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Service Desk Analyst
London
£30,000 - £35,000
Embark on a pivotal role within a prestigious law firm as a Service Desk Analyst, where your expertise will be instrumental in providing both 1st and 2nd line support to a diverse user base. This position offers the chance to work in a dynamic environment, directly reporting to the IT Manager, and playing a crucial part in the smooth operation of the firm's technological infrastructure. The firm values the contribution of its IT staff and understands the importance of their role in ensuring a seamless workflow. As such, the chosen candidate will enjoy a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, and opportunities for professional development in a supportive and professional atmosphere. The ideal candidate will bring a minimum of three years' experience in Service Desk support within a commercial organisation, demonstrating a track record of exceptional service and problem-solving abilities. A technical understanding is essential, including hands-on experience with: - Deployment, configuration, administration, and maintenance of IT equipment such as desktop PCs, laptops, peripherals, mobile devices, and Audio/Video conferencing and presentation equipment. - Proficiency in Microsoft 365, Windows 10/11, Office 2016, and Active Directory. - Expertise in Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) with Azure MFA. - Skilful management of Mobile Device Management systems. - Knowledge of Fixed Line Telephony, including softphones. - Experience with Mimecast and Sophos Endpoint Protection. Hours of Work The Service Desk provides cover 9:00am to 6:00pm. The hours for this position will be eight hours, including an hour for lunch. Typically, this will be 9.00am to 5.00pm. Taking account of the nature of the role, a degree of flexibility will be required so as properly to fulfil the responsibilities and duties associated with the position. Some work outside business hours may be required for service-affecting maintenance. This is an office based role.
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Marketing and Business Development Senior Executive
London
£45,000 - £55,000
Job Title: Marketing & Business Development Senior Executive (Shipping) Department: Marketing & Business Development (M&BD) Job Location: London / Hybrid Contract Type: Permanent Elevate your career with a pivotal role at a prestigious international law firm, renowned for its industry-leading Shipping practice group. This firm seeks a Senior Marketing and Business Development Executive to champion its growth and fortify its market position. The successful candidate will enjoy the privilege of steering strategic marketing and business development initiatives, crafting integrated sector-focused campaigns, and nurturing client relationships. This role promises a dynamic work environment where innovation and proactivity are highly valued, and the ability to work autonomously is essential. Candidates must possess a degree or equivalent industry experience, with a preference for those holding a Marketing or CIM qualification. A minimum of three years' experience in business development, particularly within a legal or professional services firm, is required. A global perspective is crucial, and familiarity with the Shipping sector will be advantageous. The role demands a candidate with a proven track record of developing and executing business plans, managing pitches, and leading successful marketing communications activities. The ability to navigate a multi-jurisdictional business landscape is essential. The firm values individuals who can manage complex projects with finesse, balancing the expectations of diverse stakeholders and delivering results within tight deadlines. Exceptional organisational and project management skills are a must. Interpersonal prowess is key; candidates should be adept in communication, influencing, and diplomacy, capable of engaging effectively with all organisational levels, from Shipping Partners to support teams and central services. Technical proficiency is also vital, with strong IT skills required across PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and LinkedIn. Experience with CRM databases such as InterAction, campaign systems like Vuture, and content management/web publishing platforms will be beneficial. In return, the firm offers a supportive environment that fosters professional growth, alongside a competitive salary and benefits package. 
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Law Support
Knowledge Counsel (Construction)
London
Up to £120,000 pro rata -
Job Title: Knowledge Counsel (Construction) Reporting to: Chief Operating Officer, with secondary reporting to the Construction Group Leader Department: Knowledge Management Job Location: London / hybrid Contract Type: Permanent, part-time (3 (ideally) or 4 days per week We are currently recruiting for this newly created role, on behalf of our client, an international law firm who are seeking a dynamic and experienced Knowledge Counsel (Construction) to join their Knowledge Management (KM) team.  