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Corporate/Commercial Associate (New Law) Ashurst Advance

Posted 21 Sep 2022
Work experience
2 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
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Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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About Ashurst Advance

Ashurst Advance is Ashurst's full service market-leading New Law offering that partners with our clients to meet their goals for cost-effective and outcomes-orientated legal service delivery.

We work seamlessly with the firm's legal advisory (traditional practice groups) and consulting experts to deliver innovative, holistic and commercial solutions, enhanced by our capabilities across advanced delivery, legal managed services, digital, legal operations and flexible resourcing.

Ashurst Advance is one of Ashurst's 5 global Divisions and sits at the heart of the firm, leading and driving legal services transformation, with 2 of our partners sitting on Ashurst's global Executive Team. We have continued to grow significantly in financial and people terms and currently have 170 people globally within Ashurst Advance.

The Role

As part of the next stage of our development and growth, Ashurst Advance is committed to delivering full "end to end" services and solutions, taking increased responsibility for delivery of specific areas of work. We are also committed to growing the provision of ongoing legal managed services directly to our priority clients in a number of areas.

This strategic development and growth requires Ashurst Advance to create a number of roles for qualified lawyers who will play a key role in the development of end to end services and solutions and legal managed services and in the ongoing delivery of those services and solutions to our clients, either directly or alongside other practice groups. In particular, Ashurst Advance will be taking on supervisory and legal advisory responsibility for agreed elements of those services and solutions, working on a fully integrated basis with all the other skills and capabilities within Ashurst Advance.

As of now, we are at a relatively early stage of development in this extension of our capabilities and the roles we are currently recruiting for will have the opportunity to shape our model and approach. These roles will contribute to key decisions around the scope of the services we provide as well as how to achieve global adoption through programmes of internal awareness and engagement, working directly with the global practice groups in scope.

What makes this role different

  • Actively contributing to transformation and innovative ways of working, not just doing things the traditional way
  • Roles will work with a much wider range of legal professionals and will result in significant upskilling in all areas of New Law
  • Will have the opportunity to shape our model and play a key role in current and future service development
  • Roles will contribute to service design and set up, as well as actual delivery
  • Working on projects/matters which have a more structured approach to delivery
  • Joining award winning and top ranked New Law Division of a leading global law firm
  • Opportunity to use legal skills in a new and different way
  • Significant opportunity for development of personal skills in areas of New Law, with those skills and experience being of increasing value in the changing legal market
  • Working as part of a global team, alongside a number of different Ashurst offices, with access to top quality global clients
  • High energy "start-up" type environment with clear commitment to sustainable high performance and hybrid ways of working

About you:

  • A minimum of two years of legal experience within a respected law firm or in-house role.
  • Experience in either Corporate or Commercial areas.
  • A passion for quality (including excellent attention to detail)
  • A commercial and pragmatic approach
  • Enthusiasm to challenge, innovate and think differently so that Ashurst Advance can continually improve the quality and breadth of services it provides
  • Technically excellent with well-developed analytical and drafting skills
  • An ability to work effectively as part of a team, to build relationships quickly and to engage confidently and effectively with internal and external stakeholders and clients at all levels
  • A resourceful, confident, inquisitive, resilient, pro-active and enthusiastic attitude
  • An ability to communicate complex matters in a clear and effective manner using plain English (both verbally and written)

A leading international law firm with world class capability.
With our technical expertise, local knowledge and international network, we deliver an experience for our clients that other professional service providers find hard to match. And we are committed to being a sustainable global law firm, having positive impacts for our clients, employees, profession, the environment and the communities in which we are based.

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