The opportunityAt Herbert Smith Freehills, we are always looking for talented law graduates to join our Alternative Legal Services (ALT) team in Belfast. Legal Analysts are part of our legal team, working closely with highly experienced senior lawyers on the delivery of client work. You will benefit from exceptional learning and development opportunities working in a team of highly ambitious and collaborative fee-earners. You will gain exposure to a full range of international clients, sectors and industries, and you'll work with some of the very best legal minds around the world as you partner with our practice teams to deliver cutting-edge ALT services to our clients. We are currently recruiting Legal Analysts to join our Corporate practice area.Corporate:ALT Corporate covers 4 main corporate disciplines, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, funds and commercial contracts, working directly with both internal (colleagues from across the global HSF network) and external clients (high profile global brands, including FTSE 100 companies). It is a cross-office, collaborative team, working closely with colleagues in Belfast, London and Johannesburg on a day-to-day basis, and also, at times, with our colleagues in the other ALT offices, including Australia and China. Team members gain exposure to a wide range of matters, projects and business as usual support work streams, across varying sectors and corporate disciplines. At Herbert Smith Freehills you will have the opportunity to receive learning and bespoke training and development to support your future success. We have developed a bespoke development programme for our Legal Analysts, called ‘Accelerate'. The Accelerate programme is designed to enhance your market leading skills with a focus on technical and personal skills development. We support you to learn in different ways, through online programmes, interactive workshops and the opportunity to gain new experiences through our vibrant programme of committee and network activity.Key Responsibilities Legal Analysts work closely with Legal Managers, Senior Solicitors and Solicitors and primary responsibilities will include:Conducting work, under the supervision of senior lawyers, on large-scale legal matters.Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of relevant areas of law to the Alternative Legal Services practice.Ensuring compliance with financial disciplines on matters (e.g. daily time-recording).Carry out activities as specified by the project team to ensure the matter and/or project is delivered in an efficient and timely matter.Providing general support to the Legal Manager, Senior Solicitors and Solicitors.The responsibilities outlined above cannot totally encompass or define all tasks that may be required of the post-holder. The outline of responsibilities given above may, therefore, vary from time to time without materially changing either the character or level of responsibility or grade. Skills, experience and qualificationsEssential:A qualifying law degree or equivalent (2:1 or above) with a minimum of 3 A levels (ideally B grades and above).Ability to review, analyse and organise documentary and factual evidence.Excellent attention to detail; aims to get it right first time.Aptitude for learning (and becoming proficient in) the use of software and IT applications, and using search terms intelligently to navigate large databases/document management systems.Desirable6 months to a year's work experience in an office based environment.Fluency in a second language with an ability to translate legal documents into English. Western European languages an advantage, but other languages (e.g. Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, Korean or Russian) especially desirable.The closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm (BST) on Friday 19th August 2022. CompetenciesSuccessful Legal Analysts, when performing at their best, will demonstrate the competencies described below. Candidates will be assessed against these competencies during the selection process.Competency areas1. Personal leadership 2. Technical capability 3. Contributes to team and firm4. Enhances the client experience Group / Team descriptionThe Alternative Legal Services business delivers high quality, cost-efficient legal services for document or information intensive, defined process work.The team works in a complementary and seamless way, offering a combination of legal expertise, process efficiency and client technology solutions to our clients. The key products and services of our Alternative Legal Services business include document review, regulatory claims assessment, due diligence, verification commercial contracts, funds' repapering, client technology services (including advisory and document review software) and asset management for real estate clients.Diversity & InclusionAt Herbert Smith Freehills you will be part of a diverse, innovative culture where high performance, client focus and highly engaged people are our differentiator. People at our firm come from a range of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of experiences and perspectives to their work with us. We strive to ensure that our inclusive environment means you feel valued and able to perform at your best by being your authentic self at work. We know that our future success not only depends on being innovative and progressive in the changing legal market but, most importantly, on our people feeling highly engaged in meaningful work.We understand that you have commitments and personal interests outside of work and we strive to create a working environment based on mutual trust and respect, in which you can perform at your best whilst maintaining sustainable balance across your life. This employer is a corporate member of myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.