The purpose of this role is to be a Legal Project Manager within the international Legal Project Management (“LPM”) team, which is part of the Business and Service Delivery function at DLA Piper. The Business and Service Delivery function at DLA Piper includes project, process and technology experts that work with all global teams to deliver efficiency, tech solutions and process improvement to enhance our client offering and increase competitiveness.
The LPM team is client facing and acts as a key relationship partner between the wider Business and Service Delivery team, our lawyers, and our clients. LPM is already well established within the firm and supports teams across various DLA International jurisdictions. The LPM team works alongside lead Partners and their legal teams to deliver legal project management activities and advise on best practice for managing legal matters.
The focus of the team is to implement significant change by driving better service delivery, implementing process improvement and innovation, increasing overall efficiency and providing excellent client service on the most complex matters. This is an exciting time to join the firm as developing more efficient ways of working and broadening our international reach lies at the heart of the firm’s current strategy.
A successful candidate will demonstrate an extensive track record of project management and delivery preferably in a law firm or in Professional Services.
Reporting to a Senior Legal Project Manager, you will work closely with our legal teams to lead on project management activities and to co-ordinate delivery of the legal work in line with clients’ needs and to an agreed timeline and budget. This will involve client contact from the outset to define and document scope, advice on and set-up of internal matter management structure and governance, resourcing and budgeting, tracking transaction and financial progress, managing risk and identifying efficiencies throughout the life of the project.
This role will be based out of one of our UK offices (London, Leeds, Manchester or Edinburgh) but the Legal Project Manager may be expected to travel as and when required as part of their role.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This job description is not designed to be exhaustive and can be varied, as required, to develop or fulfil the role of the Legal Project Manager.
DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.
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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.
Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.
We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.
We know that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.
In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.
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