We are a leading European intellectual property firm, acting for many of the world’s most innovative and successful companies. Our specialist teams are led by practitioners who have been at the forefront of the industry for years, acting in landmark cases before the EPO and the national courts of Europe.
We hire talented and passionate people who think creatively and enjoy a challenge. Working collaboratively, we share our knowledge and experience across teams, actively learning from each other in a friendly and sociable environment.
We are passionate about creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Diversity of thought is vital to our business; it’s how we approach challenges differently and offer our clients creative and original solutions. Through our work with organisations such as IP Inclusive, Stonewall and Business in the Community via the Race at Work Charter, we are putting the right steps in place to make sure that all our people feel supported and empowered to be themselves Further information on our commitment to diversity and inclusion is available on our website.
A healthy work/life balance is very important to us and we run regular wellbeing events in addition to the large number of clubs and social activities that are available to everyone at the firm. We are also enthusiastic supporters of our local community through partnerships with the Social Mobility Foundation and Holborn Community Association.
What you can expect as a Paralegal
As a paralegal, you will work with the Head of Knowledge and the Library and Information Services Manager to support the implementation of the firm’s knowledge strategy. You will assist with the curation of content for the firm’s knowledge hub and serve as a point of contact on knowledge matters, respond to enquiries and requests for support.
In order to develop strong relationships with internal stakeholders, and to ensure success in the role, we envisage regular presence in our London office.
The principal responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to:
- Assisting with the collection of knowledge materials created by fee-earners including identifying useful materials and following up on know-how after hearings and on matter completion and following client meetings.
- Assisting with the synthesis of know-how into structured and easily accessible internal resources.
- Curating content on the firm’s knowledge hub, including classifying, tagging and uploading relevant content.
- Assisting with knowledge projects including undertaking business analysis, tracking cases and the implementation of knowledge tools/initiatives.
- Assisting with the maintenance and development of precedent and other standard form documents.
- Assisting fee-earners with knowledge queries and providing guidance on how to access resources.
- Co-ordinating knowledge activities to ensure relevant knowledge is shared and easily available across the firm’s practice groups.
- Encouraging knowledge sharing and working with fee-earners to support the collection of knowledge.
- Tracking cases and assisting with the provision of timely updates on legal and market developments including preparing summaries of key developments.
- Undertaking research for the knowledge team.
- Monitoring and proactively updating the firm’s Knowledge Hub.
- Strong academic qualifications including a degree or post-graduate diploma in law, or equivalent experience.
- Knowledge of IP law and practice would be an advantage.
- High level of attention to detail.
- Good communication skills, both written and oral.
- Able to manage a varied workload and meet deadlines in a timely manner.
- A team player who is confident interacting with fee-earners and others of all levels across the firm.
- Strong IT skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office and the ability to learn new IT systems quickly.
- Knowledge of SharePoint would be an advantage.
- Self-motivated with the ability to work pro-actively where appropriate.
- Reliable and flexible with the ability to pick up new legal concepts quickly.
We are proud of our inclusive culture where individual differences are celebrated, and we are committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees and job applicants. We do not tolerate discrimination either directly or indirectly on the basis of race, ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, pregnancy and maternity, socio economic background or any characteristic protected by law. Our approach is embodied in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy, as well as our diversity and inclusion programmes.