Paralegal PSL Hub Farringdon 2024

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DEADLINE 6th March 2024
Farringdon

LexisNexis, a part of RELX, is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory, and business information. We help customers increase productivity and improve decision-making and outcomes. Our 10,500 experts and innovative tools help us shape a better world for our customers and communities.

The role

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a talented paralegal to join the LexisPSL Hub to help contribute towards the future development of LexisPSL, LexisLibrary and Lexis+UK, LexisNexis UK's online practical guidance and research product for lawyers and legal professionals.  

This is a fixed term contact split role which will will have a particular emphasis on the following Practice Areas: Commercial, EU Law, Information Law, IP, Life Sciences, TMT and International Trade teams.

There are four main components of the LexisNexis offering which this role will contribute to: 

  • Practical Guidance content—our Practical Guidance product provides legal practical guidance and market insight which a busy front-line practitioner can read and digest quickly and easily. It is presented in a range of different content types including Practice Notes, precedents, checklists, and flowcharts. 

  • Current awareness service—via our current awareness service, we provide legal updates and analysis to our core online products, LexisLibrary, LexisPSL and Lexis+ UK. We cover legal and regulatory stories and provide insight into how they could impact lawyers and their clients. Information is published online and sent to customers via a range of different email alerts. 

  • LexisAsk service—via LexisAsk, Practical Guidance customers can submit queries in relation to any of the 36 Practice Areas. In supporting this service, you will be expected to carry out legal research, draft answers to LexisAsk questions and contribute to the smooth running of the service. 

Responsibilities

Working closely with the LexisPSL teams and the external commissioning team to commission and draft practical guidance.  

This work will include: 

  • reviewing new and existing content for quality and legal accuracy 
  • monitoring of developments and inputting information to maintain trackers of consultations, cases and dates 
  • drafting practical guidance content (eg practice notes, precedents, trackers, checklists, news and Q&As) 
  • collaborating with external authors regarding externally written content 
  • arranging and taking notes at Consulting Editorial Board and other meetings and liaising with CEB members and authors when required 
  • having input into the development of technical solutions with our product teams, to ensure that we are delivering guidance research, current awareness and LexisAsk in the most efficient way possible 
  • assist with project to improve functionality of LexisNexis online materials 
  • conduct testing of the online platform and assist in amending online legal content, as required 
  • participate in internal feedback activities regarding functionality of the online platform 
  • support work on feature development for the online legal platform 

LexisAsk 

Helping to respond to LexisAsk queries by: 

  • conducting legal research and liaising with subject matter experts within the LexisPSL practice area teams, and/or 
  • drafting replies to queries from customers within a specified response time 
  • compiling a bank of ’Q&A’ style documents across our suite of LexisPSL content, adhering to the defined style guidelines. ’Q&As’ are designed to share answers to previously asked customer questions, as well as provide brief advice on topical queries. 
  • working on initiatives and process in particular to help develop the smooth running of the service in order to increase efficiency in both the delivery of ‘live’ LexisAsk answers and ‘Q&A’ content. 

Current awareness 

Helping to deliver our current awareness offering by: 

  • ensuring all news items are written to a high standard and edited and checked for accuracy, grammar, punctuation, clarity, flow, style, and news value 
  • applying taxonomy to news items consistently and accurately 
  • checking and proofing of content before publication, addressing and resolving publishing issues and making recommendations for process improvements 
  • supporting the development and implementation of initiatives to grow and improve the current awareness offering of LexisNexis 

Key skills required

  • Law degree/GDL/LPC/BTC 
  • Excellent academic qualifications and legal research and writing skills 
  • Passionate about a career in the practice areas mentioned above 
  • Good understanding of legal issues, procedures, and content types 
  • Experience working in a legal environment, e.g. private practice/in-house or at the Bar (desirable) 
  • Ability to prioritise work to ensure deadlines are met and stakeholder expectations are managed 
  • Clear succinct writing style and ability to adapt to LexisNexis house style 
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills 
  • Understanding of, and willingness to use, social media and new technology 

Working for you

We know that your well-being and happiness are key to a long and successful career. These are just some of the benefits we are delighted to offer:

  • Enhanced family support and Shared Parental Leave
  • Competitive pension contributions
  • Electric Vehicle Scheme
  • Save As You Earn Share Scheme
  • Optional Private Medical and Dental Insurance
DEADLINE 6th March 2024