PSL Finance Paralegal

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • City of London, London, UK
  • 13 Mar, 2019
Fixed Term Contract Paralegal

Job Description

12 month FTC


·       Reviewing legal publications and case law on a regular basis, preparing draft summaries and analysing them for the purpose of internal publications and client briefings;
·       Preparing first drafts of internal publications and briefings and coordinating internal distribution;
·       Assisting fee earners with research questions which may involve liaising internally with fee earners and PSLs across the firm and in our international offices;
·       Assisting fee earners across the Finance division on transactional support in relation to ongoing deals
·       Organising relevant materials and preparing for group meetings and training sessions, including coordinating these with professional development (training) personnel;
·       Monitoring the publications maintained by the Finance Library, updating them as necessary, liaising with the central Knowledge & Research team and generally assisting with the organisation and maintenance of the Finance Library;
·       Organising and cataloguing legal know-how materials for inputting onto Libra (the firm’s in-house legal information database) or the Finance Intranet, and generally assisting with the organisation and management of legal know-how materials for the Finance Division; 
·       Administrative duties such as filing, indexing, photocopying etc;
·       Monitoring the firm's intranet pages for key finance deals in order to request and collect bibles and articles from fee earners;
·       Monitoring legal and market updates and flagging relevant points to the division;
·       Maintaining and updating the Restructuring and Insolvency and Finance intranet Know How pages;
·       Assisting with updating of model form documents, proof-reading and occasional drafting;
General assistance where required


·       Law degree or undergraduate degree (ideally 2.1 or first)
·       Preferably will have successfully completed LPC/BVC
·       Office administration experience and ideally paralegal work experience
·       IT packages (Word, Internet, Outlook, Excel)
Highly competent with legal research




The London Finance Division is looking for a paralegal to provide support to our professional support consultant (PSC) and professional support lawyer (PSL), covering energy/project finance, real estate finance, acquisition finance, aviation finance, general bank lending and restructuring and insolvency work.  The PSC and PSL (with the help of the paralegal) also support many of the firm's international offices which advise on English law finance work e.g. Paris, Madrid, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Hong Kong, Moscow and Singapore, as well as fee earners who are working on secondment with our banking clients.


Private Practice


Very Competitive