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Join our innovative research team at Chambers and Partners as a Research Analyst with a focus on German language proficiency.

As a Research Analyst, you will play a pivotal role in our research process. Through engaging interview techniques, you will gather valuable insights from clients and lawyers to assess the legal market landscape. Your responsibilities will include meticulous analysis of interviews and submissions to curate accurate ranking tables. Additionally, you will craft compelling editorials that highlight the unique strengths of various law firms.

In this role, you will delve into assigned practice areas and jurisdictions, utilizing diverse sources like law firm submissions, deal reports, and business press to gather pertinent information. Your keen eye for detail will ensure the identification and interviewing of key clients and lawyers. Taking ownership of your assigned sections, you will collaborate with your Research Manager to discuss and finalize your findings.

At Chambers and Partners, we offer a structured career path for Research Analysts, with exciting cross-departmental growth opportunities that enable professional development and advancement. Join us in shaping the future of legal research and analysis.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Research

  • Background research to understand their assigned practice areas and jurisdictions.
  • With the support of the Research Manager, determining which lawyers to contact for interview.
  • Conducting probing interviews with lawyers, asking open-ended questions.
  • Interviewing in-house counsel and other third-party experts by telephone or via an online questionnaire.
  • Accurately logging communications and continually assessing progression of their research.
  • Pursuing research leads gained via materials provided by the Chambers team, or through their own research.
  • Building an understanding of, and relationships with, the key market participants.

Analysis

  • Analysing the data collected during the research phase to create accurate and impartial ranking tables that reflect the market.
  • Developing an understanding of your assigned jurisdictions/practice areas through interviews and desk research.
  • Seeking out and acting upon new developments and opportunities for expansion in the areas they are responsible for.
  • Assessing both law firms and individual lawyers - their key strengths and weaknesses - to provide an accurate hierarchical ranking

Editorial

  • Producing an informative, business-focused editorial for the Chambers website.
  • Fully responsible for the comprehensive nature of this editorial e.g. ensure accuracy, respect the confidentiality of material we handle etc.
  • Identify what makes each firm different, and why it might appeal to a particular type of client.
  • Understand the personalities and key strengths of leading lawyers within the profession.
  • Working to the editorial deadlines i.e. meeting deadlines for research, ranking and editorial writing.
  • Taking ownership of the process i.e. proactively reporting any challenges faced when producing accurate and informative editorial etc.
  • Writing internal reports at the end of a research phase that are called upon to direct research in the future.

Person Specification:

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written).
  • Organised and methodical.
  • Demonstrates the ability to meet set deadlines.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Intellectually curious.
  • Fluency in German.

Equal Opportunity Statement

We are committed to fostering and promoting an inclusive professional environment for all of our employees, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Diversity and inclusion are integral values of Chambers and Partners and are key in our culture. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals regardless of age, disability, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. This commitment applies across all of our employment policies and practices, from recruiting and hiring to training and career development. We support our employees through our internal INSPIRE committee with Executive Sponsors, Chairs and Ambassadors throughout the business promoting knowledge and effecting change.

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Salary

£28,000

Locations

London, (hybrid)

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