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RELX INC should just be Paralegal Assistant Commissioning Editor, PSL Hub in London, United Kingdom


Legal Content

Main purpose of this role:

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a talented paralegal to join the LexisPSL Hub to help contribute towards the future development of LexisPSL, LexisLibrary and Lexis+UK, LexisNexis UK's online practical guidance and research product for lawyers and legal professionals.

This is a fixed term contact split role which will will have a particular emphasis on the following Practice Areas: Public Law, Brexit, Local Government, Immigration, Planning, Corporate Crime and Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence. The commissioning facet to this bespoke role will focus on case analysis commissioning across all practice areas.

There are four main components of the LexisNexis offering which this role will contribute to:

  • Practical Guidance content—our Practical Guidance product provides legal practical guidance and market insight which a busy front-line practitioner can read and digest quickly and easily. It is presented in a range of different content types including Practice Notes, precedents, checklists, and flowcharts.

  • Current awareness service—via our current awareness service, we provide legal updates and analysis to our core online products, LexisLibrary, LexisPSL and Lexis+ UK. We cover legal and regulatory stories and provide insight into how they could impact lawyers and their clients. Information is published online and sent to customers via a range of different email alerts.

  • LexisAsk service—via LexisAsk, Practical Guidance customers can submit queries in relation to any of the 36 Practice Areas. In supporting this service, you will be expected to carry out legal research, draft answers to LexisAsk questions and contribute to the smooth running of the service.

  • Case analysis commissioning—we work with external authors to commission case commentary pieces focusing on key legal judgments and their implications for practitioners. These are short pieces presented in a Q&A format, published alongside our Practical Guidance content .

Duties and responsibilities:

Core content

Working closely with the LexisPSL teams and the external commissioning team to commission and draft practical guidance.

This work will include:

  • reviewing new and existing content for quality and legal accuracy

  • monitoring of developments and inputting information to maintain trackers of consultations, cases and dates

  • drafting practical guidance content (eg practice notes, precedents, trackers, checklists, news and Q&As)

  • collaborating with external authors regarding externally written content

  • arranging and taking notes at Consulting Editorial Board and other meetings and liaising with CEB members and authors when required

  • having input into the development of technical solutions with our product teams, to ensure that we are delivering guidance research, current awareness and LexisAsk in the most efficient way possible

  • assist with project to improve functionality of LexisNexis online materials

  • conduct testing of the online platform and assist in amending online legal content, as required

  • participate in internal feedback activities regarding functionality of the online platform

  • support work on feature development for the online legal platform


Helping to respond to LexisAsk queries by:

  • conducting legal research and liaising with subject matter experts within the LexisPSL practice area teams, and/or

  • drafting replies to queries from customers within a specified response time

  • compiling a bank of ’Q&A’ style documents across our suite of LexisPSL content, adhering to the defined style guidelines. ’Q&As’ are designed to share answers to previously asked customer questions, as well as provide brief advice on topical queries.

  • working on initiatives and process in particular to help develop the smooth running of the service in order to increase efficiency in both the delivery of ‘live’ LexisAsk answers and ‘Q&A’ content.

Current awareness

Helping to deliver our current awareness offering by:

  • ensuring all news items are written to a high standard and edited and checked for accuracy, grammar, punctuation, clarity, flow, style, and news value

  • applying taxonomy to news items consistently and accurately

  • checking and proofing of content before publication, addressing and resolving publishing issues and making recommendations for process improvements

  • supporting the development and implementation of initiatives to grow and improve the current awareness offering of LexisNexis

Case analysis commissioning

Helping to commission and deliver case analysis content by:

  • working alongside the commissioning team to manage the end to end commissioning process from ‘request for content’ through to publication

  • conducting comprehensive research to find appropriate authors according to practice area and relevant topics

  • building and maintaining strong relationships with our existing panels of expert contributors to ensure timely delivery of high quality case analysis content

  • continually looking for improvements to existing commissioning processes to increase efficiency

  • this work spans all practice areas covered by Lexis+ UK

Key competencies:

  • Academic qualifications and skills

Excellent academic qualifications and legal research and writing skills. Demonstrates an interest for, and some knowledge/experience of law and practice

  • Customer focus

  • Keen to understand customer needs and implement customer feedback

  • Compelling communication

  • Clearly and succinctly conveys knowledge and information. Writes in plain English in an accurate and focused way that is appropriate for online content and the audience.

  • Manages work and prioritises

  • Effectively manages own time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently. Achieves through prioritising, managing and leveraging resources, scheduling and maintaining focus.

  • Contributes to team success

  • Actively contributes to the success of the LexisPSL Hub and the LexisPSL teams and the overall objectives for the practice areas.

  • Collaboration & influencing

  • Works effectively and co-operatively with others; establishes and maintains good working relationships. Builds trust, works diplomatically, demonstrates sensitivity to others whilst when necessary, persuading or presenting compelling arguments for change or improvement.

  • Continuous learning

  • Takes responsibility for developing own knowledge and skill, putting new knowledge and understanding to practical use on the job. Willing to take on uncomfortable or unfamiliar situations in order to learn.

Key Skills Required:

  • Law degree/GDL/LPC/BTC

  • Excellent academic qualifications and legal research and writing skills

  • Passionate about a career in the practice areas mentioned above

  • Good understanding of legal issues, procedures, and content types

  • Experience working in a legal environment, e.g. private practice/in-house or at the Bar (desirable)

  • Experience supporting legal practitioners with research (desirable)

  • Ability to prioritise work to ensure deadlines are met and stakeholder expectations are managed

  • Clear succinct writing style and ability to adapt to LexisNexis house style

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills

  • High attention to detail

  • Concern for high standards

  • Flexibility

  • Self-motivated and team player

  • Understanding of, and willingness to use, social media and new technology

  • Ability to be creative, innovative and to spot opportunities

  • Ability to deal with stakeholders at every level, including lawyers, contributors, sales teams etc.

We offer the following benefits:

In addition to a competitive salary and eligibility for the relevant employee bonus scheme, the following are examples of some benefits which would be available (some are subject to length of service): 

  • 35 hour week

  • 25 days annual leave with an ability to buy an additional 5 days annual leave and office closure over the Christmas period. 

  • Generous pension with employer contributions of up to 11% of salary 

  • Enhanced paternity and maternity leave packages 

  • Life cover 

  • Employee Assistance Programme and access to WellnessHUB including free access to the Headspace app 

  • Save As You Earn Share Scheme 

  • Private Health Care via AXA PPP, with the option to add your family  

  • Regular free health screening checks 

  • Eyecare vouchers 

  • Cycle to work scheme 

  • Season ticket loan 

  • Back-up child, adult, and elder care in conjunction with Bright Horizons Family Solutions 

  • Incredible opportunities for training and development 

  • Paid volunteer days plus matched giving to charities 

  • Active Employee Resource Group community, with paid time off for participation 

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