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Supervisory Lawyer

Employer
myGwork
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
11 Jul 2022

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Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Team Real Estate Manchester
Reports to Chief Operating Officer


Purpose of job
To ensure there is complete transparency of the timelines and quality of work produced by employees that are at the junior associate level and below in the Manchester office.
To deliver technical support to the Junior members of staff, including Junior associates, trainees, paralegals and apprentices.
To supervise work produced and client service delivered by junior members of staff.

What's in it for you?
Our market-leading Real Estate practice combines key sector knowledge, unparalleled technical ability and a commercial focus, which ensures clients receive the best possible support and guidance. We are consistently ranked number one by the legal directories across all of real estate disciplines with lawyers that are recognised as experts in their fields.

The role is ideal for someone who is seeking an alternative to the traditional legal career path, combining legal and business skills with continuous improvement.

Key responsibilities

To provide support on a wide variety of work including but not limited to asset management and post completion matters for a broad spectrum of our client groups.
Monitor the quality of client service ensuring that any areas for improvement in systems, processes and people are identified and actioned appropriately. Specific responsibilities include:
• Responsible for quality control of the client service product delivered by junior employees in the Manchester office.
• Ensuring a consistent approach to the review of the junior employees work by putting in place relevant systems and checks to capture advice given, solutions found and to avoid any duplication.
• Identifying risks and carry out problem solving to find alternative and appropriate solutions
• Identifying both common and individual training needs and working with the KDLs to design appropriate training.
• Ensuring that service delivery is always consistent with client-specific systems and requirements
• Working closely with BCLP KDLs to ensure that all legal processes are compliant, fit for purpose and in accordance with current best practice.

Key relationships
Team Leaders, KDLs, Paralegals, Apprentices, Trainees

Experience and knowledge
• Strong technical expertise - essential
• Proven track record of working on commercial real estate including Landlord and Tenant, Acquisition, Disposals and Development - essential
• Transaction management - desirable
• 7+ years PQE

Skills and competencies

The successful candidate will demonstrate:
• Ability to develop strong working relationships at all levels
• Strong influencing and problem solving skills
• Ability to critique and constantly evaluate service provision in order to identify areas for improvement
• Good commercial acumen
• Innovative approach
• Driven, ambitious and committed
• High attention to detail

Diversity, inclusion and working differently
Diversity and inclusion is at the heart of strengthening Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. We are wholly committed to creating an inclusive and inspirational culture where all our employees are valued, motivated and able to make the most of their skills qualities and points of difference and, most importantly, be themselves.
We believe that our goals of always exceeding client expectations and being the most attractive place to work will only be achieved if we recruit, retain, reward and develop our people with regard to their abilities and contributions and without reference to their background, gender, gender identity, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, political belief or disability.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is a firm with an increasingly flexible workforce. We are supportive of a range of working arrangements, tailored to you as an individual, wherever possible.
Please ask the Resourcing Team about the flexible working arrangements that are available to you within this role.
Please note that our PQE levels as stated in our job descriptions are a guide only and all suitable candidates will be considered.

Confidentiality
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner ensure that all hardcopy and electronic materials containing confidential information are securely stored and accessible only to those authorised to view such content.

Disclosure
As a regulated firm of solicitors, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is required to undertake appropriate vetting of staff. In addition to completion, by applicants who accept a job offer, of a regulatory questionnaire, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner uses a specialist provider to undertake professional verification and background checks (including through electronic data sources, and directly with employers and professional bodies/regulators) on our behalf. We will also undertake certain verifications ourselves.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner adopts a risk-based approach to its vetting procedures, which are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with IT, legal and regulatory obligations. For further details, please see our recruitment website: https://jobs.blplaw.com/.
This employer is a corporate member of myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.
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