Knowledge Lawyer - Employment News

Exciting new role in online intelligence service

Are you an outstanding employment lawyer looking for a change of direction? Wanting to obtain a better work life balance and yet remain at the cutting edge of legal developments?

FromCounsel, the leading online legal intelligence service for law firms and in-house lawyers, is looking for a knowledge lawyer to join its News Team on either a full-time or part-time basis.

Since its launch in 2017, FromCounsel has developed a reputation for offering an unmatched knowledge service to corporate lawyers. Our aim is to make our legal content more comprehensive, more insightful and more accessible than anyone else in the market. With over 90% of the leading 100 corporate law firms as just some of our clients in corporate law, FromCounsel has now expanded into other areas, including employment, and has recently launched its new Employment service, bringing FC’s unique approach to the employment law market.

FC Employment Knowledge

Our new best-in-class employment law resource provides Q&A-structured legal knowledge written by barristers from Cloisters Chambers, one of the leading employment law chambers, and FC's expert knowledge lawyers. The service addresses the questions and issues faced by employment practitioners and provides clear answers, even on the most difficult or grey areas. The resource is designed for practitioners in private practice, in-house legal and HR teams and caters for all levels, from trainees through to partners and professional support lawyers. For more information see our web page.

The opportunity

This is an unrivalled opportunity to join a dynamic and rapidly expanding digital business. We are in an exciting phase of our ongoing development and you will play an integral part in the growth of a ground-breaking legal information service.

Through its prominent position on the FromCounsel Employment Homepage, the Employment News service acts as the gateway to the FromCounsel Employment site and provides high quality, real-time analysis of legal developments relevant to our subscribers.

Job description

Working as part of a team, you will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Employment News service. This is a fast-paced, varied and interesting role in which priorities may change over the course of the day. News Knowledge Lawyers work alongside expert counsel in leading chambers, our talented team of experienced in-house PSLs and our excellent legal editorial team, with significant scope to input into the development of the service and its interaction with other content streams.

Key responsibilities

  • researching and reviewing sources to identify and assess matters of relevance to subscribers,
  • writing accurate and engaging features on legal developments in areas covered by the Employment News service and making appropriate cross references to our market leading published employment Q&A material,
  • publishing features and refreshing the newspaper-style FromCounsel Employment Homepage on a daily basis,
  • identifying, reviewing and writing key point summaries of relevant judgments in close liaison with individual barristers and PSLs,
  • co-ordinating with the PSL and barrister teams to ensure FromCounsel’s content reflects new legal developments,
  • overseeing production of monthly publications in collaboration with the PSL and editorial teams and inputting into other projects relevant to the News service as required,
  • working with the PSL and editorial teams to maintain FromCounsel’s Employment Legislation service,
  • inputting into a dynamic product both in terms of content and its delivery to subscribers,
  • liaising with our Development Team on technical improvements to the News and Legislation services.

Key requirements

The successful candidate will have a strong and demonstrable interest in employment law, be commercially aware and ideally have an interest in current affairs.

Together with strong technical employment legal knowledge, the ideal candidate will have at least 3 years’ PQE (whether at the Bar or within a law firm) specialising in employment law and will be confident applying their legal expertise to all significant areas of employment law.

Alternatively, the successful candidate will have demonstrable relevant employment specific experience of performing a similar role to a high standard (or other equivalent experience) and a strong academic record.

A demonstrable aptitude for writing high quality legal copy in an engaging and accessible way, and a genuine interest in communicating legal developments to others, is essential. Candidates should be focused, efficient and confident in working on their own initiative to deadlines. At the same time, they should enjoy working as part of a team, collaborating with knowledge lawyers and barristers and our team of graduate legal editors to ensure content meets FromCounsel’s premium standards.

The successful candidate will be able to work successfully with employees of varying levels of seniority and experience and where appropriate be receptive to considering suggestions from others regardless of seniority, and understand the importance of maintaining a friendly and professional approach.

Training and close supervision will be provided at the outset, with the successful candidate able to perform to a high standard with appropriate supervision thereafter.

We are looking for:

  • Exceptional writing skills and attention to detail
  • Good IT skills
  • A keen interest in contributing to an innovative product and delivering an exceptional, market-leading service
  • Excellent organisational skills and listening, communication and other inter-personal skills
  • Flexibility to work in a dynamic and fast-moving environment and to react quickly to developments and delegate appropriately
  • A desire to learn new aspects of wider subject matter relevant to the FromCounsel Employment product and an ability to pick up new concepts quickly
  • The ability to apply legal experience to different areas of law as may be needed
  • The ability to contribute to, and where appropriate take responsibility for, projects relevant to the development of the News service


This role is based at our central London office with full flexibility for remote working. Both full and part-time applicants will be considered. Salary is dependent on experience.

Apply for this position

If you are interested in finding out more about, or in applying for, this exciting opportunity, please send your CV, together with a covering letter, to, referencing  the job title you're applying for in the subject line.

FromCounsel Ltd is committed to protecting your privacy, we will process and hold your CV for 6 months.

FromCounsel is an equal opportunities employer and a member of the Disability Confident scheme. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK without any restrictions.

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