Legal Project Manager Job Vacancy at Cognia Law

Full Time

Website Cognia Law

Legal experts bringing a change to traditional ways of providing legal services.

Legal Project Manager Job Vacancy at Cognia Law


Cognia Law is recruiting a Legal Project Manager with solid experience in the legal field. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a global team driving change in legal services delivery


Cognia seamlessly extends corporates, banks and law firms’ legal capability to deliver sustainable outcomes. Our goal is to connect the legal sector, moving it from a siloed approach to integrated partnerships. We help in-house legal teams by bringing simplicity to complex matters and replacing broken procedures with efficient processes.

Cognia is a Chambers-ranked law company which integrates how legal services are provided so our team, partners, clients and communities thrive together with people at the heart of what we do. We encourage our people to bring their whole self to work and focus on enabling them to realise their full potential.

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You will be working as part of a team of legal professionals to provide LPO and LSO services to Cognia Law’s clients.

This will include providing support as required across all of Cognia Law’s legal service lines, including contract management accounts/ projects, contract analysis/ summarisation projects, transactional due diligence accounts/ projects, and litigation support accounts/ projects.


  • End-to-End project management of legal projects: from project scoping and set-up, through to execution to successful completion.
  • Working as part of Cognia’s Delivery team to understand our clients challenges and requirements, and help deliver practical and innovative solutions.
  • Facilitate team briefing and training (material creation and execution)
  • Managing teams (10+ resources) productivity and quality
  • Proactively managing risks, issues and changes
  • Internal and External project reporting
  • Stakeholder management
  • Lessons learned and close out activities
  • Scope and budget control
  • Manage relationships clients, end-clients and other external stakeholders
  • Plan, organise and control delivery of work
  • Develop new Project Management tools to control delivery

Legal Project Manager Job Vacancy at Cognia Law


  • A tertiary qualification in Law, Commerce or Information systems – with law being advantageous
  • 4+ years experience as a business facing project manager in Legal services, Financial services or Professional services sector
  • Maturity and professionalism to be directly customer facing with international law firms, corporate clients and investment banking institutions.
  • Articulate and confident
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • High attention to detail

Additional Beneficial Skills

  • Admitted Attorney
  • Project management certification
  • Legal Tech certification (e.g Relativity, Nuix, RAVN, Kira)
  • Numeracy
  • Data Analytics/AI Data Modelling


Honest communication

  • Effectively articulates own views and rationale for them
  • Communicates complex topics/concepts in simple ways
  • Practices active listening
  • Where they do not know the answer, they will be open but then take steps to find out and provide an update

Being agile

  • Self-starter that is results focused
  • Make suggestions for improvement from observations of other areas of the business or from external market
  • Quickly understands complex information and applies it to current situations
  • Adapts to fast-moving work environment where requirement and deadline frequently change

Bringing the values alive

  • Prepares own development plan and takes responsibility for driving it, whilst utilising the resource and opportunities Cognia provides
  • Suggests ways to further reinforce the Cognia values
  • Highlights if other team members are struggling to balance work and wellbeing.

Building strong relationships

  • Takes time to understand team members’ pressures in a wider context
  • Publicly acknowledges help from others
  • Actively encourages collaboration with others from across the business in projects
  • Develops network inside and outside Cognia

Delivering excellence

  • Views work as an opportunity to highlight ability and value to Cognia
  • Retains focus and delivering best outcome
  • Uses own time productively to deliver best outcome
  • Delegates effectively but remains accountable for outcome
  • Keen to take on tasks that benefit the wider business

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