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Thrings LLP Bristol, UK
17 Feb, 2019
Trainee
Purpose of the role Our Bristol Corporate and Commercial team are looking for a talented Legal Secretary to join the team based in central Bristol.  The provision of legal services faces change as the role of a trusted advisor increasingly requires a flexible way of working and delivery advice which is regularly affected by changes in technology and the way that clients our assistance and advice. We are seeking somebody that can flexibly supporting a team of fee earners, including partners. If you are that person, you will be able to provide secretarial support alongside others and work as a key part of a team.  To excel in this role you will therefore need to be a strong communicator and team player able to undertake a range of secretarial and administrative functions working with others to support the busy team that provides in range of business advisory, transactional and litigation services.  Your support will include the following areas: Answering email and telephone queries, redirecting as appropriate to the necessary Fee Earner for review Producing letters and legal documents using and amending precedent documents in line with the Fee Earners requirements Diary management, ensuring appointments are accurately scheduled and catered for, this could include setting up telephone conferences or ensuring meeting rooms are booked for client visits Ensuring electronic and/or paper files are updated to maintain an accurate document and accessible set relevant to each project Working with the team to support the administrative functions in progressing a project beginning to end; from first meetings, through regular reporting on project scope, costs and billing through to project conclusion and the ongoing relationship between the client and Thrings Ideally you will have experience form working in a law firm or other business advisory sector used to working as a team to deliver multiple projects. We recognise that there are lots of highly organised, driven individuals who are keen to learn new skills in a new role and if you’re used to working under pressure and would like to work with a dynamic team that deals with interesting and varied work for a wide range of clients this could be the role for you. In order to excel in this role you will need to be confident in dealing with people over the phone and via email, you will also need to feel comfortable to work with us and manage the demands on your time and those of the team who often work to tight deadlines.  At Thrings we give a client focussed and responsive service and we need someone who is able to support solicitors and legal advisors as they work, as a team, to progress matters and deliver services efficiently.  You will play an important role in making sure the needs of our clients are met by the firm efficiently. If you’re driven, highly organised and up for a challenge this could be just the role for you.  The office is located in the heart of Bristol City Centre, a short walk from the train station, with bus links and car parks close by.  If all of this appeals to you, we’re looking to hear from you!
Thrings LLP Bristol, UK
17 Feb, 2019
Permanent
Our Corporate and Commercial team are looking for a talented Paralegal to join the team based in central Bristol.  You will be working with a team of partners, associates and solicitors on a variety of activities - this is a real hands-on role where you will truly get exposure you won’t necessarily get in other firms and where there is an opportunity for you to demonstrate and exercise your initiative. The things you can expect to be involved in will include: day-to-day management of national and international trade mark portfolios; acting as primary point of contact with UK and international trade mark offices, IP counsel etc; acting as primary point of contact for company secretarial work; drafting of legal documents (with supervision); general file management; accurate preparation of corporate documentation (board minutes, resolutions, Companies House filings etc); and routine letters & telephone calls. Ideally you will hold a Law degree and have a good understanding of contract law, as well as some basic commercial knowledge, or have an interest in developing this from your undergrad studies.    You’ll need to be a strong communicator who is confident in dealing with matters over the phone, by email and letters, and with a strong ability to take instructions in order to research and provide findings. Experience of drafting documents would be useful but not essential. You’ll need to be organised, work well under pressure and have a real passion and hunger for a career in law.  At Thrings we like to pride ourselves on being seen as the trusted legal partner to our clients, and as such we’re looking for someone who can build that rapport and relationship with the clients they will be supporting. Not everything we’re presented with has a straightforward answer, so if you’re able to turn a problem into a solution then you’re just the person we’re looking to hear from. The role with Thrings would suit someone who is looking to start or develop their legal career and to work with a great team.  We practise in a number of different areas and our expertise across the business is vast.  If you’re driven, highly organised and up for a challenge this could be the role for you.  Thrings’ Bristol office is located in the heart of the City Centre, a short walk from the train station, with bus links and car parks close by.  We offer a host of great benefits including private medical cover, the ability to buy and sell holiday, and flexible benefits that can be tailored to your personal needs.  If all of this appeals to you, we’re looking to hear from you!
