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We are recruiting a local lawyer to manage and develop our Legal Delivery Centre in Australia. This role is suitable to be worked from any of our Australian offices- Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth or Sydney.
The Legal Delivery Centre (LDC) uses streamlined processes, legal technical knowhow, and cutting-edge technology to design and deliver routine or document-heavy legal services quickly and efficiently. Operating from locations in Australia, UK and the Netherlands the LDC primarily allocates activity to a team of Paralegals with qualified lawyers used to support service delivery.
The Australian Legal Delivery Centre primarily supports the AsiaPac region, although resource is deployed flexibly depending on client need so engagements may involve supporting any part of the International business. As a result, our Paralegals gain exposure to a broad range of premium quality legal work and have the opportunity to interact with colleagues on an international basis.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
You will lead a high performing team of paralegals across Australia who are part of a larger AsiaPac function. You will oversee the operation of the LDC in Australia, ensuring the hub integrates and combines with the wider Legal Delivery Centre to maximize benefits of the LDC for users and the firm. Promoting the use of the function to DLA Piper lawyers as well as managing the relationships with the users of the hub, you will represent the growth of the function.
If you are a qualified lawyer who is looking to use your knowledge in a new stream and are excited to lead a pioneering international paralegal function like the Legal Delivery Centre, we would like to hear from you!
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