Lawyers will be part of our legal team, working closely with Managers, Senior Lawyers, Lawyers, Trainees and Legal Analysts.
Note that limited travel, to the Herbert Smith Freehills offices or to clients, may be required from time to time.
Conducting document review, due diligence or other practice area-specific fee-earning work (there will be target average daily chargeable hours).
Conducting claims management for major corporate entities.
Conducting case assessments in respect of claims arising out of Group Litigation Orders and Remediation schemes.
Undertake Quality Control and provide constructive feedback to reviewers to ensure that output is consistent with HSF quality standards.
On appropriate projects, as required, working directly with other HSF practice groups in our global network to deliver high quality support to clients and HSF legal teams.
On appropriate projects, as required, supervising Legal Analysts in relation to individual matters, dealing with complex legal matters or generally as directed by Senior Lawyers, Managers or Senior Managers of the Disputes practice group.
Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of areas of law relevant to the practice.
Ensuring compliance with financial disciplines on matters (e.g. daily time recording).
Providing any other assistance to the business on client matters and related tasks as required.
The responsibilities outlined above cannot totally encompass or define all tasks that may be required of the post-holder. The outline of responsibilities given above may, therefore, vary from time to time without materially changing either the character or level of responsibility or grade.
Skills, experience and qualifications
Qualifications, skills and experience
Admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa (but other major common law jurisdictions may be considered).
Minimum of 1 years' post qualification experience gained within commercial litigation.
Knowledge and experience of legal work for the Disputes practice group, for example large scale document review, with the ability to project manage the process from instruction to completion.
Competencies Successful Lawyers, when performing at their best, will demonstrate the competencies described below. Candidates will be assessed against these competencies during the selection process
Collaborates with others
Operates as an effective team member
Builds the capability of others
Contributes to the success of others
Plans and delivers outcomes
Manages and executes the work
Enhances the Client Experience
Understands the client needs
Builds client relationships
Demonstrates commercial awareness
Contributes to building the firm
Builds networks and promotes the firm
Contributes to and leverages networks
Innovates for growth
Please note the closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Monday 7th June 2021.
Group / Team: Alternative Legal Services
Group / Team description
The Alternative Legal Services business delivers high quality, cost-efficient legal services for document or information intensive, defined process work. The team works in a complementary and seamless way, offering a combination of legal expertise, process efficiency and client technology solutions to our clients. The key products and services of our Alternative Legal Services business include document review, regulatory claims assessment, due diligence, verification commercial contracts, funds' repapering, client technology services (including advisory and document review software) and asset management for real estate clients.
Role type: Legal professionals/Practice Group
Contract type: Permanent
Working pattern: Full Time
Diversity & Inclusion
At Herbert Smith Freehills you will be part of a diverse, innovative culture where high performance, client focus and highly engaged people are our differentiator. People at our firm come from a range of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of experiences and perspectives to their work with us. We strive to ensure that our inclusive environment means you feel valued and able to perform at your best by being your authentic self at work. We know that our future success not only depends on being innovative and progressive in the changing legal market but, most importantly, on our people feeling highly engaged in meaningful work.
We understand that you have commitments and personal interests outside of work and we strive to create a working environment based on mutual trust and respect, in which you can perform at your best whilst maintaining sustainable balance across your life.