Professional Support Lawyer

MENA Recruit

Dubai, UAE

Ref: NP875-140

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

An opportunity exists for a qualified corporate/commercial lawyer to work as a Professional Support Lawyer in the Dubai office of an international law firm.

Reporting to the Head of Corporate Commercial, duties and responsibilities are as follows:

Duties & Responsibilities
• Liaise with the Corporate Commercial team on the development of precedents, templates, practice notes and legal opinions.
• Provide academic and technical legal input for the preparation of memoranda, articles, legal commentaries, client briefings, newsflashes, and other marketing materials.
• Ensure fee-earners are kept up to date on developments in the law – the latest cases, legislation, and statutory instruments – often through presentation to regular departmental meetings and/or circulation of written materials.
• Supervise paralegals and interns in the development of knowledge documentation, precedents, and other know-how resources.
• Encourage associates to embrace the culture of knowledge sharing and identify knowledge champions within the team to assist in maintaining best practices.
• Prepare and circulate know-how and assist in technical legal training and practice development.
• Manage knowledge and learning for the practice group, including organising, and delivering practice-facing and client-facing legal training programs.
• Manage and contribute to the departmental section of the firm’s intranet, information databases and knowledge management systems as required.
• Liaise with the Business Development and Marketing teams and contribute as required to the production of articles, briefings, newsletters or other materials for circulation to clients or to be published in Law Update and other selected journals.
• Play a part in the marketing of the department and producing material for, and perhaps presenting, seminars both internally and externally.
• Work with the Partners, counsel, and associates to identify the best practices, know-how and learning requirements of the practice and to implement the agreed offering.
• Assist with prioritisation and allocation of know-how projects and the implementation of the wider knowledge management departmental strategy.


Requirements & Personal Attributes
• Qualified lawyer with a minimum of 5 years PQE.
• Fluent English
• Strong academics
• Regional experience not required, will provide relocation
• Added experience as a Professional Support Lawyer within an international law firm is desirable however, minimum of 5 yrs of experience as a qualified corporate commercial lawyer is a must
• Current or previous experience in a client-facing role, with technical excellence in corporate transactions

About the Company

MENA Recruit came to fruition in response to a growing need for international legal talent in London and Dubai. Its initial focus began in the Legal sector, evolving as a service provider for other sectors such as Administration, Marketing, Business Development, HR, IT, Finance and C-Suite positions.

Over the last two decades, with roots firmly planted in the Middle East and operations expanding into the APAC region, MENA Recruit has gained intuitive industry knowledge and expertise. With its unique, people-focused approach, the firm has yielded competitive advantage for its clients and rewarding careers for the professionals it has supported throughout the years.

The company is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of talent and service to its clients while working tenaciously towards helping them achieve higher retention rates. For this reason, MENA Recruit is considered by both candidates and clients as a consultant in the truest sense of the word, offering guidance to both people and organizations on how to adapt to the constant change in market conditions and how to anticipate present and future challenges.

Presently, MENA Recruit provides services to organizations and professionals in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

With such an extensive global reach, strong brand value, decades of expertise, and an innovative approach towards business challenges, it’s clear why MENA Recruit is the partner of choice for both in-house recruiters and candidates internationally.

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Lawyer salaries in Dubai

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AED 5,500

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