Legal Editor

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  • Job Description

      Req#: JREQ178636


      As part of our Middle East expansion, we are seeking a legal editor with business level written Arabic and knowledge of UAE law to join the Practical Law team in Dubai.

      Practical Law is a leading online know-how service providing rigorous, peer-reviewed resources, including practice notes, current awareness and standard documents to help legal professionals work more efficiently and advise with confidence. Practical Law is part of Thomson Reuters, one of the world’s most trusted providers of answers across law, tax, compliance, government and media.

      About the Role
      In this opportunity as a Legal Editor in Practical Law Middle East, you will use your knowledge of UAE law to research, prepare and maintain a wide range of content. You will also work with our Commissioning team to commission legal know-how content on a range of topics and from a range of jurisdictions for publication on the Practical Law website, promoting the knowledge and expertise of the contributing lawyers.

      Working in a supportive team of highly experienced colleagues, you will deal with a breadth of interesting legal and editorial work including:

      • Researching and analysing the latest Middle East legal, regulatory and policy developments
      • Creating and maintaining Middle East content in English and Arabic
      • Liaising with others in the team to identify legal know-how content to be commissioned
      • Communicating with external law firms and lawyers and their representatives, to ensure the commissioning of legal know-how content by the agreed time frame
      • Managing the terms and conditions for commissioned content
      • Liaising with governmental bodies, ministries and official authorities to gather updated information necessary for the production of legal know-how
      • Supporting the Editorial, Commissioning, Sales and Product teams when needed

      About You

      You're a fit for the role if you are qualified and licensed to practise law in the UAE and are either: (a) admitted to practice as a solicitor or called to the bar in the UK, US or another common law jurisdiction; or (b) admitted to practice as a lawyer in the UAE, KSA, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait or Egypt.

      You will also need:

      • At least 2 years’ post qualification experience as a lawyer in the UAE.
      • A good understanding of UAE law and legal processes
      • Business level written and spoken English and Arabic language (mandatory)
      • Experience at working to deadlines and able to prioritise and manage own workload
      • Experience in assimilating and applying new complex information
      • Excellent attention to detail
      • Analytical and research skills and the ability to identify key issues
      • Excellent time management and organisational skills
      • Good team player with ability to work with different stakeholders within the team
      • Capability to work across multiple projects with the team

      What's in it For You?

      You will join our inclusive culture of world-class talent, where we are committed to your personal and professional growth through:

      • Hybrid Work Model: We’ve adopted a flexible hybrid working environment (2-3 days a week in the office depending on the role) for our office-based roles while delivering a seamless experience that is digitally and physically connected
      • Wellbeing: Comprehensive benefit plans; flexible and supportive benefits for work-life balance: flexible vacation, two company-wide Mental Health Days Off; work from another location for up to a total of 8 weeks in a year, 4 of those weeks can be out of the country and the remaining in the country, Headspace app subscription; retirement, savings, tuition reimbursement, and employee incentive programs; resources for mental, physical, and financial wellbeing.
      • Culture: Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more.
      • Learning & Development: LinkedIn Learning access; internal Talent Marketplace with opportunities to work on projects cross-company; Ten Thousand Coffees Thomson Reuters café networking.
      • Social Impact: Ten employee-driven Business Resource Groups; two paid volunteer days annually; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives for local and global impact.
      • Purpose Driven Work: We have a superpower that we’ve never talked about with as much pride as we should – we are one of the only companies on the planet that helps its customers pursue justice, truth and transparency. Together, with the professionals and institutions we serve, we help uphold the rule of law, turn the wheels of commerce, catch bad actors, report the facts, and provide trusted, unbiased information to people all over the world.


      Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent, just and inclusive future? At Thomson Reuters, we’ve been doing just that for almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world’s most global news services – Reuters. We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most: advising, advocating, negotiating, governing and informing.

      We are powered by the talents of 26,000 employees across more than 70 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward.


      As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

      We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.

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