Practice Development Specialist – Finance & Restructuring

Responsible for working with the Practice Development Lawyer, Practice Development Manager and the wider Practice Development team to support the Finance & Restructuring practice group, with particular focus on providing support in relation to, and day-to-day responsibility for the management of knowledge sharing initiatives, research and innovation tools.


  • Work closely with the Practice Development Lawyer and Practice Development Manager to help deliver a range of services aimed at developing and supporting the Finance & Restructuring practice group and related corporate practice groups, such as European Financial Regulatory;
  • Maintain knowledge tools and know-how repositories, such as iManage and SharePoint to ensure that content is current and relevant; perform content management activities, under direction of the Practice Development Lawyer and Practice Development Manager;
  • Act as a point of contact for enquiries on the firm’s precedents and know-how;
  • Support the development of Cleary’s innovation offering, with a focus on legal technology products, automation, AI, and project management tools;
  • Gather feedback on a continuous basis for input into practice group programs and overall firm program;
  • Support monitoring legal and market developments and communication activities to maintain current awareness programs;
  • Contribute to and support the delivery of knowledge training to Practice Groups;
  • Work alongside the global Knowledge Solutions team to develop and maintain knowledge channels (portal pages, Practice Sites, Matter Management tools, etc.) to facilitate access to relevant know-how and matter expertise;
  • Work with colleagues from other professional support functions, such Library & Information Services, Business Development and Learning & Development on shared objectives and initiatives.

Qualifications & Experience

  • 2-4 years’ experience working in a legal research or professional services organization;
  • Experience working in a global legal environment preferred;
  • Experience in practice support and key principles of information services, research and knowledge and content management;
  • An interest in knowledge management, research and innovation;
  • An aptitude for using technology and be highly computer literate;
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, able to work with people of varying levels of seniority and expertise;
  • Natural ability to take ownership, work flexibly and be pro-active;
  • An organized approach to work and keen eye for detail;
  • Educated to degree level, or similar higher education or equivalent.

If you are interested in applying, please submit a CV and short cover letter to the London Human Resources Team,