Senior Specialist Legal Editor – London (Thomson Reuters)

We are seeking an experienced public procurement lawyer to join the Practical Law Public Sector team in the UK.

Practical Law is a leading online know-how service providing rigorous, peer-reviewed resources, such as practice notes, current awareness and standard documents to help legal professionals work smarter and advise with confidence. Practical Law is part of Thomson Reuters, one of the world’s most trusted providers of answers across law, tax, compliance, government and media.


About the Role:

As a Senior Editor in Practical Law, you will use your specialist legal knowledge of advising on public procurement law matters to provide and maintain a wide range of Practical Law content. Working in a supportive team of highly experienced colleagues, you will deal with a breadth of interesting legal and editorial work including:

  • Analysing the latest public procurement law, regulatory and policy developments, deciding which items to cover and to what extent
  • Creating new and maintaining existing materials spanning a variety of formats including standalone and comparative resources
  • Commissioning, reviewing and editing content written internally and externally
  • Meeting with external customers and industry experts to maintain and build understanding of the latest trends and pressures in public procurement law and practice

In addition to this, a Senior Editor will assist:

  • With marketing the Practical Law Public Sector practice area and engaging with customers
  • The wider Thomson Reuters editorial teams, liaising with sales, marketing, product management, technology and segment functions where necessary


About You:

The successful candidate is likely to have:

  • Substantial post qualification experience (England & Wales) as a lawyer specialising in public procurement preferably within central or local government
  • A demonstrable interest and ability in writing
  • Substantial experience of advising contracting authorities in relation to public procurement projects
  •  A good working knowledge of the procurement regulations, other related domestic legislation, policies and key case law
  • A good working knowledge of the Procurement Bill


We can discuss remote/hybrid working.


What’s in it For You?

You will join our inclusive culture of world-class talent, where we are committed to your personal and professional growth through:

  • Hybrid Work Model: We’ve adopted a flexible hybrid working environment for our office-based roles while delivering a seamless experience that is digitally and physically connected.
  • Culture: Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more.
  • Wellbeing: Comprehensive benefit plans; flexible and supportive benefits for work-life balance: two company-wide Mental Health Days Off; work from another location for up to a total of 8 weeks in a year, 4 of those weeks can be out of the country and the remaining in the country, Headspace app subscription; retirement, savings, tuition reimbursement, and employee incentive programs; resources for mental, physical, and financial wellbeing.
  • Learning & Development: LinkedIn Learning access; internal Talent Marketplace with opportunities to work on projects cross-company; Ten Thousand Coffees Thomson Reuters café networking.
  • Social Impact: Eight employee-driven Business Resource Groups; two paid volunteer days annually; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives for local and global impact.
  • Purpose Driven Work: We have a superpower that we’ve never talked about with as much pride as we should – we are one of the only companies on the planet that helps its customers pursue justice, truth and transparency.  Together, with the professionals and institutions we serve, we help uphold the rule of law, turn the wheels of commerce, catch bad actors, report the facts, and provide trusted, unbiased information to people all over the world.

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