Legal Project Manager

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Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Perth
Categories: Corporate Services

About Allens

Allens is a leading international law firm with a proud 200-year heritage of shaping the future for our clients, our people and the communities in which we work. From playing a pioneering role in the development of legislation and regulatory frameworks in the Asian region, to acting on numerous 'firsts' across a range of industry and community issues, it is in our DNA to make a difference and help shape what our world looks like. Our alliance with Linklaters connects our clients and teams with an international network of legal leaders that spans 40 offices in 28 countries.

Your role

The best lawyers need the best business partners. At Allens, our business teams are also specialists in their field, using their unique knowledge and expertise to solve critical client and business challenges.

As a result of growth, we are looking for a motivated Project Manager to join our Legal Project Management team in Perth. The Legal Project Management team works directly with external clients to ensure that the appropriate structures and processes are in place so that they are making the most of their own knowledge resources. You'll also consult with, and provide specialist advice to, legal teams and practice groups across Allens ensuring they are equipped with the tools and resources they need so that they can work more efficiently and effectively to provide the right advice to their clients on time and on budget.

As a Legal Project Manager you will be responsible for:

  • Assisting with the roll out of an LPM training program to all levels of the firm, and to some clients, including preparing and delivering content
  • Project managing matters, where appropriate, or providing specialist advice to lawyers across all legal project management phases
  • Consulting with legal teams and practice groups to identify LPM improvements and helping embed the improvements in practice
  • Implementing technology solutions to support LPM
  • Supporting Allens' practice groups to develop and roll out LPM and pricing initiatives

This is a permanent, full-time opportunity however we support flexibility, and would be happy to discuss what arrangements would work best for you. We also support a hybrid working model, where working from home, and the office, is part of our norm.

About you

You will have:

  • A keen interest in legal project management and process improvement.
  • Strong knowledge of legal processes, gained from either practising as a lawyer or providing high-level corporate services in a mid or top-tier firm, is essential (ideally from within Litigation at Senior Associate level)
  • Excellent written, verbal and communication skills
  • An ability to work as part of a team and with people at all levels. 
  • Exceptional time management skills, the ability to deliver under pressure and work to tight deadlines
  • A desire to contribute to the national LPM group on strategic national projects.
  • A law degree or equivalent and experience in legal project management is desired.
  • A desire to learn, grow, network, mentor others
  • A story to tell - there is enormous strength in the unique backgrounds and life experiences our people bring to the firm. Our people's differences across gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural and social diversity, age, ability, and family and caring arrangements enrich our firm. We strongly encourage applications from First Nations peoples. Your clients

Your development

In joining Allens, you will become an integral part of a high-performing firm and work with people and leaders who help you become the best you can be. You will gain exceptional training that develops you professionally and personally. You will be challenged, supported and guided as you work on the most complex matters in the market.

Our unique Career Deal allows you to take control of your career and provides a transparent approach to career development. Our international alliance with Linklaters means we are able to support secondments all over the world.

Our perks 

Our benefits include:

  • Financial: market competitive fixed remuneration; salary continuance insurance, employee recruitment referral program, discounts at hundreds of suppliers including retail outlets, health and travel insurance, charity matched funding program.
  • Health and wellbeing: fully subsidised gym memberships, annual flu vaccinations, skin checks, in-house snacks and catered meals, subsidised sporting and social activities, emergency childcare, Employee Assistance Program including confidential counselling, wellbeing coaching and financial coaching for employees and their families and regular wellbeing sessions with our in-house consulting Psychologist.
  • Flexibility: hybrid and flexible working arrangements to support you in your work and life commitments and passions, equipment to support working from home.
  • Leave: ability to purchase additional annual leave, access to an enhanced, inclusive and flexible parental leave policy – 26 weeks paid parental leave with no minimum service for permanent employees and high quality executive coaching to support the transition.
  • Recognition: team based recognition including social activities and contribution based recognition activities, and annual Allens Values Awards to nominate and recognise the incredible contributions of our people.

Allens is also proud to invest in our communities, giving you the opportunity to make a difference through our work on reconciliation, the environment and other social justice issues as well as our workplace giving and volunteering programs.

How to Apply

We'd love to hear from you so please click "apply now"! If you would like to find out more, please visit "This is Allens" or listen to our podcast Allens Confidential to hear real stories from real people about life at Allens. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please phone Rebecca Lyness – Senior Consultant, Talent Acquisition on +61 2 9230 4616

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