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Research Analyst
VN013
Full-Time
Research Analysts are the core of the Chambers research process. Through effective interview techniques they gather feedback on the legal market from clients and lawyers. The role involves the close analysis of interviews and submissions to develop an accurate ranking table as a result of this research. Researchers also write informative editorials providing an overview of the strengths of a particular law firm.

Research Analysts are responsible for researching the practice areas and jurisdictions that are assigned to them. This includes gathering factual information – via law firm submissions, deal reports or business press – and ensuring that useful clients and lawyers are identified and interviewed. They take ownership of each section assigned to them and discuss their findings with their Deputy Editor when research is complete.
Research
  • Background research to understand their assigned practice areas and jurisdictions.
  • With the support of the Deputy Editor, determining which lawyers to contact for interview.
  • Conducting probing interviews with lawyers, asking open-ended questions.
  • Interviewing in-house counsel and other third party experts by telephone or via an online questionnaire.
  • Accurately logging communications and continually assessing progression of their research.
  • Pursuing research leads gained via materials provided by the Chambers team, or through their own research.
  • Building an understanding of, and relationships with, the key market participants.
Analysis
  • Analysing the data collected during the research phase to create accurate and impartial ranking tables that reflect the market.
  • Developing an understanding of your assigned jurisdictions/practice areas through interviews and desk research.
  • Seeking out and acting upon new developments and opportunities for expansion in the areas they are responsible for.
  • Assessing both law firms and individual lawyers - their key strengths and weaknesses - to provide an accurate hierarchical ranking.
 Editorial
  • Producing an informative, business-focused editorial for the Chambers website and print versions of our guides
  • Fully responsible for the comprehensive nature of this editorial e.g. ensure accuracy, respect the confidentiality of material we handle etc.
  • Identify what makes each firm different, and why it might appeal to a particular type of client.
  • Understand the personalities and key strengths of leading lawyers within the profession.
  • Working to the editorial deadlines i.e. meeting deadlines for research, ranking and editorial writing.
  • Taking ownership of the process i.e. proactively reporting any challenges faced when producing accurate and informative editorial etc.
  • Writing internal reports at the end of a research phase that are called upon to direct research in the future.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written).
  • Organised and methodical.
  • Demonstrates the ability to meet set deadlines.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Intellectually curious.
United Kingdom
London
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