Legal and Business Researcher – Law – London

Legal and Business Researcher – Law – London

An opportunity for an experienced Researcher has become available in an international law firm with over 15 offices and expertise in the arenas of Energy & Infrastructure, Maritime, Natural Resources, Real Estate and Transport. Much of the core work in this role will centre on the provision of research services that cut across all the practice areas of the firm. The position sits within a well-established and extremely friendly team and will also share responsibilities for the provision of wider information and knowledge services to the firm. This is a position well suited to someone in a similar role looking for a new challenge or sector, and also someone looking for a slight step up in responsibility.

In this Legal and Business Researcher role the primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • The provision of a centralised legal and business research service in support of ongoing client work and larger projects
  • The provision of a current awareness service utilising Vable and in support of all practice areas
  • Alignment of newswires on key projects and campaigns in partnership with Business Development and Communications
  • Driving engagement with the Research and Information function within the firm
  • Responsibility for the management of a portfolio of allocated suppliers/vendors and the promotion of associated benefits of these products
  • Making an active contribution to the development of the firms KM capabilities and assisting in implementing the strategy
  • Updating and maintenance of the firms Research and Information pages within the intranet
  • The provision of training for new trainees and fee earners and inductions for the R&I function for new starters

Suitable candidates for this Legal and Business Researcher role will need the following experience and skills:

  • Experience in a similar role such as an Information Officer, Information Assistant or Researcher in a legal or professional services setting
  • A strong knowledge of information resources such as Westlaw, LexisNexis and business research resources
  • Highly developed stakeholder management and communication skills. The ability to forge strong working relationships
  • A mindset that lends well to process, organisation, attention to detail and the ability to prioritise tasks
  • Collaborative and team focused values in the working environment
  • A problem solver and someone that takes the initiative when uncovering bottlenecks or the opportunity improve the delivery of the R&I service
  • A relevant degree such MLIS would be really useful, but someone qualified by experience would be equally considered for the role