Professional Support Lawyer, Banking and Funds Division - Edinburgh

Banking & Funds - Professional Support Lawyer
Ref: 183 Date Posted: Thursday 23 Aug 2018
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Burness Paull is one of Scotland’s premier law firms with offices across Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, serving clients in Scotland, the UK and globally.  We have over 500 people and have worked on deals in more than 60 jurisdictions. We have one goal - to be the Best Scottish Law Firm in the World.

We are looking to recruit a Professional Support Lawyer for the Banking & Funds division in our Edinburgh or Glasgow office.

Working as a PSL in the Banking & Funds division, the successful candidate should have experience as senior lawyer however no PSL experience is necessary (although desirable).  The role of PSL will be responsible for all knowledge management aspects of banking law.

Key responsibilities for a Professional Support Lawyer are:

  • Produce, update and maintain precedents, client advice notes and guidance notes relevant to the Banking team for the firm’s knowledge management system (Kman).

  • Ensure that the Banking Kman section is structured and managed in an appropriate and helpful way for fee earners to access the information and that all documents comply with the firm’s house style.

  • Capture relevant know-how from the fee earners, and share with the rest of the team and firm, as appropriate, including drafting into Kman documents or dissemination in training.

  • Encourage and facilitate the sharing of Know-how throughout the Banking team.

  • Create, implement and supervise the Banking team’s internal training programmes, including division wide-training, training for junior assistants and training for trainees. This will involve identifying training needs, delivering sessions personally and coordinating speakers for other sessions.

  • Attend and participate in regular meetings with the PSL team to discuss and implement current initiatives and support the firm-wide knowledge management needs.

This is a great opportunity to join a fantastic team in a successful, growing firm.



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