Business Assistant - Condor

Term: Contract
Duration: 6 months
Department: Condor – Alternative Legal Solutions
Location: London
The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley, Beijing and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and FTSE 100 companies.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

We have more than 600 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, China, Paris, Germany, Italy, UK, and the US - Silicon Valley. In the UK, we have approximately 700 people working in the London, Manchester and Birmingham.

The firm is growing rapidly and its revenue for 2016/17 was £165 million. The UK accounts for approximately 70% of the headcount.

Fieldfisher launched its "Condor" Alternative Legal Solutions division in January 2017. Condor offers our clients a customisable range of price-efficient and process-efficient services using an alternative delivery model to the traditional law firm model, partnering with best-in-class service providers. Services include large-scale documentation project delivery, technology-assisted contract preparation and outreach, contract negotiation in cost-effective locations such as Belfast and South Africa, high quality management information and access (where required) to Fieldfisher's specialist financial markets legal, regulatory and documentation expertise.

Condor operates at the cutting edge of legal services and has already won the FT Innovative Lawyers Award 2017 for innovation in new business models. It has also attracted some of the world's leading banks as clients and is extending its coverage from the financial services sector to the technology, corporate and life sciences sectors.

The Team

We are looking for a junior Business Assistant to work directly with the CEO of Condor supporting him in all aspects of the development of the Condor platform. The role is a quasi-legal quasi-business role with a very broad range of responsibilities.

Responsibilities
  • Assisting with client pitches, helping to prepare powerpoint presentations and responses to RFPs, attending client meetings
  • Attending internal meetings with partners and internal functions, taking notes and following up on agreed actions
  • Working with the Condor project manager and helping to put together and document new systems and processes
  • Drafting client and Condor supplier engagement letters
  • Liaising with Condor suppliers and following up on action points
  • Assisting with client and Condor supplier invoicing
  • Participating in trials of new legal technology
  • Working on Condor client projects
  • General support to the CEO
Key Skills & Experience
  • strong academics, LPC desirable
  • commercial awareness
  • ability to communicate with colleagues and clients at all levels
  • keen interest in the future development of legal services
  • a flair for legal technology
  • excellent organisational skills
  • good attention to detail and ability to work methodically under pressure
  • strong excel skills
  • ability to write clearly and concisely.

Fieldfisher aim to provide equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff. All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.