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Enterprise Clinic Manager & Supervising Solicitor

BPP - Group Education Services

Location: United Kingdom
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th January 2022
Closes: 21st January 2022
Job Ref: 002051
 

Providing expertise to supervise student advisers and engaging volunteer lawyers in the Clinic

The BPP Pro Bono Centre runs several projects engaging law students in the delivery of free legal education and advice services. One project is BPP’s Enterprise Legal Advice Clinic which offers free commercial legal advice to start-ups and small businesses across the country. We seek a solicitor or barrister with considerable and varied Commercial/IP expertise to supervise student advisers and manage the Enterprise Pro Bono Group’s Legal Advice Clinic. The Enterprise Clinic will run with a combination of supervision from the Supervising Solicitor and volunteer lawyers from across BPP’s law firm clients. The successful candidate will work closely with the Heads of Pro Bono, other Pro Bono Supervising Solicitors, the BPP Legal Advice Head of Clinics, and the Centre's Administrator.

What you’ll be doing 

  • Supervising commercial cases with the BPP's Legal Advice Clinic (BLAC) and attend the clinic sessions (including some evening advice sessions)
  • Reviewing all letters of advice being sent out by the Enterprise Clinic to ensure they are accurate (this will cover a variety of topics from Contract, Corporate law, Commercial Property, Intellectual Property, and Civil Litigation)
  • Working closely with the Head of Clinics to ensure that the clinic runs effectively and in line with professional requirements and those of the Advice Quality Standard
  • Helping design, co-ordinate, implement and manage Centre projects; To manage the Student Directors running the projects
  • Supervising the trainee solicitors in the Pro Bono Centre
  • Liaising with and recruit volunteer lawyers for supervising the Enterprise Clinic appointments
  • Advising students how they can become involved in pro bono work including delivering introductory talks on pro bono at the outset of term
  • Recruiting and training student volunteers from among BPP law students
  • Attending conferences and committee meetings to exchange ideas in the pro bono community
  • Undertaking any other duties related to the post.

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What we’re looking for 

  • Qualification as a solicitor/barrister in England & Wales
  • Significant PQE
  • Proficiency and experience in commercial law (experience of commercial dispute resolution is of particular interest, but not essential)
  • An understanding of and commitment to the roles of both clinics and pro bono in the provision of legal services
  • Excellent organisational and management skills – prioritise, work under pressure, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written skills and ability to convey complex information in an accessible way
  • An ability to explain the law clearly and simply both orally and in writing
  • Dedicated to providing a stimulating learning environment for students
  • Collaborative worker within a team environment
  • Ability to use a range of computer and information technology
  • Confident public speaker or enthusiasm to develop
  • Good networking skills

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