Posted

30+ days ago

Description

Legal Solutions Specialist (Corporate/Finance team)-(200000A3)

Description

Freshfields Overview

  • we show respect to everyone

  • we are there for one another

  • we are open with each other

  • we are positive role models

We think and work globally - we don’t just say we are one firm; we act like one firm right across the world. We work wherever our clients need us. This is how we define ourselves, not by reference to where we have offices. Cross-border work isn’t just what we do, it is what we excel at. We understand what it really takes to work across different legal systems and commercial environments and to bridge language and cultural gaps.

Function Overview

The Legal Solutions Hub provides transactional support to the global firm, using established processes and procedures to ensure consistent and high quality work.

Qualifications

Role Purpose

The Legal Solutions Specialist (Paralegal) will work as part of a team carrying out a range of transactional tasks to support client mandates as required, including but not limited to:

• Reviewing and marking up non-disclosure agreements;

• Due Diligence reviews;

• Data Room management;

• Document cross-checking, making document amendments and document imaging/scanning;

• Document collation, version control and document review;

• Database entry/coding, database searching and database maintenance;

• Proofreading of documents including contracts, agreements and transcripts;

• Hard copy document management;

• Legal research (manual or electronic); and

• Creating and populating tables, schedules and agendas.

This work will be carried out following established processes and using workflow and work allocation systems as required.

The LSS will also contribute to the development and continuous improvement of the Legal Solutions Hub by assisting with requirements gathering, process mapping, process evaluation and support documentation as required.

They will maintain a daily log of all activity and a record of time spent. They will establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of Freshfields staff. They will identify and escalate issues in a timely and effective manner.

Key Requirements

Professional qualifications

  • Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree, preferably in law, or equivalent. Candidates holding an undergraduate degree in an area other than law must have completed a conversion course.

  • Candidates must have completed the LPC or BPTC or be overseas qualified, or equivalent. City electives preferable for the role i.e. Acquisitions, Banking and Capital Markets, Commercial Law, Corporate Finance and Intellectual Property and Competition; and

  • Previous corporate paralegal experience (particularly in the areas of finance and/or corporate law) is preferred.

Technical requirements

Essential

  • Strong computer skills and experience in using MS Office tools (in particular Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet Explorer);

  • Excellent attention to detail;

  • The ability to complete work to tight deadlines when required; and

  • The ability to work with large amounts of information.

Preferred

  • The ability to work in accordance with established processes;

  • An understanding of project terminology and approaches;

  • Experience of using a legal document management system;

  • Knowledge of legal search engines such as Butterworths, LexisNexis, OJ online and Justis;

  • Experience of using Legal Tech such as Kira and LexisDraft;

  • Experience of using data and document review tools and systems such a Relativity; and

  • Fluency in a second language with an ability to translate legal documents into English.

Inclusion

Freshfields is an equal opportunities employer and all applications received by the firm will be considered by the firm on the basis of their merit alone and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of background. All offers of employment will be conditional on the candidate having/securing the right to work in the UK and providing the firm with evidence of that right (as required by the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006) prior to employment commencing. Please note that, in line with the requirements of the UK Border Agency, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EEA candidate can fill the position.

Job

:Business Services

Schedule

:Full-time

Shift

:Day Job

Employee Status

:Regular

Job Type

:Standard

Job Posting

:Nov 19, 2020, 2:20:29 PM