Practice Manager, Europe

  • Job Reference: JO0000003768
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2022
  • Recruiter: Ryder Reid Legal
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Office / Practice Management, Other Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Ryder Reid are working with a prestigious US law firm to recruit a Practice Manager for their London office. As the Practice Manager focused on supporting the global business units in the firm's Business Law Department in the UK and Europe, you will work closely with multiple US-based BU Practice Management Directors/Managing Directors and local HR professionals to support the goals of each BU. You will manage all operational aspects of BU support, including internal meetings and events, information management, and other initiatives as requested by a Business Unit Managing Director/Director.

Key responsibilities for the Practice Manager will include:

  • Work with the BU practice management teams and UK/European partners to generate substantive agendas for regular BU or Legal Practice Area ("LPA") practice meetings; oversee the execution of meeting logistics; participate in meetings as an information resource and discussion facilitator; summarise action items;
  • Maintain and update action item lists for BU and LPA growth initiatives;
  • Support UK/European partners in drafting annual BU and LPA plans and priorities in concert with the BU Managing Directors/Directors;
  • Review recurring financial and delinquent time entry reports; identify any issues/follow-up action items for discussion with relevant partners;
  • Work directly with new lateral attorneys and their secretaries and HR to ensure seamless integration;
  • Work with BU practice management teams and local partner leaders to organise employee engagement BU or LPA social activities that enhance group cohesion and firm values;
  • Serve as liaison to the recruitment team to help customise communications to optimise attorney efforts and maximise results related to associate recruitment;
  • Collaborate with the UK/European HR and Finance teams to track and raise issues with UK/European associate utilisation and associate time-submission with relevant BU Managing Directors/Directors;
  • Organise relevant practice training events for associates, in collaboration with the Learning & Professional Development and Knowledge Management groups.

The ideal candidate for the Practice Manager role will have solid practice management experience from a law firm. A qualified lawyer is highly desirable. You must have strong communication and organisational skills, and the ability to liaise with senior stakeholders and high-profile individuals. The ability to multitask and work effectively to tight deadlines is required. You must be a good team player, with a confident and proactive personality who enjoys the variety and challenges of working within a busy office. If you meet the above criteria, then please contact Ryder Reid today for immediate consideration.