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Manager, New Law

Employer
PWC 1
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
22 Sep 2021

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Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Manager - New LawPwC is the world's premier professional services firm and part of the largest legal network in the world, with over 3,700 legal professionals in over 95 countries around the world. In the UK, our legal practice is fully integrated into the PwC partnership and our vision is to harness the expertise of the firm to provide end-to-end, technology-enabled services to meet our clients' needs.Our New Law services department is one of the most highly regarded and fastest growing practice areas within the network. We have a multi-disciplinary team across multiple regions including London, Birmingham, Leeds and Belfast that is dedicated to providing an exceptional high standard of service to our clients. There are currently 65 people in the NewLaw team and 10 people in the NewLaw commercial law team, with the intention to continue to significantly grow the team.The NewLaw commercial law team provides in-depth knowledge and expertise across all aspects of commercial law and a wide range of projects, bringing scale and capability through its access to the PwC network and key PwC service delivery centres across Northern Ireland, Tampa, India and Poland. The 5 key offerings of the team are General Commercial Contracts (including Managed Legal Services), Contract Optimisation, Contract Review and Remediation, Outsourcing transactions and Technology agreements.Our clients include numerous household names, MNCs and listed groups as well as privately owned companies across a range of sectors. The work we undertake is often high profile and cross-border in nature and can involve other legal teams in the PwC international network. Our teams often work with Consulting, Deals, Tax and other professionals from within PwC to deliver a comprehensive and integrated service to our clients.About the roleManaged Legal Services Lawyer (NewLaw Services Team) - Full Time/Permanent - Birmingham, Leeds or Belfast4-7 years PQE An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the NewLaw commercial law team based in our state of the art facilities in the UK regions, working closely with our London and other regional offices. We are looking for a talented and ambitious individual with a passion for client service. This is the ideal environment for an individual who wants to be part of the future of legal services and solve real business problems. The role will also provide the successful candidate with an excellent opportunity to grow our legal practice and play a central role in developing our business in the Regions.Specifically, the role is likely to include:
  • Reviewing, assessing, and drafting IT, outsourcing and general commercial agreements;
  • Advice on IT, e-commerce, outsourcing and general commercial laws;
  • Supporting clients in the negotiation of a range of transactions and developing/maintaining contract negotiation playbooks for clients;
  • Supporting clients to leverage technology enabled workflows to support contract preparation, negotiation and execution;
  • Business development, including over time building a network of referrers within PwC as well as developing direct client relationships; and
  • Some commercial contracts support for due diligence work.
Essential skills/Requirements:
  • Qualified solicitor in England & Wales or equivalent common law jurisdiction;
  • Excellent academic background;
  • Experience of advising on commercial contracts with strong contract drafting and analytical skills;
  • 4-7 years' PQE;
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and to thrive in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to use initiative and a willingness to embrace innovation and continuous improvement;
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team as and when required; and
  • Ability to harness new technology to deliver better services, faster.
The ideal candidate will be required to demonstrate the following:
  • excellent communication skills and a positive "can do" attitude - ability to achieve goals through teamwork, direct and indirect influence and collaboration;
  • good technical legal skills;
  • a keen ability to learn in a fast moving, innovative and technology enabled environment and a desire to be part of the movement to modernise the in-house delivery of legal services and advance the New Law Services practice.
Knowledge of or previous experience in the Managed Legal Services industry or of working as an in-house legal counsel would be advantageous and looked on favourably, as will previous experience of working with LegalTech. The successful candidate will be working with lawyers across the other UK offices and will be occasionally required to travel between the offices.

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