Paralegal

£33,000 - £35,000 yearly
  • Funding Circle UK
  • London, UK
  • 17 Apr, 2019
Permanent Paralegal

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic paralegal to join an innovative, high-growth, fast-paced and market-changing global business. Funding Circle’s multi-award winning UK legal team is looking for someone who is keen to learn and to make a real and positive contribution to our company’s continued success.

The role is varied and you will have exposure to a wide range of interesting work across the business. Working within a tightknit, friendly and experienced legal team, the key responsibilities will include:

  • providing assistance to the legal team on a broad variety of legal topics, including commercial, regulatory, employment, data privacy and marketing laws;
  • providing legal support to the wider the business on a wide range of business issues;
  • attending meetings, preparing minutes and coordinating follow-up actions;
  • preparing drafts and conducting reviews of commercial contracts, and negotiating these where appropriate;
  • conducting independent legal research;
  • problem solving and trouble shooting!                                                               

Required Skills & Experience:

Prior paralegal experience is welcome but not necessary. The role would equally suit LPC graduates including those waiting to start training contracts in 2020 or beyond.  The successful candidate will:

  • be strong academically, have a degree (2.1 or above), have passed the PgDL (if not possessing a law degree) and preferably will have completed, or be in the process of completing, the LPC;
  • be dedicated to a legal career, have a keen interest in fintech and a desire to work in a fast-growing, dynamic business;
  • be highly organised, have excellent time management skills and be able to meet tricky deadlines;
  • learn fast and enjoy problem-solving;
  • pay excellent attention to detail and take pride in written work;
  • have good communication skills and the ability to develop good working relationships;
  • be ambitious, flexible and willing to learn new things.

Type

Private Practice

Salary

Competitive