Analyst Learnership at Herbert Smith Freehills 2017

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9 May, 2017

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Herbert Smith Freehills’ pioneering global alternative legal services business harnesses the firm’s key legal and client technology expertise around the world to offer cost efficient legal products and technology services for clients.

The team works seamlessly and 24/7 from offices in Belfast, London, Shanghai, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane, and under the one trusted legal services provider brand.
The global business offers all clients globally a range of alternative legal services which include document review, regulatory claims assessment, due diligence, verification, commercial contracts, repapering, specialist funds work, asset management for real estate clients and eDiscovery and client data technology services (including advisory and document review software).

Alternative Legal Services utilises leading technology to support high-volume matters such as disputes and investigations. It is a market leader in the use of predictive coding for e-disclosure in the UK and worked on the first UK Commercial Court matter to use it. Our clients benefit fully from the enhanced value and time-saving that leading technology and innovation in delivery can provide, while also saving money.

Legal Analysts are part of our Alternative Legal Services team, working closely with Managers, Senior Lawyers, Lawyers and Trainees across our international network.

Key responsibilities

• Conducting document review, due diligence and other fee-earning work as required
• Providing general support to the Manager, Senior Lawyers and Lawyers
• Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of relevant areas of law to the local office’s practice
• Ensuring compliance with financial disciplines on matters (e.g. daily time-recording; there will be target average daily chargeable hours)
• Providing other assistance to the business on client matters and related tasks as required
Commitment to the ILLPAs participants of the ILLP, Legal Analysts will also be expected to:
• Attend, participate in and complete all learning and development modules
• Apply the learning in their day-to-day roles
• Complete and keep up to date their personal learning log
• Support the performance and effectiveness of colleagues joining the programmeas part of further cohorts by transferring knowledge and skills.

The business launched in June 2015, bringing together the key parts of our alternative legal services offering to create a global team of over 400 lawyers, legal analysts and technologists.

• Law graduate or equivalent and/or a post-graduate qualification
• Ability to review, analyse and organise documentary and factual evidence
• Excellent attention to detail; aims to get it right first time
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Aptitude for learning (and becoming proficient in) the use of software and IT applications, and using software tools intelligently to navigate large databases/document management systems

We achieved a major milestone in late 2015 with the opening of the firm’s Johannesburg office – our first office in Africa.
We are bringing ALT to Johannesburg because of the synergies that exist as a result of our recently opened and already very successful office and the increasing and evolving demand for ALT service offerings from our clients.

Location: Johannesburg

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