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Junior Researcher

Employer: Watson Farley & Williams
Location: 15 Appold Street, London, EC2A 2HB
Salary: Competitive
Published Date: 30 Oct 2018
Status: Full-time (Monday-Friday 9:30am – 5:30pm) and permanent
Ref: WFW3010

Job Description

The role

To provide a legal and business information service to fee-earners and Business Development in all WFW offices, promote good knowledge management practice and encourage knowledge sharing.

The team

The team comprises: Head of Information & Research, Senior Researcher, Researcher and Junior Researcher.

Key Activities

Post & newspapers
• Process and distribute post for the department
• Ensure daily newspapers are delivered and distributed within the London office.
• Claim any missing items and process the invoices

• Check-in journals on Bailey LMS and distribute
• Claim any missing issues and ensure receipt

• Re-shelving of books and general housekeeping
• Regular book collections and monthly check for missing items
• Cataloguing of new editions and legal reference works as directed

Looseleaf management
• Check in looseleaf updates on Bailey LMS
• Claim any missing issues and ensure receipt
• Assisting external looseleafer – providing a list of titles and ensuring volumes are available for filing
• Filing of urgent looseleaf updates
• Processing of PAYG looseleaf invoices

Law Reports & Court Listings
• Produce and distribute daily list of new & relevant law reports from Lawtel & All England Reporter
• Respond to request from fee earners
• Distribution of daily court listings to litigation department

Current awareness
• Maintain tracks on specific topics and clients on Nexis and other sources
• Regular review of tracks to ensure they remain relevant and useful

Companies House
• Responsible for requests for documents from Companies House and overseas registries
• Process the Companies House monthly invoices and ensure client matter codes are included
• Provide Companies House training to new joiners
• Maintain the Companies House training guide

Knowledge management
• Cataloguing and updating of material on Bailey LMS as required
• Distribute LSLC event information and ensure presentations are added to Bailey LMS
• Obtain materials from other relevant industry events / conferences attended by fee-earners and updating them to Bailey LMS

Legal & business research
• Basic enquiries
• Assist with larger projects as directed by other team members

Ad hoc
• Holiday cover for other colleagues as required
• Other projects as required by the business

• To be considered for this role you will have a library / information management qualification or have started a relevant course
• A positive and enthusiastic attitude with an interest in working in the legal profession
• Experience of SharePoint and Excel



For more information and to apply please click on the Apply button below.

Closing date: Friday 30th November 2018


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