Legal Knowledge Engineer

July 4, 2022 11:38 pm Published by

The opportunity

Legal Knowledge Engineer – Flexible Working – UK-Wide

Are you a Tech savvy Solicitor who is looking for a change? Or a Legal Tech / Tech specialist seeking a new opportunity?

We can offer you:

  • A competitive salary with great benefits including private medical, 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and a bonus day off for your birthday
  • A culture of trust, empowerment and autonomy over your work
  • The chance to become part of a vibrant, forward-thinking team with the support of friendly, approachable partners who encourage and support your career development
  • Involvement in operational change
  • Hybrid working with the option of working from one of our office hubs

The role:

As part of a forward thinking team, you will be a conduit between lawyers, clients, technologies, innovation, process improvement, and business analysis, embracing change and promoting system efficiency every step of the way.  Responsible for the lead and management on a series of process change projects you will be an instrumental figure involved with the following:

  • Involvement in a range of innovation initiatives and projects
  • Using technology to automate documents which aligns to house style
  • Configuration of client portals, which meet client needs and provide an effective user experience
  • Efficiency projects to improve legal service delivery, testing and trialling new products
  • Participating in business process mapping
  • Promoting and presentation of innovative technology to stakeholders, ensuring firm-wide knowledge of systems and processes

What you’ll need:

  • Previous experience in the deployment of solutions using legal technology platforms
  • Experience of design, mapping and documenting processes and implementing solutions to meet problems or challenges in professional services
  • Experience of dealing with a range of stakeholders; suppliers; lawyers and business services professionals of all levels
  • Organising and leading workshops with stakeholders to gain a deep understanding of existing processes, to advise and assist with the implementation of solutions
  • Desirable experience of using legal tech solutions such as Luminance, HighQ, Contract Express, Clarilis, KIRA etc
  • It is important that experience in managing such change programmes for process improvement
  • A forward thinking mind and clear identification for system improvement

Meet the team:

The Knowledge Management Team is made up of professional support lawyers and knowledge professionals.  The team oversee all knowledge-related activities, including the management, capturing, sharing and accessibility of knowledge assets. They work alongside stakeholders, internal and external, to promote and optimize the usage of the firm's knowledge assets.

Find out more about us:

It’s the people at Shakespeare Martineau that make us so special. By understanding what our people want, giving them the support they need, recognising everyone’s contribution and realising the unique power of teams, together we win.   As a firm we are focused on proactively building and developing diverse teams, bringing different backgrounds, personalities and perspectives together. We play to our strengths, pushing ourselves to be consistently better than yesterday and deliver amazing solutions for our clients. We empower our teams with a high degree of individual responsibility; we self-manage and encourage everyone to be responsible for their own learning, knowing it makes us even better at what we do!    

We believe in trusting our people to make the right decisions for themselves, from when and where you work, to how you dress; we focus on outputs.  

Check out our amazing benefits here

How we work

We embrace agile working and offer a blended approach to where and how we work.

We appreciate that people have different needs and preferences and we’re keen to be flexible, after all, we value what you do, not where you do it.

We have hubs in Birmingham, Leicester, Lincoln, London, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Solihull, Stratford-upon-Avon and Sheffield. This role will be predominantly home based with travel as required into any of our office hubs 

Additional information

Please be aware, for some vacancies, where we receive high numbers of applications we may need to bring the close date forward.

Due to the nature of the work undertaken, confirmation of employment will be subject to a variety of checks which will be carried out once an offer of employment is accepted. Details of the checks can be found here.



Equal opportunities

Shakespeare Martineau is a committed equal opportunities employer. We seek to attract, develop and retain talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. We value and respect individuality and encourage a culture within our business where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths and experiences. Everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, regardless of their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.

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