Position Overview: As a Knowledge Counsel specialising in Construction law, you will contribute significantly to the firm's business strategy by fostering technical excellence and efficient delivery within the Construction practice. The primary objective is to enhance the global provision of quality legal advice to our clients. The Role: The Construction group seeks someone to drive forward their knowledge-based marketing initiatives. This involves monitoring legal and industry developments such as new cases, emerging forms of contract, and regulatory changes. You will collaborate with practicing lawyers in the team to publish articles and bulletins, thereby increasing brand awareness and establishing the firm as a thought leader in Construction law. Additionally, you will assist in organising seminars and training sessions for clients. This may entail researching topics relevant to the group's focus areas and preparing presentation materials for training sessions and seminars. Your role will be instrumental in enhancing client engagement and delivering valuable insights to our stakeholders. The London team works closely with the construction teams in the other offices, in particular those in the Middle East, Hong Kong and Australia. It is the principal hub for undertaking international disputes. Qualifications and Experience: Qualified lawyer with substantial experience in Construction law (ideally 7+ years PQE). Proven experience in knowledge management, preferably within a global law firm. Strong understanding of legal research methods, database management, and knowledge-sharing platforms. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with legal practitioners and KM team members. Demonstrated ability to deliver training programs and develop legal professionals' skills. Innovative mindset with a focus on enhancing efficiency and client service.
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Billing Coordinator (18 month FTC)
London
£40000 - £50000 per Year
Are you coming towards the end of a contract assignment, and looking for your next challenge? Or are you in between roles at the moment, and can consider a long-term contract role? If so, then look no further… Imagine being part of a supportive environment where your contributions are valued and recognised. The firm in question prides itself on fostering a collegial working environment, ensuring a harmonious balance between professional growth and personal well-being. Embrace the flexibility that comes with hybrid working arrangements, allowing you to blend being in the office, with the comfort of your home, thereby optimising productivity and job satisfaction. As a pivotal member of the finance team, you will play an important role in ensuring accuracy and efficiency in client invoicing. Your meticulous attention to detail and commitment to excellence will be instrumental in maintaining the firm's financial health and client trust. To be successful, you will have a robust background in billing within a legal or professional services context. A keen eye for detail and a methodical approach to tasks are essential. Proficiency in billing software and a strong understanding of financial principles will set you apart. Excellent communication skills are paramount, as the role involves liaising with various departments and clients to resolve billing queries and provide clear, concise information. If you are a self-motivated individual with a passion for finance and a desire to contribute to a prestigious legal practice, this role is tailored for you. Continue your professional journey by joining a team where your expertise will be celebrated, and your career can flourish – apply here today!
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Marketing & Business Development Manager (C&C)
London
£70,000 - £76,000
Job Title: Marketing & Business Development Manager Department: Marketing & Business Development  Direct reports: Marketing & Business Development Senior Executive Job Location: London / Hybrid Contract Type: Permanent  We are currently recruiting on behalf of our client, a well regarded law firm, with over 600 lawyers operating globally. An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Marketing and Business Development Manager to join their team in London and support the Energy/Corporate & Commercial and practice areas.  The Marketing & Business Development Manager, equipped with an extensive understanding of the Corporate & Commercial sector, including corporate, employment, EU competition & regulatory, logistics, oil & gas, ports & terminals, and real estate, will spearhead business development and marketing initiatives for the C&C practice. The primary objectives include elevating the profile of this business segment, cultivating strategic account relationships, and catalysing revenue growth. Key Responsibilities: Collaborate with the Group Leader and key partners to execute the strategy and business objectives of the C&C practice. Develop and implement international business development and marketing campaigns for the C&C practice, aligning with sub-sector teams and the central Marketing team. Draft impactful pitch, RFP/ITT, and capability documents positioning HFW as a leading firm in the C&C sector. Manage the C&C practice's participation in the firm's client development program and oversee relevant client accounts. Manage marketing materials and activities to support the C&C practice's business development program. Provide support and leads on firmwide BD projects. Maintain knowledge of the international legal sector and the firm's competitive positioning. Collaborate with the central Marketing team to maintain best practices, including regular reporting of business development activities and ROI. Line management of a Marketing & Business Development Senior Executive. Perform any other ad hoc duties as required. Qualifications and Experience: Proven experience in marketing and business development within the legal or professional services sector. In-depth knowledge of the Corporate & Commercial sector, including corporate, employment, EU competition & regulatory, logistics, oil & gas, ports & terminals, and real estate. Strong understanding of key account management principles and strategies. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Strategic thinker with the ability to translate insights into actionable business development plans. Previous experience in coordinating and leading marketing campaigns. Bachelor's degree in marketing, business, or a related field. Strong IT skills including PowerPoint, Excel, Word, InterAction (or similar CRM database).
