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Legal Solutions Specialist

Our Legal Solutions Specialists work as part of a team carrying out a range of transactional tasks to support client mandates as required, including but not limited to:

  • Reviewing and marking up non-disclosure agreements;
  • Due Diligence reviews;
  • Data Room management;
  • Document cross-checking, making document amendments and document imaging/scanning;
  • Document collation, version control and document review;
  • Database entry/coding, database searching and database maintenance;
  • Proofreading of documents including contracts, agreements and transcripts;
  • Hard copy document management;
  • Legal research (manual or electronic); and
  • Creating and populating tables, schedules and agendas.

This work will be carried out following established processes and using workflow and work allocation systems as required.

LSSs also contribute to the development and continuous improvement of the Legal Solutions Hub by assisting with requirements gathering, process mapping, process evaluation and support documentation as required.

Hub Associate

There are a number of associates working in the Freshfields Hub in Manchester, with a range of specialisms.

Our Hub associates ensure the efficient delivery of high quality output from the Freshfields Hub to the firm's partners, fee-earners and clients. Each utilises experience and knowledge within their core area of expertise to supervise, train and mentor more junior members of the team to deliver service excellence to the firm. They act as a source of knowledge on matters within their area of expertise and liaise with clients or colleagues who are instructing the Hub to ensure that jobs are properly structured and efficiently delivered. They may also be asked to provide standalone advice or assistance on client matters.

This role enables the incumbent to understand our market-leading legal technologies and processes and use them to surpass internal and external clients' expectations. It also provides the opportunity to identify areas for innovation and development and to help market those to the wider firm and to clients. Our Hub associates work closely with the Quality Assurance, Innovation, and Continuous Improvement teams and other fee earners around the firm to ensure an efficient and high quality delivery of legal solutions, and to develop the catalogue of solutions provided to our practice groups from the Hub.

Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship

People of all ages and educational backgrounds can become apprentices, so to ensure we continue to make the legal profession accessible to all, Freshfields Hub, Manchester is proud to offer an annual apprenticeship scheme; in conjunction with our apprenticeship provider, BPP.

Lasting for approximately 24 months, our apprentices are employed for 35 hours per week, spending at least 20% of that time undertaking relevant training. All apprentices will develop and be assessed on their knowledge of the English Legal System, Client Care Skills, Legal Research Skills, Contract Law and Civil Litigation.

If you are interested in undertaking a Paralegal Apprenticeship with us, please register your interest with BPP (Paralegal Apprenticeship | Law | BPP). They will be able to provide you with further information of the programme and details of our upcoming opportunities.