all ongoing work to predict and manage busy periods, holiday leave etc.

Escalating challenges and concerns of fee earners to HR as appropriate

Providing management information around resource allocation

Introducing new joiners, secondees and trainees to the process

Managing external consultants and paralegals, liaising with HR and other functions such as Finance to establish correct charge-out rates, monitor workload, consider personal development needs and approve timesheets

Assisting practice with pricing and fee quoted for work using all available firm wide tools

Attending key Partner and other business planning meetings, setting agendas and noting actions

Assisting with planning of group events, away days etc.

As the Practice Advisor, you will possess:

Eagerness to drive improvements and see a job through to completion

Aptitude to learn quickly the nature of the work

Understanding of how fee earners and partners work

Strong emotional intelligence

High levels of discretion

Appreciation of legal practices

If this Practice Advisor role is of interest, please apply directly.