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Law Support
Global Rates Administrator
London
£32,000 - £38,000 per Year
Are you ready to embark on an exciting career journey in an international law firm setting? Our client is seeking a Global Rates Administrator to join the wider Finance team and are open to training you in this niche area, making this an excellent opportunity if you are looking to develop and grow your skillset. Whether you're currently a billing or e-billing assistant, a pricing assistant, or similar, eager to transition into a rates role, we want to hear from you. In addition to a rewarding career path, you will have access to an array of fantastic perks. Enjoy a flexible hybrid working pattern, private health insurance, 24/7 GP services, cycle-to-work incentives and receive guidance from the firm’s mortgage advisors. Stay fit with corporate gym rates and join in at the annual summer and Christmas parties, along with department socials. Top it all off with complimentary beverages from a barista-staffed coffee bar – we've heard the hot chocolate is unbeatable. In terms of the role itself, you'll be responsible for reviewing and inputting business acceptance rate proposals, ensuring accuracy and validating discounts. You'll also oversee client fee arrangements to ensure system compliance. You'll provide vital rate support to the firm, while collaborating closely with pricing, commercial accounting teams, and global billing teams. So, if you’re currently working in the Finance department of a law firm, and are considering a move that can offer training and progression, apply now!
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Law Support
IT Manager - Service Delivery
London
£80,000 - +
Job Title: IT Manager - Service Delivery (UK, Europe, Middle East and America)  Department: Information Technology Job Location: London/hybrid  Contract Type: Permanent Our client, a sector focused, global law firm are looking for an IT Manager to join their dynamic team. The IT department has approximately 60 staff globally. Overview: The IT Manager - Service Delivery will oversee day-to-day operations of the IT Service Delivery team across global offices, reporting to the Head of IT Service Delivery. This role involves ensuring adherence to standards, resolving technical issues, and fostering a culture of service excellence. Responsibilities: - Manage daily operations, resource planning, and work allocation to meet service level agreements (SLAs) across London, Europe, Middle East, USA, and Brazil. - Set and monitor performance metrics using KPIs, SLAs, etc., in collaboration with Service Delivery Managers in Asia and Australia. - Draft and maintain policies, standards, and procedures for Service Delivery functions. - Implement and embed core ITIL processes, tailored to the firm's needs. - Monitor and enhance the quality of IT Service Delivery activities, including user interactions and ticket quality. - Serve as technical escalation point and liaison to other IT teams. - Provide out-of-hours support for management escalations, including weekends and holidays. - Deliver regular reports to senior IT stakeholders. - Identify and implement process improvements and support operations enhancements. - Drive IT initiatives and projects aligned with the global IT strategy. - Mentor and coach staff to achieve high first-time fix rates and positive customer experiences. - Develop career paths in collaboration with the Head of IT Service Delivery and regional Service Delivery Managers. - Contribute to building a culture of high performance, proactivity, and continuous improvement. - Participate in recruitment and succession planning as needed. - Perform ad hoc duties including deputizing for the Head of Service Delivery. Required Skills & Experience: - Demonstrated leadership and team-building skills with effective communication across all levels. - Minimum five years' experience in IT Service Desk or Service Delivery within legal or similar professional services. - Proficiency with ITSM tools, especially ServiceNow and/or Genesys. - Familiarity with legal applications such as iManage Cloud, InterAction, etc. - ITIL certification (Foundation level minimum) with experience in implementing best practices. - At least three years' team leadership or management experience in customer-facing environments. - Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 applications. - Ability to explain technical solutions to non-technical audiences. - Professionalism under pressure with effective prioritization skills. - Diplomatic and tactful in high-pressure situations. - Strong technical, problem-solving, and analytical abilities. Additional Information: - Periodic international travel required to support other offices.  
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About Us.

