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Legal Technologist (Relativity Specialist) - (2100001C)

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Recruiter: Freshfields
Listed on: 18th February
Location: Manchester
Salary Notes: Negotiable
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

Freshfields Overview

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a major international law firm, providing business law advice of the highest quality. We want to be the law firm that clients turn to for legal advice where it most matters, wherever in the world that may be. The Firm has over 2,400 lawyers in 28 offices around the world, providing a comprehensive service to national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments.

Our people make our firm - we are a people business and want to create a welcoming and supportive environment where all can flourish. We see diversity as a strength which creates fresh perspectives and generates new ideas. We enjoy our work and are determined to do an outstanding job. We deliver best when working in teams. Our culture is a product of the combined mindsets and behaviours of our people which is through the Being Freshfields principles, outlined below:

  • we show respect to everyone
  • we are there for one another
  • we are open with each other
  • we are positive role models

We think and work globally - we don't just say we are one firm; we act like one firm right across the world. We work wherever our clients need us. This is how we define ourselves, not by reference to where we have offices. Cross-border work isn't just what we do, it is what we excel at. We understand what it really takes to work across different legal systems and commercial environments and to bridge language and cultural gaps.

We aim to add value in everything we do - we are passionate about helping our clients succeed. We use our experience and creativity to help clients make judgements and achieve their goals. In everything we do, we seek to make a real difference to the communities in which we operate.

The Freshfields Global Centre provides both business and legal services to the firm. Our services are delivered in a way which supports the global nature of our firm and our clients, enables our fee earners to deliver exceptional service to our clients and to do that in a way which is efficient and effective.

Freshfields is committed to promoting equality and diversity and to developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds make important and positive contributions to our business and how we service our clients.

The Freshfields Hub

Freshfields Hub is a crucial part of our innovation strategy, helping us to improve our client service and makes our output more efficient. Based at the Freshfields Global Centre in Manchester, (with global teams across Europe and Asia), the Hub applies cutting-edge tools (including document automation and AI) to tasks such as due diligence, document review, regulatory surveys, contract production, antitrust and competition law analysis and research. It operates across time zones in more than 30 languages.

Legal Technology Operations Team

The Legal Technology Operations team sits within the Freshfields Hub. It is responsible for the deployment of legal technology for matters across the firm. The team provides support to our lawyers and clients, selecting the most appropriate technologies and ensuring they are implemented in the most effective way to deliver high quality legal services.

Role summary/purpose of job

  • Responsible for the end to end management of eDiscovery projects using Relativity. Overseeing all aspects of project delivery, including involvement of the Freshfields Hub teams.
  • Working with the Senior Manager to deliver, oversee and maintain technology development projects.
  • Provide support and advice to matter teams regarding the deployment and effective use of legal technology.
  • Support pitch and business development activities with clients in relation to the use of legal technology.

Key responsibilities and deliverables

  • Responsibilities on specific projects will include:
  • End to end management of Relativity deployment on eDiscovery projects.
  • Working closely with colleagues across the Freshfields Hub, eDiscovery teams, and our lawyers, to ensure that the projects are rolled out to deliver an operational solution;
  • Working closely with key stakeholders in eDiscovery, IT, Legal (Risk) and Information Security, to ensure that their requirements are met and our use of technology products is governed robustly;
  • Defining project plan, detailing deliverables and measures of success;
  • Ensuring key stakeholders are managed effectively;
  • Ensuring risk is assessed and monitored on an ongoing basis and issues are escalated effectively and managed to resolution.

Key requirements

Professional Qualifications


  • Candidates to hold a undergraduate degree,
  • Previous legal experience (fee earning) or legal technology experience

Technical Skills


  • Must have experience using and managing projects in Relativity.
  • Experience using legal tech solutions such as Kira, Contract Express, Neota Logic, HighQ, Sharepoint, Relativity, Brainspace etc.
  • Experience of successfully planning, supporting and maintaining legal technology solutions.
  • IT literate including in MS Office


  • Experience of working in the legal sector.
  • Experience of and interest in new and emerging technologies such as AI, machine learning, TAR, data room analytics and document review platforms. Using APIs and linking legal tech systems and workflows together.
  • Project management skills


  • Must be comfortable with ambiguity and able to quickly identify key information to allow progress to be made.
  • Able to resolve complex problems taking a proactive approach to analyse the issues and generate solutions. A determination to see a problem through to a solution.
  • Outstanding customer service skills with a helpful and responsive approach.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to manage tasks efficiently.
  • Excellent presentation skills with the ability to pitch new ideas clearly and inspire confidence.
  • Takes ownership of tasks and is dedicated to meeting and exceeding expectations.
  • Takes a consultative approach and has the ability to build strong working relationships at all levels.
  • Must be resilient, diplomatic and able to deal with challenging stakeholders.


Freshfields is an equal opportunities employer and all applications received by the firm will be considered by the firm on the basis of their merit alone and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of background. All offers of employment will be conditional on the candidate having/securing the right to work in the UK and providing the firm with evidence of that right (as required by the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006) prior to employment commencing. Please note that, in line with the requirements of the UK Border Agency, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EEA candidate can fill the position.

Freshfields is a Ban the Box employer. We ask applicants to disclose criminal convictions only when a conditional job offer is made. A conviction does not automatically lead to withdrawal of the offer: we make decisions on a case by case basis and take a number of factors into account (eg the role you are applying for and the circumstances of the offence). You would have the opportunity to discuss the matter with us before we make a decision.

Contact Name: Freshfields
Reference: TJ/6199/(2100001C)_1613664241
Job ID: 2899890

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