Knowledge Lawyer

William Fry is a leading Irish law firm with over 320 legal and tax professionals and over 460 staff.  We advise domestic and international corporations, financial institutions and government organisations from our offices in Dublin, London, New York and Silicon Valley.  Strong client relationships and high-quality advice are the hallmarks of our practice.  Our priorities are firmly focused on achieving good results for our clients.

Job Title: Knowledge Lawyer

Role

William Fry is one of Ireland’s leading law firms. We have an opening for an experienced knowledge Lawyer to join our team who will have a particular responsibility for the Corporate Department

 

Requirements

Qualified solicitor with experience in private practice, preferably in a larger firm

  • Minimum 7 years relevant experience
  • Commercially aware with a good understanding of business issues faced by clients
  • Target driven individual with strong organisational and project management skills
  • Understanding of the importance of effective knowledge management in a law firm
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent research skills and comprehensive understanding of legislative process in EU and Ireland
  • Excellent communication skills with a track record of presenting to a senior level

 

Key Responsibilities

Legal Developments & Research

  • Monitoring new and proposed relevant Irish and EU legislation and case law
  • Assessing the implications of relevant legal and regulatory developments for practice and producing detailed briefings for internal use
  • Producing internal current awareness bulletins
  • Producing briefings papers and presentations for clients
  • Assisting colleagues with ad hoc legal research

 

Know How, Precedents & Knowledge Management

  • Developing and managing collections of valuable know how
  • Contributing to development of "house views" and agreed positions on technical issues
  • Developing, reviewing and updating precedents and practice tools on an ongoing basis
  • Designing and delivering training courses and materials
  • Communicating know how and precedent developments to the firm
  • Promoting a good knowledge culture

 

Client Facing Activities

  • Identifying key legal developments of interest to clients
  • Producing briefings for clients
Business Area
Knowledge
Job Group
Lawyers & Tax Consultants
Location
Dublin
Job Reference
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