Legal Analyst

North Lanarkshire
08 Aug 2017
05 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
About Ashurst:

Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a history spanning almost 200 years and clear strategy for our future growth. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all areas of commercial law. To find out more please visit

About Ashurst Glasgow and the Role:

The legal services market is undergoing fundamental change. The key drivers of that change are regulation, technology and client expectations. Changes in regulation mean that new entrants are joining the legal services market. Technology advances are increasingly impacting the way in which services are delivered and technology is driving greater efficiency. Clients are also expecting their law firms to deliver more value. The traditional model for delivering legal services is therefore being redefined.

Our clients want us to take responsibility for efficient sourcing of legal services without compromising on quality. We also want to maximise operational efficiency and remain competitive and innovative.

To respond to these challenges, Ashurst established a new office in Glasgow in 2013 to deliver innovative, market-leading legal sourcing solutions consistent with Ashurst's status as a global elite firm. These are innovative, legal roles reflecting the fundamental changes in the provision of legal services and you will have an opportunity to be at the forefront of change and to help to shape the new model. You will provide high quality, highly skilled legal input to colleagues within the Ashurst global network of offices, covering a wide range of transactions and advice for Ashurst's premier client base.

Within the office, the legal team is now over 60 strong, with significant growth plans. The team have an extremely flexible skill-set and have been trained across a number of different areas of work. As such, our ambition is for our legal team in Glasgow to support all our practice groups globally.

The team has already worked alongside 16 separate Ashurst offices internationally on over 1,000 projects for 290 different clients. Our plans are to increase very substantially the amount of legal work which we deliver from our team in Glasgow.

In order to comply with regulatory and client requirements, Ashurst will undertake appropriate vetting of staff. When applicants accept a job offer, Ashurst, alongside a specialist provider, will undertake professional verification and background checks. These checks are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with our legal and regulatory obligations

Business Area - Ashurst Advance

Role: Legal Analyst

Location: Based in Ashurst's Glasgow office

Reporting to: Legal Analyst - Team Leader

Hours of work - Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 17:30. You will be required to work such hours as are necessary to carry out your duties.

Main responsibilities:

This role will give you great exposure to high quality commercial legal work being undertaken by Ashurst's practice groups, including Corporate, Finance and Disputes.

You will be working with other legal analysts and reporting directly to a Team Leader within the office.

Working closely with other legal analysts, you will assist with document review, drafting of legal documents and reports and a range of associated tasks in connection with:

Corporate transactions;
Finance transactions;
Litigation; and
Other legal instructions.

Responsibilities may also include, among other things:

Hard copy document management, (execution of documents, setting up and managing data rooms, bibles);
Electronic document management (setting up and managing deal and data rooms, establishing electronic filling standards, electronic bibles);
Due diligence tasks, including reviewing documents and providing summary reports;
Daily management of clients' projects;
Co-ordinating local counsel input into projects;
Setting up, monitoring and updating project plans;
Organising standard forms and know-how;
Undertaking research projects; and
Assisting with day to day file management, client reporting and billing.

Tasks undertaken by Legal Analysts will grow as the Glasgow office grows.

Essential skills and experience:

LL.B or BA in Law (or equivalent law degree). It is not essential to have completed the Diploma in Legal Practice or LPC
Enthusiasm for developing a brand new and fast-growing business in an international law firm
Excellent organisational skills
Collegiate, positive and willing attitude to work
Excellent attention to detail
Good written and oral communication skills
Confident and professional manner
High levels of IT skills and competence
Enthusiasm to innovate
Strong desire to learn new skills
Flexibility and a flexible approach to working hours

Training and Support:

You will be provided with all the required training, mentoring and coaching to enable you to attain the required technical skills and to develop your expertise further into a range of areas of commercial law.

Our culture is shaped by our core values of Collaboration, Excellence, Innovation, Integrity and Accountability. They guide how we relate with each other, our clients, and our behaviour.