Business services embraces a range of professions, and our requirements vary across locations.
To find out more about business services roles and opportunities in your location, please choose that region in the Join us module (right).
Right across the firm, we need high-calibre professionals in these areas:
More than 500 people globally provide the administrative services that keep our 27 offices running. That includes front-line services such as reception and catering, and backroom services such as helpline, purchasing and supply, reprographics, switchboard and travel.
Finance keeps us functioning as a successful business – overseeing everything from time recording to distribution of profits. It has six teams: cashiers, revenue control, practice management support, group finance reporting, financial and partnership accounting, and group management accounts.
We are a people business, and our global HR department provides operational and strategic support to make sure the firm leads the way in employee relations; diversity; compensation and benefits; learning and development; and recruitment.
IT makes sure our technology needs are met and assesses new technology to provide for future needs. It has three teams: customer services (support, training and 24/7 service desk); IT operations (systems and disaster recovery); and IT development (new systems and applications).
Marketing and business development
Our marketing and business development team helps our lawyers win high-quality business from clients and targets. The team provides services including client relationship management and development, knowledge management, strategic marketing planning, PR and communications and strategic research.
Each business area has its own PA/secretarial team. A typical PA works for between three and eight people and helps with diary management, client liaison, travel arrangements, time recording and client engagement. We consider applicants from other industries including banking, finance, insurance and accountancy.
Paralegals undertake routine fee-earning work such as document management, preparing court bundles, document reviews, data-room management, translations, bible production, archiving and research. Typically paralegals are about to begin training contracts or are overseas-qualified solicitors gaining experience.