Banking Paralegal

Allen & Overy LLP
South East England
17 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Our Financial Services Regulatory team is comprised of lawyers across our office network, covering all of the world's principal financial markets. We are able to offer our clients expertise in the key regions, from a full-service coverage of the key European jurisdictions, including London and Frankfurt, to our U.S. regulatory practice led from our New York and Washington D.C. offices. We also have well established offices in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region that have been involved in setting up many of the regulatory systems that exist in those regions today.

Our lawyers offer clients extensive regulatory experience and they lead thinking on regulatory developments, helping clients in advocacy efforts, planning for and implementing changes as they occur. Areas we advise on include bank structuring, securities and derivatives regulation, capital and liquidity requirements, marketing and selling restrictions, clearing and settlement, custody and prime brokerage and recovery and resolution planning. As an international team we are very experienced in providing international comparative advice on regulatory matters that helps our clients decide where best to conduct their business and gives them a competitive advantage. We are currently advising on the global reform agenda around derivatives, bank resolution and operational continuity.

An opportunity has arisen for a Paralegal to join the Financial services regulatory team within the Banking Department in London on a full time, 6 month contract. The role will consist of providing support services to fee earners and senior PSLs.


- 2:1 law degree or equivalent

- LPC preferred

- Prior office work experience

- Must be a team player

- Ability to multi-task and prioritise

- Organised and methodical approach to work

- High level of accuracy and attention to detail

- Ability to work hard within a fast paced environment and meet deadlines

- Positive attitude and style with clients and fee earners

- Pro-active approach and ability to demonstrate initiative

- Excellent communication, professionalism and interpersonal skills

Key responsibilities

- Know-how profiling

- Managing the bibling process, including maintaining the bible room

- Drafting standard and more complex documents

- Assisting with the day-to-day management of transactions

- Proofreading documents and client bulletins

- Extracting, transcribing and analysing information

- Posting updates on the department blog/ wiki and intranet pages

- Assisting in the production and distribution of client bulletins

- Answering client queries directly

- General administrative duties

Who we are looking for

Excellent communication, professionalism and interpersonal skills are essential. The successful candidate will be proactive and have a high level of initiative. In addition, the candidate must have a sound working knowledge of Excel and Word.