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Role summary for Head of Technology - Disputes and Investigations
We are one of the most prestigious law firms in the world, with a global remit and Magic Circle status, seeking a Head of Disputes and Investigations Technology to join our team.
You will join our world-class technology department and the wider Business Services function, leading our Disputes and Investigations team as well as the eDisclosure team. You will report directly into Partners from the Disputes and Investigations department, alongside the Director of Knowledge and Innovation. Your work will co-ordinate with the wider Knowledge and Innovation and Technology departments in order to maintain a smooth, consistent approach towards technology within the firm.
As well as a competitive salary, benefits include opportunities for learning and development, 30 days annual leave, a pension scheme, medical insurance for you and your family, an interest-free season ticket loan, life assurance and much more.
We are one of the most well-known, respected law firms in the world. We advise on high-profile transactions across the globe in numerous industries. Our firm combines technical excellence with sharp commercial awareness and a practical approach to legal advice.
We are offering the chance to join the dynamic workforce that supports our legal specialists in providing top-tier legal services to the world's most iconic brands and firms. With over 1200 partners and staff across the globe, every member of our team is valued and works within a friendly, supportive environment. We're extremely proud of who we are and what we do, and our inclusive culture values each and every contribution that allows us to cement our status as market leader.
The Head of Technology - Disputes and Investigations role
Offer innovative technical and consultative support to Disputes and Investigations, Competition, and other teams firm-wide, maintaining communication with fee earners and external service providers throughout matter/project life cycles.
Provide expert advisory services to clients and case teams on possible tech solutions. In regards to eDisclosure specifically, this includes recommendations on EDRM processes and tech solutions.
Manage and deliver support to fee earners on document review platforms and manage document reviews.
Provide proactive solutions and troubleshoot issues, whilst providing top-class client service.
Manage electronic disclosure projects; work diligently to timely complete these.
Act as senior point of contact across legal teams, vendors and management on all areas of project delivery.
Provide support and assistance to fee earners regarding potential use of technology.
Promote the development of policies/procedures for the use of technology within the wider practice, including accountability for adherence to policies/procedures.
Manage external tech vendors, including managed service delivery initiatives.
Conduct monthly project/service reviews with vendors to improve processes.
Perform quality/technical checks on work performed within the team, inc. vendor deliveries.
Deliver regular reports to Partners on team performance and project delivery.
Requirements for the Head of Technology - Disputes and Investigations role
Degree in computing or other relevant subject
5+ years of experience within dispute management and investigation technology, including eDisclosure projects and other areas including computer forensics, technical documentation, IT security and legal tech development.
Understanding of data protection laws and related civil procedure rules, including GDPR, CPR Practice Direction 31B and Jackson Cost Reforms, as well as their importance in regards to the use of technology in disputes/investigations.
Demonstrable skills in using technology-assisted review techniques such as smart analytics and predictive coding.
Firm understanding of eDisclosure process throughout its lifecycle (EDRM).
Comprehensive working knowledge of software like Relativity, Nuix, Axcelerate 5, DocuMatrix, Brainspace and Ringtail.
If you can see yourself excelling in this role, please apply today or call Annie on 02077806700.