Winckworth Sherwood LLP Oxford, UK
17 Feb, 2019
Trainee
The role To act as PA / Legal Secretary to the Partners in the department, and provide assistance to other solicitor(s) in the team.  This role will require someone with exceptional Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills, plenty of initiative, commitment and flexibility who can work as part of a team. Specific Duties: To undertake all typing requirements and dictation via Big Hand  To type and prepare all legal documents as necessary to a high standard using advanced word skills including, auto numbering and formatting, footnotes, table of contents, cross references and compare and redline. To assist in such administrative duties as may be required from time to time. To maintain total confidentiality over all aspects of work being undertaken. To arrange meetings and schedule diaries as required. To make and receive telephone calls as required ensuring all messages are relayed quickly and accurately. To become familiar with all clients and files so as to be able to know with ease to which file a client is referring, what the client’s business is and to have a good understanding of what its most urgent current projects are. Undertake searches and complete property searches as required. To set-up and maintain files in an orderly, coherent and up to date manner and ensure file maintenance and compliance. To obtain billing guides and prepare bills and maintain billing and accounts data for the Partner/Fee Earner(s). Liaise with clients and book meeting rooms and car parking as required Assist and co-ordinate any marketing initiatives, prepare PowerPoint presentations as required and liaise with the Head Office Marketing team as required.  Maintain the CRM database. Any other duties as reasonably required. The team Working with the newly established Charities team at the Oxford office.
Shoosmith LLP Birmingham, UK
16 Feb, 2019
Fixed Term Contract
The team   Our top ranking Commercial group “epitomises professionalism – they are just what in-house counsel require – very experienced; intelligent, commercially minded; and supreme negotiators” (The Legal 500). From contracts for e-business to major outsourcing projects, and whether relating to purchasing, production, marketing, selling, infrastructure or technology, our lawyers understand the need to be both commercial and apply the law in real life situations in partnering our clients to achieve their commercial objectives.   Main responsibilities   Managing all dealer funding security transactions for dealer funding clients (under supervision). Provide day to day brand advertising support to key clients. Provide day to day advertising support to retail arms of key clients, focusing on consumer credit advertising and provide support to the team with consumer credit advertising advice to clients when required. Provide the team with weekly updates on ASA adjudications and recent advertising commentary. General support to dealer funding clients on general banking, corporate and commercial queries. To include drafting adhoc documents, carryout out adhoc legal research. Assisting in preparing client presentations, detailed client notes and legal research. Assisting legal advisors in the department with various general commercial law matters and commercial contract reviews. Assisting with the drafting of legal terms and conditions, particularly in relation to competitions and prize draws. Keeping up to date with legal updates and legislation changes and updating the team accordingly. Communicating effectively and confidently with clients and external solicitors (both in writing and by telephone) to provide advice and deal with initial queries. Managing matters for key clients, sometimes with short deadlines. Recording time and working towards billing targets set within the commercial team. Assisting with various other tasks as required.   Skills and qualifications   Degree and LPC or ILEX qualified. Preferably 6-12 months previous legal experience within a paralegal role within a Commercial practice area Excellent client care skills Self confidence and ability to demonstrate initiative Ability to grasp things quickly and easily. Enthusiastic with a positive, can do attitude. Good working knowledge of various applications – word, excel, outlook etc. Taking care and attention into all correspondence and documentation. Flexible with the ability to adapt to change, new practices and remain calm under pressure and find solutions. Excellent presentation skills reflected in their work. A methodical and organised approach with keen attention paid to every detail. Good organisational skills to ensure that the tasks are effectively scheduled within working time available, and that urgent work is completed and returned within the specified timescales. Friendly and helpful approach to dealing with queries. Excellent communication skills. Able to integrate within a team as well as working on ones own initiative. Ability to deliver a quality service to both internal and external clients.
