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Practice Lead – New International Law firm





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02 February, 2021

Brand Overview:

Abacus is partnering with an international law practice due to launch in Belfast very shortly. This firm is a significant legal brand with many offices across multiple continents. It has built a significant workforce and an impressive award-winning track record.

The company has a significant portfolio of corporate clients including Fortune listed companies, multi-national entities and high-profile brands based in Silicon Valley. The company is highly committed to exceptional customer service and this is a significant strategic investment.

Fantastic ‘Legacy Opportunity’:

Abacus is exclusively hiring a Practice Lead. You will be Employee Number 1 and will lead on key responsibilities and accountabilities. A sample of this includes:

  • The creation of a legal workforce along with the supervision and development of the team
  • Contribute at a strategic and operational level to scale up the Belfast office
  • Build the brand and create a positive working culture
  • Oversee the roll-out of training work-flows and manage team performance
  • Provide innovation and continuous improvement to deliver excellence in relation to project management and quality processes.

Do you fit?

You will be a high-performing, forward-thinking professional who can focus on operational delivery. The firm seeks a leader who can apply passion and enthusiasm to make this investment a success. You will be hands-on and be committed to lead the NI investment. You will also present:

  • A degree and at least 7 years experience of providing legal services (at a supervisory capacity)
  • Experience of working in a high-volume legal services practice environment
  • Experience in overseeing a team of legal professionals and reviewing performance metrics
  • High attention to detail with analytical ability and sound judgement
  • Knowledge and experience in utilizing technology to improve operational delivery
  • Experience in training a workforce is desirable as is the experience of using Smartsheet and or PowerBi.

Tell me more:

This is a unique career-defining legacy role and we are anticipating a high level of interest. The recruitment process will move at a fast pace. To pursue this opportunity further, you are advised to submit a CV through this website. Due to the sensitivity of this opportunity, you can also reach out to Alan Braithwaite or Stuart John (Managing Directors of Abacus Talent Group).

Next Steps:

Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.

The team at Abacus manages a range of permanent and contract positions throughout Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. If you are experienced and/or professionally qualified we can support your job search.

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