Banking and Finance Paralegal
Banking and Finance, Silver Circle, Law Firm, Job, Paralegal, £ Market Rate, Central London
Your new company
London-based Silver Circle law firm, advising national and multinational legal markets across a full range of legal services. The Banking and Finance group has exceptional experience working in restructuring and insolvency, real estate finance, structured finance (including securitisation and CLOs) and much more. The banking and finance team is comprised of but not limited to seven partners and 23 solicitors and five Paralegals thus provide great exposure to high quality work.
Your new role
This firm is seeking a Paralegal to join the banking and finance team as soon as possible. You will be working closely with the banking and finance fee earners. You will predominately be providing transactional assistance and other ad hoc duties. In terms of transactional assistance, you will be responsible for production of revised drafts of finance documents using as a reference previously negotiated and agreed documents, signing and closing arrangements for financing transactions (including drafting completion agendas, arranging signatories, checking quorum of directors and arranging for execution of finance documents), the preparation of post-completion documentation bibles. In terms of additional duties, you will be working with the banking and finance professional support lawyer, who reports directly to the head of banking and finance and assisting with billing procedures, working with fee earners and our billing co-ordinators to ensure that matters are billed accurately and on time.
What you'll need to succeed
To succeed in this role you will must have strong academic qualifications including a 2:1 law degree, the Legal Practice Course (or equivalent) and at A-level. You must have a minimum of 1 years' work experience and additionally must have banking Paralegal experience. Previous Paralegal experience working within a banking and finance team will be looked upon favourably you will also need excellent written and oral communication, drafting and research skills.
What you'll get in return
There is likely to be a great deal of client facing responsibilities, so this is a great opportunity for a committed and high quality candidate to progress their career with private practice experts as well as gaining an insight on the client side. Finally, you will be provided with any necessary training and remunerated to market salary. The firm provide a development programme which is designed to equip our paralegals with the broad range of skills and knowledge they need to be effective in their roles. The programme also includes sessions covering essential legal and business skills required at the start of a career in law, recognising the fact that many solicitors begin their careers as paralegals. For the right candidate, this role could either provide an opportunity for a long-term paralegal position or potentially a stepping stone towards a training contract.
What you need to do now
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