Established in 1997 the Law Support Group is a dedicated legal recruitment consultancy, a leading provider of legal staff into UK, US, International and specialist firms.

Since inception the Law Support Group has grown to become recognised as a pre-eminent legal recruitment firm, with an exemplary network of candidates and clients enabling the recruitment of support staff, solicitors, partners and other professionals into private practice, specialist firms and in-house legal departments in London and across the country.

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What our candidates say.

“Thanks to this agency we have recently recruited a great legal secretary, at a time when there were very few candidates available, Fran was very prompt in forwarding CVs of such a high standard resulting in several interviews and for the first time in many months I have seen such high calibre candidates from one agency."

Candidate 1 ,
Law Support

"Jo is a friendly and warm legal recruiter that really takes the time to get to know her candidates. In my personal experience, Jo really went above and beyond to find the right role for me, and thought outside the box. A number of recruiters are pushy sales people and claim to know the industry; Jo differs because she does understand her clients as well as her candidates."

Candidate 6,
Law Support

"I worked with Jo for circa 12 years whilst I was employed at Clifford Chance. She was always quick to understand any recruitment briefs given and did an excellent job of screening candidates always ensuring there was a good short list to interview from and that they were the “crème de la crème” of available candidates at the time. She ensured that the candidates were well informed of the prospective roles and the company itself.She was always able to provide the right calibre of candidates in knowledge and levels required. On the very odd occasion she did not have suitable candidates she was always honest in stating this which meant time was never wasted unnecessarily either for her candidates or management time.Jo had and still maintains a cheerful disposition which puts companies and her candidates at ease which alongside her extensive experience and knowledge results in positive matches. If you require help with any roles you may have and/or are a candidate looking for work within the Legal environ, I would highly recommend that you contact Jo."

Client 3,
Law Support

"Jo was fantastic from start to finish in securing my new role. She clearly knew Hempsons as a firm very well and managed to secure me an interview quickly. She made me feel at ease with the transition I would have to make from agency to in-house recruitment. I am grateful to her for securing me my dream role." 

Candidate 7,
Law Support

"An extremely supportive and professional business that helped me grow and be presented with opportunities that developed my legal skills.I had moved to London and was immediately presented with exciting and interesting opportunities that allowed me to live a nice lifestyle, whilst developing my contact base in London.In particular, I worked with Nick Baylis. He was supportive, friendly and professional. Nick provided me with many opportunities whilst I was employed with DA that developed my legal and networking skills.After some time with DA, I was offered the opportunity to interview for a paralegal position with a top 10 U.K. law firm. I was successful in the interview and now have a training contract with this firm. I am absolutely delighted and would not be in this position had it not been for DA Solutions. Thank you DA!"

Candidate 8,
DA Solutions

"I’d like to stress that while my experience with many agencies in the past has been patchy at best, Law Support really stands out for me as a diamond in the rough!One of the senior recruiters, Nick Baylis has found me a number of really engaging roles during this time. From the outset, Nick has been a real asset – he completely understands his field of work and clearly has a real knack for building sustained working rapports with individuals. You can trust that Nick will keep you fully informed of vacancies as they become available, but will equally ensure that you only find yourself in the roles which you are comfortable taking.Many thanks and I hope our paths cross again!" 

Candidate 9,
DA Solutions

"Highly recommended! Every member of staff that I came into contact with was exceptionally professional and highly competent. Nick helped me a lot and found me the perfect role right away. He was always extremely efficient and supportive in answering any questions and kept me regularly updated about new roles. A great team who I definitely endorse to all those looking for a great personalised recruitment service."

