Technology Paralegal

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  • 05 Mar, 2019
Permanent Paralegal

Job Description

The Team

We are seeking to recruit additional Legal Process and Technology Paralegal (LPTP(s)) to support the growth of our firm in our Newcastle office. We will be holding an assessment day for this role in April 2019 in the North East.

Based in Newcastle, the LPTPs will undertake a variety of work, primarily to support Corporate, Disputes and Banking teams in our other offices, working on UK and international instructions. 

The team will gain a real insight into the day-to-day work undertaken within a global law firm and will be expected to make a valued contribution to the work of our existing fee-earning teams.

The Role

Working under the day-to-day supervision of a Senior LPTP, Supervising Paralegal and reporting to the Senior Hub Manager, the role will include but not be limited to the following:

Corporate

  • Reviewing a broad spectrum of documentation including commercial contracts, board minutes and company records according to agreed templates
  • Assisting in the verification of public documents
  • Drafting, reviewing and managing transactional documents
  • Assisting with the set-up and on-going maintenance of electronic dealrooms
  • Electronic document management
  • Attending meetings and calls and minuting / noting actions and following up

Disputes

  • Reviewing e-disclosure documents for relevance and privilege status
  • Assisting with court bundling exercises
  • Cross referencing witness statements

Banking

  • Drafting conditions precedent checklists and transaction documents
  • Reviewing loan agreements and associated documentation
  • Assisting with transaction management, including attending calls and drafting emails

For each practice area identified above, LPTPs will be required to undertake necessary training to complete the work, assist in setting-up project plans as well as monitoring and updating internal work processes.

Skills and Experience Required

Essential 

  • Experience of working in a fast paced professional environment preferred
  • Has attained an undergraduate degree, or is working towards one
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High levels of computer literacy and competence; computer programming skills a plus
  • Openness to learning new technology tools and systems
  • High level of attention to detail and problem solver
  • Ability to adapt to changing work environments
  • Strong client focus and ability to demonstrate commitment to outstanding service delivery
  • Strong organisational and time management skills, with the ability to work either autonomously, co-operatively or with direction
  • Proven forward planning skills and the ability to manage own workload and prioritise workloads effectively
  • Commitment to continuous improvement in work processes; ability to identify areas in need of improvement and suggest new methods where appropriate
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal with people at all levels
  • Ability to work well within a team and to be adaptable to changing work environments and demands
  • Positive, committed and prepared to use initiative and learn
  • Ability to take responsibility

Desirable

  • A graduate at 2:1 level or above
  • Ability to work overtime in busy periods would be helpful (but not essential)

Type

Private Practice

Salary

Very Competitive