Funding Circle UK London, UK
16 Feb, 2019
Permanent
The Role We are seeking a smart, enthusiastic and hard-working entry level candidate to join our team. This is an opportunity for a bright candidate to develop key skills and take on increased responsibility in the AML and KYC function   - this is a great way to enter into AML. Perform KYC / Due Diligence on a variety of client types at various risk levels. Identify ultimate beneficial owner. Screen for sanction activity or PEP involvement. Obtain business opinion and sign-off of the client file. Perform any other activities required to ensure we know our clients. Proactively contribute to continual improvement of the team. Ensure data and documents are entered into systems properly. Ensure client files pass all quality and control reviews. Escalate concerns / issues as needed. Interface with clients on KYC related topics (mainly documentation collection) Abide by operational risk and control procedures and escalate incidents where necessary. Assist on and lead projects, as needed. The Candidate Demonstrates a genuine interest in pursuing a career in AML Relevant 1st line experience is highly desirable Knowledge of the JMLSG Excellent communication skills both oral and written with attention to detail Exceptional organisational skills with a high level of accuracy
Fragomen London, UK
15 Feb, 2019
Apprentice
Job Description We have an exciting opportunity for a Paralegal to join us in London for a new exciting project. This is a 6 month fixed term contract and a great opportunity to join the worlds leading immigration law firm in order to gain experience within the immigration field.   As a junior team member under direct supervision, the Paralegal will assist in case processing (reviewing and preparing forms, support letters and Firm correspondence) and assist in the maintenance of case files within the team. They will help maintain a moderate level of cases under supervision.   RESPONSIBILITIES The Paralegal  will be required to perform all or a combination of the following essential functions as determined by business necessity:   Case Work         Act as caseworker as required on less complex cases Support Paralegal/Senior paralegals with the progression of more complex cases Draft applications Prepare initial draft communication to clients as directed by Senior Paralegals and Associates File applications with government agency Prepare files for billing   Client Support Maintain client contact information Provide simple status updates   Administrative Support     File documents in proper order Extract data in accurate manner Responsible for pre invoice notes and updating flexfields   Other duties as assigned Contributes to the Firm’s overall initiative to consistently improve its image internally and externally.  Displays professionalism, quality service and a “can do” attitude to internal members/departments of the Firm as well as external clients and vendors via electronic and print correspondence, of the telephone and in person.     QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE Demonstrates attention to detail Achieves high level of productivity Multitasks in a fast-paced environment with competing demands Meets assigned deadlines Works well as part of a team to ensure productivity and good communication Delegates clearly and effectively to junior team members  Works with all team members in a clear, articulate and professional manner Is able to follow the instructions of senior members of staff Develops strong working relationships with team members and gains their confidence through displaying professionalism and efficiency in all communications Demonstrates accuracy and proficiency in written communications with their team Assists in the development and support of colleagues when required
£17,000 - £18,000 yearly
www.ncdv.org.uk Guildford, UK
15 Feb, 2019
Trainee
For the first time, the National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) are able to offer full time Trainee Paralegal opportunities and a Paralegal opportunity based at our Guildford offices where you will join a highly skilled and motivated workforce. NCDV is the leading organisation in the UK helping protect victims of domestic abuse by obtaining emergency civil injunctions on their behalf. Obtaining 35% of all UK injunctions, NCDV provides a free, fast emergency service to those in need regardless of their financial circumstances. Responsibilities and Duties This is a unique opportunity for someone looking to either gain legal experience and/or enhance existing skills gained in private practice. You will receive full training in order to feel confident in working directly with victims of domestic abuse, preparing witness statements and delivering exceptional client service. Joining as a Trainee Paralegal you have the opportunity to apply for Paralegal roles with our partner Law Firm as and when they arise in their Guildford or London office, and across the UK as we expand the business together. Monday to Friday, 9:30 to 17:30. Qualifications and Skills You have a law degree with a strong academic background A proactive approach with an ability to work independently Communicate effectively, positively & professionally Practical, calm & common sense approach to problem solving Excellent computer literacy skills Benefits 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays Workplace pension Childcare Vouchers