Candidate 10,
DA Solutions

"Had an amazing experience with the Law Support group who took me right the way through the employment process. I dealt with Nick who gave me great guidance before interviews and made me feel very confident in myself. I am now happily employed thanks to Law Support taking all of the stress out the process."

Candidate 11,
Law Support

"Best recruiter I have dealt with. I have been working with Nick for almost one year. True professional, has a good understanding of the candidate’s needs, always knows what is happening in the market, and goes that extra mile to secure a position. Friendly, responsive and approachable agency, they are always on the other end of the line. Would definitely recommend them!" 

Candidate 12,
DA Solutions

I had the pleasure of working with Christian as my law support professional during a recent legal matter. Christian was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable, and he always went above and beyond to answer my questions and provide me with the support I needed. 

I would highly recommend Christian to anyone who is looking for a law support professional who is knowledgeable, helpful, and compassionate.

Maria Morsillo,
Production Manager

Latest News.

ILSPA discounts on legal secretary and paralegal skills courses
ILSPA discounts on legal secretary and paralegal skills courses

ILSPA is offering its members a 20% discount on its Advanced Single Subject Legal Courses, which was previously only applicable to ILSPA’s Legal Secretaries Diploma graduates. The usual course price is £300, but with the 20% discount there is a saving of £60, making the cost £240 – which can be paid either in full or in interest-free instalments. Many of ILSPA’s members work in specific legal departments, such as litigation or family law. “Being able to advance your knowledge and skills in the area you work in will not only help you perform better in your role, but it will also show your employers that you are dedicated to your job,” said ILSPA. “If you are working in a certain area of law at the moment and you would like a change, that’s another good reason to study one of our advanced-level courses – you can acquire the knowledge and skills you need to make the move to another department or firm.” ILSPA offers candidates looking for a job in the legal profession a range of subjects, including Civil Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Land Law and Conveyancing, Family Law – and Wills, Probate and Administration. “Our advanced level courses will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the area of law you study, as well as some paralegal skills,” added ILSPA. “This means that your employer will be able to give you more responsibility in your role, which could potentially lead to a pay raise or promotion. “Our courses are available to study online by distance learning – you can start at any time of the year and study at your own pace.” Students have up to one year to complete ILSPA courses, although students generally complete them within six months, depending on how much time they dedicate to their studies. All course materials and resources are available online through the student area of the ILSPA website. “When you enrol, you will be able to log in and access everything you need – when studying from home, you can receive help and support during the course from your Course Assessor or a member of our team,” added ILSPA. “There are no examinations for the courses – the subjects are assessed through coursework which you must send to us to be marked. “You are required to complete an online multiple-choice achievement test and a written assignment – your assignment will either include a series of questions relating to the area of law you have chosen, or be a scenario in which you are to advise on the correct legal proceedings.” ILSPA added that graduates would not only be able to show their knowledge of law after studying the course, but also demonstrate their paralegal skills. The Law Support Group covers all areas of recruitment – from support staff to fee-earner level recruitment – for both regional and international banking and law firms here in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Our website is updated regularly and the latest legal support jobs – including legal secretary jobs – are available online.

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Law firms Moore Blatch and Barlow Robbins to merge
Law firms Moore Blatch and Barlow Robbins to merge

