Corporate Paralegal - London

Addleshaw Goddard
12 Feb 2019
21 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Corporate Paralegal - London Join our high performing, dynamic and busy Transaction Services Team (TST) as a Paralegal to help us deliver a world class service to our clients, many of whom are listed on the FTSE 100. For the right person, this role provides an exciting opportunity to develop and work with a team of like minded and committed professionals at the forefront of change in the legal industry. The TST focuses on tasks that are found in a wide variety of legal assignments but which do not necessarily need to be done by qualified lawyers, such as document review, due diligence and e-disclosure, as well as process elements of transactional, advisory, commercial real estate and litigation work. It was set up by Addleshaw Goddard as an alternative, modern and more efficient approach to the conventional delivery of standardised legal services by law firms. Innovation and technology are a key part enabling Addleshaw Goddard to respond to client demand and provide market leading services. The team has grown ambitiously since its launch in 2010, and was the first of its kind with the UK legal market. The TST also has a specifically designed career pathway which will enable you to progress your career with us as quickly as you able to develop. Our quarterly review process enables you to review your progress and provide you with clear guidance and support to assist your development. The Role The Paralegal will work as part of the Transaction Services Team to provide support to fee earners in our Corporate division. As a Paralegal embedded in this team, the work is varied and includes; Providing support to corporate lawyers and partners on corporate transactions - including M&A, private equity, joint ventures and public company work Reviewing and reporting on contracts and other information as part of corporate due diligence exercises Undertaking a wide range of tasks, including data room management, due diligence, disclosure, drafting documents, attending completions and providing general transaction support. Direct client involvement. Drafting and producing legal documentation and standard forms Managing electronic data sites, uploading and ordering documentation and liaising with third parties Providing transactional support on Corporate projects Checking legal documents for quality, consistency and content Assisting with post completion tasks on legal projects What we are looking for Due to the dynamic nature of the work we do and the international clients we service, the role is not an ordinary 9-5 job. We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic, who takes real pride in their work and who is comfortable working in a fast paced environment. In return you will be rewarded with fantastic opportunities to develop and progress along with competitive benefits. You will have: A positive, enthusiastic, and proactive approach to their work A high level of attention to detail Strong written and verbal communication skills, demonstrating an ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels Effective personal organisational and time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple demand The ability to work to tight timescales with a sense of urgency Common sense, commerciality and the ability to exercise sound judgement Ambition to develop and succeed Flexibility to work ad hoc overtime when require Previous corporate paralegal or administration experience is preferred, but not essential.

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