• Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • London, UK
  • 24 Apr, 2019
Permanent Paralegal

Job Description


  • Conducting legal research, using internet and other research tools, articulating views clearly in writing and verbally.
  • Reviewing regulatory guidance in all jurisdictions in which the firm operates
  • Assisting in the preparation of compliance and risk training
  • Assisting with the updating of policies and retainer terms
  • Assisting with the preparation of responses to client questionnaires and pitch information requests
  • Assisting with the document management of policies and databases
  • Assisting with corporate governance and company secretarial functions
  • Assisting with the firm's internal agreements and constitutional arrangements between its legal entities and partners
  • Creating and maintaining on-line resources
  • Administrative tasks
Additional Duties
  • Supporting and participating in local and global projects as requested.
  • Any other duties as required.


  • LPC qualified desirable
  • Degree educated or similar level
  • Demonstrable paralegal experience, with a preference for experience in a City practice


General Counsel & Risk


General Counsel & Risk is a multi-disciplinary legal and analytical team. It consists of an internal legal services team, risk and compliance lawyers, internal audit, information security, enterprise risk and new business intake. These disciplines work together globally to ensure that we fulfil all our governance, contractual regulatory and compliance obligations. The general counsel and risk team also advises on the firm's risk profile and risk-based decisions.

The team also supports the executive and governance boards, manages the firm’s insurance matters and has responsibility for implementing the firm's client and matter selection strategy.

It advises our partners and lawyers to ensure that Herbert Smith Freehills remains a highly trusted advisor in a constantly changing world, and works with our Business Services professionals in managing risk on behalf of the firm and enabling high quality strategic and risk-based decisions to be made.


Private Practice


Very Competitive