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Legal Delivery Centre (UK) (Alternative Delivery Solutions)
LDC Centre Manager
35 hours per week, 9:30am to 5:30pm but additional hours may be required. We are happy to consider agile and flexible working patterns. Our approach to hybrid working allows for up to 40% of time working from home and 60% working in the office, please contact a member of the recruitment team to discuss further.
Hogan Lovells is one of the leading global law firms. Our distinctive market position is founded on our exceptional breadth of our practice, on deep industry knowledge, and on our 'one team' global approach. Formed through the combination of two top international law firms, Hogan Lovells has over 40 offices in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With a presence in the world's major financial and commercial markets, we are well placed to provide excellent business-oriented advice to our clients locally and internationally. Our people are the key to our success, which is why we seek to recruit and retain the most talented individuals in all regions of our global practice.
In the UK Hogan Lovells has offices in Birmingham and London. The Birmingham office opened in 2015 and has a number of practice areas including Corporate/Commercial, Disputes, Finance and Real Estate, as well as our Legal Delivery Centre and business services departments. The office has recently trebled in size and moved into a new fitted out space in the Colmore Building.
Hogan Lovells is one of the leading global law firms, with more than 40 offices in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Our distinctive market position is founded on our exceptional breadth of our practice, on deep industry knowledge, and on our 'one team' global approach. With a presence in the world's major financial and commercial markets, we are well placed to provide excellent business-oriented advice to our clients locally and internationally.
Our people are the key to our success, which is why we seek to recruit and retain the most talented individuals in all regions of our global practice. In the UK, Hogan Lovells has offices in Birmingham and London. The Birmingham office has recently trebled in size and is located in the Colmore Building.
The Financial Times has ranked Hogan Lovells as one of the most innovative law firms in Europe – the firm was ranked second overall in the 2020 FT Innovative Lawyers Europe report. It is the fifth year running that Hogan Lovells has been ranked in the top ten most innovative law firms in Europe. We understand the powerful forces transforming the delivery of our services today, and we embrace that change. We don’t just claim to be innovative, we show it. One of the ways we show it is through the ongoing and ever-expanding growth of the Legal Delivery Centre (LDC), located in Birmingham. Our LDC team is energetic, fast paced and innovative. They work seamlessly with our partners and lawyers on city grade work across our practice groups, as an extension of our London office as well as also supporting our other offices around the world.
This team is a key component in the transformation of the way we deliver our services today and we support our lawyers and partners in delivering the highest quality of work and putting clients at the center of everything we do. We are always looking for ways to improve our delivery and the whole team are encouraged to contribute new and innovative ideas. This is a great place for ambitious professionals who are looking to develop their skills and experience and have a keen interest in supporting the firm in continuing to be at the forefront of innovative delivery of our services.
Paralegals who work in the LDC gain experience across our multiple disciplines (including Litigation, Corporate and Finance) on high value city grade work originating from both the UK and overseas. They work on on a variety of instructions across our practice groups, with instructions varying from contract analysis and reporting, play-booked negotiations, drafting and cross-referencing documents, local counsel co-ordination, document review, company secretarial work, triaging and escalation of legal queries (inbox support).
In addition, our LDC paralegals have a deep working knowledge of legal technology, such as AI contract review tool Kira, decision making automation tool BRYTER and deal tool Legatics. This enables the LDC, and our firm, to further deliver our work in a cost effective and efficient manner for our clients. All of our LDC paralegals receive dedicated training and development support helping us to grow the breath of the work the LDC undertakes and ensuring the high Hogan Lovells’ quality standard is maintained.
Representative work types:
Supporting our Banking Team in London who is advising a US -based fintech business that provides working capital management, electronic invoicing, supply chain finance, and dynamic discounting services to large, usually multinational, organisations. Working directly with our London associates, the LDC paralegal team drafted over 1000 multi-jurisdictional transactional documents, including contracts, agreements, reliance letters, assignment agreements. Templates were created to increase both time and cost efficiencies. This face paced instruction required the paralegals to take ownership of their work, ensure accuracy and quality at every stage to deliver on time and to budget.
Privacy Team Client Secondment: Monitoring emails received to our client’s privacy inbox and ensuring global compliance with privacy laws by actioning Individual Rights Requests, and advising internal stakeholders on the privacy implications of new initiatives and rectifying data breaches in the UK, Europe and US.
Working with our London Acquisition Finance team who advise our clients on leveraged finance deals. Our paralegals complete vital corporate due diligence by carrying our company searches, obtaining and analysis of Confirmation Statements, completing the company search report and highlighting key issues to our London associates. Thereafter, our paralegals review, negotiation and complete CPS with the borrower’s Counsel.
Assisting the Real Estate Disputes team with work relating to Company Voluntary Arrangements. The process includes drafting and submitting voting forms on behalf of the client, communicating with the client and the Nominees with regard to any queries and creating a summary sheet providing accurate and detailed advice for each CVA for the client.
Our paralegals work closely with our Global Reg & IPMT team in London on large scale remediation projects. Most recently, they have been working on LIBOR and EBA Outsourcing projects, carrying our due diligence reviews of contracts, preparing amendment agreements and negotiating those agreements with counter-parties. They also facilitate the execution of the documents.
Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities
- Assist with document review and due diligence;
- Assist with project work for the firm;
- Draft, check and amend legal documents;
- Liaise with internal and external counsel, within the UK and globally;
- Write concise memoranda to summarize research results;
- Maintain document, transcript, and work product databases;
- Conduct legal research;
- Maintain confidentiality of client information; and
- Other duties as assigned.
- Specific duties or responsibilities may be reviewed from time to time to reflect changes in personnel and management structure, staff location or services.
- All members of the firm participate in our Responsible Business program.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills;
- Displays a working knowledge and understanding of relevant legal principles;
- Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills;
- Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office and the ability to locate specific items on the internet;
- Has an enthusiasm and willingness to work as part of a team and demonstrates flexibility with assigned tasks;
- Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment with or without direct supervision and coordinate multiple projects; and
- Flexibility for additional hours as needed.
Qualifications and Training
- 6 months plus of paralegal fee earning experience in a law firm or equivalent;
- Law degree or equivalent qualification is essential; and
- LPC qualified is preferred but candidates with extensive paralegal experience will also be considered.
Agile Working Statement
Our goal is to embed flexibility across our business by giving everyone the opportunity to work in an agile way, whether as a regular pattern or on an ad hoc basis, and we will be happy to discuss this further.
Equal Opportunities Employment Statement
It is the policy of Hogan Lovells to provide equal opportunities for all employees in relation to recruitment, training and promotion. Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the requirements of the job and shall not be influenced by any consideration of age, disability, ethnic origin, gender identity, religion, sex or sexual orientation.