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Chadwick Nott - London
England, London
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Vacancy Type
Legal Support, Paralegal
Experience Level
Junior Level
Full Time
Practice Areas

Job Details

Our client a global science and chemicals organisation are looking to hire a Paralegal for a 12-month contract position.

The Legal function in which this role will sit, includes Company Secretarial and Ethics and Compliance, comprising lawyers, paralegals, compliance specialists and support staff, who provide expert legal advice and guidance across the whole of the business.

The role of Paralegal forms part of the Legal Hub Team, which provides flexible and high-quality support to a wide range of areas within the business, partnering closely with lawyers in the Legal function to deliver this. The role reports directly to the Legal Hub Team Leader (Senior Legal Counsel) and will involve close working relationships with the other Legal Hub Team members and wider legal function. Working as part of our team you will get the opportunity to develop a wide range of legal skills, have the chance to meet and influence a wide range of stakeholders, support major projects, and have a lot of fun along the way.

Your responsibilities are likely to include:

  • Playing a key role in the establishment and rollout of our new legal workflow system, including taking responsibility for monitoring and responding to a variety of queries and requests in a timely manner.
  • Making judgments regarding financial and strategic materiality and escalating or notifying the appropriate individuals where applicable.
  • Supporting the Legal Function and the Legal Hub Team's strategic goals, including the Legal strategy, the Legal Hub Team's culture and brand, what we do and don't do, and ways of working, including the rollout of our new operating Handbook and Modernisation projects.
  • Assisting in the drafting and negotiation of contracts, with levels of support and supervision depending on the value and nature of the contract.
  • Supporting and coordinating on various compliance-related topics (ABC, Financial Crime, Data Protection, Competition, Export Controls and Sanctions), including conducting of due diligence and associated risk assessments and planning and delivery of training across the business.
  • Supporting the implementation of the Whistleblowing Hotline, including tracking and follow up of various cases.
  • Promoting Code of Ethics and other Policies.
  • Being open to support sector or function legal experts in relation to a wide variety of matters, including potentially company secretarial, mergers and acquisitions, finance, IT, IP and litigation.
  • Conducting legal research, summarising contracts, and managing and updating contract templates, play books and guardrails.
  • Building an effective network both within the Legal function and the business functions you support.

Skills and experience required for the role:

  • Essential - At least 12 months prior work as a Paralegal in the UK or overseas within an in-house legal team or within the commercial division of a legal practice firm.
  • Essential - A law degree or law conversion in the UK or overseas.
  • Experience of working with multiple stakeholders simultaneously and balancing competing priorities.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • An ability to assess materiality and recognise risk.

This will be a hybrid opportunity requiring 3 days per week based from the London office.

Pay will be based on an hourly rate and subject to skills and experience.

If you feel you have the skills and experience to be suitable for this position, please send your CV for consideration.

*Where a level of experience is indicated, this is a guideline only and represents the amount of time we would usually expect a candidate to accumulate the requisite level of experience. This does not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience.

Chadwick Nott Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Our business is about you. Helping you find the right job. We’ve been in the recruitment industry for 20 years, so we’re confident we can make a real difference to your career prospects. Over half of our business is repeat or recommended business – candidates returning for their next career move or recommending their colleagues to us. We like it like that.




But that’s not enough. We want to improve our legal recruitment service every day, every week, and every year, to ensure your success.




Our depth and breadth of experience means we already know the legal recruitment market inside out. And our industry-leading training programme fully prepares candidates for what lies ahead in a law career. So, as a lawyer, you can trust us when you need to take the next step.




We see things from your perspective. Nearly all our staff have legal training, and many have actually practised as solicitors. Which means you benefit from their in-depth knowledge of local markets, and specialist legal recruitment advice from consultants with first-hand, relevant experience.




Of course we take your career extremely seriously. We’ve worked long and hard to build trust and rapport with our clients and candidates, and all our dealings are treated with utmost confidence. We have a reputation for being proactive and well connected in the legal profession, and we’re always determined to achieve the best possible outcome for you.




For more information about how we can assist you please visit or call us in confidence on 0800 0121 848



Company info
0203 096 4540
4th Floor
9 Devonshire Sqaure

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