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Professional Support Lawyer - Legal Services - Location flexible

Date: Jun 25, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID142664BR
Job TitleProfessional Support Lawyer - Legal Services - Location flexible
CountryUnited Kingdom
Service LineTax Central
Service Line InformationKPMG's Tax Centre of Excellence carries out the vast majority of the tax compliance work across the whole UK Firm and comprises over over 300 qualified tax compliance experts and supporting staff. Our vision is to become the most respected compliance team in the UK and help our clients cope with their rapidly changing tax compliance needs. We have 3 main locations in Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham, but also support a large number of remote workers, in short we offer flexibility in our ways of working. Over the next 2 years we are looking to increase both our scope of specialisations and our service offering as well as deploying class leading tax technology to deliver a great service to KPMG's clients.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.
With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description
We are looking for an experienced corporate professional support lawyer to join our busy Business Structuring and Transactions team. Lawyers in the team advise external clients on a broad range of corporate and commercial law matters often in conjunction with other KPMG teams. Corporate lawyers within the team regularly advise on complex UK and cross-border intra-group reorganisations as well on private M&A transactions.

The Professional Support Lawyer role could be based in our Canary Wharf, Reading, Birmingham or Manchester office.


The corporate professional support lawyer's responsibilities will include some or all of the following deal efficiency and thought leadership activities:

- preparing and maintaining templates and reviewing templates prepared by others;
- developing and maintaining automated versions of templates in Contract Express;
- preparing and maintaining know-how products (such as guidance notes, practice notes and FAQs on specific legal topics or issues);
- assisting in the preparation of client products (including publications) and assisting with other business development initiatives;
- being involved in the design and delivery of the internal training programme;
- designing and developing a knowledge management system and other know-how applications in HighQ;
- generating and capturing know how (including through initiating and conducting transaction debriefs) and organising for know how to be stored in the knowledge management system;
- responding to lawyers' queries and being available to act as a "sounding board" on legal issues; and
- being involved in the procurement and delivery of technology within the Legal Services team.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Applicants should have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

- UK qualified corporate lawyer with a minimum of five years' pqe;
- worked successfully as a professional support lawyer in a leading firm or in house;
- strong technical competence in company law as well as corporate transactional knowledge and experience particularly in the areas of intra-group reorganisations, private M&A and corporate actions and procedures under Companies Act 2006;
- excellent clear English drafting and writing skills and excellent attention to detail;
- good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel;
- experience of using Contract Express or other document automation software and preparing automated versions of templates; and
- experience using and developing applications in HighQ.

We are looking for a dynamic and entrepreneurial individual who can add value in the context of a fast growth business operating in a new part of the market for lawyers. The ideal candidate will be able to think creatively about how to address knowledge management requirements in the context of the evolution of our business.

Our Deal

Flexible Working

Our employees have many varied work schedules to suit their individual needs!

Our intelligent working options range from role sharing and flexible start and finish times, to home working and more informal arrangements agreed within teams.

Check out examples of KPMG employees enjoying different working patterns on our website and please do share your own individual requirements with us.

Applying with a DisabilityAs a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring a great experience for colleagues with a disability. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any adjustments that you may require with your recruitment contact.

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