Leading UK law firms Moore Blatch and Barlow Robbins have agreed to merge – and will commence trading as Moore Barlow from 1 May. The new firm will have offices in Southampton, Guildford, Woking and Lymington, as well as two locations in London – Richmond and the City of London, offering a wide range of services to clients. Sectors covered by the new firm will include Education, Family Law, Financial Services, Healthcare, Housebuilding, Manufacturing and Logistics, Retail and Leisure, Rural Affairs, Personal Injury  – and Technology, Media and Communications. Moore Barlow will have 70 partners, as well as 272 lawyers and legal professionals such as legal support staff and paralegals, with a total staff of nearly 500 across the six UK offices. The firm will have a combined turnover of almost £40 million, putting it well within the roster of the UK’s top 100 law firms, said a statement. “In terms of clients, Moore Barlow will be focused primarily on meeting the needs of private individuals and families, owners and managers of fast-moving organisations and businesses – and people whose lives have been affected by serious accidents or negligence. “Each of these groups requires relationship-oriented legal advisors, who are dedicated to helping them find the best path through complex, difficult or stressful situations – a focus and approach which will set Moore Barlow apart in the marketplace. “At the heart of the firm’s proposition will be a singular focus on people, both when it comes to clients and the firm’s 500-strong workforce across the UK.” Managing partner of Moore Blatch, Ed Whittington, added:“There is a unique opportunity to bring together the absolute best of our two organisations – both outstanding firms with deep regional roots, strong areas of specialism and dedicated teams of exceptional talent. “By combining our respective and highly complementary areas of expertise within a culture of excellence and support, we will be one of very few firms with the breadth, depth and resources to meet all the needs of our core client groups. “Moving forward with a clear vision and building on a shared set of values, Moore Barlow is poised to become a national leader in our chosen fields.” CEO of Barlow Robbins, Helen Goatley, said: “We feel strongly that the focus on people which lies at the heart of Moore Barlow will truly set us apart in the marketplace. “For clients looking for a relationship-led service, we offer a strong commitment to achieving better outcomes for people, whether they are individuals, families, managers, leaders or entrepreneurs – and particularly those encountering opportunity, challenge or life-altering circumstances. “Today’s top talent also want the right mix of a stimulating, rewarding career alongside a fulfilling work-life balance – an experience which we feel Moore Barlow will be uniquely suited to offer and from which our clients can only benefit.” The Law Support Group covers all areas of recruitment – from support staff to fee-earner level recruitment – for both regional and international banking and law firms here in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Our website is updated regularly and the latest legal support jobs – including lawyer jobs, legal assistant jobs, paralegal jobs, document reviewer jobs, legal secretary jobs and patent administrator jobs – are available online.

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SRA disability inclusion survey sets out good practice in legal profession
SRA disability inclusion survey sets out good practice in legal profession

An SRA survey on disability has found that many people working in the legal profession are still reluctant to discuss their needs with employers. A survey of 3,000 legal firms also found examples of specific initiatives and approaches within individual firms, which are delivering positive outcomes for employees and clients alike. “According to our most recent statistics, three per cent of solicitors currently declare they have a disability – a figure virtually unchanged in the last ten years,” said the SRA. “This compares to figures released by the Government which estimate that thirteen per cent of the overall workforce in the UK have a disability.” Under reporting disability to employers involved concern that declaring a disability might suggest a lower level of competency, or there might be a lack of opportunities for staff to request reasonable adjustments within a supportive environment – as well as legal firms not having policies, practices and procedures in place to help disabled staff.  Good practice examples within the report focused on seven key areas – including culture, leadership, recruitment and making reasonable adjustments. Under each area the report provides general advice, top tips and case study examples from specific named firms. SRA Chief Executive Paul Philip said:  “It is important that people who need legal services have access to a profession that is diverse and inclusive. “We know that diverse businesses are better businesses, so wanted to find out more about what lies behind the apparent under-declaration of disabilities in the legal workforce. “Our new report also looks at what firms can do to promote a much more disability inclusive working environment, highlighting best practice.” As well as the 3,000 law firms surveyed about their policies and practices, the SRA also engaged directly with disability experts and disabled solicitors – and also conducted a review of existing published research on the topic of disability in the workplace. The report Promoting disability inclusion in law firms – setting out good practice is available online. The Law Support Group covers all areas of recruitment – from support staff to fee-earner level recruitment – for both regional and international banking and law firms here in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Our website is updated regularly and the latest legal support jobs – including lawyer jobs, legal assistant jobs, paralegal jobs, document reviewer jobs, legal secretary jobs and patent administrator jobs – are available online.

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