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Job description

The Team

An opportunity has arisen in the London corporate knowledge team due to a team member being on secondment. The role is a fixed term role (six months) and there is flexibility as to whether it is on a full or part time basis. Previous experience in a knowledge lawyer role is desirable but is not a pre-requisite. The position reports into the Head of Corporate Knowledge - London.

Knowledge plays a critical strategic role at Norton Rose Fulbright, ensuring that every client in every matter benefits from the collective knowledge and experience of the whole organisation. Senior management are committed to the vision of making the contributing and sharing of knowledge a core part of the firm's culture and every person in it, in the belief that how we use our knowledge is key to business growth and client care.

Norton Rose Fulbright has a team of knowledge professionals dedicated to the standards, sharing and systems that will help us achieve this goal across the whole organisation. This includes knowledge lawyers, knowledge managers, library and information experts and systems specialists.

The Role

  • Acting as a sounding board for lawyers to discuss the legal issues which they face in their transactions and matters (including structuring advice) and providing assistance to lawyers in their research

    • Maintaining/drafting precedents and practice notes
    • Drafting content for external and internal publications and updaters
  • Providing knowledge support to business development initiatives

  • Preparing and delivering legal training to trainees, associates, partners and clientsSkills and Experience Required
  • Qualified lawyer with good general corporate experience
  • The following are desirable (although not a pre-requisite):
  • Previous experience in a knowledge lawyer role
  • Experience of working on corporate governance and/or listed company issues (whether in a fee earning or knowledge capacity)
  • Experience of designing and delivering training programmes
  • Experience in drafting documents in plain language
  • Ability to work with a variety of personalities across all levels of the organisation
  • Experience, or interest, in the collation, storage and delivery of knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent legal research skills

  • Exceptional organisational skills with an ability to demonstrate initiative and flexibility adapting to changing priorities
  • Strong client focus and demonstrated commitment to outstanding service delivery
  • Demonstrated team leadership skills
  • Demonstrated capacity for lucid and accurate reporting to management
  • Strong IT skills and familiarity with document management software
  • Ability to exercise judgement, high level of confidentiality and diplomacy at all times
  • Ability to work under pressure, both autonomously and as a team member
  • Demonstrates a high level of initiative, problem solving and decision-making and, where required, tenacity


If you would like to ask any specific questions beforehand, please contact Heather Steele at heather.steele@nortonrosefulbright.com (enquiries only please - we do not accept applications by email)

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