Legal Director - Managed Legal Services

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Posted 30+ days ago
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£100,000 - 125,000
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Private Practice
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30+ days ago
Legal Director - Managed Legal Services team - 8+ PQE - leading international firm - Birmingham (with hybrid working) This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a highly experienced Solicitor and project specialist to join a leading international law firm to head up its large and rapidly expanding Managed Legal Services Delivery team with a view to further scaling the team up domestically and internationally. This is a permanent and employed position. No long hours' culture with no traditional fee earning targets. The role will be challenging, varied and at the cutting-edge of change in the delivery of legal services. BCL Legal is excited to be working alongside this leading international firm in its recruitment of a Legal Director to lead on its managed legal services offering. This team is a global group within the firm providing a range of professional services including flexible services, legal project management, consulting and technology, diversity and inclusion consultancy, and managed legal services to its clients. The Role The successful applicant will understand the importance of innovative delivery solutions and understand how to manage a team that act for a varied client base as an extension of their in-house legal teams. Clients include global brands. The work that the team undertake, although not strategic in nature, is important and requires quality legal expertise and the team itself needs clear direction, motivation and management. This team will make excellent use of legal technology helping clients achieve more through simplification, standardisation and automation of their processes and documents. Specifically, the successful candidate will: · Support a team that provides services to clients in contracting, conveyancing, claims management, company secretarial, document review and class actions. · Act as a strategic leader focussed on executing the legalities of the firm's delivery model. · Build relationships internally and externally that encourage the further growth. · Have oversight and management of project matters, leading on strategic casework and managing contracts and engagement terms. · Be actively involved in operational delivery processes with the aim of better leveraging technology solutions and embracing Lean Six Sigma methodologies (workflow, quality assurance, risk management, escalation management and compliance). · Work with the Solutions and Business Development teams to support the development of managed legal services capability and maintain market relevance. · Take ownership for several concurrent development and/or strategic projects, these could relate to a variety of matters including changes in law, process technology updates and delivery model improvements. · Ensure that training and development needs of the team are met. About you The successful Legal Director in Managed Legal Services will: · Be a qualified Solicitor in England & Wales with a minimum of eight years' PQE ideally with a commercial contracts or corporate focus during that time. · Have previous experience of working at a senior level with a legal service provider, a large in-house legal team or at a large law firm. · Have experience of delivering innovative legal solutions either within a legal team, law firm or alternative legal service provider. · Can demonstrate track record?in?developing?and?growing?a team long term. · Have experience of managing high value client relationships. · Have experience of managing a large number of people, ideally within a 'shared service' or 'delivery centre' setting. · Experience of working with teams internationally. · Have the ability to understand a client's business problems and develop innovative solutions. · Have both credibility and gravitas. · Have energy, drive and enthusiasm. The Benefits The successful candidate will be rewarded with: · A highly competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. · Good work/life balance with hybrid working as standard. · The opportunity to play an instrumental role at a senior level within an international law firm away from fee earning. Apply now! Or for more information on this Legal Director level opportunity within managed legal services, please contact Angharad Warren at BCL Legal.
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