E-Disclosure Advisor

Location: United Kingdom
Office: Oxford Norwich Leeds Manchester Cambridge Birmingham
Discipline: Finance
Contact name: Ben Porter

Contact email: [email protected]
Contact phone: 07587481088
Vacancy reference: 021869
Closing date: 27 October 2023
Startdate: 18 August 2023 - 18 August 2023

Legal Operations Team (finance), Flexible location across offices, Full time, Permanent

The role

The Firm are looking for an e-Discovery specialist to work within the Legal Operations Team working alongside the Senior E-Disclosure Advisor. The Advisor will come from a technology, eDiscovery, legal or law tech background and will be responsible for end-to-end eDiscovery solution management for the Firm (covering general commercial litigation, data subject access requests, Freedom of Information Act requests and employment tribunals). Responsibilities will include:

  • Advising on forensic data collection or instructing forensic data collection experts.
  • Organising and attending Data Scoping Calls with M&R legal team and client. This may also involve data collection experts.
  • Assisting with secure data transfers ensuing data is stored currently and securely.
  • Processing and refining of collected data via eDiscovery platforms and its tools.
  • Training internal review team on eDiscovery platforms.
  • Demonstrating the eDiscovery platforms and its capabilities across the firm. Advising the benefits of using these platforms for their clients and how it can be utilised within their areas.
  • Management of cost on data platforms internally. Ensuring all invoices are correct and Matter Managers are kept up to date, along with cost saving options for their projects.
  • Risk management.
  • Direct contact with fee earners and clients on the entire data collection, reviewing, production and delivery process through to retention at the end of a matter.
  • Training and workflow management.
  • Change Management initiatives around technology deployment across the Firm.
  • Obtaining quotes from vendors and recommending products to fee earner/client and seeing through to execution.
  • Day to day management of e-Discovery tasks and requests.
  • Ability to supervise team/support fee earners with technical questions regarding the e-Discovery platforms.
  • Supporting the Litigation Services Team with their DSAR projects on the platform when required.
  • Assess effectiveness of current offerings used and horizon scan the market for alternatives.
  • Project management of E-Discovery platforms.

There is also an opportunity for the Advisor to progress to other legal tech used by the Firm and client innovation covering engagements and alternative legal service products.

The person


  • 2:1 law or computer science degree or equivalent experience (A 2:2 will be considered if it is in addition to good A Levels and high quality experience)
  • High quality work based experience as an e-Discovery expert will be considered in lieu of the above
  • Excellent IT Literacy, including expertise with Relativity and knowledge of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (ECRM)
  • Track record of managing and completing projects to within agreed timescales and budget whilst under pressure
  • Accountable, self-motivated and driven individual
  • Excellent written English and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Enthusiastic and proactive attitude to work
  • Flexible in approach
  • A confident personality and good sense of humour
  • Willingness to work in a growing, dedicated team
  • Positive team player willing to tackle any task
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to deploy complicated terminology and concepts in an accessible way


  • Self-Service Relativity Administrator experience and knowledge
  • Law degree
  • LPC
  • Knowledge of electronic review platforms

Pre-employment screening

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, references from previous employers, your eligibility to work in the UK and any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). You will also be required to complete a self-declaration to access your character and suitability.

Disclosure and barring service check

This post is also subject to a satisfactory response from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

The package

As you would expect, the firm offers a generous salary and benefits.  The firm’s standard benefits are detailed in the following link:


The firm

What really sets Mills & Reeve apart from other law firms is the way we work with our clients. We understand that clients, in the 21st century, no longer want a traditional law firm – they want one that embraces forward thinking approaches to service, billing, commercial know-how, innovation, people management and community engagement.

And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive working environment. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements and endeavour to achieve the right balance for both our people and the business. This attitude to flexible working ensures we continue to provide outstanding service to our clients, whilst allowing our people to develop their careers in the knowledge that personal priorities will remain just that.

Mills & Reeve is committed to promoting equality, diversity and to providing an inclusive and supportive environment. Please click the link below to find further information regarding our diversity policy.


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