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Research Librarian - Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

Contract typePermanent
Closing date10 February 2017
CompanyBerwin Leighton Paisner LLP


The Team

The Library team has an excellent reputation across the firm, recognised by being awarded the 2011 Halsbury’s Award for Best London Legal Information Service (Commercial Sector).  In addition to assisting with legal research, the team carries out a significant volume of business research and plays a key role in supporting the firm’s business development and pitches.

The Opportunity

This is an opportunity to join an existing team of six to support the research and resourcing needs of the firm’s London and international offices. This post will involve time spent in each of the main departmental libraries, so will offer an excellent opportunity to gain in-depth research experience across a broad spectrum of legal areas.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for a candidate who will have

  • An undergraduate or master’s degree in library and information studies (or related discipline)
  • At least one year’s experience in a legal or business library
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong research skills and the ability to develop new knowledge and skills quickly

As the library staff are based in the legal practice groups, rather than in a central library, the successful candidate will need to be confident in engaging with people at all levels of seniority in the organisation.  The right candidate must also be willing to deal with a wide range of enquiries and tasks.

What’s in it for you

Making sure our people feel valued is part of our everyday culture, ensuring that they are rewarded is part of our everyday work too. From 25 days holiday per year to private medical insurance, pensions, charity schemes and a whole host of other flexible benefits, you can rest assured that we've got your best interests covered.

Join BLP, and you'll discover an environment unlike any other law firm with an open door policy that helps to deliver real results. Your career is important to us, as the more our people develop getting closer to their potential, the more successful our firm is. So ensuring that the training we offer is exactly what you need is essential. Lawyers, PA’s and business services experts - everyone here has access to tailored learning to suit their skills and ambitions.

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Please ensure you also attach a Cover Letter online along with your CV. This is a great opportunity for you to let us know what are you looking for and how you could add value.

About BLP

We are an international law firm renowned for our innovative approach to high quality, commercial, legal advice support for clients around the world.

Our vision is to be the most respected law firm. We will achieve this through always exceeding our client’s expectations and being a better place to work than our competitors.

We have expertise across 70 legal disciplines and our commitment to exceptional service means our clients can expect more than just our technical excellence when we work with them. Our international offering is an important part of our commitment to our clients and through our emerging markets focus and preferred firm network we are able to support them wherever they do business.

All this is possible because the quality of our people. Part of our core vision is to be a better place to work than our competitors and we are committed to attracting and retaining the best talent. We embrace diversity by promoting and sustaining an open, inclusive and supportive working environment.


Please note that the BLP Group has preferred agency agreements in place with a number of agencies. Any speculative applications should be sent to our HR Resourcing team at and not directly to line mangers or employees. The BLP Group will not be responsible for any fees related to speculative applications unless specifically agreed in writing.


As a regulated firm of solicitors, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (“BLP”) is required to undertake appropriate vetting of staff. In addition to completion, by applicants who accept a job offer, of a regulatory questionnaire, BLP uses a specialist provider to undertake professional verification and background checks (including through electronic data sources, and directly with employers and professional bodies/regulators) on our behalf. We will also undertake certain verifications ourselves.

BLP adopts a risk-based approach to its vetting procedures, which are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with it legal and regulatory obligations. For further details, please see our recruitment website:

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