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Knowledge Lawyer - Shipping

£85000 - £110000 per annum Negotiable Excellent Benefits
City South West London London City of London

Managing this Role


Jonathan Kitto

Senior Headhunter - London
0203 865 2113

This Top 50 firm is looking for a Knowledge Lawyer with Shipping experience to join a leading UK team.

You will be part of a collaborative and vibrant department that facillitates a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.

The Firm

They have many offices nationally and a growing international presence. They have a different culture compared to that of most similar sized practices; they have a much more relaxed, collaborative, and forward-thinking culture.

Staff value more in the way of work-life balance and flexibility. They invest heavily in their workforce and are very progressive, their learning and development program is widely respected in the legal sector and has been recognised by several industry awards. They are a cohesive, inclusive, and entrepreneurial organisation.

The firm offers the benefit of hybrid and felxibile working to all its staff, show casing the forward thinking approach adopted by this pioneering practice.

The Role

The firm is seeking to hire a Knowledge Lawyer to support the Shipping team in the City of London office.

You will work closely with an industry leading team, gaining exposure to an excellent quality of work. The knowledge department of this celebrated law practice as been nominated for a number of awards.

Duties will involve:

  • Identifying opportunities to improve knowledge or information services and systems in line with the Knowledge Strategy.
  • Analysing the various IT solutions on offer and how best to apply them to the Marine, Trade and Energy team.
  • Providing high level input on the team's strategy, analysing and keeping the team informed about legal issues as they arise.
  • Planning and delivering knowledge and information projects and identifying metrics to measure their success.
  • Building strong relationships with stakeholders and teams to understand and manage expectations and increase engagement in knowledge initiatives.
  • Maintaining knowledge systems, working with vendors and content owners to ensure the quality of the content and improve ease of access for users.
  • Supporting legal and central teams in the collection and sharing of knowledge, information and best practice.
  • Assisting with the formation of a database of precedent documents for both non-contentious and contentious work, particularly in relation to yachts and super yachts.
  • Supporting the creation of a toolkit in relation to, for example, admiralty claims, arbitration issues, and anti-suit injunctions.


  • You will have experience as a Knowledge Lawyer
  • You will have knowledge of shipping law and a passion for the subject
  • You will have strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Salary is competitive with excellent benefits

This is an exciting opportunity for a Knowledge Lawyer to join a highly ranked Top 50 firm in the City of London.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to contact Jonathan Kitto at JMC Legal Recruitment for a confidential conversation.