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Legal Manager, EMENA, TrustLaw

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity for an experienced lawyer to co-lead the TrustLaw service in EMENA. We are seeking a pro bono associate or pro bono counsel to join the team on a permanent basis.

About Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is corporate foundation of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information services company. As an independent charity, registered in the UK and the USA, we work to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies, and promote human rights. Through news, media development, free legal assistance and convening initiatives, we combine our unique media and legal services to drive systemic change.


TrustLaw is the world’s leading pro bono legal service. The service and wider programme helps high-impact NGOs and social enterprises to grow, streamline their operations and navigate complex laws and regulations by connecting them with free legal assistance from the best law firms and corporate legal teams around the world. We also deliver ground-breaking legal research on key social and policy issues that our members use to support their advocacy and law reform efforts, and we deliver innovative capacity-building workshops for practical guidance on legal issues.

About the Role 

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is recruiting a Legal Manager for TrustLaw for Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (EMENA) to Co-lead team, resources and priorities for the EMENA region and co-devise, implement, and project manage regional strategies and plans. 

As a Legal Manager, EMENA for TrustLaw, you will:

  • Contribute to TrustLaw global annual strategy. 
  • Oversee regional portfolio of law firms and corporate legal teams, and interact with referral partners, NGOs, social enterprises and other key stakeholders.  
  • Scope and manage pro bono requests from our community of NGOs and social enterprises.
  • Design, scope and manage multiple cross-border legal research projects. 
  • Oversee and carry out TrustLaw core service tasks in the EMENA region 
  • Support thought leadership, including the TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono and TrustLaw training courses. 
  • Support donor funded TrustLaw projects in EMENA.
  • Represent TrustLaw and the Thomson Reuters Foundation by speaking publicly on our work at panels, conferences, or other speaking engagements. 

Depending on experience, it is possible the following elements may be part of the role as well: 

  • Lead on review of legal projects drafted by the global team to ensure consistency and high quality. 
  • Support Head of Legal in oversight of strategic legal research and M&E for the core legal service.  
  • Line manage the TrustLaw Programme Coordinator.

The candidate

  • A qualified lawyer with 5+ years of work experience, strong legal drafting skills and experience in pro bono.
  • Experience working in or with the non-profit, philanthropic or social enterprise sectors.
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in media freedom, inclusive economies and/or human rights.
  • Experience practicing within a law firm or in-house would be favourable.
  • Experience managing a team and with global working arrangements.  
  • Fluent in English, with excellent writing skills and extensive public speaking experience. Other languages favourable (e.g. French, Spanish or Arabic). 

This is a full-time role based in London and will involve international travel (when safe to do so). Salary is commensurate with the social sector and level of experience.  

What’s in it for you

At the Thomson Reuters Foundation, our people are our greatest assets. Here are some of the benefits we offer for your personal and professional growth:

  • Global Perspective and Impact: Interested in working for a dynamic global organization with a focus on social impact? With hubs all over the world from Bangkok to Madrid to Rio de Janeiro, join a truly international team with a shared goal of helping to build societies around the world that are free, fair and informed.
  • A Unique Approach: Our expertise in media and the law is world class; we combine the power of both to address the critical issues faced by humanity. 
  • Our Relevance: With a focus on advancing media freedom, fostering more inclusive economies and promoting human rights, our work has never been more needed than right now.
  • Learning & Development: We are dedicated to the continual professional development of our employees and offer access to both in-house and external training opportunities.

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 25,000 employees across more than 75 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.

More information about Thomson Reuters can be found on thomsonreuters.website 

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Posted on: 15 February 2021
Closing date: 13 April 2021
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